2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 19
Below 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!
Black Lightning - Episode 4.13 - The Book of Resurrection: Chapter Two (Series Finale)
The Flash - Episode 7.11 - Family Matters Part 2
Superman & Lois - Episode 1.07 - Man of Steel
Wow. I could just leave it at that. "Wow". But, what an episode this was. David Ramsey knocked it out of the park, with angles and shots we've never seen before in the Arrowverse. He really added something to the story, instead of just being a cog in the machine that moved things along.
We finally got answers to who the stranger is. He is not an alt-Lex Luthor, instead he is "Steel" which is a cool villain to bring to life. His story is compelling, and they showed a shocking moment that no other live action Superman thing ever dared to show. Superman killed Lois in the alternate world. That will have ramifications later.
Jordan and Jonathan are still working through some things, and their relationship will continue to evolve. It is not the weak link of the show, which I thought it would be going in. But every character is compelling. The side characters, the villains, the supporting characters, they all add something. No one seems gratuitous.