The Flash recap: 'Flash vs. Arrow'

December 3, 2014 2:00 AM

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The Flash recap: 'Flash vs. Arrow'

As someone who grew up loving the Batman: The Animated Series/Superman: The Animated Series crossover episode "World's Finest," where Superman and Batman meet for the first time in the DC Animated Universe, I had high expectations going into tonight's episode. And I can gladly say I was not disappointed. "Flash vs. Arrow" delivers on both the action front—The Flash and the Arrow's fight is impeccably staged and rendered—and on the character front. And while the Team Flash interacting with Team Arrow stuff is so much fun to watch, the episode never forgets that this is an episode of The Flash and that everything that happens needs to push this show's stories forward. Yes, tonight's metahuman never amounts to anything more than a plot device, but it's fine because he makes for an effective plot device that gives us the epic fight scene promised by the episode's title. (Also, David Ramsey, who plays Diggle, definitely steals the show in this episode).

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