We're all looking forward to the four-show Arrow-verse (The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow) crossover event, titled "Invasion," coming up this season, and it really begins on the night of The Flash, so Team Flash wil get the first look at The Dominators, an evil and technologically advanced alien race that invades Earth-1.
How will they react? “The biggest fear for Caitlin and for Team Flash is how powerful they are and how much of an unknown they are,” Danielle Panabaker told EW. “We’re only getting used to dealing with metahumans with these powers that have generally come from the particle accelerator explosion, or Doctor Alchemy, and those are formulas we’re a little more used to. Having these guys come in from who knows where, the biggest question mark for all of them is starting to figure out how they’re going to battle them.”
In the 1988 comic book crossover series, The Dominators invaded Earth because they believed metahumans (a term they coined) posed a clear and present danger to the state of the universe. When their invasion begins to crumble, they create and detonate a Gene Bomb, a weapon that causes metahumans to lose control of their powers and eventually fall into a coma and die. Luckily, Martian Manhunter and a group of other heroes unaffected by the Gene Bomb use Dominator technology to save the day. It is later revealed that The Dominator's goal was to control the metahumans, not kill them.
WALLY HAS VISIONS OF BEING KID FLASH — When Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) starts having dreams about being Kid Flash, Barry (Grant Gustin) realizes he has to tell Wally, Iris (Candice Patton) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) about what happened to Wally in Flashpoint in order to keep him safe.
JJ Makaro directed the episode written by Emily Silver & David Kob.
Based on the characters from DC, The Flash is from by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Supergirl), Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, The Flash), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Aaron and Todd Helbing.
The Flash airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. "Shade" premieres on November 15, 2016.