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(WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Season 3, Episode 15 of The Flash. If you haven't watched the episode yet, go watch it and then come back. You have been warned.)

Last week, delivered a strong episode with "The Wrath of Savitar," in what has been a relatively weak season (compared to the previous two). The self-proclaimed God of Speed, Savitar, made his return in this episode — but he wasn't the only one. Julian is also back in Central City to help out Team Flash after missing the previous episode. There were a lot of notable moments throughout the episode. However, the most notable has to be one where Team Flash uses Julian to communicate with Savitar for the first time in the episode.

Julian reluctantly becomes Savitar's puppet — again. 'The Flash' [Credit: Warner Bros. TV]
Julian reluctantly becomes Savitar's puppet — again. 'The Flash' [Credit: Warner Bros. TV]

Savitar had a lot to say during that scene to Barry and the rest of the Team Flash. In those intense couple of minutes Savitar handed a vital piece of information that might come back in the later episodes of the season. Savitar called H.R. a coward and told him that he survives his wrath. How exactly is this important?

Ever since Barry accidentally traveled to the future and saw Savitar kill Iris, Team Flash have been trying to stop certain events that Barry and Cisco saw on the news when they vibed back to the future. Those headlines were the only thing that Team Flash had to go by — until Savitar revealed that H.R. would be spared.

Ever since Team Flash replaced Harry with Earth-19's H.R., the more friendly, humble and upbeat version of Harrison Wells has been of little help to the team because he isn't a genius like the previous two version of Wells on the show. Yet, H.R. might show his worth to the team, proving that he is not a coward by making Savitar kill him, thus saving Iris and changing the future.

HR may be the most important character in Season 2. 'The Flash' [Credit: Warner Bros. TV]
HR may be the most important character in Season 2. 'The Flash' [Credit: Warner Bros. TV]

Why This Might Happen

Back in Episode 10 when Cisco vibed Barry back to the future, Barry noticed that H.R. was also present at the scene of Iris's death. If H.R. makes Savitar kill him, he doesn't end up on that roof and nullifies what Savitar told H.R. about him being spared from Savitar's wrath. This will definitely change the future and Iris would at least live long enough to write that article from 2024.

Also, Tom Cavanagh has made it a habit to play a different character in each of the seasons of The Flash. He might want to do the same in Season 4. H.R. returning to Earth-19 at the end of the season — like Harry did back in Season 2 — isn't a possibility because, according to Gypsy, H.R. is dead on Earth-19. The only way he could get to play a different character is if H.R. dies by the end of the season.

When This Might Happen

If The Flash does end up killing off H.R. it would probably be in Episode 19. Tom Cavanagh is going to direct that episode. Proper justice can be done to the death of a character if the person who plays that character is directing. Also, we can't help but notice that Tom is directing is Episode 19 and H.R. is Earth-19's Harrison Wells. It might just be a weird coincidence, but when has anything ever been just a weird coincidence as far as The Flash is concerned?

Check out the promo for the next Flash episode below:

Do you think H.R. will make the ultimate sacrifice? Let us know what you think in the comments.


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