The Crisis on Earth-X series may be remembered for the giant battle scenes, the Nazis interrupting the Barry/Iris wedding or the death of a Legend. But some of my favorite moments in the event were the quiet moments. Leo Snart and Mick Rory, Iris West and Felicity Smoak, Cisco Ramon and Dinah Drake. Simple character moments that remind us just what you can do with a long form television series instead of just trying to do big budget films.
One of my favorite scenes happened early on in the Supergirl segment of the crossover. Yet it didn’t involve anyone from Supergirl. Its a quiet moment with Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) trying on their tuxedos. These were the two men that made everything that came after possible. Oliver the mentor and Barry the student. Here we get to see the roles reverse as Barry has figured out that being a hero doesn’t mean giving up being happy or never being loved. A lesson that Oliver is only now learning with trying to be a father.
The scene is well done, has some nice heartfelt moments and a few good bits of humor. The one that got me laughing the most is when Oliver first steps out of the changing room, Barry turns and sees him and says “Dayum”. A scene that has been in the making since since 2 of Arrow when Barry first met Oliver.