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This series will be a brief, semi-comedic review of the CW superhero shows. You can check out last week’s review post here, or see the tally of winners below. The only shows discussed will be ‘Arrow’, ‘Flash’, and ‘Supergirl’. There WILL be some spoilers discussed, so only look at the reviews you’re up to date on!

Supergirl, “City of Lost Children” (May 8)

“You would not believe how much I used to matter on this show”

James Olsen realizes how much it stinks to be a super sidekick on a CW show. He’s bummed out that no one’s in love with Guardian (though that’s partially because his voice modulator apparently allows for ZERO vocal inflection). Finally, in this episode, James gets to spend some time as James. He helps coach an alien boy to track down his villainous mother. It’s confusing how the portal drove the aliens psycho, but it kicked off an exciting war time for Supergirl & friends. Now, Rhea will get to do more villainy beyond deleting Kara’s number from Lena’s phone. Which, by the way, did Rhea think that would somehow stop Kara and Lena being friends? As far as evil plots go, that is almost as dumb as the latest episode of The Flash.

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SCORE: 7.5/10 Exploding Milkshakes

The Flash, “Cause And Effect” (May 9)

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We can’t be together! I have a responsibility to talk about inspiring stuff with Barry sometimes!

This episode is so confusing it made me feel like I had amnesia. Certainly, “Bart” was a fun way to break up the Savitar-Iris-Flashpoint drama. The explanation of how Savitar’s a Time Remnant also makes some sense. But how did erasing Barry’s memory wipe the memory of Savitar? Can Savitar feel everything Barry does? How does Savitar losing his memory de-power Kid Flash? Why was Barry the only one who could prove the arsonist – who did not wear a mask – was an arsonist? Was Caitlin’s thing always brain science? How do Cisco’s teleprompter glasses get destroyed by A SINGLE DROP OF SWEAT? CW lets The Flash be fun, but it also lets it get too dumb.

SCORE: 6.5/10 High School Photos

Arrow, “Honor Thy Fathers” (May 10)

Who is this guy again? Is this Vigilante?

The Green Arrow is finally back in his hood! I wasn’t sure what he would call himself without the mask, since Vigilante is taken. While that character is still absent, Thea Queen and Dolph Lundgren return to the show this week. Oliver and Thea fret about revealing their father’s tainted legacy – forgetting that both of them are former partiers and drug addicts, I guess? Rene’s custody plot line seems to end with him ducking out, which is hopefully because if he was kidnapped. If he just wussed out, that will be really agitating. We’ve been deprived of fun ass-kicking Wild Dog for too long. Prometheus is “beaten,” but there’s no way he’s actually been beaten. Don’t forget his conversation with young William Queen. Chase definitely has more up his sleeves than throwing stars.

SCORE: 7/10 Chemicals


Supergirl: 8 Weeks

Arrow: 7 Weeks

The Flash: 5 Week

What show did you think won the week? Does Legends of Tomorrow take your vote? Do you think A.o.S. or Gotham outshines all the CW shows? Let us know in the comments below!

Jon Barr - TV Editor
Jon Barr is a comedian and TV Phanatic. Yeah, he meant to spell it that way. It's like the Philly Phanatic, like from Philadelphia, because he's from - you get it. He loves good TV & mocking bad TV. You can find him all over the web.