First Clip From ARROW's The Scientist Featuring Grant Gustin As Barry Allen

After watching this first clip, what do you think of Grant as Barry Allen? Provided Gustin proves popular with Arrow fans, The CW will proceed with another DC superhero drama centering on the Scarlet Speedster's adventures in Central City.

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By Mark Julian - 12/3/2013
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A seemingly impossible robbery at Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division brings Central City police scientist Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) to town. Citing a similar case back home, Barry offers to help Oliver (Stephen Amell) and team with the investigation. Oliver senses there is more to Barry than meets the eye, but he’s distracted by the similarities between this current case and something that happened on the island. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) takes a liking to Barry, which doesn’t go unnoticed by Oliver. Sin (guest star Bex Taylor-Klaus) asks Roy (Colton Haynes) for help when a friend of hers goes missing. Roy is surprised when Thea (Willa Holland) not only encourages him to help, but joins the search. Unfortunately, Sin’s friend is connected to Brother Blood (guest star Kevin Alejandro), and their search ultimately gets one of them seriously injured. Michael Schultz directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kresiberg and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns (#208).


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Running Time: 60 min
Release Date: (Season Two) October 9th, 2013
MPAA Rating: Tv-14
Starring: Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Byron Mann, Colin Donnell, Colin Salmon, Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards, John Barrowman, Roger R. Cross and Willa Holland
Creators: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Characters: George Papp (character) and Mort Weisinger (character)

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"After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine."
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BruceWayneNewton - 12/3/2013, 6:38 AM
Ehhh he didn't blow my socks off but I think with some better lines he could pull off the Flash we want.
Masterpace - 12/3/2013, 6:38 AM
"Do your parents know you're here"...I laughed.

Doesn't look bad now...but he is a little awkward and I can't say that I know how Barry was in the comics.
JoeMomma29 - 12/3/2013, 6:38 AM
LOL! Do your parents know you are here?
113 - 12/3/2013, 6:38 AM
This kid can't act. From every snippet we've seen he just has flat delivery in all his lines. Hopefully I'm wrong but...
Tainted87 - 12/3/2013, 6:39 AM
Haha, do your parents know you're here?
Grundy smash.
JoeMomma29 - 12/3/2013, 6:39 AM
Actually there is some pretty good dialogue in that clip.
Nomis - 12/3/2013, 6:40 AM
" And does your Parents know you're here?" LOL! Nice!
MightyZeus - 12/3/2013, 6:42 AM
I'd say the guy was decent but he was better when he started talking about the crime scene.
So far so good.
Sumitsjc - 12/3/2013, 6:45 AM
It looks like Barry Allen Already know that Queen is Arrow.
Enphlieuwince - 12/3/2013, 6:47 AM
^Naw, it doesn't...
Battabing - 12/3/2013, 6:54 AM
Yeah, I think Gustin's got it.
Masterpace - 12/3/2013, 6:54 AM
@Sumitsjc

What?

" And does your Parents know you're here?"

Arrow wouldn't be with us if he would say something like that to Bruce :P
Nomis - 12/3/2013, 6:55 AM
Grant Gustin sounds like an old school comic book secret identity name.
Mixedsuperman - 12/3/2013, 6:55 AM
He seems like Barry Allen to me. Slight sense of humor not over the top like Wally, and is always late. Has that slight nerd aspect but not geeky. So to me he's a fit. Just needs blonde hair lol.
charlie2094 - 12/3/2013, 6:55 AM
Looks good! Liked the dialogue, Gustin seems good, can't wait to see the whole episode! I imagine DC/WB have a lot riding on this if they do plan on bringing the TV and movie universes together
Arrowhead77 - 12/3/2013, 6:57 AM
Lol... that is a great Barry Allen before he becomes the Flash. Read some comics complainers! !
antoineflemming - 12/3/2013, 6:57 AM
This just isn't the comic book Barry Allen. Looks like they were going for a TASM Andrew Garfield Peter Parker type.
User1134 - 12/3/2013, 7:08 AM
I'll Give Him A Chance, Seems Ok...
BatManiac - 12/3/2013, 7:28 AM
Gustin knows what he is doing. He has my approval.
DCNY - 12/3/2013, 7:42 AM
He'll be fine for the show.

But NOT for the DC cinematic universe. I'm sorry.

You can NOT have a young, SKINNY, feminine 22 year old Barry Allen fighting crime with a 46 year old Bruce Wayne standing next to a body like Henry Cavill's.

It'll look silly.

Keep him on the CW. AWAY from the DC movie universe.

dnno1 - 12/3/2013, 7:50 AM
"I'm guessing you don't know how hard it is to break someone's neck.. hmmm?" I could see him asking Clark Kent that question.
Rokyn - 12/3/2013, 7:55 AM
"He seems like Barry Allen to me. Slight sense of humor not over the top like Wally, and is always late. Has that slight nerd aspect but not geeky. So to me he's a fit."

Yup that's Barry alright. People saying he's Peter Parker? LOL go read a comic son, before he was Flash. Plus with Geoff Johns and Andrew Kriesberg involved heavily...I'm pretty sure they will do Barry justice.
mowood28 - 12/3/2013, 7:57 AM
I love that he is a little geeky and awkward, without being stupid and over the top. just the right amount of humor in that especially for a guy who will become the flash.

I definitely approve. he is a combination of Barry and Wally and that will work on the screen and on TV....just give it a chance...remember when they first announced arrow..everyone bitched and complained because it was on the CW..when we first saw clips people were sold on the show (especially after Smallville) but look at everyone's love for the show. These are same people behind flash. They got this....I truly believe that.

Rokyn - 12/3/2013, 8:01 AM
Put him next to Affleck and Cavill and Amell. He fits like a glove next to them.

Affleck- The 37-40 year old experienced badass Batman
Cavill- The hero and leader of the team. 33 years old.
Amell- The badass 27 year old hero archer. Slowly becoming more comedic like Oliver in the comics.
Gustin- The 23 year old kid gifted with incredible powers. The person who keeps the team optimistic and happy. The young guy of the team. The most human one. The comic relief.

Yep fits the bill.
Rokyn - 12/3/2013, 8:03 AM
I guess people forget 18-21 year old JLU Wally West and 24 year old Barry Allen from the original comics. Shame people forget ...
bazinga85 - 12/3/2013, 8:05 AM
Gustin is gonna kill it as Flash. I REALLY hope they merge the arrow and mos universes.
KingSilence - 12/3/2013, 8:42 AM
Gorilla Grodd
Vaportrail - 12/3/2013, 9:16 AM
I'm too used to the animated Wally West, but yeah. We'll see where this is going.
lntrn8 - 12/3/2013, 9:23 AM
excited!

Is Barry NOT blonde?
ALmazing - 12/3/2013, 9:32 AM
This is Kid Flash celebrating that DC fans like him. I still think he should have stayed in Glee.

DurtyTalynt - 12/3/2013, 9:32 AM
Not gonna watch it if he stays as barry
Jer3miah - 12/3/2013, 10:12 AM
He kinda seems like a male version of Felicity, which is kinda starting to make sense that she becomes involved with him. Hm... I must admit his performance wasn't bad. I'll refrain from further judgment until the episode airs.
Dandy - 12/3/2013, 10:12 AM
I liked him from this brief first impression. Let's see what he can do with the role. I've been really liking Arrow so hopefully it can still maintain it's quality with the introduction of science fiction elements.
Beaner8127 - 12/3/2013, 10:43 AM
Most frustrating show. Bad acting and stupid Twilight like drama make me want to stop watching but the awesome comic book moments, great action, and genuine good stories make me watching this polarizing show of quality.
Fastestmanalive - 12/3/2013, 11:30 AM
I'm still annoyed that he looks and sounds like he's 17 but at least they acknowledge that with Ollies comment. "Do your parents know you'r here?." lol

Also awkward geek is not Barry, maybe Peter Parker but definitely not Barry.

So far not good for me.
Shaggy - 12/3/2013, 12:53 PM
Shaggy - 12/3/2013, 12:56 PM
i bet i can grow a better beard than this kid
Tyrus - 12/3/2013, 3:24 PM
... Gustin still isn't cutting it for me.

He's like Amell when he speaks... I don't know what it's called but so far I've come to the conclusion that he might have a stutter or something? I dunno, but this kid talks just as weirdly.

I really don't like what I'm seeing so far. I'd rather that he came back in 2x20 rather than CW moving forward with The Flash pilot - nobody's seen the rest of what we have to yet.
Tyrus - 12/3/2013, 3:30 PM
Grant Gustin's lines are just as bad as Johansson's in Avengers.
ComicFan523 - 12/3/2013, 5:29 PM
I'd have to see more but I'd guess that he would make a good Flash. His age and his personality don't bother me.
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