With both The Flash and Arrow set to return in just under two weeks, it’s time to start looking beyond their respective season premieres. Fortunately, official synopses have been released pertaining to their second episodes that further detail what we can expect from these fan favorite superhero shows going forward.
We’ll start with The Flash, not only because it airs first but also because it’s somewhat charting the course for the rest of The CW’s DC-based shows with its “Flashpoint” premiere event. With its second episode, “Paradox,” it looks like Barry will have already set the timeline straight – for the most part. That doubly makes sense because continuing one show in an alternate timeline for too many consecutive episodes while others are progressing as they normally would could possibly disorient some viewers. Plus, it lets us become acquainted with the new status quo even sooner and I can’t complain about that.
Here’s the official word regarding “Paradox,” which is set to air on October 11:
THE AFTERMATH — Barry (Grant Gustin) realizes the effects from Flashpoint are much greater than he thought. Meanwhile, Barry meets new co-worker Julian Albert (Tom Felton) and is surprised by Julian’s immediate disdain for Barry. Ralph Hemecker directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing.
Meanwhile, over in Star City, the Green Arrow begins to train several budding vigilantes, some of whom may or may not cater to his rigorous methods. One has to wonder if one of these hopefuls will be soon cast aside or possibly become an adversary.
Check out the official synopsis for “The Recruits” below and be sure to tune in on October 12:
SUIT UP — Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) new recruits for Team Arrow are Curtis (Echo Kellum), Wild Dog (guest star Rick Gonzalez) and Evelyn Sharp (guest star Madison McLaughlin). Unfortunately, the Green Arrow’s training methods prove to be too much for some of them to handle. Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Oliver’s initiation into the Bratva continues. James Bamford directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Beth Schwartz.
The Flash returns for its third season on Tuesday, October 4, with Arrow returning for its fifth on Wednesday, October 5. Both air on The CW.