After months of anticipation, it’s almost hard to believe that the four-show, four-night DC TV crossover is less than two weeks away. Set to include the casts of Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, this mega event may very well be talked about for years to come. As the clock counts down, several new details have come to light, courtesy of some official synopses released by the network.
Although Supergirl officially kicks off things on Monday, November 28 with “Medusa,” it seems to be the most autonomous of the four shows participating and sounds like it more so functions as a prologue. But then again, we pretty much saw this coming. Regardless of how much it factors into the grand scheme of things, the series has absolutely been on fire this season and this particular episode sounds like it’s not to be missed.
“Eliza (guest star Helen Slater) comes to town to celebrate Thanksgiving with her daughters. Alex (Chyler Leigh) decides it’s time to come out to her mother; Kara (Melisa Benoist) is shocked when Eliza suggests Mon-El (Chris Wood) has feelings for her, and Winn (Jeremy Jordan) and James (Mehcad Brooks) consider telling Kara the truth about the Guardian. Meanwhile, CADMUS unleashes a virus that instantly kills any alien in the vicinity so Kara enlists an unexpected ally – Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath). 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.”
On Tuesday, November 29, The Flash goes whole hog into the crossover with “Invasion!” (you’re about to notice a recurring theme) as Barry Allen and the gang begin to round up heroes from across the Arrowverse in an attempt to counter the Dominator threat. Not only that, but more Flashpoint revelations are part of the package as well.
“When aliens called the Dominators attack Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) 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 (Carlos Valdes) 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 (Keiynan Lonsdale) wants to join the battle against the aliens but Iris (Candice Patton) tells him he’s not ready.”
Things will definitely get interesting on Wednesday, November 30 when Arrow attempts to find the delicate balance of celebrating its 100th episode aired while also being a part of the bigger picture. From the sound of it, “Invasion!” will bring back classic characters both dead and alive in an effort to honor what has come before. Our best guess is that Oliver is trapped in some kind of Dominator caused hallucination while the others scramble to deal with the alien fiends.
Oliver (Stephen Amell) 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 (Emily Bett Rickards) and the recruits take on a new threat with help from The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist).”
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will wrap things up on Thursday, December 1 with, you guessed it, “Invasion!” It seems appropriate that this be the show to deliver the exclamation point because it has such a rich cast of characters. This is probably the least spoiler-ish of the four synopses, but that’s understandable given that it’s the conclusion.
“After learning the Dominators’ plan for the world, the Legends must work together with The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin), Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) and Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell) to kill them once and for all. Meanwhile, Stein (Victor Garber) 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. Brandon Routh, Franz Drameh, Dominic Purcell, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Nick Zano and Caity Lotz also star.”
Arrow and each of its sister shows air on The CW.