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All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again. And by “all of this,” I mean an Arrow/The Flash crossover event, much like we saw last season. Fans may have guessed another two-parter was coming, and not only do we have confirmation of that, but we also know when and where in the upcoming season of both CW series’ it’s happening.

We spoke with Andrew Kreisberg during The Flash press roundtables at Comic-Con in San Diego, and he confirmed that fans will see Arrow and The Flash crossover during the same week in December…
We do have crossovers planned, both Episodes 8’s again, this year, which will air in December. It’s a 2-part crossover, which starts on Flash and ends on Arrow, and that’s sort of the big crossover event.

Kreisberg went on to say that throughout the year we’ll see more of the mini-crossovers we saw last season, like when Felicity and Ray Palmer dropped in on The Flash, or Cisco to Arrow.

One of the great things about both The Flash and Arrow is that the series hold up enough on their own that fans don’t need to watch both shows in order to follow either. But as last year’s crossovers demonstrated, there’s a much bigger payoff for those of us who do watch both shows, as it’s exciting — and in some cases, amusing — to see how characters on each series interact with one another.

It sounds like they’re aiming to follow a similar course with the crossover episodes that will take place in Arrow Season 4 and The Flash Season 2, at least as it relates to when the episodes will air, sometime in December (no specific date mentioned beyond that), and the eighth episode for both series. Last year, The Flash’s “Flash vs. Arrow” aired on December 2, and a day later, Arrow’s “The Brave and the Bold” concluded the crossover event. Episode 8’s a good place for such an event, as it gives both shows a bit of time to settle into their respective arcs for the season and build up some momentum before colliding.

Arrow and The Flash won’t be the only CW shows crossing over this year. Andrew Kreisberg told us that Arrow/The Flash spinoff Legends of Tomorrow “is essentially crossovers every week.” So we have that to look forward to in 2016 when Legends debuts. In the meantime, those eager to see more shared screen time between Arrow and The Flash will get their wish come December.

The Flash returns for Season 2 on Tuesday, October 6 on The CW. Arrow returns for Season 4 on Wednesday, October 7. Check out Oliver Queen’s new suit here