“Arrow” has already introduced us to Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), the boy who would become the Flash and the center of his own upcoming spinoff. Now, The CW has announced it plans to introduce several other new faces from “The Flash” in the current season of “Arrow.”
Episode 19 will be titled “The Man Under the Hood,” and will introduce S.T.A.R. Labs’ bioengineering expert Caitlin, (Danielle Panabaker), and mechanical engineering genius Cisco (Carlos Valdes).
As episode 9 left Barry Allen in a coma until next fall, the introduction of Caitlin and Cisco provides a way to reintroduce the “The Flash” universe to the audience and flesh out the new universe prior to the spinoff’s premiere next fall. The two will appear on “Arrow” around the episodes the original “Flash” backdoor pilot had been scheduled to air, so this is a retooling of those plans.
The episode will air in April; “Arrow” airs Wednesdays 8/7c on the CW.