In this week’s episode of The Flash, Barry and his mystery team continue to investigate Dr. Harrison Wells, ending up in his “time vault”. There’s a newspaper in there, headline “FLASH MISSING – VANISHES IN CRISIS”. After getting some information from the future (Flash is a founding member of *REDACTED*, Iris West-Allen, new suit with white logo, etc.) The Flash and his amazing friends hatch a plot to catch Dr. Wells, or “Eobard Thawne” as he prefers to be called.
I repeat, EOBARD FREAKING THAWNE is in this show. The Reverse Flash. Professor Zoom. Marooned Flash fanatic from the 25th century who hates The Flash with every fiber of his being. Eobard Thawne has always been one of my favorite villains, and Tom Cavanagh continues to kill it with his portrayal of the good professor. In my wildest fantasies, I never imagined that Professor Zoom would be a villain on a network TV series. But he is, and they are not taking any shortcuts with the bloodthirsty, near omniscient time-traveler.
To quote Eddie Thawne (distant relative of Eobard), “This all just keeps getting crazier and crazier.” This is a network television series IN ITS FIRST SEASON, adapting the greatest Flash stories and moments. When watching this, remember that this is the same network that aired “Smallville” in 2001. They’ve gone from “no tights, no flights” to the Flash spinning his arms around at super-sonic speeds to put out a fire.
Also, the newspaper from 2024 confirms that Stephen Amell’s Arrow will eventually be called GREEN ARROW, and that at some point in this universe Hawkgirl will show up. And I’m pretty sure that Cisco will be christened “Vibe” by the second season.
None of that really matters though, because ZOOOOOOOOOMMM!! PROFESSOR ZOOM IS IN THE HOUSE!!!