2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 07
is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It
is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It
is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free
to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up,
you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!
Batwoman - Episode 2.06 - Do Not Resuscitate
Black Lightning - Episode 4.04 - The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Four
There have been some major character exits (even if they resulted in reintroduction) in the Arrowverse, and it feels like Black Lightning had another one of those moments with Jen. She turned into pure energy in the stratosphere, and while she will probably return in the finale, this is going to devastate an already broken Pierce family.
Tobias is getting over on Jefferson and everyone else. He successfully assassinated the mayor, is blackmailing the Pierces, and is that much closer to having complete control of Freeland.
La La having a story is still exciting. For a character that was killed early in season 1, he has had quite the journey. His play for control of Freeland will probably fail but his journey will have some sort of satisfying ending.
With all that is going on, Black Lightning still has time for sweet moments, like the ones between Anissa and Grace. Stuff like that is the heart of the show after all, so to get love in between the pain and suffering is important.
Everyone is facing their demons, and the loss of Jen isn't going to help any. This might spur on some actions, like Jeff getting back in the suit (combine the loss of Jen with the speech he heard in the bar, and I think Black Lightning will be reborn), or Khalil returning. Either way, if the pain and suffering has been bad so far, its nothing compared to what comes next I expect.
The Flash - Episode 7.01 - All's Wells That Ends Wells
Superman & Lois - Episode 1.02 - Heritage