Barry Allen Tries (And Fails) To Be The Team Leader In A New DC Crossover Clip

Barry Allen Tries (And Fails) To Be The Team Leader In A New DC Crossover Clip

Video: Poor Barry. First his best friends start calling him out for altering all of space-time, and then he has to deal with Oliver Queen making him look like a clown in front of all his superfriends.

Also: Goddamn, Tom Cavanagh and his hat.

The latest clip from the megacrossover between the CW’s DC superhero shows, from the next episode of The Flash — the actual start of the crossover, as much as the CW would have liked you to think it was actually the latest episode of Supergirl — sees Barry, after introducing Supergirl to the assembled casts of The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, “elected” team leader of the motley crew by Ollie.

Liberally throw around some finger-quotes while reading that, because it’s pretty much Ollie using the adorably naive Barry as a puppet to try and make all these excitable kids around realise just how dangerous the incoming alien invasion really is.

It’s a fun scene — as is any featuring Barry being a puppy-dog goof — but my favourite thing is the clear frustration Cisco holds for his former friend following the revelation last week Barry was ultimately responsible for his brother Dante’s death. The one thing that worried me the most after the latest developments in The Flash that the discontent amongst Caitlin, Cisco and Barry over Barry’s creation of Flashpoint was that it would all be dropped for the smiles and glee of the crossover, but so far, that thankfully doesn’t appear to be the case.

The DC/CW crossover beings/continues/somethings with the next episode of The Flash.