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‘Supergirl’ & ‘Arrow’ Crossover: Crisis on Earth-X

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If there’s one thing The CW does well, it’s cross-overs.

Having four shows combine into one was a dream come true especially when it came to the relationships. However, aside from all the choreographed fight scenes and ass-kicking, the episodes were soaring thanks to the heroes character-driven arcs and human qualities.

At times, it was difficult to know which show you were actually watching. They tried to weave in a bit more Supergirl specific moments in the first episode with Mon-El worrying about Kara, which to be honest, felt strained considering he’s married. It’s almost as if you had to ignore everything that happened during last week’s episode to fully embrace it all.

So what brings all of these heroes to one place? A wedding, obviously. And one that everyone RSVP’d to at the last minute; the worst offense of them all in the episodes.

Instead of arriving with Mon-El, who the invite originally listed, Kara brings Alex. Hey, if they’re going to be single and miserable together they might as well do it at a wedding right? And for good reason because at least Alex was able to get some breakup sex out of it with another bad ass woman Sara aka Assassin. I love Alex’s taste in women. Although I wasn’t too fond of yet another scene featuring Alex detailing why she broke up with Maggie and wondering if it was the right decision. We know you want kids Alex, let it go!

While the rehearsal dinner goes off without a hitch, the same cannot be said for the wedding ceremony, which is rudely crashed by a bunch of Nazis. Nazis? What? In 2017? Yes, in 2017.

These aren’t just your average Nazis either. They are scarier than you could ever imagine. These Darth Vader meets Nazi soldiers are scarier than any super villain Supergirl has ever faced.  And the ones running the show? Well, they are dead ringers for The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl.

The villains may be kind of a cop out because it doesn’t take much convincing of the audience to know that Nazi’s are bad. “I hate Nazi’s,” Kara can be heard saying and it’s true, we all do. Which is what makes them such easy villains to swallow. And it’s what gives our heroes a reason to fight. And seeing them all tear up a church together for the greater good is surprisingly satisfying.

Tommy Merlen shows up, much to everyone’s surprise, but he’s evil. He calls Oliver weak and then kills himself, forcing his BFF to watch him die yet again. Short lived return but it’s better than nothing!

No one can really figure out what these Nazi doppleganger’s want but “Overgirl” mentions the Fatherland and the Reich a lot and she’s also married to Dark Arrow, which makes Supergirl mutter “ew.”

The good guys put up a hell of a fight but they’re outnumbered by you know, swastika laden villains and eventually, lose their edge. That’s when Overgirl reveals the real purpose of their mission — they need Supergirl’s heart because she’s dying from radiation poisoning. And that’s something I feel like Alex should have seen coming. Kara, the reluctant donor, knows everyone will die if she doesn’t go willingly. Methinks, everyone will die regardless.

Everyone is all “you can’t have Supergirl” but Metallo comes out, shoots something that undoubtedly knocks them all out and when they wake up, they are on Earth X in concentration camps. This is too real. Also, Earth X is literally your worst nightmare because it’s the product of Hitler’s victory.

Meanwhile, Supergirl is nowhere to be found and they’re probably prepping to slice her open, which is even more terrifying. Yet, it does all seem a bit strange that they’re doing ALL OF THIS to save Overgirl, who openly admitted she would sacrifice herself if Dark Arrow lost sight right?

Heroes may have lost this one for now but something tells me, be back with a solid plan tomorrow night. No one can ever let the Nazis win! Since everyone is pretty much captured, it’s really up to Iris and Felicity. And you can never underestimate the love of future wives, especially one who is pissed her wedding weekend got royally screwed up.

Seriously, there was a moment where I thought I was watching a superhero movie only to realize this is NETWORK television bringing me this goodness. I’ll overlook the flaws because this much badassery from both men and women is something we all need a little bit more of! Also, a gentle reminder that the Nazis were insane.

Other Thoughts

  • Anyone notice the vigilante that Dark Arrow kills in the first few minutes is James Olsen/ Guardian. Who knew they even had another one of him on the other 53 planets?
  • Kara getting a manicure? Priceless.
  • We’re all Alex on a hangover…
  • Kara singing Barry’s engagement song gave me so much life!
  • Will Barry and Iris ever get married?
  • Same goes for Olicity. He gets all caught up in the romance of a wedding, proposes, she says no a little too loudly and I don’t blame her, it seems like anytime someone tries to make a legit commitment, something bad happens. Except for Mon-El… he got married easy peasy.
  • Kara’s “bad girl” lipstick is so fall chic.
  • Harry calling Thawne an idiot echoes all of my sentiments.
  • Team Flash found a cure for Firestorm so that Stein could retire but Jax isn’t happy with it mainly because he doesn’t want to lose Stein who is like a father figure.
  • Also, who was that nervous waiter? Was this someone from the future? Like Barry and Iris’ future child? It was bizarre.

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Supergirl – The Quest for Peace (4×22)

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Supergirl -- "The Quest for Peace" Review

A great episode concludes a political, divisive and explosive season of Supergirl.

Don’t you love it when storylines come full circle making a questionable season worth watching?

Lex Luthor enacted his maniacal plan on Supergirl Season 4 Episode 22 only to lose to yet another Kryptonian.

Supergirl meant it when she said that truth and justice always prevail.

Though a glossy cape and perfect hair sure do help.

Lex willingly hurt hundreds of people and betrayed a whole country in his efforts for world domination.

Yes, it was fun to watch Jon Cryer in the role and he exceeded expectations, but Lex had it coming.

However, by the end of the episode, we’re all asking, “is Lex really dead?”

Killing Lex Luthor with one bullet seemed a little too easy, even if the trigger was pulled by his sister, Lena.

For a moment, I was shocked that the series would get rid of Lex so quickly and on such a permanent level.

Instead, the final few seconds saw the return of The Monitor, who we saw on the crossover “Crisis on Earth X.”

After Monitor brought forth one of Supergirl Season 5’s newest villains, J’onn J’onzz brother, he paid Lex a visit and it seemed like his intention was to revive him for some unfinished business.

I think Lex needs to be revived solely for a proper Superman duel; it would be a shame if they didn’t utilize Tyler Hoechlin for something so epic.

A piece of advice to the Monitor — aligning with Lex Luthor is a huge mistake. Just ask all those people burned by him on the finale!

Lex only cares about himself and disposes of people when they no longer serve a purpose.

Case and point: Ben Lockwood, Eve, and Red Daughter.

Even President Baker falls into the category.

All of them learned what is what like to be chewed up and spit up by Lex.

I’m surprised that President Baker was even allowed to make Lex the Secretary of Alien Affairs. Wouldn’t someone in the House or the Senate halt the President?

Despite Lex’s one “heroic” deed, he’s still Lex Luthor.

Read the full review on TV Fanatic!

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Supergirl – Red Dawn (4×21)

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Supergirl Red Dawn review

Much like Supergirl, the series sucked up the sunlight and found it’s power on Supergirl Season 4 Episode 21.

The penultimate episode was everything we’ve been wanting from this entire season.

Supergirl has this tendency to deliver a muddled and lackluster season that draws storylines for way to long only to come back swinging in the last few episodes.

The only reason I remained hooked throughout the entirety of the season is because I know they’ll end the season on a high note that makes it all worth it.

Kara’s capture at the hands of President Baker didn’t last long.

She was able to break free from the Red Daughter’s grip just in time to help the DEO track her evil clone down.

Lena also warned the DEO about everything they found in Kaznia, and let’s say, they all had their work cut out for them.

But even with all the newfound information, Supergirl’s team was simply playing catch-up to Lex.

Lex’s plans have been meticulously crafted and already set in motion.

Supergirl’s efforts to foil his operation weren’t successful, especially since he had the President on his side.

Lex found a way to accomplish the one thing he’s always been after — becoming the hero in his narrative.

By the end of the action-packed episode, Lex successfully thwarted Kaznia’s invasion on American soil, killed “Supergirl” and was hailed as a hero by the President.

Yeah, where do they go from here?

How does Supergirl’s team convince the already impressionable public that Lex is a criminal mastermind who created a clone of Supergirl and went through all this trouble just to stroke his own ego?

The one thing Supergirl and friends have going for the fact that Supergirl is still alive.

It’s a surprise element considering the Red Daughter assumed she was victorious in taking her doppelganger down.

That is if Lex actually killed the Red Daughter in the “battle.”

Was she a martyr this whole time? Or is she still alive?

If she is alive, there’s a chance she’ll align with Supergirl and friends to take down Lex once she realizes he lied to her.

There was a part of Red Daughter that craved to be normal.

When she saw Alex and Eliza distraught over Supergirl’s “death,” she felt something. The same something she felt for Mikhail and the feeling she had reading Lex’s books.

She’s been brainwashed by Lex to believe that Supergirl is evil and protects the corrupt, but what she’s been spoon-fed is true about Lex instead.

He’s the one that’s been selling her snake oil!

Read the full review at TV Fanatic!

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Supergirl – Will The Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up? (4×20)

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Supergirl Will The Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up? Review

How long can a girl be kept in the dark?

We’re on the fourth season and Lena still doesn’t know that Kara is Supergirl!

There have been so many close-call situations, several on Supergirl Season 4 Episode 20 alone, yet Supergirl somehow manages to maneuver them without revealing her identity to one of her best friends.

And she finally came so close — Kara took off her glasses and was about to tell Lena the truth.

I kept screaming “turn around Lena,” but alas, the moment was ruined by Lena inadvertently guilt tripping Kara.

Understandably, Lena is in a fragile headspace after being betrayed by Tess and Lex.

Finding out that her only stable friend has also been lying straight to her face day in and day out might have sent her off the deep end.

But she deserves to know!

And think of how much easier everything would be if Lena wasn’t always worrying about Kara!

Since they are working so closely together, Lena being clued into Kara’s alter-ego would allow them to accomplish so much more.

Initially, Lena would be angry, but I think she’d be astute enough to realize the difference between Kara’s lies and Lex and Tess’ lies.

Kara has kept her identity a secret to protect her loved ones.

And in continuing to lie, she’s doing what she thinks is best for Lena. There’s nothing menacing about her actions.

You can read the full review at TV Fanatic!

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