The Flash may be off this week, but that doesn't mean that viewers can't get a little taste of what's in store for the final 'Flash' episodes. The CW has released the sizzle reel that was shown during Wondercon at Anaheim.
Are you okay? Good, now lets get down to business.
Eobard Thawne in Custody
It seems that Barry (Grant Gustin) and the gang waste little to no time in discovering who Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) really is. How did the gang discover that Harrison Wells is Eobard Thawne? That answer may lie in the joint efforts of Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) and Starling City's Captain Lance (Paul Blackthorne). The remains that they stumble upon may be those of the real Harrison Wells.
The Atom Lives
It seems that Ray Palmer's (Brandon Routh) Atom loves to soar the night skies, whether it be in Starling City, or in Central City. In next weeks episode, "All Star Team Up," Ray and Felicity will come to town, seeking help to upgrade Palmer's exosuit. But it won't be all fun and games, while they're in town.
Why Did it Have to be Bees?
The Walking Dead's Emily Kinney will star as Brie Larvin, a female incarnation of The Bug-Eyed Bandit. It seems [The Flash](series:1068303) will stick close to the comics for their interpretation of the character, since Larvin will have the ability to control robotic insects to do her bidding.
In the comics, Bug-Eyed Bandit has mostly faced off with The Atom, and luckily, The Atom's visit to Central City will coincide with Larvin's rampage. Viewers can expect The Atom to finally shrink down to size when he goes up against The Bug-Eyed Bandit, living up this his name, The Atom.
Everyman Comes to Central City
Hannibal Bates, who was first mentioned on Arrow as a name on Oliver's (Stephen Amell) list will finally be introduced on The Flash. In the comics, Hannibal Bates (Martin Novotny) is a supervillain known as Everyman. Everyman has the ability to transform into anyone after he eats a piece of their body.
While The Flash's version of the character won't have him eating chunks of the cast, his ability will instead be activated through touch. The official synopsis for the episode, "Who is Harrison Wells," states:
Meanwhile, back in Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) races to catch a meta-human named Hannibal Bates (guest star Martin Novotny) who can transform himself into every person he touches – which includes Eddie (Rick Cosnett), Iris (Candice Patton), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and even The Flash.
The introduction of Hannibal Bates possibly explains the infamous scene in which Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett) is seen shooting two officers. That may not be Eddie but in fact Hannibal. Eddie is shown wearing a blue shirt with a striped tie, which The Flash later pummels. Since The Flash touched Everyman, and the synopsis does make a point to mention that Everyman could transform to The Flash, it seems that The Flash won't face off against a past, or future version of himself, but rather an imitation.
And for those viewers that squealed during the kiss shared by Barry and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), it may actually be a kiss shared by Barry and Hannibal. Talk about twisted.
Grodd has been lurking in the background for the most part of the season, but viewers can expect him to make his entrance in his own episode titled, "Grodd Lives." As previously reported, Grodd isn't too found of Barry, and the answer for that grudge may be addressed during the episode. How will Joe and Barry do when they go against their first non-human metahuman?
Flash, Arrow, and Firestorm vs. Reverse Flash
The Flash, Arrow, and Firestorm will unite to stop The Reverse Flash but will it be enough? In the comics, The Reverse Flash is one of the more powerful villains that could go up against The Man of Steel himself. Seeing as Thawne is from the future, and therefore, more in control of what he can and can't do, makes him a dangerous opponent for Barry.
But how wise is it bring along a human with no powers, and a metahuman who is just learning how to harness his own powers? However this showdown goes, viewers can expect it to play some role in developing a group of superheroes that will unite to take down the villains that one hero can't do alone.