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The Brave and the Bold 

As Oliver, Arsenal, and Diggle pursue a killer named Digger Harkness, they encounter an ARGUS team; Oliver and the Flash team up to try and stop Harkness.


Jesse Warn


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / The Arrow
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Willa Holland ... Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Colton Haynes ... Roy Harper / Arsenal
John Barrowman ... Malcolm Merlyn (credit only)
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon
Audrey Marie Anderson ... Lyla Michaels
Cynthia Addai-Robinson ... Amanda Waller
Nick E. Tarabay ... Digger Harkness / Captain Boomerang
Tommy Campbell ... Lead Gunman


As Oliver, Arsenal, and Diggle pursue a killer named Digger Harkness, they encounter an ARGUS team; Oliver and the Flash team up to try and stop Harkness.

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Did You Know?


Has the same name as the TV series Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008) and the comic book series The Brave and the Bold, which featured a lot of DC hero team-ups. See more »


When Lyla is shooting at Harkness with a hand gun that looks like a 9mm with a clip that holds about 15 rounds. She fires at least 23 times (maybe more) without reloading. See more »


Cisco Ramon: [sees the Arrow suit] Incredible! I have so many ideas for improvements.
[Cisco moves on to the Arsenal suit]
Cisco Ramon: And this! Oh! Oh, man. This-this is the bomb, and I mean, red is so much cooler than green, am I right?
Roy Harper: Hm. I'm really starting to like this guy.
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Crazy Credits

The trademark 'Arrow' logo in the opening credits for this episode has the trademark 'Flash' lightning bolt behind it. This is a reference to the crossover with 'The Flash' TV series. See more »


Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Arrowverse Crossover Episodes (2017) See more »


The Way We Are
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I've got a bad feeling about this...
28 January 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Disclaimer: I "get" these ex post facto episode reviews are scrutinized mainly by die-hard fans and anyone who doesn't grasp the total wonderfulness is often hissed and boo'd. But, as I reviewer, I call them as I see them.

Here are my notes:

* generally I have been a big fan of Arrow as my prior reviews show. I have criticized, and will criticize until someone listens, their over-use of flashbacks. I grew up with David Carradine in Kung Fu so I am no stranger to flashbacks. But this writing team needs to go cold turkey with a 7 step program before they hurt someone

* fave episode so far -- the "secret origins of Felicity Smoak" - seriously cool

* before continuing, let us do something different, (a la Monty Python) and peek behind the scenes. Forget the Dems and the Republicans, Google and Microsoft, the real battle is between DC and Disney/Marvel. Both have imported a truckload of MBAs with the sole mission to monetize every hero, slogan, weapon, idea, motto, dustmop, broom and deli sandwich in the archives.

* both teams have already had misses. Superman has been redone so many times even his mother wouldn't recognize him. And I mean both mothers. And Nolan's ode to Batman involved ageing the poor guy into senility. Nothing good will come of that. Over at Marvel, their smartest move, one of the smartest in the history of the art world, was to bring in Team Whedon. Which lead to Avengers 1 and AGENTS OF SHIELD. So far. And they are just warming up

* when did Nick Fury become a black man?

* I am not a fan of FLASH (think a huge casting error was made, or they sold out whatever integrity was left to pre-teens) and I also have some issues with AGENT CARTER.

* I absolutely have problems with the "forced pairing" of Flash and Arrow, and especially the horrid speech where Arrow explains to the Flash the difference between their cities. Don't look now, but the suits just took over the production and that NEVER ends well. That speech will live in infamy I think

* I am astonished that earlier reviewer for this 'sode said it was "fun." To replay the most risqué (and most overlooked) line from Whedon's Avengers 1, "I think you and I remember this episode very differently"

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Release Date:

3 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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