It’s nearly that time of year again! Fall is upon us, and we’re less than a week or two away from the return of shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the DC Comics offerings from The CW. Speaking of those offerings, today, the network has released the episode descriptions for the upcoming second episodes of Arrow and The Flash‘s fourth and second seasons, respectively.
Starting off with The Flash, and “Flash of Two Worlds” is clearly going to be a huge episode, as we meet Earth-2’s Jay Garrick and learn more about what to expect from the villainous Zoom.
Jay Garrick (guest star Teddy Sears), a mysterious man from Earth-2, appears at S.T.A.R. Labs with a dire warning about an evil speedster named Zoom, who is set on destroying The Flash. Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team must decide if they can trust this stranger even as they face yet another powerful meta-human. Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) must deal with a determined officer named Patty Spivot (guest star Shantal VanSanten) who wants to join his meta-human task force. Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing.
Over in Arrow meanwhile, it sounds like Oliver Queen won’t waste any time getting back to his vigilante ways as he and Speedy look set to protect the possible next Mayor of Star City in “The Candidate.”
When an old family friend, Jessica Danforth (guest star Jeri Ryan), tells Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Thea (Willa Holland) that she is going to run for mayor, both Queens are concerned considering the last three mayors have been murdered. Despite their protests, Jessica makes her announcement so the Green Arrow and Speedy vow to protect her. Meanwhile, Thea begins to exhibit effects from the Lazarus Pit. In addition, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is faced with a tough business decision and looks to one of her employees, Curtis Holt (guest star Echo Kellum), for help. John Behring directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim and Keto Shimizu.
There’s a lot to be excited about here, though The Flash definitely seems to have an advantage over Arrow thanks to the introduction of a lot of exciting characters from the comics. We’ll get to see which show delivers the most though when these episodes air on October 13th and 14th, respectively.