The Flash (2014– )
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Flash vs. Arrow 

The Arrow comes to Central City in pursuit of a felon. Barry hopes to team up, but a meta-human who can control emotions turns one against the other.


Glen Winter


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Candice Patton ... Iris West
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow
Rick Cosnett ... Detective Eddie Thawne
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon
Tom Cavanagh ... Dr. Harrison Wells
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / The Arrow
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Paul Anthony ... Roy G. Bivolo / Rainbow Raider
Anna Hopkins ... Samantha Clayton
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Robbie Amell ... Ronnie Raymond
Sharon Bell Sharon Bell ... Female Restaurant Patron


A quest for information on Capt. Boomerang brings Oliver "The Arrow" Queen (and team) to Central City, exciting Barry at the prospect of teams Arrow and Flash merging. Pressured into the merger, Oliver begins giving Barry lessons (rather painful lessons meant to point out Barry's flawed approach to criminals). Shaken by the first lesson, Barry becomes even more reckless in the apprehension of Prism, a meta-human who can bring anyone's buried anger explosively to the surface. The Flash gets whammied and, unable to shake off Prism's influence (as do others), goes after the two people he suddenly, uncontrollably hates most: love-rival Officer Thawne and hero-rival The Arrow. Written by statmanjeff

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2 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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The ensuing alleyway brawl between the two superheroes, the experience of shooting it definitely wasn't for Grant Gustin because The Flash had just debuted and they were still working out some super-suit kinks. "We blocked it in the daylight, and I remember there's paparazzi pictures of us blocking it. Stephen is standing in his Arrow show jacket and I'm glued into my mask [looking] so unhappy watching this stunt rehearsal," Gustin told EW in July. "They hadn't figured out how to do my mask yet. So for the first nine episodes, I was glued in for like 12 hours at a time. Like, I'd eat lunch in my mask." Things got even harder later that night before they actually shot the scene when a still masked Gustin was sitting in a nearby hotel room reading the script for The Flash's midseason finale, "The Man in the Yellow Suit," which was the first time the Flash and Reverse Flash faced each other. "I don't remember exactly what the moment was in that script, it's toward the end. I just remember sitting on the bed in my mask, like needing to go up for that fight scene and I was sobbing because it was so emotional. Just my whole mask was getting spongy, and it was terrible," he said with a laugh. "So it wasn't glamorous that first day of the crossover. I just remember being tired and beat down and mad about being in the mask and excited for the next episode." He continued: "That's what this experience is, though, every year. It's amazing. It's something I'll cherish for the rest of my life, and it's definitely not as glamorous as everyone thinks it is," Gustin said. As all of the Arrowverse actors will tell you, the experience of shooting the crossover is grueling even without costume problems because they're often working on multiple episodes at once, running in between several shows. It's a test of endurance. That being said, it's also hard not to geek out when you're on a set surrounded by other heroes, even when you're six seasons into this. "[Portraying the Flash] has definitely become a job and it's a grind and I work long days, as does most of the cast and all of the crew. But there's always something in a season that kind of snaps you out of the fact that this isn't normal," said Gustin. "Like last year when they did the ["Elseworlds" crossover] and Tyler Hoechlin was working as Superman and I got to be on set with Superman for the first time. That was a big moment for me -- and then being in the Fortress of Solitude was a mind-blowing moment." See more »


Cisco refers to Oliver's bow as a recurve; however, starting in season 2, Oliver switches to a lever action bow, which is considered a type of compound bow. He uses an Oneida Kestrel. It is really a hybrid type of bow that allows to snap shooting of a recurve to be combined with let off of a compound. See more »


Oliver Queen: My identity is a closely-guarded secret known only to a few and, if it were to get out, will endanger my family, my friends, and it would embolden my enemies to retaliate at me through them.
Felicity Smoak: What Oliver is trying to say is that he had a lovely time working with you and getting to know each of you, and he can't wait to do it again soon.
Oliver Queen: Right.
Cisco Ramon: You know, it didn't sound like that's what he was saying.
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Crazy Credits

The Flash logo has an arrow going through it and it snaps shut with a green bolt of lightning. This is a reference to the crossover with Arrow. See more »


References Rocky (1976) See more »


Beautiful and Very Smart
Performed by Harlem
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Incredible episode
16 October 2018 | by burezqSee all my reviews

One of my favorite episodes in the series. No forced jokes and a very satisfying plot.

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