One of the great things about having The Flash spin-off from Arrow is that there is a pre-existing relationship between the two heroes that’s grown into a friendship not unlike the one that Batman/Superman share (only they try to kill each other less often). With Oliver a seasoned veteran by this point and Barry relying more on his powers than his brain, Ollie decides to give Barry a training session that would make Batman weep with joy.
Last night we got a quick glance at the new series, but here’s a five-minute look at the new Flash series. I’m super-excited by this. Batman and Flash have the two best rogues galleries in the DCU and they’re both getting series this fall.
The original plan was for Barry Allen to be introduced in Arrow episode 8 “The Scientist“, stick around for episode nine and then episode 20 was to essentially serve as a spin-off pilot for next year’s The Flash series. Apparently, CW execs are so happy with how Grant Gustin‘s stint as Allen went in filming 8 & 9 that they’re ready to give The Flash a full-fledged pilot.
“The Scientist” will air on The CW on December 4th and this is the official synopsis:
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 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 takes a liking to Barry, which doesn’t go unnoticed by Oliver. Sin (guest star Bex Taylor-Klaus) asks Roy for help when a friend of hers goes missing. Roy is surprised when Thea 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.