Superhero Insider: Old foes return on The CW tremendous displays

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Per week, we damage down essentially the most attention-grabbing moments from Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of The next day to come, and Arrow — both right here on EW.com and on SiriusXM’s EW Live every Friday during Superhero Insider.

This week’s new batch of episodes featured Lena Luthor coming end to recommended her destiny on Supergirl, the girls folks of The Flash taking center stage, the return of Slade Wilson on Arrow, and the Legends of The next day to come facing off with an used foe. Here are the highlights:


Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) scarily flirted alongside with her birthright, in truth keeping Morgan Edge (Adrian Pasdar) at gunpoint after he tried to frame her when kids showed up within the clinic with lead poisoning. McGrath adeptly unpacked a mode of layers to Lena that viewers hadn’t seen sooner than, in particular when she used to be ready to sacrifice herself to assign the residents of National Metropolis. —Natalie Abrams
Linked: Read our recap right here, read our postmortem with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg right here, and read our interview with Katie McGrath and Melissa Benoist right here.


The Flash continues to enlighten on the humorous, with a characteristic reversal episode by which it’s the girls folks who must assign the day. Apart from the obviously awesomeness of #feminism, it used to be in actuality glorious to leer the girls folks step into the highlight and bond in unique ways. Even though they’ve obviously had their handsome portion of issues after Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) aligned with Savitar closing season, the true fact that Iris (Candice Patton) might perhaps well perhaps leer past that, lustrous Caitlin is a extremely assorted particular person, used to be very touching.  —N.A.
Linked: Read our recap right here, and our interview with the cast right here.


Damien Darhk returned with a vengeance! Fancy the Arrowverse’s finest guest stars, Neal McDonough is a hammy pride from the moment he levitates out of his coffin. From there, he proceeds to bloodbath the total Time Bureau brokers in a hilarious and incredibly enjoyable sequence location to “Return of the Mack.” It’s our first stamp that this model of Damien is extra a lot than ever. Whereas it’s easy to derive pissed off in regards to the true fact that demise is a lot from everlasting within the Arrow-verse, returns love this are a large reminder why that can in most cases be extra an correct part. —Chancellor Agard
Linked: Read our recap right here, our interview with the cast about Damien Darhk’s return right here, our interview with Arthur Darvill right here, read in regards to the casting of John Helpful because the verbalize of Mallus right here, and read the suggestions about Wentworth Miller’s exit right here.


Manu Bennett’s return as Slade Wilson brought some action and emotional complexity to this week’s episode. Even supposing Slade is supposedly cured of the mirakuru, his and Oliver’s truce is mute an uneasy one on legend of Oliver doesn’t (and might perhaps well perhaps’t) entirely believe him given every little thing that’s took self-discipline. That tension is obvious in almost every scene Amell and Bennett portion collectively in this episode; you might perhaps perhaps be ready to in truth feel that Oliver desires to be there for his used buddy, but he’s additionally cautious about it, too. Furthermore, “Deathstroke Returns” reminds us how Slade got his nickname in a bloody and violent long-snatch fight sequence. —C.A.
Linked: Read our recap right here, our epic about Vigilante’s unmasking right here, our epic with Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, and David Ramsey on Slade Wilson’s return right here, and our interview with Manu Bennett right here.

This Week’s Crossover Moments

  • Arrow‘s Felicity crossed over to The Flash for Iris’ bachelorette birthday party.
  • The Legends of The next day to come enlist Arrow‘s Curtis for inspire in identifying Damien Darhk.
  • This week, The CW gave us our first leer on the “Crisis on Earth-X” crossover in a unique teaser, which you might perhaps perhaps be ready to glance right here.
  • A novel synopsis for “Crisis on Earth-X” confirmed that the crossover will characteristic Citizen Frigid (Wentworth Miller), Leonard Snart’s fearless doppelgänger.

Hear to Superhero Insider

Click under to listen to this week’s Superhero Insider, which airs every Friday at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s Ch. 100 and five, hosted by Kyle Anderson and Natalie Abrams.

Supergirl airs Mondays at eight p.m. ET, The Flash airs Tuesdays at eight p.m. ET, adopted by DC’s Legends of The next day to come at 9 p.m. ET., and Arrow airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

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