Arrow fans have been buzzing about Barry Allen aka The Flash coming to the show ever since it was announced that The CW was developing a superhero spinoff. On Monday, the network made an interesting change to the plan.
Viewers will still meet Barry Allen (Glee’s Grant Gustin) in Arrow’s sophomore season beginning in episode eight, “The Scientist.” The character will also be around the following week for episode nine. Originally, the character would appear in a third episode, 20, which would serve as a backdoor pilot.
The CW has decided to film a traditional, standalone pilot for the series instead. Reports say that the network was impressed with what they saw in the footage from the Arrow episodes and by giving the potential series a regular pilot, producers will have more of a chance to flesh out the story and they will also have a bigger budget. The downside for fans is that they’ll have to wait a lot longer to see the pilot and that’s only if it is officially ordered to series.
Check out the episode description and photos for Grant’s Arrow debut provided by The CW and then hit the comments and share your thoughts with us. Are you looking forward to the episode? Do you plan to watch the spinoff if it goes to series?
“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.”
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW. “The Scientist” will air Dec. 4