You can tell when it’s getting towards the end of the year, because you get a Thanksgiving episode, closely followed by a Christmas episode, on a lot of shows. Well, Arrow isn’t even subtle with the title, “Thanksgiving,” although it’s not exactly a gather ‘round the table kind of celebration.
The Legends keep running into people connected to them in the past: younger versions of themselves, ancestors, and, the just-won’t-stay-dead Damian Darhk. That trend continues in “Welcome to the Jungle,” which lands the team in 1967 Viet Nam, during the war. That was dangerous enough on its own, but you know that if the team goes there, it’s worse than it seems.
This episode of Flash has enough flashbacks in it that it could have been part of Arrow.
Things get a bit odd on Supergirl this week. “Wake Up” is the title for this episode, and they deal out a few big surprises. The first ones to get surprised are the crew of a small sub, who are checking on the damage under the waterfront after the big attack down there. They find…
The flashback for “threat of eXtinction” goes back a lot earlier than the others. This episode of The Gifted starts back in London of 1952
Batman is one of the darker heroes out there, and a lot of his stories over the years have reflected that. Gotham is pre-Batman (and ever more off in its own version of reality, but that’s another issue), but it doesn’t go easy on the darkness. “Let Them Eat Pie” is one of their more disturbing episode so far, and at this point, that says something.
Things get complicated in “Promises Kept” on Arrow. A lot of the episode deals with Slade Wilson’s family history, which is a bit complicated on this show, and even more so if you’re familiar with his comic book history, which receives some major alterations here.