The CW has a couple of runaway hits on their hands with ‘Arrow‘ and ‘The Flash‘ and with the introduction to one of Barry’s major villains with the Reverse-Flash, it should be one really interesting episode. The character has long been one of the more fun enemies of The Fastest Man Alive and the teases of the fight scenes between the two should have many really excited to see it hit the small screen next week.

Grant Gustin recently spoke up in an interview that while we’ll be introduced to the Reverse Flash in the mid-season finale, we won’t actually learn who he is quite just yet. In the interview he shared the following:

“Barry will actually get to come face to face with him, not just running with him, but standing face to face with him, looking at him. He’s vibrating, so he doesn’t know who he is. We don’t see his face. No characters see his face and the audience doesn’t necessarily see his face either, but Barry gets to hear him say that he killed his mom.”

Talk about setting up the perfect confrontation between the two! So while there are some theories who he actually is, the identity will be a surprise:

“I didn’t even remotely see coming what Andrew Kreisberg told me is going to be one of the turning points with that storyline. I’ve heard so many theories surrounding Reverse Flash that are all interesting. I was like, ‘Oh, I know what’s going on,’ but literally no one knows what’s going on. Anyone who thinks they know what’s going on is wrong. I’m in the in and I thought I knew, but Andrew told me and I was like, Holy crap… Following that, we have a huge fight that we shot in the football stadium in Vancouver. That was huge.”

A football stadium seems like the perfect medium for two men who are faster than anyone else alive as you might really need a larger space to have the epic running that will occur during this fight.

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg added:

“Episode 9 is really cool because it’s everybody coming together to hel. Cisco [Carlos Valdes] and Wells [Tom Cavanagh] devise a trap to bait the Reverse Flash and they enlist the help of Tina McGee, played by Amanda Pays from the original Flash show. It becomes an interesting new combination of characters. It’s fun when you finally see our team confronting the Reverse Flash and seeing everybody’s reactions, because he is the devil, in a way, to the show. When you finally see everybody confront him, it’s really scary. It’s certainly the scariest thing we’ve done on the show. Our tone note to Tom, Jesse and Grant was to pretend you were in the room with the alien from Alien. You should all be that scared.”

Thanks to Flash TV News, we have the extended trailer (a longer version of what was shown on TV) and synopsis for the episode as well as some screen shots that show the Reverse Flash in action but not who he is. Check it out below!

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).

Are you looking forward to the mid-season finale of ‘The Flash’ and where they plan to go now that they have added Reverse-Flash to the lineup? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Entertainment Weekly