Barry is thrilled when Oliver, Felicity and Diggle come to Central City to investigate a case involving a deadly boomerang. Excited about teaming up with his friend, Barry asks Oliver if he’d like to help him stop Ray Bivolo, the meta-human Barry is currently tracking. Bivolo causes people to lose control of their emotions and has been using that skill to rob banks. Unfortunately, the superhero partnership doesn’t go as smoothly as Barry expected. When Oliver tells Barry he still has a lot to learn, Barry sets out to prove him wrong by attempting to stop Bivolo alone. However, when Bivolo infects Barry and sets him on a rage rampage, everyone is in danger, and the only one who can stop him is the Arrow. Meanwhile, Iris is furious when Eddie tries to get a task force to stop The Flash. Joe and Dr. Wells agree The Arrow is a bad influence on Barry, and Caitlin and Cisco deal with a new team in S.T.A.R. Labs.
NO! No, no, no! Why promote this awesome episode and ruin it with more Iris/Flash in the beginning? I wouldn’t mind it so much, but it’s been done so much and it’s awful everytime. First they’re friends, then the one becomes a superhero, then the other falls for the hero, then the hero reveals him/herself to the other, and that person is like ‘ok, you’re good enough to date now.’ If that was gonna happen I was gonna be done with it, but thank god for that ending.
I do love one thing about Oliver; he gets the job done. None of this ‘lets be reasonably and talk things out,’ no he threatens, shoots, and I also believe kills to get his answers. I also love that he is logical. When he calls Barry so they can train, he tells him how sloppy he is.
The villian this episode was pretty cool, but he served no purpose other than to make Barry’s anger come out so he could fight the Arrow. Once their fight is done, it cuts straight to him in their S.T.A.R. Lab prison. You don’t even get to see them capture him. LAME!
Biggest, corniest line ever from Eddie: I believe in what I can see, and feel, and touch, which means I believe in you. SO CORNY!
Barry getting shot constantly was pretty funny though.