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In The Flash season 1 episode 11 Hartley Rathaway says he knows Wells’ secret (about him being The Reverse Flash):

Barry: Looks like you're not as smart as everyone says.

Hartley Rathaway: Smart enough to have figured out who Harrison Wells really is. You see, I know his secret.

That was for you, Flash. Feels good to have the great Harrison Wells behind you, doesn't it? But one day, this man will turn on you... [laughs] In a flash... And even you won't see it coming. I only hope that he leaves you in better shape than he left me. If you're lucky, you'll only be dead.

[laughs] I almost forgot... I told your pet I know your deep, dark secret, Harrison. Have fun letting him in on that one.

He even saw Wells on the floor with his legs vibrating.

Hartley Rathaway:Tell me, Harrison. Am I still you guy?

I’m confused. How did Hartley Rathaway know about Wells being The Reverse Flash?

  • I'd say something about spoilers in the question, but I figured it out watching the first episode and they practically wave a banner throughout the show about it, one of the reasons I gave up on the show being them taking so long to actually get to it. – Broklynite Jun 13 '16 at 9:42
  • What do you mean – Andrew Casali Jun 13 '16 at 16:53
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I thought the deep dark secret was Wells knowing that the particle accelerator was likely to fail dramatically in some way, and proceeding to turn it on anyway.

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We can't know for certain but remember that Wells broke into her company and took valuable technology as the Reverse Flash. That’s reason enough for her to try and investigate the Reverse Flash and the Flash. If Wells left any evidence that allowed her ID him she probably did. Once she knew that Wells was the Reverse Flash it isn't hard to guess who the Flash is.

Of course this is all just a guess; we won't know for certain until next season.

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