The CW Changes Plan for The Flash Pilot -- Plus: 7 Photos from Barry Allen's Arrow Debut

The CW is tweaking its plan for The Flash, by giving the Scarlet Speedster a formal standalone pilot versus a planted pilot toward the end of Arrow Season 2.

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The plan to introduce Barry Allen — an assistant forensics investigator working for the Central City police department — via the sophomore drama Arrow remains unchanged. As seen in the photos below, the character (played by Glee’s Grant Gustin) will debut in Episode 8, “The Scientist” (investigating a seemingly impossible robbery at Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division) and also appear in Episode 9, “Three Ghosts.”

UPDATED: Once again, with feeling: These scenes below are set at Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences lab.

But whereas this season’s Episode 20 was to be a Flash-heavy [insert iPad joke] look at the costumed crimefighter, our sister site Deadline reports that The CW instead will forego that third Arrow appearance and shoot a standalone, David Nutter-directed pilot co-written by DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Arrow EPs Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti.