Thoughts about how the various superhero TV shows did this week. Spoilers, duh!
THE FLASH 215
The return of King Shark seems somewhat like a mundane plot point for the follow-up to the Earth-2 saga and Jay Garrick’s death but… the episode makes up for this with the final reveal.
So, yes indeed, Zoom is Jay Garrick and so is the person Zoom killed AND the person in the iron mask as well.
“THIS is a complication” remarks Zoom as he removes his mask. Indeed! Should be interesting to see how the Flash writers explain this conundrum.
AGENT CARTER 208/209
Another two-parter seemed like two episodes to long. Nothing seems to be moving forward in this story.
Zero Matter is slowly but surely becoming the MacGuffin of the piece – I have a bad feeling that nothing will be revealed about it even in next week’s finale.
Only highlight? The musical number at the beginning of 209. Hopefully Marvel TV can turn things around.
Oliver’s lies come home to roost as Darhk kidnaps his son, William thus revealing the big secret to the Green Arrow team, and in particular, Felicity.
Special guest star Vixen plays a pivotal role as Green Arrow and company finally defeat Darhk.
But of course, there is no such thing as a happy ending in Arrow, as Felicity breaks up with Oliver. Sigh.
Master Jailer is the villain of this piece, capturing escaped convicts from Fort Rozz and executing them.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Olsen takes Supergirl to task for the illegal incarceration of Max Lord.
On the work front, Kara has to battle for Cat’s attention with new assistant Siobhan Smythe, a rather unnecessary (& annoying) plot device.
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW 106
The main plot promised much with an elder Oliver Queen making an appearance (it’s Star City, 2046).
There’s even a new Green Arrow in town (Conor Hawke) but actually Diggle’s son (also John) as he battles Deathstroke Jr.(!) to save Star City.
However, typically, much of this episode did not make sense as the writers continue to have problems with making the time travel schtick work.
… still there’s more …