2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 21
This week featured the end of a journey, a shocking revelation and a crisis averted (just like two weeks ago).
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!
Batwoman - Episode 2.15 - Armed and Dangerous
The Flash - Episode 7.12 - Good-Bye Vibrations
Superman & Lois - Episode 1.09 - Loyal Subjekts
This show continues to impress. All of the story lines are coalescing nicely. The show also continues to surprise. Just when you think the reveals are out of the way, they do another one. In fact, they did the same trick twice. The man we thought was an alt-world Luthor, was actually Steel. Now, the man we thought was Morgan Edge (recast from Supergirl) is actually a Kryptonian.
Which Kryptonian hasn't been revealed yet, but I think it is a safe bet that this is Zod. Since Lex Luthor is being used so well over on Supergirl, Zod is the next best option for a Superman villain. I watch every CW Arrowverse show, so I thought I knew what to expect. I don't. This show continues to defy expectations in delightful ways.
Whoever Edge is, has weaponized citizens of Smallville and had them attack Lois. Jordan and General Lane were quite impressive in those scenes, and even the scenes they shared were great. While Jordan was dealing with Kryptonite poisoning, Jonathan still had something to do in the episode which is nice. The show does a good job of giving everyone something to do. They spread the story out really well, even though it mostly takes place in a small town.
This is the secret weapon of the Arrowverse so far, and I hope that continues.