Welcome to the first installment of Geek Girl Authority’s Into the Arrowverse. The Arrowverse shows include Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, the new series Batwoman and the expected addition of Black Lightning.  The Arrowverse heroes are heading into the biggest crossover on television, Crisis on Infinite Earths. Each show has a lot going on besides this crisis. Even though GGA is not able to recap all of these shows, we are keeping up with everything that’s going on.  So let’s get started by previewing what’s to come in the season premiere episodes.  

Batwoman Series Premiere-Sunday October 6, 8 PM ET

Kate Kane/Batwoman (Ruby Rose) officially joined the Arrowverse in last year’s crossover Elseworlds.  The series premiere is a re-introduction to Kate and how she becomes Batwoman.  The CW synopsis reveals a lot about the pilot episode:

“Pilot” – Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Gotham is a city in despair, the Gotham City Police Department have been overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety.

After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm by kidnapping his best Crow officer – and Kate’s ex-girlfriend – Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance. But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a vigilante.

With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. 

Supergirl Season 5 Premiere-Sunday October 6, 9 PM ET

Before they can deal with the crisis, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) have some things to work out.  Lena learned that Supergirl’s secret identity is her best friend Kara Danvers.  Needless to say, Lena is very upset.  

At the end of season four, The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) took Lex Luthor’s (Jon Cryer) body.  He didn’t come to National City alone. He released his companion saying he had been trapped for too long. “Now it’s time to avenge yourself against the brother who wronged you.” That companion is J’onn’s brother.  What does this all have to do with Crisis?  

“Event Horizon” synopsis – Kara (Melissa Benoist) is surprised to find that CatCo has a new owner who has brought in a star reporter. New couples emerge and explore their budding relationships while J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood) receives an unexpected visitor.   

Watch the trailer for season five premiere of Supergirl below. 

Black Lightning Season 3 Premiere-Monday October 7, 9 PM ET

Black Lightning debuted on the CW in 2018, but wasn’t officially apart of the Arrowverse until now.  Season one basically set up the main heroes and villains. Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (Cress Williams), a high school principal comes out of superhero retirement to save his daughters. The trauma causes the girls to manifest powers. Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams), aka Thunder, has super strength, is bulletproof, and the ability to create shock waves when stomping the ground or hitting something.  Jennifer Pierce (China Anne McClain) aka Lightning, can generate electrical power. Their primary villain is Tobias Whale (Marvin Jones III) and the gang The One Hundred. 

Then there’s the A. S. A. American Security Agency. At first they were collecting metahumans, using a drug called Green Light to find them. That was a rogue operation, but once the higher ups discovered it, they decided to use the collected metahumans to build a superhuman army. A war is coming.  A Eastern European nation, Markovia has been building a metahuman army too. They plan to attack Freeland to eliminate the threat. 

A.S.A. Agent Percy Odell (Bill Duke) informed the Pierce family that he knows everything about them. He needs the family to go to war with the Markovians.  Odell is forcing the Pierce family to cooperate. Things don’t look so good for the Pierces in the season premiere. 

“The Book of Occupation: Chapter One – Birth of Blackbird,” – We find Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) like never before, in the hands of the ASA with his wife Lynn (Christine Adams) as Agent Odell (guest star Bill Duke) tightens his grip on the Pierce family, leaving Jennifer (China Ann McClain) abandoned and Freeland without Black Lightning and Thunder. But Anissa (Nafessa Williams) secretly defies Odell in her alter ego as Blackbird with the able tactical and technical support of Gambi (James Remar). Marvin Jones III and Damon Gupton also star.

The Flash Season 6 Premiere-Tuesday, October 8, 8 PM ET

Two major things happened at the end of The Flash season five.  Nora West-Allen’s (Jessica Parker-Kennedy) determination to help change the Flash/Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) fate was derailed by the Reverse Flash Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh). This caused the timeline to change.  Nora faded out of existence and the impending disappearance of the Flash to move up from 2024 to 2019.  

Cisco (Carlos Valdes) took the meta cure and gave up his vibing powers.  Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) found a nice balance with Killer Frost.  Iris (Candice Patton) started her own paper. And Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) seems to be growing into his superhero skin as he contributed more to the team last season. 

“Into the Void” synopsis – While Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton) deal with the heartbreaking loss of their daughter, Nora, the team faces their greatest threat yet — one that threatens to destroy all of Central City. Meanwhile, Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) has a brush with death that results in an unexpected new dynamic that will change her relationship with Caitlin forever. Gregory Smith directed the episode written by Eric Wallace & Kelly Wheeler.

GGA will continue to recap The Flash during the season.  You can catch up with season five Here.  Watch the Love is Power trailer for season six of The Flash. 

Arrow Season 8 Premiere-Tuesday, October 15, 9 PM ET

Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) literally went through hell to get back to his family.  After a few months in jail, he was exonerated and changed how he and Team Arrow operated in Star City.  It took the betrayal from his half sister to make Oliver leave Star City. He took his wife Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) and unborn child into hiding with him.  But he couldn’t hide from the Monitor. The Monitor appeared in the season finale to collect on his deal with Oliver that saved the lives of Supergirl and the Flash.

A second timeline in the future showed a grown up Mia Smoak (Katherine McNamara), the infant daughter Oliver left behind and her half brother William Clayton (Ben Lewis) as adults.  They were on a mission to find Felicity and save Star City from annihilation.  After accomplishing their mission, Felicity left with the Monitor to be reunited with Oliver. 

“Starling City” synopsis – “While trying to decipher The Monitor’s (guest star LaMonica Garrett) mission, Oliver (Stephen Amell) returns to Starling City where he encounters familiar faces. Meanwhile, Mia (Katherine McNamara) and William’s (Ben Lewis) team clash with a new foe.”

The Arrowverse will say farewell to Arrow later this season.  Watch the Sacrifice trailer for season eight.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will return in Spring 2020.  The Legends team got a little makeover at the end of season four.  The team had transported back in time to Zari’s (Tala Ashe) childhood. She had to stay in the temporal zone to avoid erasing her memories.  Nate Heywood (Nick Zano) died to save Ray (Brandon Routh) from demons and Zari left her safety zone to save Nate. That reset the history of the Legends. Zari was replaced by her brother Behrad Tomaz (Shayan Sobhian), the new air totem-bearer.

Other than that, Sara (Caity Lotz) and Ava (Jes McCallan) adjusted to couple life.  Mick (Dominic Purcell) released a major romance novel. John Constantine (Matt Ryan), Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers),  Nora Darhk (Courtney Ford), Mona Wu (Ramona Young) and Gary Green (Adam Tsekhman) joined the Legends.

Season four also introduced Astra Logue (Olivia Swann), a young woman who Constantine failed to exorcise.  Astra acquired some valuable coins that will release some of history’s most dangerous killers. Needless to say, the Legends will have their hands full next season. 

Arrowverse Legends team

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow team at the end of season 4.

Expect a lot of what happens in these first handful of episodes in the Arrowverse to lead up to the Crisis on Infinite Earths.  Each show will have it’s own storylines that have nothing to do with the crossover. It’s going to be a stressful season for all.  Buckle up! It all begins on Sunday October 6 on The CW.

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