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Subj: I begin to suspect that Joe was the one killed.
Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 at 09:41:31 am BST (Viewed 12 times)
So we have the body switch idea floating around and that it was someone disguised as Iris that was skewered and killed.
Some have floated the idea that it was Wells 19, but given his emo rant about how he screwed up and let Savitar know where Iris was, unless that was a disguised Iris berating herself and trying to act like Wells 19, I don't think it was him. Also when would be the off camera moment when they would have switched?
Some think Julian was the one given his rather odd absence in this last episode. Another good idea, but the only time I can see the switch occurring is IF he followed them to Earth 2 and made the switch after the big scene where she gave the engagement ring to her father. Julian could have stayed in the shadows and not told anyone his plan so that Barry/Savitar wouldn't know about it.
But JOE on the other hand......what parent wouldn't want to move heaven and Earth to keep their kid safe? What parent wouldn't do whatever it takes to save their kid? What if, after the big scene where she gave Joe the engagement ring in case she doesn't make it, that Joe decided to make the switch and disguise himself as Iris and Iris as Joe? Each behaved as the other would have with Iris as Joe trying to talk Savitar down and Joe as Iris offering to surrender if he didn't kill Wells 2 and Joe.
Also in previous future visions didn't we see Wells on the roof only now it is Joe? Also when Savitar was standing still, even though his armor is likely bullet proof, why didn't Joe shoot? Did he know it was futile or was it that ti was really Iris and she isn't that good a shot? Bullet proofed armor not withstanding this was his daughter in the arms of the enemy, so I would think Joe would have been popping caps as it were on Savitar. Also while Joe looked grief stricken as he collapsed on the roof, that scene could have been a bit more epic with the grief being shown but wasn't. So, did Joe pull a switch with his daughter on Earth 2?
Did Wells 2 somehow make an Iris replica? We don't know his full skill as a scientist or what devices he has on hand. Perhaps he made an LMD of Iris to be kidnapped?
Did Wally upon arrival on Earth 2 grab Iris and make a time remnant of her? Another possibility.
Regardless, if Iris really is still alive at the moment she has to play dead and not tell anyone she is alive until Savitar is dead or locked in the speed force. Otherwise Barry will learn and so will Savitar.