For those who watched the season finale for The Flash last year, Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash was seemingly wiped from existence after his ancestor, Eddie, killed himself. It looked like this would be the last we’d see of Barry Allen’s arch-nemesis, even on a show that is now exploring the Multiverse and alternate timelines. Well, Thawne is indeed returning to the show in its second season.
Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that actor Matt Letscher will return as Eobard Thawne on The Flash S2E11, which is appropriately titled “The Reverse-Flash Returns.” Letscher portrayed Thawne before the character assumed the appearance of Harrison Wells, and then briefly in the season finale as he was erased from existence. Will this Thawne be from an alternate Earth/timeline? Possibly.
Executive producer and episode co-writer Todd Helbing had this to say about Thawne’s return and how it impacts the characters. “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.”
The Flash returns to The CW on Tuesday, January 19th.