The twin premises aren’t original, but the four-show crossover has been improving with each installment. For the Arrow-centric episode, Ollie and his traditional associates encounter pretty much everyone of significance from the show’s history, while Supergirl, the Flash, Cisco, and the new Team Arrow work to rescue the captured heroes and prevent an alien invasion.
November 18, 2016
The Green Arrow encounters yet another lesser-known DC character, who acts much as Ollie once did.
The Legends of Tomorrow find themselves in 1874, where they once again team up with Jonah Hex, while Martin Stein recalls a mystery woman.
November 4, 2016
The Maid of Might uncovers an alien Fight Club, and we learn something about Miss Martian that won’t be too surprising to comic-book fans, but which may mean something different in the DC TV-verse.
The Flash: “Monster”
Cisco has suspicions about the new Harrison, as the Flash meddles with a mystery that wouldn’t be out of place on Scooby-doo (though the monster itself has a sort of “Alien meets Cloverfield” design). Caitlin gives her mother’s advice the cold shoulder.
Church, shockingly, learns the Arrow’s identity, and Ollie must take desperate actions.
Legends of Tomorrow: “Abominations”
The Legends battle zombies during the Civil War. Does anyone else feel like the episodes this year have premises generated by a game of Mad Libs?
October 27, 2016
This week’s Arrow features a strong action plot, as the team try to rescue a reluctant Diggle. They undercut the story somewhat by having the Ragman needlessly continue on, when he could have easily rescued Wild Dog. It would have made more sense to have Rory stay away from the team just a bit longer, rather than artificially prevent his assistance when it is most needed.
In the flashback, Ollie takes the Bratva’s worst, final test.
On Legends of Tomorrow, the Waverider has a foxy stowaway, Nate proves his mettle, and the Legends are big in Japan.
October 20, 2016
The Flash teams up with Jesse Quick to take on a metal-warping metahuman with anger issues.
Two of Ollie’s new recruits act on their own and, in the process, knock a drug dealer into one of those vats of mutagenic goop lying around the DCU. The team must come together to take on the resulting new metahuman, as Ollie deals with his implausible second life as mayor and Diggle faces imprisonment.
The Legends encounter the Justice Society of America.
October 12, 2016
The new seasons of Arrow and The Flash continue, with Barry’s actions affecting both universes. “Paradox” is marked by angst and soft reboots, but it does feature appearances by the actual Jay Garrick Flash and the sinister Dr. Alchemy. “The Recruits” showed us Ollie’s past orientation into the Russian brotherhood and his present-day testing of some new recruits. Ragman puts in an appearance– a clear signal that anyone in the DCU might turn up– and Diggle finds himself bound for trouble.
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October 6, 2016
Arrow returns, with Ollie in office, new vigilantes on the street, and a new villain in town.
July 25, 2016
The other half of the TV shows presented at SDCC.
- The Expanse
- The Flash
- Fear of the Walking Dead
- Legends of Tomorrow
- The Man in the High Castle
- The Originals
- The Walking Dead
2016-07-26 Update: Now includes The Expanse
May 26, 2016
Arrow ends its current season, with an episode that fans will either applaud or roll their eyes at, depending on their inclinations. We have a global threat (the other superheroes are apparently occupied elsewhere), violence in the street, and a hefty side of cheese.
The episode ends with a smaller Team Arrow and a mayorally-inclined Ollie. Best of all, we might actually get a season without flashbacks.