Supergirl (2015)

  • Title: The Flash – Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three
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The Flash - Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three television review

Since the creation of The Flash the writers have foreshadowed the character’s death in a Crisis set in the not-too-distant future. “Part Three” sees those events come to pass. Again, pulling from the original source material, we get the Anti-Monitor’s canon and the one hero whose speed can stop it and save the Earth. Knowing that The Flash wasn’t looking to kill off Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and permanently leave a hole in the show left the writers looking for an out, and they found one that might even work better than Gustin’s Flash giving his life as it plays on well-developed themes of Barry seeing those he loves die and hits just the right nostalgic notes for fans of the original Flash television series. While one Flash does dramatically sacrifice his life to stop the anti-matter wave, it’s actually the Flash of Earth-90 played by John Wesley Shipp reprising his role from the 90s television show (complete with a flashback and use of The Flash‘s opening score).

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  • Title: Batwoman – Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two
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Batwoman - Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two television review

Hey, an episode of Batwoman that is actually good!? The Crisis crossover continues with the heroes searching for a very specific Superman before Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) can kill them all. Sorry Smallville fans it isn’t that one (although we do get a cameo by Tom Welling on the Kent family farm). The Superman (Brandon Routh) they are looking for turns out to look an awful lot like the Atom (also Routh) living on Earth-96 (based on Kingdom Come and also the various Superman films starring Routh and Christopher Reeve). That Superman is one of seven paragons necessary to fight the Anti-Monitor. That leaves Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Batwoman (Ruby Rose) in search of another paragon in Gotham of Earth-99 where the pair run into that world’s Batman (Kevin Conroy). I don’t mind the episode making Conroy a red herring, as it was unlikely Crisis would suit him up and throw him into the big battle scenes to come. Instead he offers a cautionary tale for Kate Kane to take another step forward as a hero (now if she could just find a show worthy of her).

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  • Title: Supergirl – Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One
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Supergirl - Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One television review

Supergirl kicks off the crossover The CW has been building towards for years as an anti-matter wave is approaching all Earths, threatening to wipe out all of existence. The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) pulls heroes from various locations, bringing them to Supergirl‘s Earth-38 to make a stand. While the show’s current storyline’s are mentioned, most notably Lena (Katie McGrath) villain turn, the focus is on Crisis as all hands are on deck (even Lena) to find a way to evacuate the Earth should Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), White Canary (Caity Lotz), the Atom (Brandon Routh), Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), Mia (Katherine McNamara), Batwoman (Ruby Rose), and the Flash (Grant Gustin) fail.

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Supergirl – The Wrath of Rama Khan

by Alan Rapp on December 4, 2019

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  • Title: Supergirl – The Wrath of Rama Khan
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Supergirl - The Wrath of Rama Khan television review

In the final episode before the Crisis, Kara (Melissa Benoist) must deal with Lena‘s (Katie McGrath) betrayal and plans to launch Myriad and also stop Rama Khan (Mitch Pileggi) from igniting a dormant super volcano and destroying the world. Several of this season’s themes are put into play here, some of which are wrapped up and others which will continue after the crossover, but it’s the series’ core belief that anyone can be saved that plays a crucial role in ending Lena’s first (although not likely her last) attempt to bend humanity’s wills to a less-violent future.

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Supergirl – Tremors

by Alan Rapp on November 20, 2019

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  • Title: Supergirl – Tremors
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Supergirl - Tremors television review

Since the introduction of Lena (Katie McGrath) on the show, this is the episode I’ve been hoping that Supergirl would avoid. More on that in a second, first “Tremors” does introduce us to the inner circle of Leviathan, aliens from another world who have been guiding/controlling the Earth from behind the scenes for thousands of years. The member the episode gives the most time to is Rama Khan (Mitch Pileggi) whose Earth-bending powers mean a trip to the Fortress of Solitude for Kara (Melissa Benoist) and her best bud Lena (who uses the opportunity to steal Myriad, trap Kara in the Fortress, and declare an end to the pair’s friendship).

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