The CW’s Flash delivered one of its best episodes to date last week, effectively blowing the DC mythology wide open. So what should we expect tonight?
Spoilers ahead for The Flash!
Last week packed in enough character development and plot twists to last a season, though it was all reset when Barry (Grant Gustin) tapped into his Speed Force abilities and went back in time to the beginning of the day. That kiss with Iris, the tidal wave headed for Central City, Dr. Harrison Wells’ confession that he really is time traveler Eobard Thawne and the brutal murder of Cisco — all erased.
But even though Barry gets a do-over, and no one but the audience now knows that Wells is actually Reverse-Flash/Thawne, Gustin told Entertainment Weekly that Wells’ big secret will still be coming out soon:
“Barry is going to find out in the next couple of episodes. Joe [Jesse L. Martin] and Barry refocus all of their energy on Wells… Barry still has a hard time not liking him, even after he learns the truth. In the moments he’s just with him and talking to him, Wells just is so helpful and supportive with Barry. It’s really hard and confusing and frustrating for Barry moving forward. Barry’s been a really bad liar all season, and this makes him have to get better at lying.”
As for what the big reveal will mean for Wells’ mission to return home? According to the man himself, Tom Cavanagh, the revelation that he is actually Eobard Thawne apparently won’t have as massive an effect on the series as fans might think. According to Cavanagh, his character has already thought out a lot of the contingencies and how to spin this out:
"Harrison Wells is not as dumb as he looks. By that I mean things that perhaps seem accidental that we’ve been watching in the first 15 episodes have not been accidental. You don’t get to come back in time and travel back and forth unless you have a certain modicum of intelligence and have thought things through. What looks like discovery on the part of our dear friends, I would tease by saying it’s not so much discovery at all."
The Flash airs Tuesday nights on The CW. What do you think of the season so far?
(Via Entertainment Weekly)