Some Would Say He’s Back: What Tom Cavanagh’s Return Could Mean for ‘The Flash’ Season 3

Happy: Harrison Wells with Tess Morgan

During Season 1, we were very briefly introduced to the original Earth-1 Harrison Wells and his fiancée Tess Morgan through flashbacks. He was clever, happy and seemed like an all-round nice guy. However, it was then revealed to us that the Reverse-Flash, Eobard Thawne, murdered the original Harrison Wells and stole his appearance, thus Evil Wells was born. Now that we know Barry has altered the timeline by running back in time to save his mother, could we finally see Cavanagh play the completely uncorrupted version of Earth-1 Harrison Wells?
2. Will Reverse-Flash Wells Return?

Evil: Reverse-Flash

Evil: Reverse-Flash

He’s not the Flash…some would say he’s the reverse. Kind and helpful with a friendly smile, the Harrison Wells of Season 1 seemed just like a smart man who was in a terrible accident and was thus, wheelchair bound. However, that’s what he wanted us to believe. In reality, he was Eobard Thawne, a speedster from the future intent on regaining his speed. Helping Barry with his super-speed and playing team Flash from the beginning, all he wanted to do was help the Flash so the Flash could help him. Sounds fair, right? But, of course, he did murder Barry’s mother 14 years prior. Cavanagh did an exceptional job shifting back between his kind facade and his evil persona. And although Reverse-Flash grew quite fond of some of the crew at S.T.A.R Labs, he was erased from existence when his ancestor, Eddie Thawne sacrificed himself to stop him. However, now that Barry has altered the timeline, how will this affect Thawne’s decision to kill the original Harrison Wells? Moreover, what will become of Thawne now that Barry stopped him before he could ever strike?

Catch him if you can: Reverse-Flash

3. Harry’s Return is Imminent

Unimpressed: Earth-2 Wells (Harry)
Unimpressed: Earth-2 Wells (Harry)

Earth-2 Wells was hard to warm to: he didn’t have the friendly smile of his evil doppelgänger, he didn’t have the fatherly bond with Cisco and he was very blunt. However, eventually he grew into a reluctant, grouchy part of the family and became affectionately known as “Harry”. I think it’s safe to say that everyone loves Harry. In fact, I think I grew even fonder of him than of evil Wells in Season 1 and that is a testament to how well Cavangh portrayed the contrasting roles. But with his daughter Jesse Quick getting hit by the dark matter towards the end of the season (not to mention her rich comic-book lineage), I’m pretty sure that it won’t be long before Harry shows up. Or perhaps The Flash could return to Earth-2? Either way, one thing is clear: We want Harry!Now that we know Tom Cavanagh is returning to The Flash as a series regular for Season 3, it won’t be long before one of his Harrison Wells iterations shows up on the show. Cavanagh is not only an exceptional actor but one of the main anchors of the show and I am thrilled to hear that he will be returning for Season 3.
Some would say he has returned!Are you excited to hear that Tom Cavanagh is returning to The Flash? Which version of Harrison Wells is your favourite? Tell me in the comments!