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The Flash - Andrew Kreisberg Talks About That Shocking Death & More with TVLine & THR



Who is Eobard Thawne?
Wells confessed to Cisco that his real name was Eobard Thawne, and that he'd been stuck in the past for fifteen years. He called Iris' boyfriend Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett) a "distant" relative, which Kreisberg confirms was not a lie.
"There's some great scenes coming up between Tom and Rick, that starts to become a storyline," said Kreisberg.
The revelation puts to rest a fan theory that Eddie might actually be Eobard Thawne (AKA Reverse-Flash and Professor Zoom), who in comic book lore is a man from the 25th century who gets stuck in our era.

What's next?
Wells had future knowledge about these characters, and will start to share some of that knowledge. Episode 17 will also flashback to the beginning of the series, and show it from different perspectives, including Wells'.
"Toward the ends of the season, a whole bunch of new questions will pop up and that will drive the series forward. Most of the questions that we proffered at the beginning of the season will be paid off," said Kreisberg.

Is Wells evil?
Kreisberg said Wells is not an "evil man" and that he even has reason to see "himself as a hero."
"There's nothing he says in that scene with Cisco that isn't the truth," said Kreisberg. "He's sorry he found out. He's sorry it has to happen, but it does have to happen and there's a scene in episode 16 which kind of mirrors this scene, that I think really speaks to that."
Cavanagh sees Wells as a man is just "trying to get home." He has genuine affection for the STAR Labs team and their mission — at least while it serves his own purposes.
"As we see in this episode, it makes it a little more heartbreaking when the next phase of the plan starts to happen," said Cavanaugh.


BREAKING THE TIME-SPACE CONTINUUM | Now that Barry has gone back in time, next week’s episode will deal with “how much of [what took place in Episode 15] still happens and how much of it might possibly change,” Kreisberg previews. As Dr. Wells pointed out previously, “there’s different versions of time travel. There’s the fixed loop and then there’s the version where time is more plastic and mutable. One of the fun things is discovering, like on Doctor Who, what’s a fixed point in time and what can’t be changed, what things always have to happen, and then what things are changeable and mutable. It’s a mixture of both.” That could spell bad news for Cisco — or good, if you look at it from the point of view of “Yay! He gets to live!” — because the episode explores “how certain events occur that prevent Cisco from following along the same trajectory” in his suspicions about Dr. Wells. Then there’s this question: Is there now a parallel universe with no Flash? “Is there?” Kreisberg replies coyly.

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