The Flash hits the last episode before the big Crisis On Infinite Earths takes over the DC CW-verse. Last time, Barry got taken over by Bloodwork (that’s just not an intimidating name for a villain), leaving the team without their most powerful member.
One of the things that’s been impressing me about Batwoman is that the writers are taking time to develop the subplots. It’s easy for hero shows to turn into “villain of the week,” but that hasn’t really been happening.
This, the final episode before the Crisis begins, has some important themes running through it, like redemption, hope, and the old saying about villains being the heroes of their own stories.
The Arrow Farewell Tour has checked in with a lot of important places and characters as we say a long, gradual goodbye to the show that’s given us eight seasons of heroics and action. One important player we haven’t seen yet makes their return in this episode for their (probably) final bow.
Last episode ended with the surprising ambush of Elongated Man by the annoying Ramsey Rosso. Now we see the outcome of that fight and several other surprises as the Crisis creeps closer.
Arrow’s farewell tour continues, with the current and future teams still working to fit in together. You can’t do a spin through Arrow’s past without including Russia, and that’s where they’re heading this time. We visit an old friend/occasional ally, get another familiar face back, and see loyalties tested in the conflict with the Monitor.
Season six of The Flash is mostly about getting ready for the Crisis on Infinite Earths. Barry has more or less accepted the fact of his own death, and is trying to prepare the team for his not being around anymore.