'The Flash': See Tom Cavanagh as Reverse-Flash (Photo)

Dr. Wells steps out as the arch nemesis in Tuesday's episode.
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Tom Cavanagh

Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh) is ready for his close up. 

Cavanagh, who plays Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) mentor Dr. Harrison Wells, has long been known to be the classic villain of the show, but he's never been fully revealed — his face always obscured by the blurring effect of his super speed.

That all changes in Tuesday's episode, and The CW has released a first look at Cavanagh in the suit.

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"It's ultimately why I signed on to this job. Not to play a scientist, but to play a time-traveling bandit," Cavanagh told The Hollywood Reporter in January

Cavanagh went on to tease about how time travel will play into the series. The CW has said the last five minutes of Tuesday's episode will be a game-changer, and for several episodes has been hinting that Barry will travel back in time to the night of his mother's murder.

"If anybody has followed The Flash, then they know Reverse-Flash and The Flash are not just doing this right now in the present day," Cavanagh said in January. "They have a long history and there's nothing that we're not going to pursue when we try to tell the story. We're trying to tell all of it." 

The Flash airs at 8 p.m. Tuesdays on The CW.

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