It’s been a while since we heard about that Flash series The CW is putting together, but a new synopsis for the Arrow episode that will introduce Barry Allen finally reveals what brings the future speedster to Starling City.
Dubbed “Barry Allen Comes to Starling City,” the episode will introduce Grant Gustin as Central City police scientist Barry Allen, who is investigating a robbery at Queen Consolidated (which explains how he hooks up with Oliver). It also sounds like young Mr. Allen will hit it off with adorable techie Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), which could ruffle some feathers with Oliver.
Of course, this is just the first time we'll be hanging out with Barry Allen this year. He'll also return later in the season for a backdoor pilot to help show off how a Flash series would work.
The episode is set to air Dec. 4. Until then, catch up on the synopsis below:
BARRY ALLEN COMES TO STARLING CITY — 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. Michael Schultz directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kresiberg and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns (#208).
It’ll be interesting to see how Barry Allen fits in with the Starling City gang, but the Arrow writers have done a stellar job of building out the wider DC universe — though this will be their biggest challenge yet. Do you think it’ll work?
(Via Flash TV News)