DC Television Week 7 Discussion

This week, Lucifer teases the answer to “Will they/Won’t they” while acting more like a traditional sit-com/cop drama.  Supergirl Wakes Up from the story that was all a dream to give us a second Supergirl.  The Flash reveals their season’s big bad’s backstory.  Legends continues to use well known names as show titles.  Arrow airs on Thanksgiving, so uses it as the theme for the episode.1

 

(Synopsis cut and pasted from Trakt.com.)

 

Lucifer – S03E08 – Chloe Does Lucifer – When a murder is connected to a celebrity dating app, Lucifer and Chloe question all they know about the world of social media in order to solve the case. Meanwhile, Ella tries to avoid Charlotte, and Amenadiel helps Linda deal with the death of her ex-husband.

Supergirl – S03E07 – Wake Up – When Winn and the team discover an alien ship has crash landed deep underwater beneath National City, Kara/Supergirl is called in to investigate. Meanwhile, Hank attempts to bond with his father, Myr’nn. Samantha, eager for some understanding of the changes she has been experiencing, looks to her estranged mother, Patricia Arias, for answers.

The Flash – S04E07 – Therefor I Am – Barry comes face to face with DeVoe. Devoe’s past is revealed through flashbacks. Meanwhile, Iris puts the final touches on the wedding, which is a week away.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – S03E07 – Welcome to the Jungle – With Sara out of commission, the team finds a new Anachronism that leads them to the jungles of Vietnam and right in the middle of the war. Ray, Amaya and Zari pose as journalists and trek through the jungle when they are lead to time-displaced Gorilla Grodd. Meanwhile, Nate and Rory run into someone Rory knows which give a glimpse into his past.

Arrow – S06E07 – Thanksgiving – Oliver celebrates Thanksgiving with his family but the happy moment is interrupted. Meanwhile, Black Siren returns to wreak havoc on the holiday.

 

1You can always tell how far into the week’s TV I get when I post these because I stop making observations about the episode and instead make comments on the title.

2 replies on “DC Television Week 7 Discussion”

  1. JD DeLuzio says:

    I tire of Barry constantly doing dumb things because the writers need something to happen. Last week, he stood in front of a large statue in the presence of a character whose weirdly specific power is manipulating statues, and then couldn’t get out of the way in time.

    This week, he breaks into a house without a disguise, or even the use of his face-vibrating trick. It doesn’t occur to him that a supergenius might have a camera security system, of the sort not uncommon in 2017.

    However, next week’s crossover looks to have potential.

    • lost says:

      I’m not excusing the showrunners, here. There are plenty of inconsistencies (like how fast Barry is depends on the needs of the plot which is just lazy).

      That said, if there’s been anything consistent about Barry’s characterization, it’s that he is just not that bright. He might be very smart, but that’s useless if he doesn’t bother using those smarts. He doesn’t think anything through before he does it, and that’s been fairly consistent all along. He also doesn’t seem to have much situational awareness, and that has also quite consistent. The latter could easily be a result of the former. That said, I think it would be giving too much credit to the showrunners to assume that is intentional on their part.

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