Part of what made the first season of CW’s The Flash such a hit was the ever-looming presence of Harrison Wells, aka Eobard Thawne, aka The Reverse Flash. The mystery behind him, as well as what his motives and plans were kept fans on the edge of their seats for the whole season. In fact, some are wishing he would return, as Zoom, the Season 02 villain, isn’t living up to what Reverse Flash did in Season 01.
Well, fans will be happy to hear that Eobard Thawne will indeed return in Season 02. In fact, he’ll be back in one of the first episodes after the midseason break. In an episode titled quite conveniently “The Reverse Flash Returns”.
It should be noted however, that this version of The Reverse Flash will not be played by Tom Cavanaugh, but instead, by Matt Letscher, who was the actor in Season 01 who played the true Eobard Thawne. Apparently, his return will have big ramifications for Team Flash, not that we expected anything less from Reverse Flash.
“His impossible return to Central City puts a member of the S.T.A.R. Labs team in unexpected danger, forcing Barry to make a life-changing decision.” Writer Todd Helbing tells Entertainment Weekly
The Flash Season 02 returns January 19th.