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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Did You Know?


Cisco and Harrison mash up two Star Wars quotes when talking about Bivolo. Harrison says "Anger, Hate, Aggression" after which Cisco says "A Jedi craves not these things." The first quote is "Adventure. excitement, a Jedi craves not these things." (Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) ). The second quote is "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." (Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) ). See more »


Felicity traces Captain Boomerang to Central City based on the presence of iron oxide on his weapon. Iron oxide is pretty much rust, which is found in abundance everywhere and would in no way be unique enough to serve to pinpoint a place of origin. See more »


Felicity Smoak: How'd it go with Oliver?
Barry Allen: You know, to be honest, not exactly the partnership I thought it would be.
Felicity Smoak: Oh, did he really do the thing with the arrows?
Barry Allen: [exasperated] You knew he was gonna shoot me?
Felicity Smoak: Well, it is practically impossible to tell when Oliver's making a joke.
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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 »


The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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This Arrow (mostly) on the mark
4 April 2016 | by Fluke_SkywalkerSee all my reviews

As you can probably tell from the title, it's a crossover episode with the cast of 'Arrow'. I've never watched the latter, but he/they certainly work well with Team Flash. Flash/Barry and Arrow/Oliver make for a nice odd couple, their contrasting personalities and styles making for some interesting drama. And when the freak of the week infects Barry with something that causes him to go into an uncontrollable rage, it's on as the two costumed heroes square off (with far less collateral damage than their big screen DC brothers).

The freak of the week is potentially interesting, but he's too underdeveloped, having to share time with not only the Arrow stuff, but a rather unnecessary side plot involving the police station being taken hostage. The highlight is obviously the Flash/Arrow confrontation, but after Barry is cured he and Arrow make nice and vow to go get the freak of the week... which we don't get to see. The next scene is literally them walking into S.T.A.R. labs and putting him in a cell. Huh? But despite the misuse of the villain and the excess side plot, the Arrow/Flash stuff is strong enough to carry this episode over the top.

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