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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, “Alex” (May 1)

“Wait that phone call with the criminal took 17 HOURS?”

Alex gets thrown into a SAW-type situation, as Kara realizes she’s not great at concealing her identity. Kara and Maggie get into a fight, where Maggie is right on ALL counts until she frees the terrorist’s dad. Why Kara was allowed into the interrogation of said terrorist dad is beyond me. And how did terrorist block Martian Manhunter’s mind-reading powers? Is that just a plot-convenient power? Also, why did Lena do NO background checks on her potential business partner? There’s a lot of logical holes in this episode, even for a show about a flying, lazer-eyed woman.

SCORE: 6.5/10 Elements

The Flash, “I Know Who You Are” (May 2)

Did someone say New Caitlin?

Boy oh boy, did that Zoom reveal take FOREVER. Ah well, perhaps I’m just bitter my Savitar theory turned out to be false. Either way, at least this Deadpool-faced Barry Allen looks better than Emo Hair Barry. Tracy, a nice bit of fun, and HR flirting with her is even more fun. Cisco’s aversion to killing Caitlin is a great way to bond with Julian. Caitlin still being a bit nice is somewhat disappointing, as the heel-turn to Killer Frost was great. Joe’s love plot with Cecile was also rather bland. But overall, the progression of learning how to tackle Savitar is exciting.

SCORE: 7.5/10 Zoom Lattes

Arrow, “Underneath” (May 3)

The only thing Oliver is underneath is Felicity, if you know what I mean

Oliver and Felicity re-live former passions during Arrow‘s bottle episode. They have a good chat, working out their clashing moralities, while attempting an escape. It gets upstaged by John and Lyla’s more substantive chat, but they’re both strong conversations. And… uh… who else does stuff this episode? William, of course, has returned to the show, courtesy of Chase. Maybe by the time Oliver gets to William, he’ll have figured out if he’s still in love with Felicity or not.

SCORE: 7/10 Chin-Ups


Arrow: 7 Weeks

Supergirl: 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!