It’s the cross-over event we’ve all been waiting for, and kind of seen coming, ever since ‘The Flash’ premiered this fall. And not only is it a single cross-over, its actually double as team Arrow will visit ‘The Flash’ first on Tuesday December 2nd, followed immediately by team Flash visiting ‘Arrow’ on December 3rd!
And even more exciting than seeing the two amazing CW superheroes collide, are the classic (but still crazy) villains chosen to headline the episodes. On ‘The Flash,’ team Arrow comes to town to look into a case involving a boomerang (why hello Captain Boomerang), and Barry asks for their help in hunting down a metahuman with the ability to alter a person’s emotions, aka Ray Bivolo, aka the Rainbow Raider. Seems the cross-over on ‘The Flash’ will have Barry get affected by Bivolo, leading to an Arrow/Flash showdown. And then back on ‘Arrow,’ Barry comes to town to help deal with an A.R.G.U.S. plot and Captain Boomerang, using his super-speed to help defuse bombs scattered around the city.
I for one am very much looking forward to the cross-over event, seeing the teams collide, and also seeing how each hero comments on the current state of affairs for the other hero. Here’s hoping they can pull it off comic style, and do justice to the ‘Brave and the Bold’ comics one of the episodes is named after, and which was the original showcase for superhero teamups! (see below for the episode synopsis for each part of the crossover)
“Flash vs. Arrow” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)
PART ONE OF THE EPIC CROSSOVER EVENT WITH THE FLASH AND ARROW — Barry (Grant Gustin) is thrilled when Oliver (guest star Stephen Amell), Felicity (guest star Emily Bett Rickards) and Diggle (guest star David Ramsey) come to Central City to investigate a case involving a deadly boomerang. Excited about teaming up with his friend, Barry asks Oliver if he’d like to help him stop Ray Bivolo, the meta-human Barry is currently tracking. Bivolo causes people to lose control of their emotions and has been using that skill to rob banks. Unfortunately, the superhero partnership doesn’t go as smoothly as Barry expected. When Oliver tells Barry he still has a lot to learn, Barry sets out to prove him wrong by attempting to stop Bivolo alone. However, when Bivolo infects Barry and sets him on a rage rampage, everyone is in danger, and the only one who can stop him is the Arrow. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) is furious when Eddie (Rick Cosnett) tries to get a task force to stop The Flash, Joe and Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) agree the Arrow is a bad influence on Barry, and Caitlin and Cisco deal with a new team in S.T.A.R. Labs. Glen Winter directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Ben Sokolowski & Brooke Eikmeier (#107). Original airdate 12/2/2014.
“The Brave and the Bold” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
PART TWO OF THE ARROW AND FLASH CROSSOVER EVENT — Oliver (Stephen Amell), Arsenal (Colton Haynes) and Diggle (David Ramsey) track down the location of a boomerang-wielding killer named Digger Harkness (guest star) but are surprised when they come face to face with an A.R.G.U.S. team. Diggle asks Lyla (guest star) why A.R.G.U.S. is involved but she defers until Harkness attacks the building, killing several agents and targeting Lyla. The Arrow joins the fight and gets help from an old friend – The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin). Harkness manages to get away and Oliver teams up with Barry again to find him before he can get to Lyla. When Harkness plants five bombs in the city that are timed to explode at the same time, both teams must come together to save the city. Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg, and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Grainne Godfree Schwartz (#308). Original airdate 12/3/2014.