Arrow creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg are once again teaming up with David Nutter to film the pilot episode of the CW’s The Flash. The CW has been in the creative process for months now deciding how to pull off the new series and, until today, had decided that The Flash would get a backdoor pilot in the 20th episode of this season’s Arrow. Today they announced that instead of the backdoor pilot, they will be giving The Flash a full-fledged pilot. His alter ego Barry Allen will be appearing in two episodes of Arrow and that will provide his origin story.
While The Flash will be getting his own series, his world and Arrow’s will be tied together. With this decision, it is unclear what the 20th episode of Arrow will look like this season. Will it even mention The Flash or go on as if The Flash hasn’t even appeared yet? A decision is set to be made later this week. In the upcoming episode of Arrow, titled “The Scientist”, Barry Allen is an assistant police forensic investigator who arrives in Starling City to look into a series of robberies that are connected to his past. Ever the comic book fanboy, Allen is obsessed with Arrow completely unaware that working with Oliver to solve this string of crimes has brought him closer than he ever expected to the vigilante.
[box_light]BARRY ALLEN COMES TO STARLING CITY — A seemingly impossible robbery at Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division brings Central City police scientist Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) to town. Citing a similar case back home, Barry offers to help Oliver (Stephen Amell) and team with the investigation. Oliver senses there is more to Barry than meets the eye, but he’s distracted by the similarities between this current case and something that happened on the island. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) takes a liking to Barry, which doesn’t go unnoticed by Oliver. Sin (guest star Bex Taylor-Klaus) asks Roy (Colton Haynes) for help when a friend of hers goes missing. Roy is surprised when Thea (Willa Holland) not only encourages him to help, but joins the search. Unfortunately, Sin’s friend is connected to Brother Blood (guest star Kevin Alejandro), and their search ultimately gets one of them seriously injured. Michael Schultz directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kresiberg and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns (#208).[/box_light]