Comic Television Discussion – Week beginning 14th October 2018

While I am still waiting for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina joins us on the 26th, but there is a lot to watch in the build up, including the entire third season of Daredevil, and new show Titans that I missed letting you know about last week.  Supergirl and Arrow return as well, as Kara takes her turn as a mild manner reporter, and Oliver is the new black as Arrow starts out in prison.  The Flash spends some quality time with his adult daughter, and Jefferson leaves his principal job on Black Lightning.  Titans adds two more “heroes” to the four they introduced in their pilot last week.

In other universes, The X-Millenials try to get some more allies as the aforementioned Devil of Hell’s Kitchen returns to after having gone missing.  Riverdale begins setting up new storylines with their second episode instead of their first for this season.

[All synopses (and titles) from below the cut.  (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click More…)]

Supergirl – S04E01 – American Alien – (Season Opener) – Diving back into reporting, Kara welcomes a new cub reporter to CatCo. Meanwhile, James and Lena argue about James’ impending indictment for acting as the vigilante Guardian, while Alex and Brainy struggle to get in sync at the DEO. Supergirl is called into action when remnants of the anti-alien terrorist organization Cadmus try to assassinate pro-alien leaders, but their endgame turns out to be much more sinister than she expected. J’onn relishes his peaceful new life, but an outing with an old friend causes him concern.

Arrow – S07E01 – Inmate 4587 – (Season Opener) – Following Oliver’s shocking decision to turn himself over to the FBI and reveal his identity as the Green Arrow to the public, Oliver has spent the past five months in Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Determined to keep a low profile to shorten his sentence for the sake of his family, Oliver is tested when he runs into old foes. Meanwhile, Diggle and Dinah have taken on new jobs and left their costumes behind but not everyone is following suit. With her focus on William, Felicity tries to start over but when someone from her past resurfaces, things become complicated.

The Flash – S05E02 – Blocked – As Barry helps his daughter, Nora, become a better speedster, he and Team Flash also track down a meta stealing high-tech weapons, only to cross paths with a new foe named Cicada, who is hunting the very same meta with nefarious intent.

Black Lightning – S02E02 The Book of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues – Jefferson must break the news to his students and faculty that he is stepping down. Struggling with his new life as Painkiller, Kahlil pays a visit to Jennifer in hopes of mending things. Meanwhile, Tobias continues to enact his plan

Titans – S01E02 – Hawk and Dove – Hank Hall aka Hawk and Dawn Granger aka Dove are a pair of vigilantes, hoping to get out of the Super Hero business after shutting down one final criminal operation. When Dick arrives with Rachel, looking for a safe haven for the hunted child, his reappearance after many years causes strife between all three of them. Still traumatized over the death of her mother, Rachel struggles to trust Dick. But all their differences must be put aside when a lethal Nuclear Family, sent by The Organization, is activated with the sole purpose of capturing Rachel.

The Gifted – S02E04 – outMatched – The Struckers, minus Andy, begin to rebuild their broken trust, while Thunderbird, Blink and Eclipse visit Wire, hoping to convince him to help again. But when they get there, they learn that something terrible has happened from Wire’s brother, Graph. The team discovers that the Inner Circle is on the way to raid a mutant detention facility, so they make moves to try to intercept them. Meanwhile, Jace is contacted by a member of the Purifiers. (Keep refreshing Bureau42 for a review.)

Daredevil – S03 – (13 episodes) – Missing for months, Matt Murdock reemerges a broken man, putting into question his future as both vigilante Daredevil and lawyer Matthew Murdock. But when his archenemy Wilson Fisk is released from prison, Matt must choose between hiding from the world, or embracing his destiny as a hero.

Riverdale – S03E02 – Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men’s Eyes – After a gruesome discovery is made in the forest, Jughead and Betty team up to investigate Riverdale’s latest mystery. As Archie navigates his new surroundings, Veronica devises a plan to bring a bit of home to him. Elsewhere, when Moose decides to join the RROTC, Kevin worries he may be pulling away from him.