The Flash returned from its long-awaited post Crisis back half and started setting up a completely different story than the Bloodwork (Sendhil Ramamurthy) arc earlier in the season.
However, I’d like to address a specific moment in the episode, the first of The Flash to fully take place on the new Earth-Prime. Cisco (Carlos Valdes) confirmed long-time Team Flash ally Harry Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and his daughter, speedster Jesse Quick (Violett Beane) as being casualties of the catastrophic event which was set in motion by Harry’s doppelganger Nash (also Cavanagh).
Since 2018, Violett Beane has held a starring role on the CBS series God Friended Me as journalist Cara Bloom. The part of Jesse on The Flash was only ever a recurring gig, which meant that Beane has appeared less often in more recent seasons.
Cavanagh, as alluded to, plays multiple iterations of the Harrison Wells character including the Reverse Flash in disguise, meaning he is still a series regular on the show.
However, there are other factors to take into account. Namely, Barry Allen and the other characters are currently unaware that a new multiverse has been created, meaning it’s entirely possible that Harry and Jesse are alive on another Earth, should Oliver Queen have resurrected them.
Secondly, of all the Wells doppelgangers to have appeared on The Flash, Harry has had the longest stint and thus remembered most fondly by the fans. It is extremely unlikely that such a tenured character would be sent-off with a vague off-screen death. I smell a twist coming…
The upcoming thirteenth episode is titled Grodd Friended Me which is a reference to Beane’s current show. There may be a possibility of an appearance for the pair as well as Gorilla Grodd.
Whatever showrunner Eric Wallace and his team of writers decide, remember that The Flash exists deep in a world of fantasy. As long as Tom Cavanagh is employed on the show, there’s a good chance of seeing Harry and Jesse again.