Comic Television Discussion – Week beginning 18th November 2018

While the Diverse Champions soldier on through the American Thanksgiving holiday, Archie and Marvel take the week off.  Supergirl has a televised debate, a guard is murdered on Arrow, the Legends find Kaiju in Tokyo, the B team on Flash find some clues, Black Lightning faces white lightning, and the Titans visit an Asylum.  I have a backlog, which is only going to get deeper as Turkey Day brings a new Mystery Science Theater 3000 marathon!

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

Supergirl – S04E06 – Call to Action – Everyone gathers for Thanksgiving but Kara is feeling down after her televised debate with Ben Lockwood about the anti-alien sentiment coursing through National City. Meanwhile, James and Lena argue about the best way to handle the Children of Liberty.

Arrow – S07E06 – Due Process – Slabside becomes even more dangerous after a guard is murdered and everyone is a suspect. Felicity enlists help from a surprising source in her pursuit of Diaz, and Laurel flexes her muscles as the District Attorney.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – S04E05 – Tagumo Attacks!!! – A new fugitive is on the loose in 1951 Tokyo and Sara, Zari, Rory and Charlie try to capture it. As Constantine struggles to recover, Ray knows that magic might be the only thing that can save him but must look outside the team for help. Meanwhile, Ava joins Nate and his family for an unconventional Thanksgiving dinner.

The Flash – S05E06 – The Icicle Cometh – Caitlin, Barry and Cisco learn something new about Caitlin’s father. Meanwhile, Iris and Sherloque follow a clue about Cicada.

Black Lightning – S02E06 – The Book of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi – Black Lightning and Thunder return to South Freeland in an attempt to figure out what is going on. When they arrive, they are directed to a nearby wood where they are surrounded by a clan of mixed-race moonshiners called the Perdi. Meanwhile, Lynn, feeling tremendous guilt, falls into a deep depression. Lastly, Tobias finds that his plan is falling apart.

Titans – S01E07 Asylum – The Titans set out to rescue Rachel’s birth mother from a mysterious psychiatric facility, but find themselves confronting their deepest vulnerabilities and fears. (From IMDB)

The Gifted – S02E08 – gaMe changer – Tensions within the Inner Circle are at an all-time high, as Andy comes to Rebecca’s defense against Reeva. After making an important discovery about Dr. Risman’s research, Lauren convinces Reed and Caitlin that they must take action to destroy it. Frustrated with not being taken seriously, Jace begins to strategize with the Purifiers. Meanwhile, the Mutant Underground continues to work on saving mutants. However, tensions flare between Blink and Thunderbird as they confront their differences. (Airs December 4th, 2018)

Riverdale – S03E06 – Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter – After confronting the parents, who were part of “The Midnight Club” twenty-five years ago, Betty follows some strong leads in hopes of finding out who the true Gargoyle King is. Meanwhile, Veronica’s attempt to prove Archie’s innocence lands her in hot water. Finally, Archie turns to Kevin for help making things right. (Airs November 28th, 2018)

Mystery Science Theater 3000 – S12 – Drops on Turkey Day!

4 replies on “Comic Television Discussion – Week beginning 18th November 2018”

  1. Supergirl is getting kind of depressing, but, oddly, that’s not an indictment. I do hope all of it is adding up to something, though. If the payoff is just that some sort of handwavium noodles in at that last attosecond and ex machinas everything without any consequences for any of the heroes, I will be seriously annoyed. At some point, Kara *really* needs to get her hands dirty instead of everyone around her somehow always just happening to do the necessary thing allowing her to squeak through without having to do anything questionable.

  2. Watching the Flash made me double check some physics:

    At the physically impossible-to-reach temperature of zero kelvin, or minus 459.67 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 273.15 degrees Celsius), atoms would stop moving. As such, nothing can be colder than absolute zero on the Kelvin scale.

    …And then I realized I shouldn’t assume my universe’s physics apply to a universe where exposure to weird radiation causes super powers and not super tumors.

    • Yeah. I long since gave up expecting anything resembling real world physics from Flash/Arrow/Legends/Supergirl/etc. I mean then don’t even get within hailing distance of newtonian mechanics half the time. And for that I mean when the superpowers aren’t in play since with the super powers you can at least postulate that there’s some sort of “inertial dampening” effect.

      • They can at least be generic, like Stan Lee always said. What makes Bruce into the Hulk? Gamma Radiation. Why? Because it sounds good. How do the Heisenberg Compensaters work? Very well, thank you.

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