The Crisis on Infinite Earths continues, as the characters move to Batwoman’s show and encounter a couple more Legends, some spare Supermen, and an especially Dark Knight.
The Crisis on Infinite Earths comes to DC-TV starting tonight, with Supergirl. We’ll have reviews—and we have an overview.
Lex Pendragon: On the CW, five shows are combining their audiences into one super crossover event, Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Based (at least loosely) on the DC comics event Crisis on Infinite Earths, the comics story that took the various Earths and different continuities and eventually combined the multiverse down to a single continuity. The Multiverse option was appealing to the showrunners, who embraced it to allow a crossover between Supergirl on CBS and The Flash on the CW. The shows loved to exploit this, giving us Flash hopping between universes regularly, using it for further crossovers, and eventually even referencing past shows such as the 90s Flash and Constantine (from NBC), who eventually joined Legends of Tomorrow.
I hope you didn’t have any other plans, as there is plenty of television to keep those of us unpopular enough not to have Halloween party invites busy. If the Dire Crisis of Batwoman, Supergirl, Arrow, Flash, and maybe Black Lightning and the Titans coupled with the horror of 1984, Riverdale, the return of Castle Rock and watching The Good Doctor try to get to second base is took much, Will and Grace also will return to lighten the mood. Personally, The Blacklist cheers me up pretty well, too.
[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except when there really aren’t any. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click More…)]
The heat of summer hasn’t slowed the few programs down at all. Legion reminds us how strong he is as he goes to war. Supergrandad continues his war against Zod as the God/Zod puns continue. Sherlock Holmes faces, or possibly works with, a god. The Swamp Thing is anatomically correct. The SHIELD Agents revisit their past.
Summer continues to stretch on, hopefully allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the small tidbits of genre television we are getting. Legion continues to try to cause some paradoxes, while Supergrandad fights the paradox he’s been trapped in all season. Elementary further explores the Joan/Sarek connection. Swamp Thing reveals his heroism. At S.H.I.E.L.D., their victory party winds down when they realize they still have a lot to clean up.
I wouldn’t call it a dull week, but the studios certainly think we have better things to do than watch television. I don’t of course, so I am still digging through Stranger Things. We’ll take a break for the crazy of Legion, and to watch the hostage negotiation on Krypton. Sherlock and Joan revisit their past crimes solved, and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finish their two-parter. (The other shows aren’t giving me a synopsis, so they don’t get mentioned.)
We get an extra day off this week in the United States to fire off Chinese inventions to celebrate Brexit 1776, the breakup with the country that is typically its closest ally. We’ll need that extra time as Stranger Things season 3 drops. Legion continues giving us his brand of artful crazy, Young Justice returns, the Handmaid still has a tail, Supergrandpa returns to his Zod controlled home on Krypton, Sherlock and Joan investigate the criminals’ criminal, Swamp Thing learns to talk, and the SHIELD Agents get their own Gah Lak Tus.
But serious, who cares, Stranger Things is back!
If we can look up from that new game on our phones long enough for TV, we get Legion back for the last season. Elsewhere, Handmaid and Swamp Thing don’t give us descriptions, again, while Sherlock and Joan work with a tech billionaire to start pre-crime. The SHIELD Agents are are continuing their trip home.
After a slow lead up to Father’s Day, the next weeks leads us back down just as slowly. The Handmaid’s Tale gives us a description almost as detailed as Swamp Thing, Krypton gives us Lobo. Elementary gives us Odin, but not that Odin. SHIELD focuses on the reunion of Fitz and Simmons. Next week, Legion joins Jessica Jones in giving us a third and final season.
Now that you have weathered the dry spell of the last two weeks, this week you get the return of SHIELD, while supergrandpa returns on Krypton for their second season. Handmaid’s Tale and Swamp Thing each give us new episodes, but don’t give us any descriptions or even episode titles. Elementary continues the hunt for their friend’s would-be killer. If that isn’t enough, we get the final season of Jessica Jones. The trailer tells us she will be going up against Foolkiller this season.