Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Felicity: You look fabulous. Really, better than ever. Did you do something with your hair?
Moira: Yes, I shampooed it without eight women and a guard watching.
Felicity: Is it okay to laugh? Because I was ordered not to say anything about you being in prison, just to avoid any awkward... exchanges.
Oliver: Like that one.
Quentin: Any idea what these guys were so hot to break in here for? You didn't happen to leave a spare earthquake machine lying around, did you? (Oliver stare) Sorry.
Katie Cassidy is credited but doesn't appear.
The Flash (Silver Age)
The Silver Age Flash first appeared in Showcase #4 (October 1956) and was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino. Police scientist Barry Allan was doused with electrified chemicals and gained accelerated speed. Inspired by the (then) comic book exploits of the Golden Age Flash, he donned a flashy costume and went out to fight crime. A charter member of the Justice League, the Flash served with distinction until he was killed in Crisis on Infinite Earths. He was eventually resurrected 20 years later and serves as the premiere Flash of the DC Universe.
Injoke: The episode begins with a crash of thunder and a flash of lightning, a stylistic touch that was also used to start episodes of the 1990s series The Flash.
Injoke: In the comics, Cyrus Gold is the miser who was murdered and left in Slaughter Swamp, and reborn as Solomon Grundy.
Injoke: While Barry and Felicity are conducting their investigations, he is lining up some chemical tubes when lightning and thunder fill the sky. This same set-up precludes the accident where lightning hits chemicals and him, turning him into the Flash.
Canada: December 4, 2013 on CTV
UK: December 9, 2013 on Sky1