With each passing year, it seems like we’ve come to expect for Tom Cavanagh to give yet another take on Harrison Wells. After his initial attempt – the Reverse-Flash – met its (first) demise all the way back in season 1’s finale, the show’s sophomore year saw the actor stick around as Earth-2’s Harry Wells. Then, Earth-19’s H.R. Wells graced TV screens in season 3, before Harry came back for the latest run following the death of his replacement.
If you’ve been keeping up on The Flash, then you’re well aware of how Harry’s intellect began deteriorating due to over-usage of his replica Thinking Cap. Thankfully, though, Marlize DeVoe was able to somewhat reverse the effects during May’s finale, thus restoring his mental faculties but with one notable difference: Harry is no longer a genius.
After saying his goodbyes to the STAR Labs crew, our old friend split for Earth-2 in order to reunite with his daughter, Jesse Quick. Truthfully, I was half-expecting to read articles online saying Cavanagh exited the series as a whole soon afterward, but that ended up not being the case.
In the wake of San Diego Comic-Con, it was Cavanagh himself who’d been teasing yet another version of Wells for season 5, whom Todd Helbing has now confirmed in a recent discussion with TV Line to be named Sherloque Wells, “a master detective from another Earth” who’s “come to help [the team] track down Cicada.”
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Right now, we don’t know which Earth designate from which he may originate, but I’m very close to getting down on my knees and pleading that he’s nowhere near as campy as anything seen from the Council of Wells. Please Helbing, pull this off with a straight face.
Also of note is that, according to TV Line, Sherloque will be granted “a lady love” at some point. In truth, I’m not one to care much about shipping, but it’s nice to know there’s a pot for every lid – even if that means having to traverse the multiverse to find your other half.
The Flash returns for its fifth season on Tuesday, October 9 on The CW.
Source: TV Line