The CW has released official synopses for the episodes of Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow that will make up the much-ballyhooed 4-way crossover event, and there be meaningful spoilers!
As has been well-reported, the “Heroes vs. Aliens” showdown technically kicks off at the tail end of Supergirl’s Nov. 28 episode, which otherwise finds Lena Luthor helping the DEO ward off an alien virus, while Alex comes out to her mother (guest star Helen Slater).
The Flash episode appears to “rewind” a bit to set up Barry and Cisco’s recruitment of Supergirl from her Earth, while Arrow’s 100th episode, I have to say, seems a bit of a disconnect, busy as it is marking that series’ milestone. I trust it will make sense in the end, but I have to wonder if they should have instead somehow “cheated the math” and celebrated No. 100 separately.
Sort through the spoilery previews below at your own peril, then mull these burning Qs:
* What is the “shocking secret”?
* Is the “new threat” that Felicity and the recruits deal with different from the Dominators?
* How did Stein create an aberration? By looping in his younger self?
Supergirl, “Medusa” (airing Monday, Nov. 28)
The epic superhero crossover kicks off tonight when Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) and Cisco Ramon (guest star Carlos Valdes) seek Kara’s help with an alien invasion on their Earth.
The Flash, “Invasion!” (Tuesday, Nov. 29)
When aliens called the Dominators attack Central City, Barry speeds over to Star City to ask the Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell) for help in stopping them. Realizing the battle against the Dominators is bigger than they thought, they track down the Legends of Tomorrow, and Barry and Cisco create a breach to bring back a secret weapon – Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist). Once all of the super friends are assembled, they come up with a plan to attack, but a shocking secret related to Flashpoint is revealed and suddenly no one is sure who they can trust. Meanwhile, Wally wants to join the battle against the aliens but Iris tells him he’s not ready.
Arrow, “Invasion!” (Wednesday, Nov. 30)
Oliver wakes up to a life where he never got on The Queen’s Gambit. Robert (guest star Jamey Sheridan) and Moira Queen (guest star Susanna Thompson) are alive and well. Laurel (guest star Katie Cassidy) is his loving fiancée and their wedding is imminent. Everything seems perfect, but Oliver starts to notice small imperfections that make him question this new reality. Meanwhile, Felicity and the recruits take on a new threat with help from The Flash and Supergirl.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, “Invasion!” (Thursday, Dec. 1)
After learning the Dominators’ plan for the world, the Legends must work together with The Flash, Supergirl and Green Arrow to kill them once and for all. Meanwhile, Stein figures out, with the help of others, how the team can terminate the Dominators, but is distracted by the aberration he realizes he created in 1987.