With the second season of The Flash just less than a month away, fans are clamoring in anticipation for many questions to be answered. One of those questions, though, has already been answered. When we last left the crew, Eddie Thawne (Rick Consett) had just shot himself leaving Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanaugh) to disappear from existence. There’s a problem, though. It seems that Eobard is back. Now the questions is how? Keep reading to find out how, but be warned that spoilers may be lurking ahead.
The answer is pretty simple. Remember that big giant hole that The Flash opened up at the end of the first season? Well, that’s part of the answer. Here is what executive producer Gabrielle Stanton had to say on the matter,
“Harrison Wells will be back, but he’s going to be a very different Harrison Wells than we’ve seen before… We’ve got other worlds. We’ve got other timelines. All I’m going to say is he’s from one of those places.”
One word: Multiverse. The giant hole that opened up at the end of season one is the door that lead to the Multiverse. So what is the Multiverse? It’s exactly how it sounds. Picture a snow globe, and inside this snow globe are a bunch of different universes including our own. In these universes are alternate realities. For example, in one of those realities, Eddie Thawne never shot himself. In fact, in another one of those universes, Eobard never experienced any of the events he did in season one. In another universe, Barry Allen never became The Flash.
Now you get the idea. In the Multiverse, almost anything that could have happen has happened. This means that fans of the show can throw out their playbooks because anything is legal at this point.
If you couldn’t tell by now, the Multiverse is a pretty complicated subject. This could make or break the show. That’s how seriously complex the Multiverse subject matter is. Some people will be able to follow along, but there may be a majority of you that may get lost along the way, and if you do, you might need a couple of episodes to readjust yourself. Done correctly, and The Flash may be one of the best shows on television this year.
Since almost anything is now possible, what’s something you’re hoping for in season two? How are you getting ready for the Multiverse experience? Let us know in the comment section below.
The Flash season two premieres Tuesday, October 6.