Eddie Thawne is Detective Joe West's partner in the Central City Police Department. He's an efficient cop and all around good guy.

He is also dating Joe's daughter Iris, a fact Barry Allen is not too pleased about. Thawne has a mysterious past and a dark secret, is he really a good guy? In the comics, Eobard Thawne is The Flash's nemesis the Reverse-Flash. The two share the same last name, is there another connection?

Eddie Thawne Quotes

Eddie: Why did it not kill me?
Joe: I don't know, Eddie.
Eddie: But you know more than you've been telling me.
Joe: They're called metahumans.
Eddie: Metahumans.
Joe: People with very powerful abilities. You and me are the only guys on the force who know what's really going on and we need to keep it that way so nobody else gets hurt. Can you do that?
Eddie: [node] And The Flash? Do you know who he is?
Joe: Yeah, I do. He's the guy that saved both of our lives tonight.

I believe in what I can see, what I can touch, what I can feel; which means I believe in you.

Eddie

The Flash Quotes

One mystery I cannot figure out is why some people come into our lives and why some people go. Others become a part of you. Some friendships feel like they'll last forever and others end far too soon. Not every friendship is meant to last forever. What does last forever is the pain when that person is gone.

Barry

Barry: I love you, Iris.
Iris: Oh. I love you, too.
Barry: When we were kids I loved you before I even know what the word love meant and then my mom died and I had to go live with the girl I had a crush on. Look. There were so many times I wanted to tell you; Jr. Prom, when I went away to college, when I came back from college, nights that we stayed up talking, all the birthdays, all the Christmases, but I, I never did. I kept it in. After I lost my mom and my dad, I was afraid that if you didn't feel the same way, I would lose you, too. That's the irony. I was so scared of losing you that I did. I know I've had our whole lives to tell you this and you're with Eddie now and I know that and I know my timing couldn't be any worse, but I just... I couldn't lie to you anymore. I'm sorry.