2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 13
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 2.10 - Time Off For Good Behavior
Black Lightning - Episode 4.07 - Painkiller
The Flash - Episode 7.07 - Growing Pains
Supergirl - Episode 6.03 - Phantom Menaces
The Phantom Zone stuff is great. The characters they can introduce, and the way Kara can use her power of words and encouragement really shines through. It is unfortunate that she is separated from the rest of the core cast so much, but at least some good stories are coming out of it.
Lex v Lena: Dawn of Power is a subplot that could be its own show. Battle of the Luthors is compelling, and while Jon Cryer's Lex is the best thing in the Arrowverse right now, Lena is having some of her best moments. That in addition to the Phantom Zone stuff makes for compelling TV.
But through all that, they are not forgetting their other supporting characters. Everyone else is getting good storylines too, even some of the newer cast members. This is the final season, so they can go for broke, and it seems they are in a sense. Nothing is being held back.
Overall, things are moving nicely. This show has proven in the past that it can get sloppy quickly, but they haven't yet, and that is a good thing.