The Flash: Flash Vs Arrow Review

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I’m sure like most of the viewers out there who watch both The Flash and Arrow, that we were all pretty excited when Oliver Queen showed up just in time to save Barry from the evil eyed villain (literaly). I actually preferred the way they introduced the arrow in this episode because you knew he was going to be showing up eventualy, but you didnt quite know when he was going to. Tonights episode was both equally humerous and both serious. On the serious side of the house I was quite surprised that he actually responded the way he did towards Dr. Snow. But what was more interesting was how she reacted, which makes you wonder if she is or has feelings for Barry even though her feelings are still strong for her late husband Ronny who dies in the S.T.A.R. Labs explosion. Another Serious moment that struck me, was torwards the ending when The Flash went to go see Iris after he was affected by the evil eye. One would think that with all the weirdness and weird crimes happening through out the city, that she would understand that The Flash was not himself instead of telling him to never bother her again.

All seriousness aside, I did find my self laughing at some of the more humerous moments that were scattered through out the show. The right off the top of my head is how Diggle reacts when he finds out that Barry is The Flash. His reaction, and facial expression were almost like he had been transported to some far off place and had no idea where he was or what was happening around him. The second moment that sticks out to me, and I’m sure for alot of other viewers as well was the scene right after The Flash picked up Felicity and brought her to S.T.A.R. Labs and her blouse caught fire. That created the perfect awkward moment for two people who have feelings for each other, to have Barry’s friends walk in and see her with out her shirt on. There are a few other serious and humorous scenes, but these where the one that I found to be most memorable.

Now this is a cross over episode, which means I can’t leave out the most important part: The Flash/Arrow team up! As far as team up go with super heros, I thought this was fairly predictable. One of the Heros wants to work with the other to catch a bad guy, but the other does not want or wont because they prefer not to work out side their comfort zones. At first Oliver was reluctant to team up with Barry but was ultimately persuaded by Felicity, because everyone know Oliver has not so secret feelings about her. Eventually Oliver and Barry go off and train, because to Oliver, Barry has a lot to learn from his knew profession. As the show progressed from this point until the end where The Flash and Arrow catch the Evil Eyed Meta Human. Barry realises that he does indeed have a lot to learn and is ultimatly greatful for Olivers help, even though they tried to kill each other from Barrys previous interaction with the evil eye.

I would like to take a little detour to talk about Dr. Wells. He is the charactor that interests me the most on this show. He is a very mysterious person. This is especially so because, he plays off the fact that he cannot walk even though he can. He is alwyas going to a secret room built into the walls of the lab where it looks like he can see into the future OR past because he some how finds out that Oliver is the Arrow. At this point one can only speculate who Dr. Wells is or was because there is not much information to go on. Hopefully they develop his story line more this season. (Is he The Flash from the FUTURE?!)

As the episode came to a close, Barry is seen sitting at Iris’s work  where Oliver notices him staring deeply at Iris. It is at this point that Oliver advises him that “people like us, don’t get the girl”. This surprised him because it is now more apparent than ever, that maybe Iris and him are not meant to be together. And it is made even more real, not only because she is dating some one else, but how she reacts at the end of the episode as stated earlier in this post. It does make you wonder if Barry or The Flash is meant to be with any one. First there was Iris, then there was Felicity. But we cant forget about Dr. Snow, because she maybe a contender after tonights episode. Or she maybe a redharring meant to throw us off. Only time will tell.

Now there is one important part we cannot forget about. And that is at the very end when Oliver runs into the mother of his child (as we’re lead to believe). The  very same one that Oliver’s mother paid and sent away so that Her and the baby would not ruin her sons future. This is exciting because this truely makes you wonder if she is going to play a bigger role in Arrow or The Flash since she bumped into Oliver. Not only that, but there could be unknown concequences for this as well.

The Verdict

I found this episodes to be both serious and humorous, which made for a nicely balanced episode. Even though I found the team up to be old school super hero and predictable, it was a nice refresher to have Barry be able to rely on someone who is more experienced and to share the burden of who he is and what he does, even if it is temporary. All in all this was one of my favorite episodes yet, and I hope you enjoyed watching it and reading about it as much as I did.

I am giving this episode of The Flash 5/5 bigfeet. 

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Flash Vs Arrow

Photos Froms Tonights Episode Of The Flash: Flash vs. Arrow

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The Flash -- "Flash vs. Arrow" -- Image FLA108b_0124b -- Pictured: Grant Gustin as Barry Allen -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The Flash -- "Flash vs. Arrow" -- Image FLA108b_0147b -- Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The Flash -- "Flash vs. Arrow" -- Image FLA108b_0294b -- Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The Flash -- "Flash vs. Arrow" -- Image FLA108c_0024b -- Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as The Flash and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West -- Photo: Diyah Pera /The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The Flash -- "Flash vs. Arrow" -- Image FLA108c_0157b -- Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as The Flash and Stephen Amell as The Arrow -- Photo: Diyah Pera /The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The Flash -- "Flash vs. Arrow" -- Image FLA108c_0215b-- Pictured: Grant Gustin as The Flash -- Photo: Diyah Pera /The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The Flash -- "Flash vs. Arrow" -- Image FLA108b_0531b -- Pictured (L-R): David Ramsey as John Diggle and Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The Flash -- "Flash vs. Arrow" -- Image FLA108c_0229b -- Pictured: Stephen Amell as The Arrow -- Photo: Diyah Pera /The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The Flash -- "Flash vs. Arrow" -- Image FLA108b_0468b -- Pictured (L-R): Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/The Arrow and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The Flash -- "Flash vs. Arrow" -- Image FLA108c_BTS_0044b -- Pictured (L-R): Behind the scenes with Director, Glen Winter -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The Flash -- "Flash vs. Arrow" -- Image FLA108b_BTS_0186b -- Pictured (L-R): Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen and Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The Flash -- "Flash vs. Arrow" -- Image FLA108c_0009b -- Pictured: Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West -- Photo: Diyah Pera /The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

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