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'The Flash' Cast Teases Reverse-Flash's Secret Identity

[WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for The Flash TV series]

When the producers of The Flash made the shocking decision to not just allude to the role played by Barry Allen's nemesis - Eobard Thawne a.k.a. Professor Zoom, 'the Reverse-Flash' - but include an overt cameo of the villain in the pilot episode. Add to that the presence of police detective Eddie Thawne, and many comic fans assumed they knew the show's plot before the second episode debuted.

Those assumptions have been challenged in the time since, with Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett) proving to be a hero in his own rite, and another shadowy character implied as a force for evil. Thankfully, viewers won't have to wait long for a bit more clarity. In another surprise, the Reverse-Flash was confirmed to appearing in Episode 9, "The Man in The Yellow Suit." The cast have finally offered some details about the showdown, and the mystery of the man under the yellow mask.

The cat was let out of the bag when the first set photos of the Reverse-Flash appeared, depicting the two speedsters in combat (apparently Barry's battle with Oliver Queen is just a warm-up). Star Grant Gustin now explains to EW that it's no coincidence the man wearing the yellow suit on set was a stuntman - not a member of the cast - but that even fans who think they know the villain's secret may want to exercise some patience:

"Barry will actually get to come face to face with him, not just running with him, but standing face to face with him, looking at him... He’s vibrating, so he doesn’t know who he is. We don’t see his face. No characters see his face and the audience doesn’t necessarily see his face either, but Barry gets to hear him say that he killed his mom.

Following that, we have a huge fight that we shot in the football stadium in Vancouver. That was huge."

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'The Flash' Cast Teases Reverse-Flash's Secret Identity