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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, “Homecoming” (Feb 27)

Cara & Clark: The Newest Adventure of ‘Supergirl’

Dean Cain flies back in for one of the most predictable episodes of CW’s Supergirl. The episode has some great action, but the plot is very predictable. All of the characters go too hard on Mon-El for it to feel right. Cara and Mon-El’s relationship hasn’t gotten any less giggly, but it hasn’t gotten worse, so that’s a plus. I had forgotten about CADMUS, so it was great to see them roped back in. Is Jeremiah now Cyborg Superman II? Is he Cyborg Winter Soldier? The plot wasn’t all that great. But there were shining moments with the action, and the return of CADMUS, that made it worthwhile.

SCORE: 7.5/10 Awkward Slow Clap

The Flash, “Attack on Central City” (Feb 28)

What are the odds they’ll end up on Skull Island?

My goodness, Barry must be broke after this episode. Have you thought about how extravagant those double-surprises for Iris were? Heck, the proposal was only SLIGHTLY more extravagant than the breakfast! The episode spent too much time harping on how Flash won’t kill people. Why not show more fighting with the gorillas? The kiss between Cisco and Gypsy was a lot, and feels like a forced relationship. Likewise, the possibility that Wells-2 is dying came out of nowhere. That would be one hell of a soap opera nonsense plot line. There wasn’t much of a battle with the Gorilla army, but the Grodd vs Solovar battle was cool. Has anyone brought up how similar the names Solovar and Savitar are? There was a bit of a let-down with the climax, and there was a lot of cheesy storylines. But overall, it wasn’t that bad.

SCORE: 7/10 Friends Day Cards

Arrow, “Fighting Fire with Fire” (Mar 8)

Ah yes, politics. Love ’em. Same reason I love the ‘Star Wars’ prequels.

WHOA, the Prometheus twist was pretty cool. I was confident Adrian Chase was Vigilante, but the reveal of his actual double-life is astonishing. The love plot with Susan is, in my mind, played out. So the fact she may die in the Prometheus crossfires doesn’t worry me. This twist of a “darker” Thea is dumb. It’s also come largely out of the blue. At least her violence from seasons past felt earned, unlike this random hatred of all politicians. Likewise, Felicity is still too bubbly and awkward to buy as a sinister hacker. Curtis gets a good amount of screen-time, but he’s relegated to an unrequited love plot and testicle jokes. I wish they would bring Diggle back into the foreground. But hopefully Oliver will get impeached, they’ll take on Prometheus, and Arrow can go back to basics. Also, stop the flashbacks.

SCORE: 8/10 Terrific Spheres


Arrow: 6 Weeks

Supergirl: 4.5 Weeks

The Flash: 3.5 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 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.