The CW has quite a juggling act this year, as they have four DC Comics shows starting new seasons next month. There’s a lot of expectation ahead of this new era in DCTV. The network has released synopses for all four shows, so we know a little more about what to expect this season. They’ve teased the second episodes of Arrow and The Flash, while they’ve released details on the season premiere of both Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl.
First up, it looks like Barry Allen has a lot to put right after Flashpoint. The description for the second episode of The Flash teases a new arrival and some huge fallout from the premiere:
THE AFTERMATH — Barry (Grant Gustin) realizes the effects from Flashpoint are much greater than he thought. Meanwhile, Barry meets new co-worker Julian Albert (Tom Felton) and is surprised by Julian’s immediate disdain for Barry. Ralph Hemecker directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing.
Meanwhile, the Green Arrow is training a new batch of heroes this season. That didn’t go so well in Season 2 when he tried training Roy Harper. It sounds like the new recruits will take a similarly dim view of Oliver’s teaching abilities:
SUIT UP — Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) new recruits for Team Arrow are Curtis (Echo Kellum), Wild Dog (guest star Rick Gonzalez) and Evelyn Sharp (guest star Madison McLaughlin). Unfortunately, the Green Arrow’s training methods prove to be too much for some of them to handle. Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Oliver’s initiation into the Bratva continues. James Bamford directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Beth Schwartz.
Supergirl arrives on The CW, with Superman making an appearance in the premiere. While we’re all delighted about Kal-El’s appearance, it seems like we’re the only ones:
THE CW HAS A NEW HERO AND SHE’S BRINGING SUPERMAN WITH HER — When a new threat emerges in National City, Kara/Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) teams up with her cousin, Clark Kent/Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), to stop it. Kara is thrilled to have family in town but it leaves Alex (Chyler Leigh) feeling a bit left out. Meanwhile, Hank (David Harewood) and Supergirl are stunned by the pod that came crashing to Earth. Glen Winter directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg and Jessica Queller.
Oliver Queen is pulling a double week, as he’s appearing in the Legends of Tomorrow premiere. It sounds like this episode will tie in to last season of Arrow:
LOST AND FOUND — GUEST STARRING STEPHEN AMELL — After the defeat of the immortal villain Vandal Savage and the exposure of the corrupt Time Masters, a new threat emerges. Dr. Nate Heywood (Nick Zano), an unconventional and charming historian, is thrust into the action. After making a shocking discovery, Nate seeks out Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) for help in finding the scattered Legends. Once reunited, the Legends continue their new mission to protect the timeline from temporal aberrations – unusual changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences. Their first stop is 1942 to protect Albert Einstein from being kidnapped before the Nazis destroy New York City with a nuclear bomb. Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) notices that Sara (Caity Lotz) has a mission of her own, which leads them both to face her nemesis, Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough). Victor Garber, Arthur Darvill, Dominic Purcell and Franz Drameh also star. Dermot Downs directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Phil Klemmer and Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak.
The Flash Season 3 returns on October 4, while Arrow’s fifth season premiere is on October 5. The second episodes of those shows hit the week after, sandwiched between Supergirl on October 10, and Legends on October 13.
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