The events of ‘The Man In the Yellow Suit,’ the mid-season finale of the first season of “The Flash,” not only included a major revelation about the identity of Reverse Flash, but it will also have a major impact on the rest of the show’s first season.
As revealed in that finale, it appears that Tom Cavanagh’s Harrison Wells is the Reverse Flash, the man responsible for the death of the mother of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). Barry doesn’t know it yet, and actor Grant Gustin tells Entertainment Weekly that he won’t for at least a few episodes yet:
“Barry is still defending Wells and still trusting of Wells at this point. There’s a big twist that even surprised me. I’ve seen all the predictions online. No one has predicted the big twist that’s coming at the end of this season.”
Gustin also teases that the confrontation with Reverse Flash has led to Barry pushing himself harder than ever before, and not just in terms of building up speed:
“He’s trying to get faster and not just straight up speed, but his agility and maneuvering within it and what he can do with this speed. He has a bar set. He has to be at least as fast as the Reverse Flash. That’s what he wants to focus on, but as per usual, other things start to get in the way and Barry has to focus on other things.”
In related news, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says the show’s thirteenth episode ‘The Nuclear Man’ will be the big one that will deal with Firestorm and what happened to Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell) the night of the explosion.
“The Flash” returns to TV tomorrow night with the tenth episode ‘Revenge of the Rogues’.