The Flash: Major questions we have after the season 4 finale

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2. Have we seen the last of Harry Wells?

Season 4 of The Flash saw the full-time return of Earth-2’s Harry Wells. The character was first introduced during the show’s second season, allowing actor Tom Cavanagh to stay on after the death of Earth-1’s Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne. With his short sentences and moody disposition, Harry instantly became a fan-favorite on the show.

Undoubtedly the smartest member of Team Flash, he hated the thought of being outwitted by The Thinker. Thus, he created a Thinking Cap to match DeVoe’s. But unfortunately, he became too reliant on the knowledge it gave him and eventually, all that dark matter destroyed his brain. His hubris caused him to unwittingly become DeVoe’s guinea pig and thus, the first victim of The Enlightenment.

As his knowledge, memory and motor functions declined, it looked like we might lose the Harry we knew and loved. But thankfully, Marlize manage to concoct a cure to reverse The Enlightenment. However, it didn’t produce the exact results that Barry, Cisco, Caitlin, Iris and Ralph were hoping for. Yes, it brought Harry back to them — but he had been changed. Unable to understand any of Cisco’s technological lingo, Harry revealed that he wasn’t as smart as he once was. But he was okay with being “average” as Team Flash had given him a balance between his head and heart.

No longer grumpy or sarcastic, Harry gave Team Flash an emotional group hug before professing his love for all of them. He then departed, heading back to Earth-2 to spend some time with his daughter, Jesse. And we are left wondering if he’ll return next season.

This isn’t the first time Harry has left. Remember, he did leave at the end of Season 2, allowing Earth-19’s H.R. Wells to replace him on Team Flash. But after a few guest appearances throughout the season, he returned full-time following H.R.’s death. However, it does appear that we won’t be seeing him for a while as Flash producer Todd Helbing suggested to TVLine that Tom Cavanagh will be returning as another iteration of Harrison Wells. But does this mean we’ve seen the last of Harry?