In the official episode description for next week, beloved & dearly departed Arrow import Dinah Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) returns, but wearing way more black lipstick and even better pleather threads.
SERIOUSLY. Check out the fierce/fresh/flawless Earth-2 Queen Meta promo pics below. Caitlin Snow HEW?!
KATIE CASSIDY STARS AS BLACK SIREN, AND ACTUALLY HAS HER CANARY (SIREN?) CRY.
Meanwhile, Joe is stressing because Wally is taking the streets to be the Central City Vigilante and help the Flash.
Iris and Henry are stressing too about Barry taking on Zoom, but mostly because Iris knows that really she's the only one with a hope in hell of stopping him, and is the hero we all deserve.
Jesse Warn directs, with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg.
Original airdate 5/17/2016.
Queen Candice Patton Talks Female Characters, and Iris' Development...
Guest Director Kevin Smith on What He Learned on Set...
Kevin talks about his time directing 2x20 The Runaway Dinosaur, and why his time on the show was his fave ever. Much like this cast and crew are his faves ever.
Also talks about Arrow, and what he'd like to do on that (write), considering he wrote some critically acclaimed runs of the comics in the early 2000s.
Also... what to expect from the LAST TWO EPISODES of the season!
-His favourite episode ever was the Season 1 finale.
-He views the script (by Zack Stentz) as the "spiritual sequel [...] it was a gift [...] you put them side by side like bookends" to the S1 finale.
-Describes scenes with Nora Allen (Michelle Harrison) as, from a fan perspective, "like porn for a Flash fan, it's the best stuff in the show. Heart of the show, soul of the show, meat of the show is about a boy who lost his mom."
-He admits that despite working for 22 years in showbiz, he'd never really gone behind the scenes with special effects to see how it all worked which he had a chance to on this thanks to special effects guidance from Armen Kevorkian, the visual effects supervisor who also directed the previous episode - even though his own ep was light on special effects.
-Believes he became a better director working on the show, focused on just directing and asking the cast and crew how they did things every week - thereby learnt a lot. It was "my favourite thing i've ever directed [...] I'd do this every damn day if I could."
-Greg Berlanti heard great things about him from the production team, so Berlanti emailed him:
"Any show you want to come play in, you’re welcome here; consider this a second home".
-Kevin puts it down to the crew, and asked Berlanti that it was the same crew next time when he shoots in season 3, as he credits THEM with the episode and not himself - "they made the show what it is."
On to Arrow...
-Kevin wouldn't want to write for Flash because he loved just directing, but WOULD like to write for Arrow (and give it some good ratings for once - according to this OP who EXPOSED Arrow in a previous post).
-He already wrote two 'critically acclaimed' comic runs for it - 'Quiver' and 'The Sounds of Violence', introducing and creating iconic villain Onomatopoeia.
-He wants to develop a live-action version of Onomatopoeia for Arrow.
On the run up to the Finale...
-Calls 'The Runaway Dinosaur', "the calm before the storm."
-Says about the tail end of 2x22 "jaw-droppingly huge in the world of 'Flash, it’s massive."
Live + Same Day Ratings for 2x21 'The Runaway Dinosaur.
Pleased to report in that ratings this week have a small uptick, and generally hold steady in the key demographic, with a rating of 1.3 amongst adults 18-49, and 3.48 million viewers.
Comparatively, last week's episode was also 1.3 amongst the 18-49 demographic, with 3.34 million viewers.
This Week On: 'The Flash Cast Doing Stuff & Things On Social Media'...
Not much at all has really happened this week in the lives of the Flash cast.
No new Candice pics, Danielle is already in London on vacation going to museums and things before the City of Heroes 2 convention this weekend. Tom has been posting ~artsy things and is also travelling to the UK. Keiynan has had some other filming, and will be making his way to the con imminently. And Katie Cassidy also just arrived in London.
teddysears One of my all time favorites @thatkevinsmith directed tonight's superb episode of The Flash. And then we went on his podcast 'Fat Man on Batman' to talk about it. It's an easy listen and goes by faster than Walt Flanagan's dog. And yeah that's a Ron Swanson hockey jersey. Enjoy!
keiynanlonsdale You won't see us playing cards but we'll do other cool things tonight on an all new episode of @cwtheflash. It was directed by @thatkevinsmith & it's going to be a goodie.
grantgust Being trapped in the speed force, or whatever else they decide to put on this green screen can make ya sweaty. Sweating in leather can make ya stinky. Wearing the same leather suit every day and sweating your ass off consistently can result in a terrible stench. I'm sorry @bettydubney. Thanks for taking care of me, my dogs and my suit. Don't miss Flash tonight where you can find out what they put on this green screen.
grantgust New episode of @cwtheflash tonight directed by @thatkevinsmith. Someone just told me "nice Flash hat". 😏
Teddy Sears Insta, Grant Gustin Insta, GG Insta2, Michelle Harrison Twitter, Keiynan Lonsdale Insta
Ratings Last Week, Ratings This Week, Variety, Zap2it, Promo Pics, Episode Description
Off to the Flash/Arrow Con for the weekend, Flash Fam! Unfortunately no Queen Candice, and Carlos had to cancel, but I shall tell my boo TomCav, Katie and Keiynan how much you all love them ❤
(And none for Danielle or the entire rest of the Arrow cast ty!)
If I don't make it home in time for dinner/next week's Flash posts... I have been trampled and eaten alive by 2000 Olicity stans.