Welcome to Geek Girl Authority’s Into the Arrowverse. Each week we recap the weekly episodes of Arrow, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, and Black Lightning. And preview the next episode. Since GGA provides full recaps of The Flash, only The Flash preview will be featured in this column.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will returns January 21, 2020. We will cover that show after it premieres. All images and videos courtesy of The CW.
Warning: Spoilers ahead for all of the Arrowverse shows. If you haven’t watched the latest episodes, stop reading now. Otherwise, continue reading.
Batwoman (S01 E05) “Mine is a Long and Sad Tale”
If you were wondering how Beth became Alice (Rachel Skarsten), well, here’s the story. Young Beth (Ava Sleeth) survived and was found and held hostage by a boy named Johnny (Nicholas Holmes) and his father. Johnny’s face is scarred from an accident, so he never leaves the house.
Jacob (Dougray Scott) and Young Kate (Gracyn Shinyei) searched their home, but found nothing. Beth and Johnny became friends and shared a love for Alice in Wonderland.
Present day, Kate (Ruby Rose) catches up with Alice and wants to know what happened to Beth. She thinks she has the upper hand when she traps Alice. But it was part of Alice’s plan the whole time so she could catch Kate. Kate is bait for Jacob.
Jacob and Sophie (Meagan Tandy) track Kate and Alice, giving Alice an opportunity to face Jacob. Sophie is looking for Kate, but finds Mouse. There is a showdown between Sophie and Mouse and Jacob and Alice. Mouse gets away, giving Sophie the opportunity to find Kate. Alice tells Jacob about her fabulous life and stabs him. Kate finds them and Mouse. She threatens Mouse to stop Alice. Alice considers Mouse her brother and she would do anything for him. Including steal dead skin so he can make a new skin mask.
Catherine (Elizabeth Anweis) comes clean to Mary (Nicole Kang) about how she convinced Jacob that Beth was dead. She sincerely thought she was giving Kate and Jacob closure. Mary is so upset she gets really drunk and hangs out with Luke (Camrus Johnson). And after all is said and done, Jacob finally accepts that Alice is Beth.
So when does Batwoman actually get pulled into the Arrowverse Crisis?
Next time on Batwoman, “I’ll Be Judge, I’ll Be Jury”
A disturbing death has Gotham reeling and the city reaches out for their new vigilante hero. Luke confides in Kate, while Sophie asks Jacob for a special assignment. Alice continues her nefarious plot against the Kanes, with Catherine being a conduit to part of her plan. Batwoman pays another visit to Mary.
Supergirl (S05 E05) “Dangerous Liaisons”
Kara (Melissa Benoist) decides to help William (Staz Nair) find dirt on Andrea (Julie Gonzalo) in this episode. The reason William is determined to bring her down is because he believes her family killed his best friend, Russell Rogers (Nick Sagar). Turns out Russell and Andrea were a thing. And Russell isn’t dead. He’s been turned into high-tech minion called Rip Roar. And he’s a handful for Team Supergirl.
Rip Roar created a tsunami that Nia/Dreamer (Nicole Maines) is able to contain. Everyone on the pier is in zombie mode with Andrea’s virtual contacts, so the team has to work overtime to save everyone. The attack eventually hurt Andrea’s Obsidian sales, but she’s not too worried. Leviathan set Rip Roar on that attack and they tell Andrea to get him under control Of course Andrea is working with the villain.
Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Kelly (Azie Tesfai) celebrate a date-iversary…i’m not sure what that is, but the celebration is interrupted by Rip Roar. Alex per herself in harm’s way during the tsunami, triggering Kelly. Kelly’s fiance was killed on the front lines in the military. Alex has that same quality that got him killed.
Something tells me Kara won’t know anything about the Arrowverse Crisis until it actually hits Earth-38.
Next time on Supergirl, “Confidence Women”
While a new villain is under arrest at the DEO, Supergirl uses him to try and understand who is responsible for the recent attacks. Meanwhile, Andrea and Lena think back on their tumultuous past.
The Arrowverse newbie show Black Lightning was on break this week. The Pierce family is being pulled apart by the ASA. How far will Agent Odell (Bill Duke) go to make sure that happens? The real questions is, how much more can Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) take?
“The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five” Preview
Jefferson struggles with the effects on his family, leading to a decision with tragic consequences. Meanwhile, Anissa’s (Nafessa Williams) identity is threatened. Lastly, Agent Odell takes an important step toward winning over Jennifer (China Anne McClain).
Arrow (S08 E04) “Present Tense”
Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is reunited with his children this week in the Arrowverse. Mia (Katherine McNamara), William (Ben Lewis), and Connor (Joseph David-Jones) were transported with Oliver to 2019. Mia wasn’t too happy to meet her father for the first time. She feels like he abandoned her and her mother, but she doesn’t know the real story…yet. William on the other hand was very happy. He took the opportunity to tell his father that he’s gay, but Oliver already knew.
Connor was also happy to be reunited with his adopted dad, Diggle (David Ramsey). Diggle hasn’t adopted him yet, so he’s a little freaked out about everything. The 2040 Team Arrow decide not to tell the 2019 Team Arrow anything about the future, especially the part about J. J. (Charlie Barnett) killing Zoe (Andrea Sixtos). But the truth always comes out. Diggle feels guilty about Zoe’s death, but Rene (Rick Gonzalez) doesn’t want to hear his apologies. Diggle takes out his frustration on Connor instead. It takes a good talk from Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) to set them straight.
The Deathstroke gang shows up and is threatening the rich. The Future team thinks J. J. was transported in time with them. But this Deathstroke leader is Grant Wilson (Jamie Andrew Cutler). Mia thinks she can change the future by killing Grant and killing the Deathstroke gang. Then maybe J. J. won’t kill Zoe. But that’s not how time works in the DC multiverse. After some adjustments, both Team Arrows, including the return of Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), are able to stop the Deathstroke gang…for now.
Mia starts to warm up to Oliver, Diggle makes an effort to get to know Connor, Rene starts working on his political career, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy Rodgers) wants to start the Canary network now.
That’s not the only thing Laurel wants. The Monitor pays her a visit and offers to restore Earth-2 if she betrays Oliver. Thank goodness Curtis came back because he figured out a way to kill a God, but he needs something from Russia to make it.
You’d think Team Arrow would have contacted Team Flash about the Arrowverse Crisis by now.
Next time on Arrow, “Prochnost”
Upon learning the key to oppose The Monitor, Oliver and team return to Russia on a mission to gather the necessary materials; Connor reunites with a figure from his past.
Arrow will return Tuesday, November 19.
The Flash S06E05 Preview “License to Elongate”
Everyone gets a turn to learn from the best. Barry/Flash (Grant Gustin) is preparing everyone for life after Flash so they can keep Central City safe. Frost (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) had their lessons, now it’s Ralph’s (Hartley Sawyer) turn.
In the next episode of The Flash:
Barry turns his attention to prepping Elongated Man for life after Crisis and without The Flash, but Ralph ultimately teaches Barry a lesson. Meanwhile, Cecile (Danielle Nicolet) faces her own moment of self-discovery while helping a recuperated Chester P. Runk (Brandon McKnight) reclaim his identity.
The Flash will return Tuesday, November 19.