I didn't see that Iris came off as the bad guy at all. I'm conflicted over this, because as usual, this stupid show keeps changing what was the set up, or what was known. That is, for me at least, I was under the impression that Nora knew that Barry was The Flash; that she at least knew him when she was too young to remember, and that as others have stated, and Nora HERSELF stated, she returned to prevent him from vanishing, but the ambiguous ending of the cross-over makes me doubt even that. Anyway, NOW, it's all Cicada, and the reason Nora went to the past was because she found out that not only was Barry her dad, but he was also the Flash.
It's beyond stupid that the museum did not have anything about Thawne's crimes. And he's been ready to die in an hour's time since the episode we found out he was the one Nora was working with. At least, I remember seeing that clock ticking down. I guess it's all timey-whimey nonsense, that Nora just keeps returning to a specific point in time so that it's frozen? Because Thawne should be dead already. So, I can now see why she went to him, considering Heblin and the writers keep changing the reasons, but as Barry said, after? When she had other resources, yet still kept going back to him, especially after learning he'd murdered her namesake? Yeah, yeah, Barry had that (to use @BkWurm1's word (cuz I like it!)) speechifying to Nora that even Thawne deserved a second chance, makes him look the ultimate hypocrite going all ballistic now.
At this point, I'm just watching, not invested, to see how they untangle this twisted morass of a season.
And I think I'll just sit at my table for one because I didn't see Barry's raising his voice to Iris with three or four words, when Iris was trying to tell him that Nora must have had a reason for lying or whatever, as outrageous, uncalled for, or out of character. It's not as if he was yelling at her for an extended period of time, blaming her, or gesticulating with his hands, screaming and whatnot. He wasn't putting her down or denigrating her. He was upset and hurt; and yes, felt betrayed. Couples raise voices; they fight; they argue; friends argue; friends fight.
That said, while I loved Barry putting Nora in the pipeline, I didn't like him just zapping her back to the future the way he did and what he said. But, speaking from my own experience, I can see why he did it, because my parents have said things in heat of anger and hurt, so why not Barry, who is so very emotional?
But seriously with the "I'm late, I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date?" What, is Alice in Wonderland Nora's favorite story? Barry was much more endearing and charming as a continuously late CSI from Arrow's backdoor pilot and the official one, than this attempt to show that Nora is just like her daddy. Major 🙄🙄 from me.
Maybe it was the mayor who approved funds for the Flash Museum? After all, that's what happened in "Flash and Substance" in JLU.
I'm sticking to the bitter, bitter end because I find Grant just so endearing. Hey, I stuck to the bitter end of Smallville due to Tom Welling's purtiness. Why change now?