Okay, so it isn’t really the Flash. Not yet, anyway. The clip you see embedded in the white space below actually features a scientist known as Barry Allen. However, everyone and their nearsighted grandfather knows that Allen becomes the Flash later on. In order to get everyone ready for the upcoming series, the folks at the CW are introducing the character through a handful of “Arrow” episodes. I’m pretty excited about this.
It was recently announced that the network is working on a pilot for the proposed “Flash” series. Since the response to the character has been nothing short of positive, the CW is ready and willing to give the guy a shot on the small screen. Now I just have to get caught up on “Arrow” so I can enjoy the upcoming Barry Allen-related storyline.
Check out the synopsis for the next episode:
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.
The Barry Allen episode of “Arrow” airs this Wednesday. If you want a little taste of what’s in store, then feast your tender eyes on the clip embedded below.