Arrow (2012– )
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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.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Oliver Queen / The Arrow
... Laurel Lance
... John Diggle
... Thea Queen
... Felicity Smoak
... Roy Harper / Arsenal
... Malcolm Merlyn (credit only)
... Quentin Lance
... Barry Allen / The Flash
... Caitlin Snow
... Cisco Ramon
... Lyla Michaels
... Amanda Waller
... Digger Harkness / Captain Boomerang
... 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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Release Date:

3 December 2014 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Lyla refers to Barry as "Speedy". Oliver assumes she is asking him about Roy. This is a reference to the DC comics character of Roy Harper, who was known as "Speedy" in his early career, before dawning the title of "Red Arrow" and eventually, "Arsenal". In the TV series Arrow (2012), Oliver calls his sister, Thea, "Speedy". He has also called Roy Speedy in the past. See more »


While Cisco is communicating with the others before detonating the bomb, only Felicity seems to have a Bluetooth headset to get orders. See more »


[repeated line]
Lyla Michaels: [to John] You only call me "sweetie" when you want something.
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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 »


References The Flash (2014) See more »


The Way We Are
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I've got a bad feeling about this...
28 January 2015 | by See 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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