‘Arrow’ season 2 lets loose its eighth episode of the year with “The Scientist,” as Oliver reluctantly enlists the aid of Central City forensic scientist Barry Allen ('Glee' star Grant Gustin) to investigate a super-powered heist with ties to his past, while Moira finds herself confronted by an old enemy..
Previous ‘Arrow’ episode “State V. Queen” saw Count Vertigo (‘Fringe”s Seth Gabel) complicating Oliver’s attendance at his mother’s trial, while Moira struggled to keep a dark secret from emerging, so what does the eighth episode of ‘Arrow’ season 2 bring? Will Oliver finally become the hooded hero we know from DC comics, or will Barry Allen beat him to it?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Arrow’ season 2′s lighting-quick eighth episode, “The Scientist!”
The CW's 'Arrow' will soon enter a brave new world of DC tie-ins with this Wednesday's "The Scientist," bringing forensic scientist Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) into the mix to investigate a seemingly superpowered crime spree. To that end, the CW has flashed on an in-depth new preview for the hour, along with news that 'Doctor Who' star Alex Kingston will return as Dinah Lance!
Earlier today we learned that 'Arrow''s impending 'Flash' spinoff would in fact emerge as a separate pilot, rather than feature the character's super-powered origin later on in the season, but that won't stop Grant Gustin from popping up as Central City police scientist Barry Allen on December 4! Get a first look at "The Scientist" with the pre-Flash inside!
We were more than a bit skeptical when 'Arrow' season 2 announced that it would introduce DC superhero Barry Allen into its story, culminating in a 2014 episode to serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential CW 'Flash' spinoff, and now it seems producers have blinked as well. Grant Gustin's 'Flash' will still receive a pilot for a potential series, but not in 'Arrow' season 2 as originally planned.
'Arrow' season 2 still managed to hit the mark with last night's "Keep Your Enemies Closer," an episode that abdicated the main plot for a Diggle-centric turn in Russia, but will the CW superhero drama have the same true aim when Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) makes a speedy entrance into town in "The Scientist"? Find out what brings the Flash to Starling City with a few new spoilers!
Less surprising than the initial announcement that 'Arrow' season 2 would incorporate the Flash for a potential spinoff was the follow up that 'Glee' star Grant Gustin had beaten out several others to the role. And while we won't see Dr. Barry Allen make his debut until later in the upcoming season, with his red-suited alter ego arriving even later, Gustin recently opened up about the non-traditional casting approach and the iconic duds we'll eventually see the character sport.
Well, okay then! Earlier this week we'd heard that 'Arrow' season 2 was down to three candidates in casting 'The Flash,' to be introduced in the coming episodes as Dr. Barry Allen and speeding toward a potential spinoff next season, and the decision is in. Ex-'Glee' villain Grant Gustin will don the iconic red tights in 'Arrow' season 2, so what do we think of the choice?
Regardless what you feel about 'Arrow' breaking its "no powers" rule to incorporate the Flash into season 2 for a potential spinoff series down the line, casting announcements for the iconic DC speedster will arrive any day before filming gets underway on September 30. While we wait for the news, at least two names have emerged to potentially fill the Flash's yellow boots as Dr. Barry Allen, but from where might we know them?
We're still not certain exactly how 'Arrow' season 2 will adapt famous DC 'Justice League'-r The Flash into its more grounded, realistic take on superheroics, but it seems a name to fill the iconic red costume will soon be upon us. New reports suggest that Dr. Barry Allen will begin filming before the end of the month, meaning our Flash will soon reveal himself!
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