The Flash gets transported in a different universe and we finally get the DC TV universe crossover we’ve been clamoring for.
Truth be told, Supergirl has been lagging behind in the superhero TV show race, but the appearance of The Flash is a breath of fresh air and a much needed jolt for this show.
From the moment Kara gets thrown-off the balcony by Siobhan Smythe (Silver Banshee) and the ensuing, streaking rescue of The Flash, I knew that I was in for a treat this episode, especially since I’ve been a fan of both shows.
I really got a kick out of The Flash’s reaction when he saw Kara fly off and the exchange of clueless stares from both Kara and Barry with the mention of heroes, not knowing who they were. The chemistry between the main cast with Barry was also spot on and I got the sense that Barry was a series regular from the start.
As for the villains this week, while Silver Banshee and Livewire proved to be formidable foes for our heroes, the two were still evidently underpowered for our heroes when taken individually. But with every superhero team-up, the heroes have to figure out how to work together, which we unfortunately did not see in this episode. Instead what we saw was an awesome save from the citizens of National City, which holds greater weight for Kara as she continues to reestablish her brand as a hero.
The best part, in my opinion, in this episode was the race between Supergirl and Barry. Although it felt like a gimmick in the trailer and synopsis, the race however, did make sense as a means for Barry to get back to Earth-Prime (or as I like to call it Earth-CW).
The weakest part of this episode was the love angle. The love triangle(?) being pushed between Kara, James, and Barry felt forced and inorganic, and that kiss at the end between James and Kara was not earned at all.
Some quick points:
- Loved how Barry explained the nature of the multiverse in a nutshell, which helps viewers of Supergirl who haven’t seen The Flash.
- Cat’s line referencing the CW was hilarious.
- We finally get to know what Myriad is.
- I honestly thought James’ mind was wiped after that kiss, just like in the Superman movie.
THE SCORE: 4/5
This was a very solid episode for Supergirl thanks to the appearance of The Flash. While the villains weren’t actually that formidable, the real heroes in this episode was the citizens of National City, and the return of Supergirl into their good graces. The weakest part of the episode remains the love angle between Kara and James.
Gino is the Gladiators’ resident TV and comic book reviewer. He is a lawyer in the making at day and full on geek by night. He believes that the lightsaber is the best weapon during a zombie apocalypse. #AgeOfTheGeek