2021 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 31
week featured the end of a couple journeys for some beloved characters, a different solution to a common problem, and a villain coming to light.
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!
The Legends have always had a rotating door of cast members, and finales are usually the places that see them exit. But this one had two enormous exits - Mick Rory, an OG Legend, and John Constantine.
Constantine didn't quite get the send off that I had hoped, it was way less of an event than it should have been. There should have been some pomp and circumstance, but there have been more botched exits. Perhaps they didn't feel like it was goodbye since Matt Ryan will be back as a new character next season.
The plot side of things wrapped everything up quite nicely. It wasn't quite as ridiculous as some other seasons have been, but there was still some fun to be had. And in true Legends fashion, there was a baffling cliffhanger that will lead to some intriguing possibilities. Overall, it was a decent season, especially when you take Covid into consideration. There have been messier seasons this year.
Stargirl - Episode 2.05 - Summer School: Chapter Five
This episode had a lot going on on both ends of the spectrum. The heroes are going through their own issues and are figuring things out, while the villains are regrouping and trying to see where they stand.
With all that going on, it is nice they haven't forgotten about Mike and the journey he started. There was a sweet scene with him and his parents in a junkyard that was really the emotional center of the episode.
The school fight was pretty cool looking. There were a lot of visually interesting things about it, and that is a rare feat on The CW, where all their shows tend to look the same. This "chapter" format they are doing like Black Lightning did, is working, and I hope it continues for the run of the show.
Supergirl had to battle a foe she never had to deal with before - social media trolls! This episode had her fight for low income housing, and using her celebrity to sway the public on it. It was a story that could have been in any sort of regular drama, but worked here too.
The superhero part was more about Dreamer and Nxy. Nxy is a formidable villain and took advantage of Dreamer's wishes. Both stories dovetailed into one thing, and it spells trouble for team Supergirl.
We are approaching the tail end of the season, which is the tail end of the series, and I can't quite see the endgame yet. Hopefully they can wrap everything up with a nice neat bow.
Legends of Tomorrow was the best episode of the week. The finale did what it needed to do, and with that, the weirdest show on TV completed another chapter.
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