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

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