After being forced to endure the long summer hiatus, we can now rest easy as each of our favorite DC shows have finally returned with a round of spectacular premieres. And now that the fall season is in full swing, we continue looking ahead, this time at episodes of The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow that are set to air on Halloween.
First up, on Tuesday, October 31 will be the scandalously titled “Elongated Journey into Night,” which will obviously see the much anticipated introduction of Elongated Man/Ralph Dibny to the series. From what we can gather via the synopsis, it sounds like he and the Scarlet Speedster will be rivals of sorts at first, but we expect them to patch up things eventually because a great mind like that of Dibny’s will prove to be a valuable asset in the coming battle against the Thinker.
Furthermore, we’re going to meet Gypsy’s father, Breacher, played by the one and only Danny Trejo. Not only am I intrigued to see how this “meet the parents” scenario plays out, but I’m also bracing myself for the possibility that we’ll eventually learn Gypsy is actually Cisco’s Earth-19 doppelganger. Seriously, a lot of hints were dropped throughout season 3.
Anyway, here’s the description for that particular episode of The Flash:
TOM CAVANAGH DIRECTS; DANNY TREJO GUEST STARS AS BREACHER — Cisco (Carlos Valdes) is shocked when Gypsy’s (guest star Jessica Camacho) father, Breacher (guest star Danny Trejo), shows up on Earth-1. Breacher takes an immediate disliking to Cisco and decides to hunt him. Meanwhile, Barry (Grant Gustin) runs into his old nemesis, Ralph Dibny (guest star Hartley Sawyer). Tom Cavanagh directed the episode written by Sterling Gates & Thomas Pound.
Later that very night on Legends of Tomorrow, homage is paid to E.T. when a young Ray Palmer befriends an infant Dominator (you know, the violent race of aliens from last year’s crossover) that’s been time-displaced – and it’s up to the Waverider crew to clean up the mess. Elsewhere, Martin Stein works in secret, perhaps knocking over the first domino leading to actor Victor Garber’s exit from the series.
Here’s the early word on “Phone Home”:
HELPING ONE OF THEIR OWN — The Legends learn that Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) will die because they broke time, causing them to race back to 1988 to try and save his life. When they arrive, they are surprised to learn that young Ray Palmer has befriended a time-displaced baby Dominator putting him in harm’s way with the government and the Dominator’s mother. New to the ship and missions, Zari (Tala Ashe) must find her place and learn to trust the team. Meanwhile, Stein (Victor Garber) begins working on a secret project on the ship which makes Rory (Dominic Purcell) and Jax (Franz Drameh) suspicious. Caity Lotz, Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Nick Zano also star. Kevin Mock directed the episode written by Matthew Maala.
Tell us, will you be tuning in for either, or both of these episodes? Let us know in the usual place.