This week, a bunch of villains from Team Arrow’s past bust out of jail, Susan Williams confronts Oliver about being the Green Arrow, and the cops learn who really killed Detective Malone. Oh, and Ollie’s mayoral career goes up in flames. “The Sin-Eater” was directed Mary Lambert from a script by Barbara Bloom and Jenny Lynn.
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The Flash’s “Attack on Gorilla City” understandably only had so much capacity to display the CG city and its expensive inhabitants, but will next week’s conclusion to the two-part event fare any better with a whole army of them? See for yourself in the first “Attack on Central City” trailer, as Grodd brings his crew town, with no Caesar or James Franco to hold them back.
This week, it’s the second week of Valentine’s Day in National City, so, of course, everyone is having dramatic relationship-related misunderstandings! Also, spell check’s most hated super-nuisance is here attempting to marry Supergirl! “Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk” was directed by Stefan Pleszczynski from a script by Jessica Queller and Sterling Gates.
The contract shenanigans surrounding Arrow star Katie Cassidy have made it difficult to project when Laurel (or her Earth-2 counterpart) might return, but the Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 finale might offer a clue. Not only do producers confirm Laurel’s return, but also another fantasy great to rival the appearance of a young George Lucas.
I’m happy to say that, after a rough start with Kevin Keller in the Riverdale pilot, last week's episode, "Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show," was the first really good episode for Kevin, played by actor Casey Cott. The dialogue felt like a better fit. His lines are still snappy, but there’s less leaning on the "quirky gay best friend” trope and more fleshing him out as a supporting character.
If Supergirl has one thread left dangling all season, it’s the mysterious reveal behind Lynda Carter’s President Olivia Marsdin. Now, a new BTS photo at last confirms the former Wonder Woman’s return, and in Kevin Smith’s next episode at that.
Shows like Flash and Supergirl have done surprisingly well to recreate the classic comic look of certain DC characters, though many curious about the latter’s take on Mr. Mxyzptlk were surprised to see Peter Gadiot’s portrayal looking so much like … well, Peter Gadiot. Now, Gadiot previews Monday’s “Mr. and Mrs. Mxyptlk,” as well addressing the change in appearance.
The Flash seemed initially not to have gorillas on its “Gorilla City” tour, but may finally have found some in the latest photos. Meet DC’s Solovar, as the Keith David character gets a comic makeover in some impressive new photos from Tuesday’s “Attack on Gorilla City.”
On this week’s episode, we learn the secret origin of Wild Dog! Also, gun violence erupts in City Hall as Ollie learns there are some problems he can’t fight as the Green Arrow. “Spectre of the Gun” was directed by Kristin Windell from a script by Marc Guggenheim.
There’s no guarantee DC’s Black Lightning will move forward as a series, even after The CW rescued it from FOX, but it looks like a pilot is nonetheless gearing up. New reports suggest the Greg Berlanti drama is preparing to cast its core players, offering descriptions of the Idris Elba-type to fill the title role, and more.