DC Television Week 6 Discussion

Supergirl was strong enough to time travel, bring forth a special review, and she even brought Lucifer into the discussion.1  Lucifer’s episode isn’t a typical episode, focusing on a new character for a one-shot type episode, but also decorates it with added Phlox!  The Flash trains Elongated Man and gives us much deeper Wells.  Legends visits Hollywood, but has nothing to do with the actress from the title.  We also get to see Firestorm reversed.  Arrow picks up from last week’s Slade Wilson cliffhanger.

 

(Synopsis cut and pasted from Trakt.com.)

 

Lucifer – S03E07 – Off The Record – A reporter seeks revenge after he discovers that Lucifer has been sleeping with his estranged wife. However, when it’s revealed that Linda is the reporter’s estranged wife, things get messy. Lucifer’s reputation and safety are on the line, especially when a serial killer from the past resurfaces.

Supergirl – S03E06 – Midvale – (Bureau 42 review) – Kara and Alex head home to Midvale for a little R&R. While there, Kara recalls a painful memory of a childhood friend’s death and how that traumatic experience brought the Danver sisters closer together.

The Flash – S04E05 – When Harry Met Harry… – When collectors of Native American artifacts are attacked by a meta named Mina Chayton who can bring inanimate objects to life, Barry turns to a surprising ally for help. Determined to crack the identity of The Thinker, Harry enlists Cisco’s help to summon the ultimate think tank: “The Council of Wells’,” a roundtable of the brightest Harrison Wells’ from various Earths.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – S03E06 – Hellen Hunt – When the Legends track down an anachronism in 1930s Hollywood, they discover it’s none other than a time-displaced Helen of Troy and she’s just started a war between two film studios. As the Legends try to fix history and return Helen to the Bronze Age, things get complicated when they are blindsided by the appearance of a former enemy. Sara contemplates an offer she is made, which would make the Legends leave the anachronisms be. Meanwhile, Stein and Jax find themselves in an unusual predicament.

Arrow – S06E06 – Promises Kept – As Slade continues to uncover clues about his son’s last few years, Oliver makes a big decision. Meanwhile, the Green Arrow leads the team into battle against “The Dragon,” a villain who is stealing valuable tech in Star City.

 

1While the Morningstar isn’t typically listed as part of the Arrow-verse, is there anything besides their obliviousness to the apocalyptic level events outside of LA that indicates they aren’t part of it?  We know the Hellblazer is part of it and he wouldn’t be out of place on Lucifer at all.

10 replies on “DC Television Week 6 Discussion”

  1. JD DeLuzio says:

    The Flash continues finding the middle path between antsty Arrow and over-the-top Legends. Barry’s powers remain variable; he seems awfully slow when the plot requires it.

    Caitlin Snow was ready to unleash Killer Frost in service of the team. I look forward to that happening. I love the concept of her as Team Flash’s Hulk.

    • I am having trouble with the psychology between Killed Frost and Caitlin. The Hulk a separate person is because Bruce has Disassociation Disorder (Or whatever they are calling Multiple Personality Disorder now.) At one point, he gets it all together and had one personality (as “The Professor”).

      Caitlin doesn’t seem to be that. With her, it’s more like a Disney evil-witch thing where the more she uses her power the more evil she is because…. reasons?

      Regardless of why, I’d rather see a good-but-with-an-attitude Caitlin Frost.

  2. J_W_W says:

    I have to say that the “Council of Wells” was awesome. He’s my favorite character(characters?) on The Flash.

    • He certainly seems to enjoy playing his character and then joke upon joke of his character. I think he should get picked up by the Legends. Wells the Grey could fit right in, there.

      • lost says:

        I can see the “Grey” scenes when Wells the Grey shows up playing now. Standard name confusion trope. “Haircut” fangirling. And a lampshade orgy. All intercut with Mick reading a classic book. Or something.

        • Mick is reading Lord of the Rings in the corner, Grey shows up, shenanigans happen, and Mick just shrugs and goes back to his book. Or asks Wells the Grey to get him a ring/hobbit/dragon.

  3. Jethro says:

    Lucifer is technically part of the DC-verse (well, Vertigo, which is the “adult” subsidiary of DC). I’ve actually been going through the comics, which are really well-written, but are very different from TV Lucifer.

    Considering Lucifer has featured large billboards for Supergirl, I think it’s arguable that they’re in the same universe as the other DC shows, though. Which is fine; this show is head and shoulders above the other ones, and this week’s episode was great even for Lucifer! Which was amazing, since it too might be called a flashback episode.

    I wasn’t really into Supergirl this week. I said in it’s own review that it was probably because I’m sick and needed more action-based distraction. Barring that, though, it was… somewhat predictable. On an unrelated note, I have to wonder how surreal this is all to Helen Slater.

    Flash was OK, but I think they could have done a lot more with the Council of Wells. Not that it wasn’t a neat and funny idea. Also I don’t really remember anything else from that episode…

    Legends continues being a camp-fest, which is fine. They used Mandatory SciFi Trope #72, which kind of sucks all the originality out of the room. However, as has been pointed out, they did a really good Girl Power episode without hanging a hashtag on it (unlike Team Flash). I’ll add that I don’t even think anyone would have *noticed* them doing that if Team Flash hadn’t hung a huge sign on it last week.

    Arrow has really pushed up their fight choreography this season, and this week’s episode was no different. Plus we had Slade, plus Diggle isn’t keeping that stupid secret any more.

    • lost says:

      I think they probably wanted to do more with the Council of Wells thing but other things required screen time. But nothing’s preventing them from being back, though. That shouldn’t be a particularly expensive effect since they don’t have to interact in person.

    • Lucifer has been great. Since they’re doing guest stars on the core four shows to free up the stars for the four part crossover, I can’t help but wonder if they are slipping a Lucifer appearance into that crossover, too. If so, maybe even John Constantine can make an appearance. (I miss John Constantine.)

      Legends was a girl power episode? Ooooh, you’re right! I was wondering why they were treating Helen of Troy as if she was a meta that like Marvel’s Enchantress/Lorelei. (Or was she actually a meta and I missed that?)

      • lost says:

        They never explained what was really behind what was going on. However, given the effect, it almost has to be some sort of meta thing but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were playing “men only think with their dangly bits” thing straight. I suspect they were just playing up the source legend for laughs, though.

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