Warning: Spoilers for the mid-season finale of “The Flash.”
It surprised many in the closing minutes of the mid-season finale for “The Flash” when the shadiest of shady men Harrison Wells was revealed as Barry’s nemesis, The Reverse Flash. Some weren’t convinced it was that cut and dry; however, during their “Heroes and Villains” panel at TCA today (via EW), star Tom Cavanagh left little doubt that he’s the big bad by saying: “He’s the man in the yellow suit. Yes, I am Reverse Flash.”
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg chimed in with a tease, saying we would be seeing the events of the night Nora Allen died from the POV of Reverse Flash.
“We’re going to see what happened that night from the Reverse Flash’s point of view. I didn’t say it was from Wells’ point of view, I said it was from the Reverse Flash’s point of view.”
Kreisberg also teased a connection to Rick Cosnett’s Eddie Thawne, saying, “His name is not an accident. Eddie’s connection to the Reverse Flash lore is going to pay off big time in the back half of the year.”
Cavanagh went on to provide an even more interesting teaser by confirming that there’s only one Reverse Flash in the series (corroborating our own theory on the matter).
“There is just one Reverse Flash,” he said. “When we get into that moment and really start parsing through details of what that moment is, it’s going to be very gratifying to the audience. It’s got deeper levels. There’s so much more to it.”
“The Flash” will return on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 with its 10th episode titled “Revenge of the Rogues.”