After taking a half-break to deliver crossover, alien-fighting goodness last week, The Flash dives back into season 3’s main story line in tonight’s midseason finale, answering many questions we’ve had about the season — somewhat at the expense of delivering great character moments. More importantly, The Flash took us someplace we’ve yet to go so far in the show’s run, which sets up a new and intriguing but potentially infuriating direction for the back half of the season.
Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the winter finale of The Flash. Read at your own risk!
Savitar took on triple the speedsters during The Flash’s winter finale — and yet, the god of motion still came out on top, revealing his true intentions and leaving Team Flash with a scary prophecy that has put a ticking clock on the rest of the season.
Now that Barry Allen and the super friends have defeated the Dominators, Team Flash cannot ignore the looming threat of Savitar in the winter finale of The Flash.
Will the heroes of The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow be able to defeat the Dominators?
Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the four-way CW superhero crossover. Read at your own risk!
Barry Allen, what did you do?!
Just when fans of The Flash thought the repercussions of Flashpoint had reached an apex with reveal of villains Doctor Alchemy and Savitar, the true consequences of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) tinkering with time were unveiled.
Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the Arrow-Flash-Supergirl-Legends of Tomorrow crossover. Read at your own risk!
During The CW’s four-way crossover, the heroes of The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow assembled to stop the Dominators from quashing the unpredictable threat of metahumans.
It turns out, the Dominators and Earth had a decades-long truce after the aliens arrived in the ’50s to determine the threat of enhanced individuals — a treaty that Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) inadvertently broke by creating Flashpoint and tinkering with time.
Though the storyline hues somewhat close to what happened in DC Comics’ Invasion crossover event, which debuted in late 1988, the Arrowverse certainly took some liberties. Here’s a few of the ways the stories were different:
Though the heroes of The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow were able to thwart the Dominators in the four-way crossover, viewers will see the Dominators again!
At the end of the crossover, the heroes prevented the Dominators from dropping a bomb that would kill all metahumans on Earth-1, slaying many of the Dominators in the process, while others were able to retreat. However, when we see them next, it’ll be under different circumstances.
Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the four-way crossover between The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Read at your own risk!
After the Dominators killed the President of the United States during the four-way crossover, it looked like Lynda Carter was poised to debut the Earth-1 doppelgänger of her POTUS from Supergirl — the heroes had even noted that the former VP who was now ascending to the presidency was female.
The heroes of The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow saved the day, preventing the Dominators from essentially killing off all metahumans. And while the four-way crossover had a solid dose of heart and offered up some laughs, there were a few great moments that didn’t make the cut.
“[The crossover] came in wildly over [time], not surprising,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says. “You’ve got to keep the plot going, and you had to have room, especially in these episodes, which probably had even grander visual effects sequences than we’re used to in an average episode, so it tended to be those little jokey moments that fell by the wayside.”
Below, Kreisberg and fellow EP Marc Guggenheim reveal what else could’ve happened in the epic team-up:
The CW’s big crossover officially kicked off in tonight’s The Flash (l refuse to count the single scene at the end of last night’s Supergirl) and it was incredibly fun, which is one thing we haven’t been able to say for most of The Flash’s third season so far. Watching The Flash team up with Supergirl and the heroes from Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow filled me with the same joy I felt watching the series premiere of Justice League 15 years ago.
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