At the end of the “Arrow” episode “Three Ghosts” (which was the winter finale last year and one of our all-time favorites), we effectively saw a scene that featured Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and the particle accelerator incident that started it all. This is what put Barry into a coma, and what would allow him to become the focus of “The Flash.”
So why create a new version of this same scene? It’s a good question, and you have this “new version.” There are a few subtle changes, but we really feel like the reason is to flesh it out just a little bit more, and to make it even clearer that on this show, it is all about Barry. We also feel like everything, from the coloration to the structure of the scene, will make it appeal to the viewers out there who have not seen a single episode of “Arrow.”
One thing that we are very curious about is just how the show will fare in terms of the ratings. While the Flash is arguably even a more-popular hero than the Green Arrow, will comic diehards watch? There are a number of other hero shows out there already, and the ratings for “Arrow” have went down slightly over the years. If there is concern that you need to watch the Stephen Amell series to get the full experience here, there could be some trouble.
With all this being said, we hear great things about the pilot, and we full expect the show to at least get a complete first season.
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