2021-2022 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 12


This week featured more secrets, a reality show spoof, a villain returning, and new relationship.

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!

Naomi - Episode 1.02 - Unidentified Flying Object


Things really got going properly this episode, as Naomi slowly became to unravel some answers. Her group of friends are all coming into their own too, and it is nice to see their personalities shine through. Her powers are starting to manifest themselves too. While some bits of the show are a tad lackluster, it has a lot of heart, and has the potential to be great. I hope it carves its own path in the Arrowverse and doesn't get lost in the mix.

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Superman and Lois - Episode 2.02 - The Ties That Bind


The Arrowverse has a habit of extending the show life of a defeated big bad. Arrow did it witl Malcolm Merlyn and Slade, Black Lightning did it with Tobias, and it seems that Superman and Lois is doing it with Morgan Edge. He is back in the mix, and while there will be another villain this season, it seems like he will still very much be a factor. Natalie is becoming part of the group, and that is lovely. She is a great character, and hopefully sticks around for a long time.

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Legends of Tomorrow - Episode 7.09 - Lowest Common Demoninator


Legends went full Legends, and spoofed reality shows this episode. All the tropes were there, from the meathead jock to the naked hippie. They were making fun of reality shows, while scripting an excellent one. Yet just like other versions of the truly ridiculous Legends episodes, there was a whole lot of character development, especially between Behrad and Astra, who are developing a relationship.

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Batwoman - Episode 3.09 - Meet Your Maker


It's great to see an OG Batman villain come in and wreak havoc. Not a 2.0 version, not one that teases the original, but the original. Even though the show has its own version Ivy in Mary Hamilton, they brought the original one in too, and both are on their own paths, yet intertwined. I didn't think the show would survive when they had to recast the lead, but it is better than it's ever been.

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The best episode of the week was Superman and Lois. I look forward to what the show will do with the rest of its time.

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