Thoughts about how the various superhero TV shows did this week. Spoilers, duh!
THE FLASH 216
Superficially, whilst this episode seemed like treading water with the introduction of Trajectory – a female speedster – the real objective was to lead the team into discovering the true identity of Zoom viz. Jay Garrett.
The main plot itself had a throwaway feel about it and terribly rushed. In one episode, the show introduced and killed off a new speedster just to set up that emotional conclusion.
The Zoom storyline has to pick up pace (in more ways than one) in the the next episode onwards.
This episode had an intriguing setup as J’onn J’onzz is now a captive of the US military and Alex Danvers may also be implicated in J’onzz’s impersonation of Hank Henshaw, the head of the DEO.
However, for some reason, the show needed to resolve the issue within the episode and once more felt very rushed.
The awful ending didn’t help – Lucy Lane being appointed as the new DEO head (???) and Siobhan demonstrating super-powers (???).
AGENTS OF SHIELD 313
Too complicated for its own good, AOS found the means for Mockingbird and Hunter to exit the team.
After all, the duo will be starring in Marvel’s Most Wanted, a spin-off that sounds like Marvel’s version of the risible Legends of Tomorrow.
The closing scene was too manipulative for comfort. Just waiting for the moment when the SHIELD agents discover that Hive has taken over Ward’s body.
Cupid? Seriously? Awful gimmicky villain.
BUT in the scheme of things, as Felicity and Olly come to terms with their break-up, there was at least some emotional connection between the Cupid and the Olicity situation.
The prosecution of Damien Darhk begins in earnest as Laurel Lance and her father discover the cost of pursuing justice.
No Legends of Tomorrow this week.