As The Flash’s crossover with Arrow draws near, we’ve been privy to a lot of information about the special episode and have even seen plenty of footage and stills from Tuesday’s big show. However, despite feeling pretty confident about “Flash vs. Arrow”'s general premise, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says the episode will offer at least one huge surprise for fans.
"We have one of the biggest surprises on Arrow of all time on The Flash episode."
Could that mean a brand new weapon? Or could it be the introduction of a character we didn’t expect to see? I personally would like to know more about Dr. Harrison Wells and his apparent time traveling, but from what Kreisberge is saying, this will be more of an Arrow surprise than a Flash surprise. So maybe it will have to do with one of the aforementioned questions, or the fact that Laurel aka Black Canary won’t have much to do in the crossover episodes. Obviously a “surprise” means something unexpected and there are a lot of directions “Flash vs. Arrow” could go in.
We do know that all of the crossing over has definitely had a direct impact on Arrow’s creative team. Recently, another of Arrow’s executive producers, Marc Guggenheim, spoke out to say that he now feels metahumans can have a part in the world of Arrow.
"What's fun about episode 8 for Arrow is it proved to me, as a writer and a producer, hey, you know what? You can do metahumans on Arrow without feeling like the show is changing its tone too much. "
So, even if we don’t know what huge surprise is in store, at least we do know that the interaction of the two shows has had a positive effect on Arrow. And if you are interested in learning a bit about the crossover before tonight’s episode airs, “Flash vs. Arrow” will follow Arrow and his team as they head to Central City. They are tracking a mysterious boomerang killer, but will get roped in to helping Flash’s team take down a metahuman. Then, on Wednesday, “The Brave and the Bold” will air during Arrow’s usual timeslot. That episode will revolve around the boomerang killer, aka Digger Harkness, and will follow Oliver and Barry as they team up once more to save the day.
You can read more about The Flash and Arrow crossover at Zap2It. Or tune in to the first part of The Flash and Arrow crossover on December 2 at 8 p.m. ET or the second part on December 3, also at 8 p.m. ET.