Warning: Spoilers through Episode 3 of The Flash “Things You Can’t Outrun” are discussed within.
Tonight’s episode of The Flash ended with the revelation that Harrison Wells clearly saw the accident that created Barry Allen and turned him into The Flash. It seems that, with motives that are unknown, Wells is trying to “create” the Flash.
But what if his plan involves more than just Barry?
Case in point: Cisco Ramon and Caitlin Snow are also both STAR Labs employees, and the most loyal of the bunch. Is it coincidence that these two are known to readers of DC Comics as Vibe and Killer Frost, respectively? Wouldn’t Harrison Wells, with knowledge of the future, be aware of THEIR fates, too? Heck… could he have orchestrated the accident that had befallen Ronnie Raymond, so he, too, will meet his intended destination?
And then there’s Eddie Thawne. Where was he before he transferred to Central City? Convenient that he was driving Iris to go see Barry, isn’t it? While his feelings for Iris seem to be genuine, could he have been planted there by Wells also? Is it just coincidence that he was the one that caught the kid who was stealing Iris’ research – a theft that kept Barry away from Wells’ presentation, and put him where he needed to be later?
Perhaps Wells’ influence is farther-reaching than we knew. Could he have tipped Barry off on the strange things that were happening in Starling City last year, thus taking Barry there and having him be the one to introduce a mask to the Green Arrow?
All interesting things we will have to see. But, for now, on October 21, 2014, those are our theories. Check back throughout the season to see how right (or wrong) we may become. This “theory” may not answer the question of “Who is Harrison Wells,” but perhaps it will reveal a little bit about his origins. (Though on that note: Is it coincidence he once used the word “Pariah?” Does he know Lyla Michaels? Questions, questions…)