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Oliver Queen starts a new Team Arrow in ‘Legacy’ and Barry Allen must decide whether to repair the timeline in ‘Flashpoint’

We’re officially less than a month away from the premiere of all four DC superhero shows on The CW now. With more information coming our way each day, the network has now released the official synopses for both The Flash and Arrow‘s season premieres.

We’ve known most of the broad strokes of the upcoming storyline for awhile now, but it’s still interesting to see the official description of each show’s first new episode and speculate about what’s to come.

Here’s the official synopsis for the Arrow Season 5 premiere, ‘Legacy,’ directed by James Bamford from a script by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle, taken from a story by Greg Berlanti:

NEW BEGINNINGS — After Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) death and the departures of both Diggle (David Ramsey) and Thea (Willa Holland) from Team Arrow, Oliver (Stephen Amell) takes to the streets solo to protect Star City’s citizens as the Green Arrow. With Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) guiding him from the bunker, Oliver is forced to deal with a city that has become overrun with both criminals and a slew of new (and painfully inexperienced) vigilantes. Watching Oliver try to balance his jobs as both the mayor and also the protector of Star City, Felicity suggests he form a new team, but Oliver resists. However, when a deadly new criminal, Tobias Church (guest star Chad L. Coleman), enters the picture, Oliver realizes the best thing for the city might be a new team of superheroes. Meanwhile, the flashbacks take us to Russia where Oliver faces off against the Bratva.

And here’s the official synopsis for The Flash Season 3 premiere, ‘Flashpoint,’ written by Brooke Roberts from a story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and directed by Jesse Warn:

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WHAT WOULD YOU SACRIFICE TO HAVE EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER WANTED? — Barry (Grant Gustin) is living his dream life – his parents are alive, he’s asked Iris West (Candice Patton) on a date and he can finally be a normal guy as Central City has another speedster, Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale), running around saving the city. When Barry starts forgetting parts of his old life, the Reverse Flash (guest star Matt Letscher) taunts his nemesis and tells him that there will be serious repercussions for Barry and the ones he loves if he continues to live in this alternate universe. In addition to losing his memories, his powers will also start to fade. When disaster strikes, Barry must decide if he wants to continue to live in this world as Barry Allen or return to his universe as The Flash.

The Flash returns on Tuesday, October 4 at 8/7c, followed by Arrow on Wednesday, October 5 at 8/7c on The CW.