At the end of Wednesday night’s “Arrow” season 2 episode “The Scientist,” we had the opportunity to learn at least one piece of valuable information about Grant Gustin’s character of Barry Allen: He was going to get an opportunity to meet his hero! However, he was getting that opportunity in a way that he probably never predicted. Basically, he was being tasked with the challenge of having to try and save his life, which we imagine cannot be an easy thing to take on. Plus, Barry’s awkward; how could he not be nervous?
So what is this situation going to be like Wednesday night? On one side, you have Barry learning that Oliver Queen is the Hood; and then, you have Oliver having to handle the fact that he owes some sort of a debt to a guy that he does not seem to be particularly fond of all of the time. Just look at what show executive producer Andrew Kreisberg had to say on the subject to TVLine:
“[Barry is] getting to see that sometimes it’s better not meeting your heroes, because they’re complicated and cranky… and maybe jealous of the way you’re looking at their assistant. At the end of the day, Oliver just wants the job done and Barry helps get the job done — and that’s sort of the saving grace for him.”
Given that there is a second half of the season we know that Oliver is going to find a way to survive his current predicament, but Barry also needs to get himself on the road to getting himself those powers that he’ll have in the new series about The Flash. We don’t think the big moment for him is going to happen until the show’s own pilot, though, mostly because it would be a disservice to that show to take its biggest moment happen on “Arrow”.
What do you think is going to happen when it comes to Oliver and Barry Wednesday night? Share your thoughts below! Just in case you’re also looking for some Felicity scoop, you can click here to see how her feelings for Barry really do change the game for her and Oliver.
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