The Flash's mysterious 'Man in the Yellow Suit' might not be who we thought

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Nov 21, 2014

The official synopsis for The Flash’s upcoming midseason finale has been revealed, and it sounds like we’ll be getting a massive mythology episode — not to mention a potentially huge twist.

Potential spoilers ahead for The CW’s Flash!

One of the central mysteries introduced in the pilot is the identity of the mysterious man in the yellow suit, aka the Flash’s archnemesis Reverse Flash, who was seemingly present at (and responsible for) the murder of Barry’s mother. Well, Barry’s about to meet the baddie head-on.

Many fans have speculated that Reverse-Flash’s secret identity is Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh), Barry’s mentor who was directly responsible for Barry gaining his abilities through the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator incident. We already know he’s someone connected to the future, and that’s a logical conclusion.

Now here’s the official description for the Tuesday, Dec. 9 midseason finale:

BARRY COMES FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE MAN IN THE YELLOW SUIT/AMANDA PAYS RETURNS TO THE FLASH — Barry (Grant Gustin) finds himself face-to-face with his nemesis, the man in the yellow suit, a.k.a. Reverse Flash, who killed his mother. Barry is frustrated when the Reverse Flash escapes, but Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) come up with a plan to trap him. All they need is bait, so they turn to Dr. Tina McGee (guest star Amanda Pays) from Mercury Labs to help. Meanwhile, it’s Christmas at The West household and Iris (Candice Patton) is in full holiday cheer. Eddie (Rick Cosnett) gives her a surprising gift but also leaves her with a question that could change her life. Joe (Jesse L. Martin) joins the search for the man in yellow and ends up in the crossfire. Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) finds Ronnie (Robbie Amell). Ralph Hemecker directed the episode written by Todd Helbing & Aaron Helbing (#109).

Hmm. According to this, Dr. Wells is working with Barry to trap Reverse-Flash — and though that could obviously be subterfuge — it definitely sounds like he’s not the yellow-suited speedster. Other fan guesses for Wells’ identity range everywhere from a future-Barry Allen to lesser-known DC character Vandal Salvage. Also of note: As we'd previously heard, we'll also have Ronnie/Firestorm (Robbie Amell) back that week. So, a lot going on.

What’s your take on the latest developments? Who do you think is Reverse-Flash? Or Wells?

(Via Comic Book Movie)

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