Upcoming Flash Episode Synopses

Hungry for more of the Flash television series? Here are synopses of two major upcoming episodes, as well as the much-anticipated Arrow crossover episode. It goes without saying that there are some major spoilers contained behind the jump, so your discretion is advised.

These are the official write-ups for Episode 8 of the Flash series, and Episode 8 of Arrow:

“Flash vs. Arrow” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)
PART ONE OF THE EPIC CROSSOVER EVENT WITH THE FLASH AND ARROW — Barry (Grant Gustin) is thrilled when Oliver (guest star Stephen Amell), Felicity (guest star Emily Bett Rickards) and Diggle (guest star David Ramsey) come to Central City to investigate a case involving a deadly boomerang. Excited about teaming up with his friend, Barry asks Oliver if he’d like to help him stop Ray Bivolo, the meta-human Barry is currently tracking. Bivolo causes people to lose control of their emotions and has been using that skill to rob banks. Unfortunately, the superhero partnership doesn’t go as smoothly as Barry expected. When Oliver tells Barry he still has a lot to learn, Barry sets out to prove him wrong by attempting to stop Bivolo alone. However, when Bivolo infects Barry and sets him on a rage rampage, everyone is in danger, and the only one who can stop him is the Arrow. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) is furious when Eddie (Rick Cosnett) tries to get a task force to stop The Flash, Joe and Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) agree the Arrow is a bad influence on Barry, and Caitlin and Cisco deal with a new team in S.T.A.R. Labs. Glen Winter directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Ben Sokolowski & Brooke Eikmeier (#107). Original airdate 12/2/2014.

“The Brave and the Bold” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
PART TWO OF THE ARROW AND FLASH CROSSOVER EVENT — Oliver (Stephen Amell), Arsenal (Colton Haynes) and Diggle (David Ramsey) track down the location of a boomerang-wielding killer named Digger Harkness (guest star) but are surprised when they come face to face with an A.R.G.U.S. team. Diggle asks Lyla (guest star) why A.R.G.U.S. is involved but she defers until Harkness attacks the building, killing several agents and targeting Lyla. The Arrow joins the fight and gets help from an old friend – The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin). Harkness manages to get away and Oliver teams up with Barry again to find him before he can get to Lyla. When Harkness plants five bombs in the city that are timed to explode at the same time, both teams must come together to save the city. Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg, and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Grainne Godfree Schwartz (#308). Original airdate 12/3/2014.

Episode 9 (the last before the mid-season break) — take note of the title:

“The Man in the Yellow Suit” (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

BARRY CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS WITH THE WESTS — Barry (Grant Gustin) enjoys the annual tradition of tree trimming and gift exchange with Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Iris (Candice Patton). He gives Iris a touching gift, but the moment is interrupted by Eddie’s (Rick Cosnett) arrival. Ralph Hemecker directed the episode written by Todd Helbing & Aaron Helbing (#109).


I see that the artist formerly known as Rainbow Raider is named ‘Ray’ here, which might be a typo or may be deliberate (perhaps to distinguish him from Roy Harper, or just to hide the silly pun aspect of his name). I hope he’ll be named Roy, but either way I’m just glad to get him as a major character in a television episode.

What do you think? Are you excited for these episodes? I know I am!


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About Lia

Lia is a Canadian fan of the Flashes and the Rogues. She's particularly interested in memorabilia of the Rogues and Reverse Flashes, collecting art, and memorizing a whole lot of pointless trivia. She may be the world's only diehard fan of the Top due to a love of hopeless causes, and she runs a fan blog on Tumblr, known as gorogues or The Rogues Kick Ass.

5 thoughts on “Upcoming Flash Episode Synopses

  1. Kelson

    I love that they’re using a character that Geoff “emotional spectrum” Johns couldn’t figure out what to do with as a key part of their first big crossover.

    1. Lia Post author

      I once heard that Johns regretted killing him off and said so to somebody, but that was all secondhand hearsay. Certainly I can imagine that he might have eventually realized the missed opportunity.

  2. Nick!

    Interesting. By the description, it seems as if the two episodes take place over one another/at the same time, but with different points of view. I wonder how they will address the Flash’s speed powers on “Arrow” since the latter show has generally played down super powers.

  3. Craig MacD.

    Well, that’s unexpected to say the least. He’s probably the Rogue I know the least about and I was never entirely clear on his powers. Definitely an interesting choice for such an important episode.

    1. Lia Post author

      You’ve inspired me to start writing a longer bio for him. Here are the basics of his powers.

      His goggles could shoot a variety of coloured light beams, which had quite a few different effects. He could:

      *manipulate people’s emotions, to make them feel whatever emotion he chose. Sometimes he used this by inducing anger in a crowd and setting the furious mob against a hero, or rendering people too frightened to fight him.
      *ride around on a beam of solid light.
      *shoot lasers which packed a surprising punch.
      *induce nausea, exhaustion, or blindness in others.
      *create a prison made of solid light.
      *heat up objects until they exploded.

      He also had some other devastating inborn powers for a short time, but they only seemed to last for that one issue.


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