The CW have managed to include a lot of variety in their superhero shows, and their latest batch of episode descriptions makes that pretty clear. While arguably the strongest show of the season, Legends of Tomorrow, is missing in the final week in February/early March, they still have three very interesting episodes, including some big name appearances.
We start with Supergirl, with their episode on February 26, titled Homecoming, bringing back Lois & Clark star Dean Cain. He has played Supergirl’s adopted father on the show, but this description suggests that he could be about to play Cyborg Superman, or at least character with some evil intentions:
DEAN CAIN RETURNS – When Jeremiah Danvers (guest star Dean Cain) is rescued from Cadmus, Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Kara (Melissa Benoist) are thrilled to have their father back. The Danvers arrange a family dinner to celebrate but things go awry when a suspicious Mon-El (Chris Wood) starts to question Jeremiah about his sudden return. Larry Teng directed the episode written by Caitlin Parrish & Derek Simon.
The Flash has struggled in Season 3, but they’re reverting to a trick which worked for them last year. Their two part episodes tend to be strong, and it’s something the show should do more often. Here we’re going to see the second part of their showdown with Gorilla Grodd. Hopefully spending so much time with a well developed villain should be entertaining:
THE EPIC CONCLUSION TO THE TWO-PART BATTLE WITH GRODD – When Grodd (voiced by David Sobolov) and his army of gorillas bring the battle to Earth-1, The Flash (Grant Gustin) and team must find a way to stop them before they destroy Central City. Gypsy (guest star Jessica Camacho) returns to join the fight. Meanwhile, Jesse Quick (guest star Violett Beane) decides she wants to stay with Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) on Earth-1. Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Todd Helbing and teleplay by Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes.
The lack of noise on the Vigilante front had us thinking that his alter-ego might be different in the Arrow-verse. Josh Segarra’s Adrian Chase, who wears the Vigilante’s ski mask in the comics, has had a lot of focus without being confirmed as the vigilante. We had him down as a potential Prometheus, and it sounds like the return of Vigilante will do little to alter that theory:
VIGILANTE ATTACKS MAYOR QUEEN — Oliver (Stephen Amell) faces his biggest challenge yet as mayor. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) continues down her dark path with Helix. After Vigilante attacks Oliver while he’s acting as the mayor, Diggle (David Ramsey) leads the team in a mission to stop Vigilante once and for all. Michael Schultz directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Ben Sokolowski.
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