2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 23
This week featured a supporting character coming to the front, a classic origin story, and a different point of view
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 2.17 - Kane, Kate
The Flash - Episode 7.14 - Rayo De Luz
Superman & Lois - Episode 1.11 - A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events
What an absolutely spectacular piece of comic book television. A familiar origin story felt fresh because of the way it was presented. Having Edge project the memories to Clark made there be a story reason to see the origin. It worked so well.
Clark sacrificed himself for his family too, but it seems that doing that made things start to come true like in John's world. Lois calling him at the end of the episode was truly shocking, and while I thought we would see him again, I didn't think it would be in this capacity.
I didn't think Lana's family would be as important as they are to the story either, but they are and its fabulous. Every character has a purpose in the greater story, and the elements between all of them are quite compelling. I hope they can keep that up for the length of the show.
Being this deep into the season with this much happening is a good thing, that means it should be pedal to the metal for the rest of the time.