Since I don’t have a death wish, I will limit my kind attentions mainly to two scenes in last night’s The Flash portion of the #Flarrow crossover, and those are the parts that have to do with our visiting (and what the heck, resident) turtledoves. I’m also using colors, in honor of the Flash. I’m a big girl!
Early on, Oliver and Felicity stop by Jitters for gourmet coffee and an exchange of information.
Shut up, Barry. Threatening people to get things you need is how Oliver shows love. Barry thought Oliver wasn’t helping him and he isn’t. It’s just a small token of his affection. Oliver’s so thoughtful, guys.
Iris shows up with their drinks, and we are presented with a microcosm of this tiny universe.
HAHA it’s funny because every girl Barry is into so far is into Oliver. Such is the power of those guns, son. It’s bad when you’re not even the romantic lead on your own show.
Meanwhile at the table, Oliver & Felicity are about to settle differences the way they do 99% of the time: Oliver admitting Felicity is right and doing what she wants. At least they turned the chemistry back up to ONE MILLION. Good to know one side-kiss (or two) don’t dim this flame.
Felicity tells Oliver that they should help Barry catch Bivolo. Oliver disagrees, saying Barry doesn’t want his help, he only “thinks he does”. Pause for Oliver’s ability to read the $#@! outta people, as this proves true, at least as far as Barry’s id is concerned.
Felicity points out that he stuck up for Oliver when both Wells and his foster dad said he was a bad influence, and Oliver’s ability to read people again shows itself.
These are the two most together pair of not-together people on the face of planet Earth. That nutty flavor in your coffee? IT’S DENIAL.
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And then at the end, Oliver and Barry are once again at Jitters, where Ollie is waiting for one on the road, and Barry has come to apologize for vomiting his rage-diary. Oliver is not at all offended, but he wants to leave Barry with one final word of advice.
Barry nervously jokes that as long as it doesn’t involve Oliver shooting him in the back… Oliver smiles and replies, “No…the heart,” and both we and Barry are like–
But he means exactly what we think, warning Barry to let Iris go for both their sakes, because it won’t work out.
It’s obvious he isn’t just talking about them, but himself and Felicity, too.
It’s a bit heart-smashing, because we can tell he really means to save him heartbreak, but it’s too late for them them both. Even if, as Oliver tells him, “Guys like us don’t get the girl,” it’s not the one-sided decision they are making it to be. You aren’t in love with passive damsels, gentlemen. Good luck remaining immune when they really put their minds to reeling you in. In the meantime…
Enjoy “The Brave and the Bold” tonight! I won’t be live-tweeting since I will be doing a full recap of that ep and posting it this weekend. Thanks for reading! If you want to read any of my other Arrow posts, they are archived here. As always if you like, you can follow me here or on Twitter @conniebv.