The first crossover between Arrow and The Flash represented a watershed moment for The CW. John Diggle meeting the Scarlet Speedster opened up a whole new world of possibility for comedy and storytelling. With the imminent debut of Supergirl in the Arrow-verse, we can expect even more of that comedy in the near future. Meeting an alien is apparently going to be a big deal for Diggle, and he's definitely going to have a visceral reaction to Kara Danvers' arrival. Actor David Ramsey explained:
It's funny, too, because the first time when I meet Flash, Andrew Kreisberg -- the executive producer of the show -- was sitting in video village, where he kind of watches what's going on in front of the screen, and he's like, 'Listen: When you see Flash, I want you to go big.' And I was like, 'Oh, okay.' So I did it, and I threw like one fry in the air. And I went over and Andrew's like, 'No, like go crazy big, dude.' So I threw like all the fries into the air and everyone just howling laughing. . . . Diggle has to have a reaction to Supergirl, that rivals Flash. So I decided he could maybe pee just a little bit.
During a recent panel at Salt Lake Comic-Con, David Ramsey and Stephen Amell discussed the arrival of Supergirl among the ranks of The CW's DC heroes. Referencing Diggle's reaction to seeing metahumans for the very first time in Season 3 of Arrow, Ramsey explained that the act of meeting an alien would require a much bigger and funnier response. What's the next logical step from throwing Big Belly Burger fries? Peeing yourself, obviously.
Stephen Amell and David Ramsey then proceed to do a little bit of improv showcasing what such a scene might look like during the upcoming crossover event. Diggle's a tough guy, but given what we've seen from him when he faces off against metahumans and magic, we wouldn't put it past him to pee himself -- just a little bit. After all, this is a guy who said "what next, aliens?" when he learned about supersoldiers like Deathstroke.
Of course, those of you that have kept up with the Arrow-verse over the years know exactly how Diggle responded when he first met The Flash:
Just think: Diggle's reaction to seeing Supergirl for the very first time will actually RIVAL that scene. Don't be surprised if he pees himself. Although Arrow's fifth season will see it return to the darker sensibilities of its earlier episodes, we're glad to see some of the more recent humor will continue when the crossover occurs. That just helps balance things out.
CinemaBlend will bring you any and all news related to the Arrow-verse -- particularly the upcoming crossover event -- as more information becomes available to us. Arrow will return on Wednesday, October 5 at 8 p.m. EST, and Supergirl will debut Monday, October 10 at 8 p.m. EST. Make sure to check out our comprehensive fall TV premiere schedule for more information concerning all of the most highly anticipated upcoming television debuts!