'The Flash' Cast Dishes on Harrison Wells' Return: 'He's a Dick' (and No One's Thrilled!)
By Leanne Aguilera
Photo: The CW
He's ba-ack! Well, sort of…
On this week's all-new episode of The Flash, "Family of Rogues," fans were gifted with a multiverse treat: Earth-Two Harrison Wells -- yes, the real one -- came through the S.T.A.R. labs breach room and into our world.
ETonline caught up with stars Grant Gustin, Tom Cavanagh and the rest of your Central City favorites to find out everything you need to know about this new "arrogant" Wells and how he compares to Eobard Thawne's wannabe version in season one.
"He's less of a bad guy and more of a douchebag," Gustin spilled of Wells' Earth-Two alter ego to a group of reporters on The Flash set Monday in Vancouver.
Cavanagh confessed that it was actually his idea to give Earth-Two Wells an egotistical makeover. "It wasn’t written that way, but that's how I decided to do it," he said.
"It just seemed to me to be a massive opportunity to turn the tables," Cavanagh continued. "With Eobard as Harrison last year, there was a certain intelligence and charm and a mannered way to him -- a thoughtfulness. I think the expectation [was] that this same person coming From Earth-Two would be like that and my thought was, 'Why?'"
"If he's a much more brusque, and arrogant, and generates conflict, than I think all the better for the show, and all the better for me to play," he said of the contrasting Wells. "Everything that Eobard did was justified. He had a plan and he completely believed in his plan, and the character that I'm playing his year is similarly committed."
In next week's episode, Team Flash will come face-to-face with this DC multiverse doppelganger, and let's just say, no one is thrilled to see Wells 2.0.
"He comes back and -- I almost said something awful -- he's even less cool than he was before," Jesse L. Martin said with a laugh. "That's the only way I could put it. I was going to use a Cisco term and be like, 'He's a dick.'"
"Her initial reaction is not good," Danielle Panabaker said of Caitlyn’s reaction. "Everyone is taken aback by it for sure, but again its way more fun is to figure it all out and unravel that mystery."
Carlos Valdes teased, "I don’t think it's a surprise to anyone that it would hit Cisco very hard. It would take a lot for him to open up his vulnerability to someone like that -- especially a person that he associates with killing him."
Surprisingly, the person who is the fastest to trust Earth-Two Wells is Barry. After getting over the initial "shock, confusion and fear," our Scarlet Speedster moves past his reservations quickly.
"It's not Eobard Thawne, it's actually Harrison Wells," Gustin stressed. "It's the actual guy that Barry always idolized and looked up to, but [he's] from a different world… Barry is wanting to trust him and he's actually, in a way, quicker to trust him than he was to trust Jay."
Looking ahead, Gustin revealed that Barry and Harrison will develop a "very interesting" dynamic over the first half of the season. "We’re shooting [episode] nine now, and the layers are still getting peeled back," he said "The relationship has not defined itself yet, fully."
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
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