2021-2022 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 04


This week featured a final showdown, a brutal death, social justice, and a familial showdown.

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!

Stargirl - Episode 2.13 - Summer School: Chapter Thirteen


The finale wrapped everything up quite nicely. All the character arcs, all of the plot points, all of the story lines, had some sort of resolution. Every character had something to do also, which was nice. 
 
While the episode didn't squander its story, it also took the time to set up things for the future. Starman is back, full time it seems, Dr. Midnite is off to find his son, and Courtney and her family seem to have new neighbors.
 
This show is one of the CWs stronger Arrowverse shows, and the second season kept that trend alive. While I do hope for more connective tissue with the other shows next season, it's nice that they were able to establish themselves fully and not use a crossover as a crutch.
 
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Supergirl - Episode 6.18 - Truth or Consequences


There isn't much time left with Team Supergirl. So they can do things they wouldn't do ordinarily, like kill off a regular cast member. William Dey met his demise at the hands of Lex Luthor, and it seems pretty permanent. It kind of needs to be for story reasons, but I am still skeptical with any death in a superhero medium.
 
Esme was kidnapped, so William essentially gave his life for nothing. Team Supergirl will make sure it's not for nothing, but things are dire right now. It is not below Lex Luthor to kill a child, especially one with superpowers. While the good guys will win in the end, the journey could be scarring.
 
Only 2 episodes left. There is a lot  that needs to happen. It will be a fun ride to the end. It will be interesting to see where each character lands as things end.
 
***

Legends of Tomorrow - Episode 7.04 - Speakeasy Does It


This season of Legends feels different than anything that came before it. There is no Waverider, they are down and out, and are separated from each other. The Legends are breaking time more than they are fixing it. It took the format of the show and flipped it on its head.
 
With that being said, there is still wacky Legends fun to be had. Zari planning a party at a speakeasy is peak Legends. So is the whole Bullet Blondes schtick. It is probably a lot of fun for the actors to do a some new stuff.
 
It feels like we will meet Matt Ryan's new character next week, so that is something to look forward to. I wish Constantine was able to stay, but this isn't the first time an actor has played a different character on the show. Hopefully it will work just as well this time too.
 
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Batwoman - Episode 3.04 - Antifreeze


"Be careful what you wish for" is a pretty apt saying for this episode. Ryan has discovered family secrets, and they are coming back to haunt her. The family aspect of Ryan Wilder is an interesting one. So is the burgeoning relationship with Sophie.
 
I like the clever ways they are incorporating some of Batman's famous villains. There are Mr. Freeze aspects and Poison Ivy aspects at the moment. While we probably won't see the characters for a while, if it at all, the things they leave behind will be important.
 
Mary Hamilton and Luke Fox are at odds, but I think it will turn into something positive eventually. It could be romantic, it could be something else, but they are just working out their issues right now. On another note, it is hard to tell what Ryan's brother will end up being - an ally or an adversary. He is kind of in the middle right now, and could go either way.
 
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The best episode of the week was Stargirl. The finale was a satisfying one.

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