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Welcome to The Clock Tower, where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes, cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.
The episodes that come after the annual crossover have to accomplish a lot. Potential new viewers, whether they be fans that dropped off of the respective series or the folks who’ve never tuned in before, have to be given a reason to stay. Crisis on Infinite Earths’ magnitude meant that the Arrowverse was going to have to go even harder than they would after crossovers past. Thankfully, the hardworking writers of this little ‘verse were up to the task.
Each show came back with something to prove. It’s strange to say, but the only episode that didn’t fully work with me was Legends of Tomorrow’s premiere. Its antics usually play like gangbusters with me, but I really didn’t find myself on board with what they were trying to do until the very end. With that in mind, there’s still plenty of good to dive into in our new post-Crisis landscape.Where Do We Go from Here?
Changes are rampant throughout the Arrowverse. Though mostly the folks who know about the Crisis are just trying to find a way to go on. The biggest ripple was on Supergirl, where Kara Danvers and company find themselves forced to work with Lex Luthor in order to take on Leviathan. The DEO is now public, it’s run by Luthor Corp, and Lex wants Lena to work with him in order to accomplish her goals. There was also a bit of a Crisis on Infinite Brainiac 5s kind of situation that went down, but the biggest upset there was his breakup with Nia Nal.
While the Girl of Steel seems to have faced the biggest ramifications, that doesn’t mean she’s alone. Kate Kane’s sister came back from abroad this week. Not of the Alice variety, but the honest to gods Beth Kane. So, y’know, some minor complications in Gotham. New-to-the-Verse Black Lightning experienced some minimal changes, with the late Lady Eve coming back from the dead and The Resistance finding itself more fortified than it had been before.
Arrow’s ending might be right around the corner, but they weren’t excluded from the after-effects either. We already saw baby Sara’s return after Flashpoint wiped her out years ago. What we didn’t see is that Dinah Drake was somehow thrown into the future after Oliver Queen’s funeral, or that Mia Smoak Queen would find herself with a perfect, socialite life. As for the Legends of Tomorrow, well, things are just as zany with them as it’s always been. But those who experienced Crisis or were brought up to speed by Martian powers are still currently the only ones to remember it no matter what the city.Out and Proud
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