Comic Television Discussion – Week beginning 25th November 2018

Now that DC Universe has begun its own shows and is announcing things like Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, and Stargirl, we may be getting to the saturation point, or are we?  How many hours a week can fans take?  If the answer is eight, this week is a good one, as James joins a hate group on Supergirl, Arrow finally gets out of prison, Biff joins his son to fight along side Earnest Hemingway, The Flash team has to weather some family drama, Black Lightning takes on the mind controlled, and Wonder Girl gets a backdoor pilot for this week’s Titans.  The Gifted ventures into the other side of the X-Gene, and those “kids” in Riverdale keep arguing with their parents.

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

Supergirl – S04E07 – Rather the Fallen Angel – James falls in deeper with the Children of Liberty in his efforts to meet Agent Liberty. Meanwhile, Supergirl and Manchester Black follow a lead on Agent Liberty’s location, but things take a dark turn. Lena kicks off her first set of trials.

Arrow – S07E07 – The Slabside Redemption – Oliver makes a choice that will affect his entire life, as well as the lives of everyone he cares about.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – S04E06 – Tender Is the Nate – When Hank Heywood confronts Ava about the spending habits of the Legends, Nate steps in to try and smooth things over by inviting Hank on to the Waverider. The Legends then show Hank what they do by visiting 1920s Paris, trying to capture the newest Fugitive. Meanwhile, Mona is trying to make a good impression with Ava, but her over eagerness gets her and Ava stuck in a cell instead.

The Flash – S05E07 – O Come, All Ye Thankful – While Nora grapples with unresolved anger over her father’s disappearance in the future, Barry and Team Flash must stop a powerful new meta, Weather Witch, from killing her own father, Weather Wizard.

Black Lightning – S02E07 – The Book of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange – When Black Lightning and Thunder are attacked by Looker and her clan, they fight to get her to release control over the Sange. Meanwhile, Jennifer and Khalil continue to grow closer.

Titans – S01E08 – Donna Troy – As The Titans go their separate ways, Dick turns to an old friend, Donna Troy, for answers. (From IMDB)

The Gifted – S02E08 – the dreaM – In attempts to stabilize Reed’s powers, Reed, Caitlin and Lauren meet with Dr. Risman, a doctor who treats patients with debilitating X genes. However, Lauren finds out Dr. Risman is not who she thought she was. Following the Inner Circle’s bank ambush, Thunderbird and Blink continue to work together to chase them down. Meanwhile, Polaris reflects on her troubled relationship with her father and takes steps to protect Dawn from the Inner Circle. (Reviewed here!)

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.