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?


Roy G. Bivolo is a comic book character who made his debut in Superboy #84 (Oct 1960). Unlike the show, the character in the comics is called Rainbow Raider (briefly mentioned by Caitlyn towards end of show). He was a failed artist due to his color blindness who turned to stealing art. His father gave him a special set of glasses that allows him to use light to make physical objects and to alter peoples emotions. See more »


When Detective Joe West and three SWAT members try to arrest Bivolo in the storage facility, West orders one SWAT member to handcuff Bivolo. He starts to move towards Bivolo and is shown doing so when the camera angle changes. After the angle change, to show West, the SWAT member whom we saw move towards Bivolo is still standing next to West, where he was before he started to move. See more »


Barry Allen: How you doin', Dig?
John Diggle: You're fast.
Barry Allen: Did you guys not tell him about me?
Felicity Smoak: Well, seeing is believing, or... drooling.
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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 »


Referenced in Supergirl: Worlds Finest (2016) See more »


Beautiful and Very Smart
Performed by Harlem
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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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2 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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