TV Club: The Flash: “All Star Team Up”

All season long The Flash has had an Iris problem, except now it starts to look like the problem is actually everyone else. Truth be told, it’s mostly Joe and Barry, who continue to fiercely protect the Flash’s secret identity from her and nobody else. Joe is comfortable calling the Flash “Barry” in front of criminals, and Barry has no problem with the fact that Felicity spilled his secret to a guy he’s never met. The secret identity is officially a joke at this point, but the biggest joke is the continued insistence that somehow Iris is the only one who needs to be protected from this information.

If this is all unfair to Iris, it’s at least as bad for Eddie, caught in the middle through no fault of his own. Granted, he should probably just grow a spine and dismiss Joe’s paternalistic overprotectiveness …

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