We’re now just a week and a half away from the TV event of the year for DC fans – the Arrowverse’s annual crossover! This time, The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl will come together to form the three-night spectacular “Elseworlds,” which promises to be stuffed full of heroes, villains, iconic DC locations and plenty more.
We’ve been able to work out a lot about the crossover from set photos and the various promos, but now we have official synopses for each episode which spell out how the reality-warping plot will progress. And it all kicks off with “Elseworlds: Part One” AKA The Flash season 5, episode 9:
“Elseworlds, Part 1” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
EPIC ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER KICKS OFF TONIGHT — When Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) wake up one morning and realize they have swapped bodies with each other, the two set off to find out what disturbed the timeline to cause such a shift. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when they present their case to Team Flash and the gang doesn’t believe them. Barry and Oliver realize they need Supergirl’s (guest star Melissa Benoist) help and travel to Smallville on Earth-38 where they end up meeting Kara’s cousin, Clark Kent (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), and intrepid reporter, Lois Lane (guest star Elizabeth Tulloch). LaMonica Garrett guest stars as The Monitor. Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen.
So, it seems the crossover will take a staggered approach to introducing all of the heroes into the mix, with Superman and Lois Lane joining the fun in the first episode. Batwoman, however, will make her much-anticipated debut in the second outing, which will see the heroes travel to Gotham City for “Elseworlds: Part Two” AKA Arrow season 7, episode 9.
“Elseworlds, Part 2” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
THE ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER CONTINUES IN GOTHAM CITY WITH BATWOMAN (RUBY ROSE) — With Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) still stuck in the other’s bodies, the two get a lead on John Deegan (guest star Jeremy Davies) and head to Gotham City with Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) to figure out why their reality has changed. While there, they meet the mysterious Kate Kane (guest star Ruby Rose) who provides them with information that leads the group to Arkham Asylum. James Bamford directed the episode with teleplay by Marc Guggenheim and story by Caroline Dries.
Finally, Supergirl season 4, episode 9 brings us “Elseworlds: Part Three.” This synopsis is more secretive than the others, but it does tease that the Arrowverse trinity – joined by Superman (probably the good one) – will be faced with perhaps the most dangerous battle of their lives.
“Elseworlds, Part 3” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
THE BATTLE CONCLUDES — Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin), Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell) and Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) engage in the battle of their lives. Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Derek Simon & Robert Rovner.
The synopses make note of most of the major players in the crossover. That said, John Wesley Shipp isn’t mentioned here, though we know he’s going to feature as the 1990s Flash, in a crossover that should send DC fans wild. Still, we don’t know right now how many episodes of the event he’ll show up in.
The same goes for Ruby Rose’s Batwoman, as she’s only name-checked in Part 2. Presumably though, after all the fuss, she won’t just turn up for a single episode, right?
Time will tell, but we don’t have long before we find out, as “Elseworlds” kicks off on The CW on Sunday, December 9th.