Fans of the CW’s Arrowverse have been eagerly anticipating the musical crossover between ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’ for a very long time now, and not just because it will allow stars Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist to return to their ‘Glee’ roots (not to mention have them reunited with their former ‘Glee’ co-star Darren Criss who will be playing villain Music Meister in the crossover) and show off their natural singing abilities. It will be a nice break from all the drudgery (especially on ‘The Flash’) to see a fun, relatively light-hearted episode like this, especially since the initial draw of both of these characters was that they took their superhero-ing not quite as seriously as Oliver Queen over on ‘Arrow,’ with Barry especially seeming to revel in being the Flash and love helping people, something that has been missing of late with all the melodrama. And now, to add even more excitement for the coming episode, according to ‘The Flash’ showrunner Aaron Hebling:
“She [Iris] plays a pretty key role in the musical episode. The story really centers around Iris. Aside from Barry and Kara, Iris plays a huge role in the musical.”
For a while now Iris has been sidelined to being the prize at the end of the second half of the season on ‘The Flash,’ the thing they are trying to save, and it is great to hear she has an important role in the musical, as it has been a while since she’s had something significant to do (besides nagging Wally about being careful or crying to Barry about her impending death). I miss the Iris who was investigating the Flash in Season 1, or giving him pep talks, or being proactive. Some are speculating that the musical episode might even be the one where they actually face Savitar and prevent him from killing Iris, but I find that very unlikely, especially since there is so much of the season left after that. And whether or not this “Key role” means Candice Patton will be singing in the episode is also not known, as she was not on the original list of actors who would be showing off their vocal talents, but anything is possible.
Are you excited for the musical episode? Do you think its just a gimmick and would have just preferred a regular crossover? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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