The Reverse-Flash was a highly formidable foe in the first season of The CW’s The Flash – cold, calculating, spiteful, and more powerful than the show’s protagonist, Barry Allen – and this wasn’t even him at his strongest. In the end, The Flash couldn’t even defeat him – he died at the hands of another. So, imagine the trouble The Flash faces now that a fully-powered Eobard Thawne has returned – spoiler alert: it’s a lot!
The new clip, uploaded via the offical The Flash Facebook page, features Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash [Matt Letscher] attacking Christina McGee [Amanda Pays] at her company, Mercury Labs, which played a big part in the Reverse-Flash’s plans in the first season. Things get heated when Barry Allen/The Flash [Grant Gustin] shows up to find his extremely-powerful nemesis has returned, and – well, you check it out for yourself above!
Yikes! This version of the Reverse-Flash comes from the Original Timeline of Earth-1 [the timeline where Reverse-Flash never killed Nora Allen, and Barry received his powers due to the real Harrison Well’s particle accelerator later on in life], so The Flash will be going up against an Eobard Thawne who never lost his connection to the Speed Force – therefore an incredibly powerful, fast Eobard Thawne.
If you have any doubt about Reverse-Flash’s speed, just take a closer look at the video – when Reverse-Flash is in the air, take note of Barry’s hands. It almost looks like Barry is standing still, but you can see his hands and leg moving in slow-motion – he’s reacting in super-speed, but Eobard Thawne makes him look like he is standing still! Could this be the Flash/Zoom battle all over again? Probably not, but it will be interesting to see how Barry and the rest of the team at S.T.A.R. Labs manages to defeat Eobard Thawne. Of course, there is always the possibility he will just run back in time to kill Nora Allen, essentially sticking him in a “time-loop”, where he is destined to cause the events of The Flash Season One take place for all of eternity… but hey, that’s just one of many potential outcomes!
You can see how it all plays out when The Flash airs tonight, on The CW.