‘The Flash’ spoilers: First details for big ‘Arrow’ crossover, the Rainbow Raider

Flash -Tuesday, December 2 is a day you want to have marked on your calendars for a while, mostly because this is the beginning for what is hopefully going to be a very-epic, very-exciting crossover between “The Flash” and its big brother “Arrow.”

This CW released earlier this week the official synopsis for “Flash vs. Arrow,” the first part of this event that features Barry Allen actually starting to lose his mind a little bit. Basically, the lesson within here seems to be mostly that it is never a good idea to not rely on help from another hero, even if you have superpowers that accomplish things that others can only dream of.

Want to know more? Then just be sure to take a look at that said synopsis now:

“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.”

Ray Bivolo is also known as the Rainbow Raider, though we wonder just how much that part of his costume is going to be played up on the show. Basically, though, it is nice to see that both he and Captain Boomerang (another familiar villain from “Flash” lore) are going to be played up here.

Want to know how the second part of this crossover is going to go? Then head over here, since we are going to be discussing that part of the equation shortly. You can also sign up now to get some further TV updates on everything we cover via our official CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo via The CW.)

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