The Flash Is No Longer Coming To Arrow
It was announced earlier this year that Arrow was going to have Barry Allen, played by Glee Alum Grant Gustin, appear in three episodes this season. Episodes 8 and 9 would introduce the the character and create an origin story for him to then appear in full costume and powered up as the Flash in episode 20, which was also planned as a back door pilot for a spin-off Flash series. Well it seems there has been a slight change in plans, Flash is no longer coming to Arrow, he’s headed to his own stand alone pilot instead. Apparently after watching the first two Barry Allen episodes already filmed, the CW head honchos decided to scrap the third episode and instead give Flash his own stand alone pilot. Now while I am saddened that the Flash more than likely won’t be appearing this season on Arrow (at least in costume), this is still good new for the Scarlet Speedster. A full pilot means a lot more money and time will be spent on making Flash’s television debut much more awesome, and if the network is ready to commit the resources to that, there’s a good chance that Barry Allen will be racing to his own CW show next season. The pilot is also being handled by the creators of Arrow and written by Geoff Johns, so look for the same quality to be put into the Flash as we have come to expect from Arrow. Plus with Barry Allen’s first appearance still happening on Arrow, the two shows will be very much sharing the same universe, which should lead to some killer Flash/Arrow crossover episodes in the future. Either way there looks to be some big DC universe plans in motion over at the CW. For now here’s a first look at Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen on Arrow and a synopsis of his first episode.
A seemingly impossible robbery at Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division brings Central City police scientist Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) to town. Citing a similar case back home, Barry offers to help Oliver (Stephen Amell) and team with the investigation. Oliver senses there is more to Barry than meets the eye, but he’s distracted by the similarities between this current case and something that happened on the island. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) takes a liking to Barry, which doesn’t go unnoticed by Oliver. Sin (guest star Bex Taylor-Klaus) asks Roy (Colton Haynes) for help when a friend of hers goes missing. Roy is surprised when Thea (Willa Holland) not only encourages him to help, but joins the search. Unfortunately, Sin’s friend is connected to Brother Blood (guest star Kevin Alejandro), and their search ultimately gets one of them seriously injured.
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Arrow airs Wednesday’s on the CW