Plot Details Revealed For The Flash and Arrow Crossover Episodes
There are just a few weeks left until Starling City and Central City come together in The Flash/Arrow crossover episodes, and to get you hyped up, The CW has released the official plot details, which reveal that all is not well between Barry and Oliver. The first description is for episode 8 of The Flash, which will be aptly titled "Flash vs Arrow"
"Barry is thrilled when Oliver, Felicity and Diggle 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 (guest star Patrick Sabongui), 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 is furious when Eddie tries to get a task force to stop The Flash, Joe and Dr. Wells agree the Arrow is a bad influence on Barry, and Caitlin and Cisco deal with a new team in S.T.A.R. Labs."
One day later, episode 8 of the third season of Arrow, entitled "The Brave and the Bold" will pick up where The Flash left off.
"Oliver, Arsenal and Diggle track down the location of a boomerang-wielding killer named Digger Harkness (guest star Nick Tarabay) but are surprised when they come face to face with an A.R.G.U.S. team. Diggle asks Lyla 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. 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."
So it's clear that there is some tension between the two superhero buddies, Barry and Oliver, and in a recent interview with IGN, Arrow producer Marc Guggenheim suggested that things may go a little beyond just a few choice words.:
"For Oliver, probably the biggest challenge is not wrapping his brain around what Barry can do, rather his biggest challenge is dealing with someone who doesn't just follow his orders blindly," said Guggenheim. "Oliver's very much used to calling the shots. Occasionally it happens, but generally speaking he doesn't get a lot of push back from the rest of team Arrow whereas Barry's not afraid to tell Oliver that he's being a jerk," And, when Guggenheim was pressed on what the outcome of these verbal exchanges might be he simply said "Let's just say fisticuffs ensue."
"Flash vs Arrow" and "The Brave and The Bold" will air on December 2nd and December 3rd respectively.
Now let's take a moment to remind ourselves that, while filming these episodes, this happened: