The CW has revealed the episode synopses for two of the most highly anticipated installments of the superhero TV season -- the "Flash" and "Arrow" crossover. The two episodes will air the first week of December and see the casts of the two DC Comics shows overlap as they come up against two all-new rogues: Rainbow Raider and Captain Boomerang.
The summaries seemingly run through the two episodes beat by beat, and are a bit more in-depth than the blurbs usually attached to the shows. The titles of the episodes -- "Flash vs. Arrow" and "The Brave and the Bold" -- even hint at the antagonists-turned-allies storyarc we may see unfold over the course of the crossover.
The TV event will kick off on "The Flash" in "Flash vs. Arrow," which will air on December 2.
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).
Part two will take place on "Arrow" on the next night, December 3, with an episode called "The Brave and the Bold."
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 Nick Tarabay) but are surprised when they come face to face with an A.R.G.U.S. team. Diggle asks Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) 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).
The synopses reveal the debut of two new rogues to the "Arrow"-verse: Rainbow Raider and Captain Boomerang. Like many characters that appear on the CW shows, both of the villains are missing their bad guy codenames and instead going by their real names. Rainbow Raider's real name has been changed from the on-the-nose Roy G. Bivolo to the slightly less Silver Age-y Ray Bivolo.
The "Flash" and "Arrow" crossover event begins on the CW on December 2.