2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 22
This week featured a shocking villain, the return of a familiar face, and unknowing clone having an existential crisis.
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 2.16 - Rebirth
Kate Kane is back! Kinda...while she still thinks she is Circe Cionis, memories of Kate are drifting back. Her brain is battling between two identities. The dynamics between all of the characters trying to get Kate to remember is fascinating, and while I was skeptical of how season 2 was going to work, they really did a great job incorporating everything with a neat bow on it.
The Flash - Episode 7.13 - Masquerade
Superman & Lois - Episode 1.10 - O Mother, Where Art Thou?
This might be the strangest episode of the series so far, but it was still great. Clark got to talk to his mother - through taking over the body of Lana. At the same time, the kids were dealing with parent stuff too, so it was one big parental party on Superman and Lois.
Edge keeps referring to himself as Clark's brother. They haven't used the word "Zod" yet, but I think it is inevitable. There was only one issue with the whole thing. Not once, not a single time, did Clark even vaguely refer to Kara. This show exists because of the work that Supergirl did. To ignore it completely is a slap in the face to a lot of people. To have Clark say he has no Kryptonian family was baffling, and insulting. It had to be intentional, because it is natural to mention her. They had to do work to omit that, which is awful. Shame on everyone involved.
Outside of that, the episode did some great work. They are carving out their own mythology, and the show keeps getting deeper and deeper. In that sense, hopefully they continue on this path.