Having recently learned what the future holds regarding The Flash and Arrow, it’s time that we turn our attention to sister shows Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. And, if these synopses tell us anything, this will be one week of television that no superhero fan will want to miss.
First, let’s start by discussing the November 14 episode of Supergirl, which is aptly titled “Changing.” Not only will a situation that sounds desperate finally give James Olsen the extra push he needs to don his Guardian duds for the first time, but it seems that both Mon-El and Alex will find themselves at respective crossroads.
THE GUARDIAN DEBUTS IN NATIONAL CITY – The Guardian debuts to lend a hand after a parasite alien drains Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) of her power. Mon-El (Chris Wood) considers a less than desirable new career which then leads him to contemplate his motives. Alex (Chyler Leigh) struggles with a new reality. Andrew Kreisberg and Caitlin Parris wrote the script based on the story by Greg Beranti. The episode was directed by Larry Teng.
Moving forward to November 17, “Outlaw Country” sees the Legends return to the Wild West and once again team up with everyone’s favorite cowboy in the DC Universe, Jonah Hex. Although the Waverider crew will most certainly get their hands a little dirty, we can’t help but wonder if any hint will be given as to the whereabouts of Rip Hunter, considering that he and Hex have a bit of history together.
STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS — The Legends are still reeling from the news that their time travel-nemesis is a speedster when they are alerted to an Aberration in the Old West. When the Legends arrive they find their old friend Jonah Hex (guest star Johnathon Schaech) in trouble with his arch-nemesis, Quentin Turnbull (guest star Jeff Fahey). The team soon discovers that they need to stop Turnbull and his gang from conquering the West and branding it his own lawless territory. To Hex’s surprise, Sara (Caity Lotz) is in charge and dispatches the team. Rory (Dominic Purcell) is ecstatic to be in the Wild West, but Sara makes Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) work with him to keep him on task, which is easier said than done. Meanwhile, Nate (Nick Zano), Ray (Brandon Routh) and Jax (Franz Drameh) try to infiltrate Turnball’s gang, but find themselves in a shootout leaving Nate’s confidence shaken. Victor Garber also stars. Cherie Nowlan directed the episode written by Matthew Maala & Chris Fedak (#206) Original airdate 11/17/2016.
Supergirl airs on Mondays, with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow following on Thursdays on The CW.