Oliver: “I still believe in you, Barry.”
“Flash vs. Arrow” is the December 2 episode of “The Flash.” Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. Part two of “The Flash” crossover with “Arrow” airs Wednesday December 3 at 7 p.m. CT on the CW.
There are so many great things about this crossover. One is obviously having all the characters meet each other. Diggle and Cisco are perfection. Cisco is the Barry to Diggle’s Oliver. It’s so great that Iris gets to meet Oliver and completely freak out over him. Diggle is actually perfection in this entire episode. What was your favorite moment?
It’s a little surprising that Iris doesn’t get involved with the Arrow at all. You would think she would mention a sighting of his. Even though he isn’t a superhero, he is a masked man saving the city. It would have not been crazy if someone sent Iris a picture of The Arrow or if she just heard he was in town.
One of the great things about this episode is that Oliver knows his shortcomings. When he trains Barry, he does not claim to know everything. Oliver is trying to share his knowledge with Barry.
This is a much different kind of training than Barry gets with S.T.A.R. labs. They want to know how he works, and Oliver focuses on Barry’s hero job. Barry really needs someone to train him daily. Maybe he should run to Central City every week to train with Oliver. Do you think Barry needs to train more?
The cases of the episode (both Flash’s and Arrow’s) takes a back seat in this episode. It’s more about the teams intermixing, which is fine. Arrow’s bad guy was more of a set up, and there wasn’t actually much to Flash’s. It was all about how Barry was affected by it.
That being said, it would have been nice if we got to see Barry and Oliver take the bad guy down. All that is shown is him being locked up. The Flash and the Arrow working together to take down a guy? Come on, that would have been awesome! Plus, it is a little jarring to go from talking about taking him down to seeing the bad guy in his prison cell.
It’s fantastic that Wells figures out that Oliver is the Arrow. Honestly, it isn’t that hard to figure out when Felicity has been spotted with Oliver in Central City. Oh, and Barry and Felicity have mentioned Oliver in S.T.A.R. labs.
There really is not a situation where Oliver would reveal himself to Barry’s team. Oliver very rarely reveals who he really is to people he knows. The speech to Barry’s team is great. Oliver puts into words every concern he has about letting people in, especially people he doesn’t know well enough to trust.
Seeing how strongly Wells and Joe oppose the Arrow, it is really weird to have them thank him at the end of the episode. Joe talks about how he opposes Oliver’s methods, but he started out calling the Arrow a mad man. Wells is just really weird and untrustworthy, so it is hard to make sense of his motives on a good day.
Maybe since Oliver helped take down Barry without harming him, it made a difference in Joe’s and Well’s eyes. Another options it that now they have a face to put to the mask. Perhaps this makes them feel trusted. Still, if Joe or Wells would have had a line telling Oliver to stay out of their city, it would have been better.
The Iris and Flash situation needed to end. Caitlin has been saying how bad this is, and now Oliver steps in. Of course, Iris is the one who cuts it off at the end. It would have been nice if Barry had either agreed to end it or strongly opposed it before Iris’ declaration. What do you think will change Iris’ mind about the Flash?
What did you think of the episode? Do you think Caitlin will have a breakthrough with the DNA from Sara’s murder case? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.