The Flash has cleared up something quite big about Dr. Wells/Eobard Thawne with the latest episode – namely, why he’s going by Dr. Wells. Plus, someone else now knows Barry’s The Flash and has joined Barry and Joe in investigating Dr. Wells.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Dr. Wells revealed to Cisco that he is, in fact, Eobard Thawne, and that night he wanted to kill Barry, not his mother. In the latest Flash episode, however, it was revealed that Tom Cavanagh was not the man in the yellow suit the night Barry’s mother was killed. It was, in fact, Matt Letscher, and the rest of the flashbacks showed him following around Dr. Wells and Tess Morgan until the “accident” he caused that killed Tess. He is Eobard Thawne, and he used a piece of tech to take over Dr. Wells’ life, so that when help arrived on scene, he was the Harrison Wells they rescued and the real Harrison was gone.
According to TVLine, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has explained just what that piece of tech did.
“It’s future tech. We’re calling it genetic camouflage. He basically rewrote his DNA to match Wells.'”
However, it’s likely that you’ll see the real Dr. Wells’ body again and more of what happened after Eobard took over his life, as the EP also promised that there will be answers regarding just that.
“What happened to Harrison Wells’ real body and what really happened that night and all these things are going to start coming out. What happened in [Episode] 15, not all of it went away as people are going to find out soon.”
That’s not all, as Letscher also teased that you’ll see him again on screen in another Flash Season 1 episode.
“They definitely talked about the possibility of him continuing past this season. They’re still developing what that story would look like. There are so many stories you could tell with this character from the Flash anthology. He appears in so many different iterations. They have a lot to choose from, including their own story.”
The CW has released a trailer that’s all about Dr. Wells, and while most of it isn’t new, it is worth watching. Check it out below.
That’s not all that happened in the Flash episode “Tricksters.” With Iris looking into Mason’s disappearance after the Reverse Flash killed him, in an effort to keep her safe, Barry and Joe brought Eddie into the fold. So now Eddie knows that Barry is the Flash, is lying to Iris about Mason (he said he’s hiking with a girl) and helping them investigate Dr. Wells. The problem is he doesn’t seem as on board as the other two about keeping Iris in the dark, and based on what E! News has reported, Kreisberg has cited that as a source of conflict.
“The biggest conflict that’s going to come between them is Barry and Joe, whether it’s right or wrong, have made this decision to keep Iris in the dark about things, and Eddie, as always, as the much more emotionally in touch character, is like, ‘This is ridiculous. By not telling her, you’re actually putting her in more danger.’ That starts to become the conflict between the three men because Eddie is not happy with how Barry and Joe have been handling this. It starts to really impact his relationship with Iris. There’s a great moment with Barry where he says, ‘How do you just lie to people like that?’ It makes Barry look at himself and go, ‘When did I become such a great liar? I thought of myself as being so innocent and pure.’ It really starts to grate on Eddie and Iris in the next episode.”
The next episode, “All Star Team Up,” features Felicity and Ray coming to Central City because Ray needs help with his suit, but they’re not the only Arrow characters who will be appearing in the rest of the season. The CW aired a special one-minute preview of the rest of The Flash Season 1 after “Tricksters,” and Oliver Queen is coming back to Central City – but not dressed as the Arrow. Plus, check out Cisco finding out Laurel’s the Black Canary, more Grodd, Captain Lance and Joe finding bones (the real Dr. Wells’ body perhaps?), Barry in Wells’ secret room, Eddie shooting officers and perhaps a way for Cisco to remember what happened that day that Barry reversed?
The Flash Season 1 airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW.
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