It makes perfect sense that Barry and Team Flash spend the first half of Season 2 getting used to the Harrison Wells from Earth-2, coming to terms with the fact that he was not the villainous Reverse-Flash who they sacrificed so much to defeat at the end of Season 1, only to have the actual Reverse-Flash return to Central City during the second half of Season 2. According to ‘The Flash’ producer Todd Helbing, we will see the return of Matt Letscher to the show as the Reverse-Flash, thus opening up some old wounds and making life even more difficult for Barry and his compatriots. Read Helbing’s full quote below:
“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.”
Of course, Helbing’s words are still somewhat cryptic, as we do not know if Reverse-Flash will be somehow resurrected (which I’m fine with because the time travel logic used to kill him should have rebooted the whole ‘Flash’ timeline anyway, as Eddie Thawne killing himself in the past to prevent Eobard Thawne from being born should also mean that Eobard Thawne never went back in time to kill Barry’s mom, which is a logic loop that screams paradox to me), or will instead be the Eobard Thawne from the future of Earth-2, which makes way more sense to me. And more interesting, what place will the Reverse-Flash will have on the show? Will he be there solely to exact revenge on Barry and the team, or is there a chance he might be pressured to join forces with Barry in order to defeat the all powerful speedster Zoom (who I believe is faster than the Reverse-Flash)?
Either way, it will certainly help spice-up the latter half of ‘The Flash’ season 2, which will already be featuring the introduction of Wally West into the West family’s lives, as well as Barry continuing to look for a way to deal with Zoom. What are your thoughts on the return of the Reverse-Flash? Do you agree that his exit from the timeline was not fully explained or thought out? Share your opinions in the comments below!
Source: Screen Rant