GEEK OUT! SUPERHERO TV WRAP 260316

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Thoughts about how the various superhero TV shows did this week. Spoilers, duh!

THE FLASH 216

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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.

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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.

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The Zoom storyline has to pick up pace (in more ways than one) in the the next episode onwards.

SUPERGIRL 117

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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.

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However, for some reason, the show needed to resolve the issue within the episode and once more felt very rushed.

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The awful ending didn’t help – Lucy Lane being appointed as the new DEO head (???) and Siobhan demonstrating super-powers (???).

AGENTS OF SHIELD 313

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Too complicated for its own good, AOS found the means for Mockingbird and Hunter to exit the team.

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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.

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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.

ARROW 416

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Cupid? Seriously? Awful gimmicky villain.

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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.

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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.

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