This fall, CW’s ‘Arrow’ Season 3 will kick off alongside the premiere of the brand new show, ‘The Flash,’ a spinoff of the aforementioned hit television show. In season 2 we were introduced to the character of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), a member of the Central City CSI who was “sent” to Starling to investigate a similar incident that had occurred in his very own hometown. When he arrived, he helped the Arrow/Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and his accomplices John Diggle (David Ramsey), a former member of the US military and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), an IT whiz with whom Barry struck up a blossoming romance. But now that Barry is back in his hometown on a show of his very own and with news that The Flash and Arrow may cross over, what will be the relationship between him and Felicity moving forward?
TVLine’s “Ask Ausiello” column has an answer:
It is hinted in the Flash premiere that Barry’s trip to Starling City (and/or a certain someone he met there!) indeed made an impression on him. But we also see almost immediately that the CSI whiz shares a quite complicated ‘relationship’ with Iris West, the police detective’s daughter he ‘grew up with’ after his mother was murdered/his father arrested. Obviously, the question will be: When will those two ever be on the same page regarding what they feel beyond a ‘brother/sister’ vibe?
On ‘Arrow’ the show recently announced that John Barrowman, who portrayed the first Season’s main antagonist, Malcolm Merlyn will be a series regular for Season 3. This means that an interesting new dynamic should be added as Merlyn will have a much larger role as the show progresses.
The “Spoiler Chat” column from E! Online has a response from Barrowman himself about this:
Prepare to see a different side of former (and current?) baddie Malcolm Merlyn when season three kicks off. ‘Malcolm’s losing everybody around him in his life for whatever reason…he figured out the last reason he lost Tommy was because he became emotionally connected to somebody. Malcolm can control everybody physically or with money, what’s really interesting now is Malcolm needs to learn how to control people emotionally so he doesn’t lose anybody now,’ John Barrowman previewed for us. ‘That’s what he he’s doing with Thea now because she’s at her emotional low. Malcolm needs to build his family back around him, whoever that may be. He needs Thea as much as she needs him.
Arrow Season 3 and its spinoff, ‘The Flash’ will begin this fall on the CW.