Since the two shows premiered last month, both Arrow and The Flash haven’t exactly been keeping to themselves to save up their crossover karma for next month’s two-parter. Still, a lot of people are stoked about seeing Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) be full-on superhero bros in a two-night event, and now, The CW has released the plot description for both episodes which includes details on who the heroes will be forced to face-off against. Befitting the occasion, the writers have decided to introduce two new villains to the shows who are taken directly from DC Comics. One of them is kind of a big deal, and the other is, well, kind of a surprise.
According to the network, we’ll meet Captain Boomerang Digger Harkness, who will be the villain in the Arrow half of the crossover called “The Brave and the Bold.” Boomerang in the comics has ties to the Suicide Squad, which has already been introduced in the DC Television Universe last season on Arrow. Nick Tarabay (Asher from Spartacus) will play Boomerang in the episode, and, according to IMDb, will first appear in next week’s Arrow episode “Draw Back Your Bow,” which is about the Green Arrow villain Cupid.
But first on The Flash, the Emerald Archer and the Scarlet Speedster will butt heads as they battle Roy Bivolo, known in the comics as the Rainbow Raider, but will instead be called Chroma in The Flash episode “Flash Vs Arrow.” Paul Anthony, a Vancouver-based actor who’s had small roles in Blade: Trinity and American Mary, will play the villain who will have the ability to amplify the emotions of others rather than the ability to shoot rainbow colored light beams. No word yet on if he’ll still be a color blind frustrated artist.
Here’s the plot synopsis for the two crossover episodes of The Flash and Arrow:
“Flash vs. Arrow”
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”
PART TWO OF THE ARROW AND FLASH CROSSOVER EVENT — Oliver (Stephen Amell), Arsenal (Paul Anthony) 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.
The episodes will air the first week of December on The CW. And remember that both The Flash and Arrow are recapped weekly by Nerd Bastards. See the sidebar to the right for the latest reviews.
Source: Bleeding Cool