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* MomentKiller: Eddie was going to propose marriage to Iris when the Reverse-Flash kidnaps him.


* HisOwnWorstEnemy: Before the trap, Thawne tells Barry that he is lacking in confidence and that he alrady has all he needs.



* PoliceAreUseless: According to Eobard Thawne at least, he says the police will remain "inconvenient" for 100 years.

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* ForegoneConclusion: This episode establishes Barry will have a costume switch, marry Iris, become DaChief of the CCPD and invent Gideon. It also establishes that Oliver will go by the codename Green Arrow.


-->'''Eobard Thawne:''' It's been an education, watching you grow up all these years... science fairs and soccer games. No hint, no sign, no trace of the man you will be one day for whom I have nothing but hate. And to be clear, ''nothing'' is forgiven. There will be a reckoning. I promise you, Barry Allen, that you will die.

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-->'''Eobard Thawne:''' It's been an education, watching you grow up all these years... science fairs and soccer games. No hint, no sign, no trace of the man you will be one day for whom I have nothing but hate. And to be clear, ''nothing'' is forgiven. There will be a reckoning. I promise you, Barry Allen, that you will die.

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* WrongGuyFirst: Why Joe pulls the ParentalMarriageVeto; he believes Iris loves Barry more than Eddie, and knows that if the relationship goes any farther and they realize that, they're only going to get hurt. Considering the events of "Out of Time", he might have a point.


* ItsAllAboutMe: Both a mild case and subverted - upon learning of their relation, Eddie assumes that whatever Thawne was up to revolved around him. Wells quickly corrects him, saying he was merely "insurance."

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Both a mild case and subverted - upon learning of their relation, Eddie assumes that whatever Thawne was up to revolved around him. Wells Thawne quickly corrects him, saying he was merely "insurance."





-->'''Barry:''' It was all a setup. We thought we set a trap for him, but he--he set a trap for us.

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-->'''Barry:''' It was all a setup. We thought we set a trap for him, but he--he he -- he set a trap for us.



* BookEnds: LukeYouAreMyFather playing out in both the opening and closing acts.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: LukeYouAreMyFather playing out in both the opening and closing acts.



** Thawne's facade as the kindly Dr. Wells comes to an end, and the protagonists discover the truth about him. Well, at least some of it.
** Barry unknowingly gives Iris a shock while in the Flash suit - the same shock she received while he was in the coma.

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** Thawne's facade façade as the kindly Dr. Wells comes to an end, and the protagonists discover the truth about him. Well, at least some of it.
** Barry unknowingly gives Iris a shock while in the Flash suit - -- the same shock she received while he was in the coma.



** TheStinger of episode 3 showed Eobard installed a security camera in Barry's lab at CCPD.

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** TheStinger of episode 3 showed Eobard installed installing a security camera in Barry's lab at CCPD.



** In a flashback, Iris gets mildly shocked when she touches Barry. When she touches The Flash at the end of the episode, the same thing happened, thus finally figuring out that The Flash is Barry.
** Eobard's security camera installed in Barry's lab at CCPD that was shown during TheStinger in episode 3; it turns out to be a part of a ''much'' more extensive surveillance network.

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** In a flashback, Iris gets mildly shocked when she touches Barry. When she touches The Flash at the end of the episode, the same thing happened, happens, thus finally figuring out that The Flash is Barry.
** Eobard's security camera installed in Barry's lab at CCPD that was shown during TheStinger in episode 3; it turns out to be a part of a ''much'' more extensive surveillance network.



--> '''Thawne:''' It's been an education, watching you grow up all these years... science fairs and soccer games. No hint, no sign, no trace of the man you will be one day for whom I have nothing but hate. And to be clear, ''nothing'' is forgiven. There will be a reckoning. I promise you, Barry Allen, that you will die.
* ThisWasHisTrueForm: Of a sort. When Bates!Thawne dies, he reverts to the featureless and eyeless form that he'd taken on when he admitted that he couldn't remember his original appearance.
* WhamEpisode: Definitely qualifies due to all the [[InternalReveal Internal Reveals]] and the end of Thawne's kindly professor facade. And this time, there's no [[Recap/TheFlash2014S1E15OutOfTime time travel to undo it]].

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--> '''Thawne:''' -->'''Eobard Thawne:''' It's been an education, watching you grow up all these years... science fairs and soccer games. No hint, no sign, no trace of the man you will be one day for whom I have nothing but hate. And to be clear, ''nothing'' is forgiven. There will be a reckoning. I promise you, Barry Allen, that you will die.
* ThisWasHisTrueForm: Of a sort. When Bates!Thawne Bates/Thawne dies, he reverts to the featureless and eyeless form that he'd taken on when he admitted that he couldn't remember his original appearance.
* WhamEpisode: Definitely qualifies due to all the [[InternalReveal Internal Reveals]] {{Internal Reveal}}s and the end of Thawne's kindly professor facade. And this time, there's no [[Recap/TheFlash2014S1E15OutOfTime time travel to undo it]].


** Barry tells the others how he traveled through time in "Out of Time"/"Rouge Time".

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** Barry tells the others how he traveled through time in "Out of Time"/"Rouge Time"/"Rogue Time".



** The 2024 newspaper names Oliver as ComicBook/GreenArrow, ''not'' The Series/{{Arrow}}. In fact, it may not even be Oliver but his son, Connor Hawke [[note]] which is strongly backed-up by the fact that Oliver has an illegitimate child in this continuity. Based from the show's timeline, Oliver's child (born 2007-2008) would be old enough to be a KidHero by 2024 [[/note]], the second Green Arrow in the comics.

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** The 2024 newspaper names Oliver as ComicBook/GreenArrow, ''not'' The Series/{{Arrow}}. In fact, it may not even be Oliver but his son, Connor Hawke [[note]] which is strongly backed-up by the fact that Oliver has an illegitimate child in this continuity. Based from the show's timeline, Oliver's child (born 2007-2008) would be old enough to be a KidHero by 2024 [[/note]], the second Green Arrow in the comics.


Team Flash sets a trap for Wells, hoping to trick him into confessing to murdering Barry's mother.

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Team Flash sets a trap for Wells, Thawne, hoping to trick him into confessing to murdering Barry's mother.



* BodyDouble: Wells uses the shapeshifting Hannibal Bates as one.

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* BodyDouble: Wells Thawne uses the shapeshifting Hannibal Bates as one.



* TheChessmaster: If Wells had not proved himself this before, he certainly has now.

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* TheChessmaster: If Wells Thawne had not proved himself this before, he certainly has now.



* EvilIsHammy: Wells/Thawne, [[TheSpock of all people]], is ultimately revealed to be this once he reveals himself.

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* EvilIsHammy: Wells/Thawne, Thawne, [[TheSpock of all people]], is ultimately revealed to be this once he reveals himself.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are a bunch of little hints that Wells is actually Bates. Such as him raising his hand, without vibrating it. He also takes off his glasses with his left hand, a key tell in his previous appearance. Bates wears shiny dress shoes as Wells, but it has been shown several times that Wells almost always wears sneakers. But mostly the whole slipping past the barrier meant to block out speedsters and being unable to dodge the bullets.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are a bunch of little hints that Wells Thawne is actually Bates. Such as him raising his hand, without vibrating it. He also takes off his glasses with his left hand, a key tell in his previous appearance. Bates wears shiny dress shoes as Wells, Thawne, but it has been shown several times that Wells Thawne almost always wears sneakers. But mostly the whole slipping past the barrier meant to block out speedsters and being unable to dodge the bullets.



** Barry, Cisco, Caitlin and Joe find out that Harrison Wells (the fake one) is actually Eobard Thawne and that he traveled back in time to murder the young Barry Allen, not Nora Allen.

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** Barry, Cisco, Caitlin and Joe find out that Harrison Wells (the fake one) is actually about Eobard Thawne and that he traveled back in time to murder the young Barry Allen, not Nora Allen.



* {{Irony}}: In a flashback Wells muses to himself that despite his hatred for Barry, Fate conspired that he would have to turn Barry into the Flash in order to get home.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Both a mild case and subverted - upon learning of their relation, Eddie assumes that whatever Wells was up to revolved around him. Wells quickly corrects him, saying he was merely "insurance."

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* {{Irony}}: In a flashback Wells Thawne muses to himself that despite his hatred for Barry, Fate conspired that he would have to turn Barry into the Flash in order to get home.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Both a mild case and subverted - upon learning of their relation, Eddie assumes that whatever Wells Thawne was up to revolved around him. Wells quickly corrects him, saying he was merely "insurance."



* OutGambitted: Wells had surveillance on Barry and all of his friends, and so he knew all along that they were onto him and that they had set a trap for him.

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* OutGambitted: Wells Thawne had surveillance on Barry and all of his friends, and so he knew all along that they were onto him and that they had set a trap for him.



* RedHerring: Based on the title of the episode, there ''seem'' to be a number of points where Wells is deliberately leading the heroes into a trap, including being the one to set the frequency on the dream machine, calling Barry to a building that's on fire (which as far as anyone is concerned he may have started himself), and instructing Barry to rotate his arms to put out the blaze. However, these ultimately appear to be fruitless. The titular trap happens in the climax.

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* RedHerring: Based on the title of the episode, there ''seem'' to be a number of points where Wells Thawne is deliberately leading the heroes into a trap, including being the one to set the frequency on the dream machine, calling Barry to a building that's on fire (which as far as anyone is concerned he may have started himself), and instructing Barry to rotate his arms to put out the blaze. However, these ultimately appear to be fruitless. The titular trap happens in the climax.



** Cisco thinks of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' when he remembers Wells stabbing him in the heart.

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** Cisco thinks of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' when he remembers Wells stabbing Thawne tele-fragging him in the heart.



* SinisterSurveillance: Wells/Thawne has cameras ''everywhere''. Turns out he's been doing it for '''years'''.

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* SinisterSurveillance: Wells/Thawne Thawne has cameras ''everywhere''. Turns out he's been doing it for '''years'''.



* ThisWasHisTrueForm: Of a sort. When Bates!Wells dies, he reverts to the featureless and eyeless form that he'd taken on when he admitted that he couldn't remember his original appearance.

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* ThisWasHisTrueForm: Of a sort. When Bates!Wells Bates!Thawne dies, he reverts to the featureless and eyeless form that he'd taken on when he admitted that he couldn't remember his original appearance.


** Barry tells the others how he traveled through time.

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** Barry tells the others how he traveled through time.time in "Out of Time"/"Rouge Time".


** Barry tells the other how he traveled through time.

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** Barry tells the other others how he traveled through time.

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* ActuallyADoombot: Eobard Thawne is shot, but it's actually Hannibal Bates masquerading as him, persuaded to do so by the real Eobard in exchange for freedom.


** Cisco mentions [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Marty's Polaroid]].

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** Cisco mentions [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture [[Film/BackToTheFuture Marty's Polaroid]].


** Gideon tells Barry he is a "founding member" of ''[[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica something]]'', but Barry changes the topic before she can say more. [[http://41.media.tumblr.com/403fcce9428ad25d658f3b2156e0b1a1/tumblr_nnblwu6Ndj1tbsjlbo1_1280.png In the promo comic Gideon actually does gets the word Justice out.]] Barry Allen was in fact the leader in the League's first appearance, ''The Brave and The Bold'' #28.

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** Gideon tells Barry he is a "founding member" of ''[[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica something]]'', but Barry changes the topic before she can say more. [[http://41.media.tumblr.com/403fcce9428ad25d658f3b2156e0b1a1/tumblr_nnblwu6Ndj1tbsjlbo1_1280.png In the promo comic Gideon actually does gets the word Justice out.]] Barry Allen was in fact the leader in the League's first appearance, ''The Brave and The Bold'' #28.

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