With the Flash's blast to the past, Central City has been in for quite a ride. Instead of a tidal wave crashing into the great city, mobsters have died, Snart has returned with his pretty young sister (who I think would get along famously with Firestorm), and Barry's social life took quite a jolt. But even with all of this, does that really make up for the lives that might have been lost in that tidal wave?
What if time isn't finished with the heroes of this world? What if the Flash isn't the only one effected by Barry's mistakes? Of course you know who I'm talking about...
That's right, Team Arrow has had it's share of bumps and bruises the past couple of weeks. The city is turning on our favorite TV vigilante.
If there are any hopes for another crossover in the future, the writers need to keep our heroes in the same timeline. So what if the events that are transpiring in [Arrow](series:720988) are linked to the Flash?
Ra's al Ghul
Ra's al Ghul certain has had a change of heart. He stabbed our dear Ollie and kicked him off of a cliff. I could almost hear the "Fatality!" in the background.
Now, though, he's offering his position among the League of Assassins to Mr. Queen. Yes, I know, the prophecy, but how many people have died because of this offer? Yes, it seems as if this change of heart could be old Father Time trying to make up for Barry's mistake.
Ray Palmer has also taken quite a turn. Almost uncharacteristically he's shunned Felicity and sworn to make the Arrow pay for his crimes! Sure, the billionaire came to his senses, but it was almost as if he was a different person. Almost as if Time had altered his mind.
Quentin Lance has had a lot thrust upon him this season. First Brick and his goons try to take the Glades for themselves, then he finds out his youngest daughter has died (again), and his eldest daughter and the vigilante he's grown so fond of have been lying to him!
He has also sworn to make the Arrow pay for his crimes, we're getting a look at the old detective we loved to hate. Seemingly nothing can convince him to see things they way they are! The Arrow is being framed, says Palmer. But nay, says the old captain. The Arrow is a menace! (Did Lance just become the J. Jonah Jameson of the DC world?
Lance has even taken to a feud with Laurel, his own daughter. It seems as if Oliver isn't the only one being affected here. With the assassination of the Mayor, who's to say what will happen?
The [Suicide Squad](movie:2283363) is even getting a piece of the action!
With the recent job a bust and a building up in flames, it seems as if we have lost another character! (Though come on, he's not really dead, we all know that). The Squad has lost a member, and Cupid has lost her new beau.
Madam Mayor has been murdered! I know, I know! It was with an arrow! It must be the work of that meddlesome Arrow, right, Lance?
With her death at the hands of an archer, the city of Starling is going to go ballistic! Just rewatch the clip for next weeks episode!
With Barry's honorable blunder, much is changing not just for him, but for our friends in Starling. Sure, things seem to be getting back on track for Barry (except for the fact that he now knows Wells' little secret) but in the home of the Emerald Archer, things are just heating up.
Can the Arrow regain his hero status? Will Lance come to his senses? Will [The Atom](series:2584045) ever shrink? Find out next week, same Arrow time, same Arrow channel!