I was not filled with glee by the announcement of a Flash Musical Episode. I’m just not the market for this sort of thing, even if it occasionally works. Increasingly, I’m beginning to wonder if I’m still the market for this show. Lots of people loved this singing and dancing crossover with Supergirl. For me, it recalled one of those old albums of a superstar’s previously unreleased material: a few bright moments, some familiar but enjoyable content, and a lot of stuff that should’ve remained in the studio.
CW DCU Discussion: The Flash, “Into the Speed Force,” Legends of Tomorrow, “Moonshot,” and Arrow, “Checkmate”
The Flash, “Into the Speed Force:” The Flash heads into the Speed Force to save Wally, as he and the rest of the team confront seemingly arbitrary rules of reality designed to force drama, and H.R. continues to be annoying.
Legends of Tomorrow, “Moonshot:” Houston, we have a problem.
Arrow, “Checkmate”: Ollie learns more about Prometheus and, rock-star-like, he trashes the Arrowcave. The ep also features a shoot-out at a hockey arena, but of the deadly variety.
“Evil me, Evil Stein, Evil Mick… I guess that would just be Regular Mick, but still….”
I think Marvel has scooped the news with those early shots of Lockjaw from the forthcoming MCU Inhumans show, but DC features some watchable episodes this week:
Supergirl, “Exodus:” this Alex-focused episode features spy thriller tropes, more Danvers Family intrigue, and a pro-immigration message.
I’m also left wondering if CatCo will be eased out of the series entirely.
The Flash, “The Wrath of Savitar:” This week puts the season’s Big Bad back in its sites. Of course, Wally conceals helpful information from his associates (these guys are worse than the Hoover-era FBI), but Wally later pays a steep price. Will he be lost forever? Then again, will Savitar be the same after having his appendage sliced off?
Legends of Tomorrow, “Land of the Lost:” We’re 70 million years in the past, but the story rips us into a Heroes fight their Evil Doppelgängers ep. There’s something charmingly old school about the way the show puts some of our heroes in the Cretaceous and some in a character’s mind, but has to eschew 90% of the possibilities those premises suggest because the show has a limited budget. Vixen does get a brief T-Rex taming scene, though.
Arrow takes the week off.
Mar 01, 2017
Gorilla Grodd returns to Central City– and he’s not alone.
Feb 22, 2017
The first half of the long-awaited Gorilla City two-parter really stands alone, though it sets up next week.
Let’s gear up for some gorilla warfare.
Feb 08, 2017
Death stalks Joe and Iris.
Next stop: Gorilla City.
Supergirl: “We Can Be Heroes”
A tighter episode than last week’s sees Supergirl, Mon-El, and Guardian work together when Livewire escapes from prison. Or was she kidnapped?
The Flash: “Dead or Alive”
As Team Flash plot to change Iris’s future, Vibe battles a metahuman bounty hunter for the life of H.R.
Legends of Tomorrow: “The Legion of Doom”
The villainous alliance faces challenges from within as the heroes try to save Rip and history.
Arrow: “Second Chances”
Ollie teams up with Talia al Ghul, Felicity attempts to free Diggle, and the Team encounter the new Black Canary.
CW-DCU Discussions: “Borrowing Problems from the Future,” “Raiders of the Lost Art,” and “Who Are You?”
I have to admire Legends of Tomorrow for completely embracing the crazy. This week, the Legends face off against the Legion of Doom in 1967 over the spear that pierced Jesus’s side– in order to save the career of George Lucas!
Seriously. That was the plot.
A rather grim scene involving the still-living Rip Hunter ends the ep on a different tone.
Meanwhile, on Flash and Arrow….
Dec 07, 2016
While the other DC shows have already gone into mid-season hiatus, The Flash gets one more episode. This Christmas episode, like a stocking under a tree, comes filled with a mix of things.
Nov 29, 2016
The CW DCU’s four-show crossover starts to look like the promised movie with The Flash installment, though the combined heroes’ plotting leaves a little to be desired.
They do, however, get to fight aliens and hang out in the Great
Easter Egg Hall of Justice!