Get Your First Look at The Flash’s Barry Allen in Arrow Episode The Scientist

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David Ramsay, Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards, Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin in Arrow - 1.08 - The Scientist

Central City’s first-ever teenage police scientist shows up in next week’s “Arrow” episode, “The Scientist”. His name is Barry Allen, and he’s destined to become … THE FLASH!

Yes, folks, if you’re like me and you’ve been waiting for the Flash to finally get his dues once again, next week’s “Arrow” is the ep you’ve been waiting for. I just wish Barry Allen, played by Grant Gustin, didn’t look like he just graduated out of diapers yesterday, but whatever, I’ll just have to make do.

Check out some images from the upcoming episode, along with an official synopsis below:

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.

Allen will appear in the 8th and 9th episode in his civilian guise, but doesn’t actually suit up as the Flash until he gets his own pilot episode. The character was originally set to appear as the Flash in episode 20 of “Arrow”, but the powers that be have changed their minds.

This is actually a good thing, because it allows the Flash to be, well, fleshed out, and a pilot means a bigger budget.

Grant Gustin in Arrow - 1.08 - The Scientist

Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin in Arrow - 1.08 - The Scientist

Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin in Arrow - 1.08 - The Scientist

Grant Gustin in Arrow - 1.08 - The Scientist

Grant Gustin in Arrow - 1.08 - The Scientist

Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards, Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin in Arrow - 1.08 - The Scientist

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Reminds me of what Garfield looked like in Amazing. yeah too young for Barry, but hey maybe between now and the show he will start looking a little older. Don’t ask me how

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      It’s like the producers never even read a single Flash comic book if they looked at this kid and thought “Barry Allen”.

      • guest

        It’s not like Amell looks like Oliver Queen.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Right. Because when I said the teenager doesn’t “look” like Barry Allen, that’s PRECISELY what I meant. Derp.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        I know right!!

    • Aegon the Conqueror

      Here’s the big difference, Garfield was playing a teenager.
      You know after all the complaints that teenagers on tv don’t look young enough, I’d never thought we’d have a scenario where we are complaining about the opposite.
      Maybe they based him on Wally West from Smallville lol.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Well I know that. i was just saying he reminds me of Garfield. Like I said he needs to look older.