'The Flash' Season 6: The latest version of Tom Cavanagh's Harrison Wells looks action-ready and that's great news for Team Flash
'The Flash' will have an unpredictable new Doctor Harrison Wells in Season 6. The teaser 'Hit the Ground Running' gave the first look of Tom Cavanagh's Wells who looks like he's zip-lined from some nearby building and chokes Cisco (Carlos Valdes) in his first encounter with Team Flash. “Oh great, another angry one”, Cisco croaks as Wells wraps his hands around his neck.
Over the course of five seasons, we have seen various iterations of Wells. Season 1 saw him as Barry's (Grant Gustin) nemesis, Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse-Flash. The following season saw him as Wells from Earth-2 and then it was H.R. Wells, and then Sherloque Wells, and let's not forget the Council of Wells. This season, however, sees him in two avatars. One as the Wells from we have seen from the teaser the other will be Pariah who is a pivotal character in 'Crisis on Infinite Earths.'
The Wells we see in the teaser has a bomber jacket and a bag slung across. He's got a metallic gauntlet of sorts and that may play a part in the new season. However, much of the focus is on Well's Pariah, experiments led to the Anti-Monitor's discovery of Earth. In an interview with Fansided during the San Diego Comic-Con, Cavanagh teased his Wells to be an adventurer. “The Wells that we’re going to try and muster this year will be an adventurer, a bit of a swashbuckler and a little bit little bit of a rogue,” he said.
You can have a look at the teaser here:
"He will fit into the overall story that we’re trying to tell which is always nice when we can do that. Like last year, we had me as Sherlocke tracking down me as Reverse Flash and that was a delight to get a chance to play," Cavanagh continued. “This year, he’ll fit into the story in ways I can’t reveal. [I can tell you he’ll be a bit of an] adventurer [with a mix of] intrigue, deceit and a modicum of sensuality." The adventurer part sort of holds true as we see him zip line down. The Wells we are used aren't characters who would jump off buildings.
At the moment, it looks like the new Wells is sort of an action-man. That wouldn't be bad news for Team Flash. Without Vibe, they could use a combat-ready Wells when they face tougher baddies like Godspeed and Bloodwork.