SO, this episode was a doozy for one fact and one fact only and that is the fact that there is now a lot of evidence to suggest that Dr. Harrison Wells will become the Reverse Flash considering time travel. I am not 100% convinced keeping in mind Eddie’s name being remarkably similar to Eobard Thawne, the original Reverse Flash.
Dr. Wells gets a threatening call before having to use……. fucking super speed to move out of the way of his glass ceiling shattering around him. Wells informs Barry and the team that the caller was Hartley Rathaway, a former protégé and worker at STAR Labs that we see butted heads with Cisco quite a bit when Cisco was first hired. Also, Hartley is the Pied Piper, a Rouge! Obviously eclusive to the comics so far but, if things continue as they have been going, the Rouges will be forming someday.
Hartley attacks his family’s business with sonic blasts from the gauntlets he wears. When Barry shows up to stop him, Hartley reveals that he knows a secret that Dr. Wells is hiding. Dr. Wells eventually reveals that Hartley warned him that the particle accelerator could explode ahead of time but, Wells chose to risk it for the potential rewards. WHich he apologizes to the city for in an attempt to regain the trust of the STAR Labs team and Barry after this knowledge came out privately to them.
Cisco discovers that Hartley intentionally got caught by Barry so he steal information from STAR Labs’ computer about Barry’s molecules. This information would allow him to identify the frequency of Barry’s molecules so he can kill him with his sonic devices. Barry triggers a trap set by Hartley involving this frequency and it starts shredding Barry’s organs to pieces. Dr. Wells thinks quickly and taps into a satellite and sends an alternative frequency to disable Hartley’s weapons through the satellite radios in the cars that surrounded the two in this showdown.
Later, Joe has Eddie start an investigation into Dr. Wells. Hartley, imprisoned back in the particle accelerator, reveals to Cisco evil villain style that he knows where Ronnie is and how to save him. In his secret room, Dr. Wells uses the tachyon technology to temporarily recharge his speed force energy. He was seen using it earlier in the episode(the speed force) but was unable to control it like Barry. He says that the device is a temporary solution. So, either he will steal the powers completely from Barry, or sample them just enough to give them to himself. Or, we will be thrown for a loop and all this evidence against Wells will mean nothing and Eddie will somehow go dark and become the Reverse Flash.
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