Supergirl S03E06 – Midvale
The Danvers’ sisters take a short detour in their crazy world and head back to their childhood home for some much needed bed & breakfast. In what might have been an episode filled with remorse, episode six was a fantastically fun episode about our youung heroines relationship in school. All the praise in this episode go to the younger Kara (Izabela Vidovic) and Alex (Olivia Nikkanen), who were extremely believable with reprenting the path to their present selves in this great coming of age story. The episode focuses on how much, at first, the sisters hated each other, and through a riveting mystery at Midvale, they easily resolve any misunderstandings and became the power duo they are today. Not to mention the special shout out to Chloe, a beloved character from Smallville, this episode expanded the lore and history so much that they should be having more young mystery specials more often.
Legends of Tomorrow S03E06 – Helen Hunt
Its a classic tale of hollywood studio versus hollywood studio; the legends must stop an all out war when Helen of Troy (Bar Paly) is displaced in the 1930s. An episode that defines the trope boys will be boys; besides Stein who has an infatuation with the actress Hedy Lamarr (Celia Massingham) as well as pulled a freaky friday situation with Jax, it leaves the team mostly vulnerable. Luckily for them, diversity has paved the way and the legendary ladies are able to save the day. However, Damien Darhk appears in the episode trying to convince Sara not to mess with the nachronism. Whilst in the chaos, two important family members are revealed. Firstly, crazy magic wielding woman who reserructed Damien Darhk is actually his daughter Eleanor Darhk (Courtney Ford). Secondly, water woman is Amaya’s granddaughter, named Kuasa. It will be interesting to see how the totem bearer relations get expanded. The episode ended with Zari sending Helen to a small island called Themyscira, also known as the home of Wonder Woman.
The Flash S04E06 – When Harry met Harry…
The addition of Ralph Dibny has been tremendous for the snow, adding much needed depth and comedy from last season. Not to mention a villain that isn’t a speedster as well helps tremendously. We see Dibny go through a harsh realisation this week, growing tremendously as a character, whilst keeping his charm, and a view of the first draft of his costume as Elongated Man. A new meta from the dark bus incident has appeared, the Black Bison (Chelsea Kurtz), an animator of inanimate objects. Whilst learning importance of heroism, Dibny and Allen do save the day, but more than that they try to take the battle to the Thinker first. With the help of other multiverse Wells, which include a Slade Wells, McConaughey Wells and Andy Warhol Wells, they figure out his alias’, Clifford DeVoe, location. Regardless, it seems effortless when they show up and all the find is a crippled man, with the Thinker clearly able to appear as normal as anyone else.
Arrow S06E06 – Promises Kept
If there’s one thing you can always count on in Arrow, its the ability to produce fantastical acrobatics and stunts. Teaming up Oliver with Slade has really improved the buddy fight sequences and is a great shame that their bromance has already ended. In an attempt to save his son, Slade tries to stop him and convince him of a different path. Unconvinced, Joe Wilson, which he is quite adamant that that’s not his real name, disagrees. Whilst not saying it, knowing just a little about DC lore can connect that Joe and Jericho are the same. However, Joe does not want to follow his father and disappears into the shadows along with the Jackals. Although it is not without informing that Slade has another son, Grant Wilson. The journey of Oliver and Slade ends here, Slade off to find his other son and Oliver returning to Felicity and his own son. In a declaration of love, he also admits that giving up the Green Arrow mantle is the ultimate and best decision for his family. Whereas his superhero family is having great difficulty without a strong leader. Diggle has stepped up just fine, but when this week’s villain happens to be his drug supplier to stop his tremors, it is the morals that has defined him for so long that gets questioned. He eventually comes clean with his difficulty, but when a more imminent threat appears, it is only inevitable Queen must return.
Best moment of the week: Themyscira
Worst moment of the week: Are we really returning to Olicity again?