Not much happened yesterday, except for the finale of the Elseworlds crossover event.
Surprisingly, we started the episode off with the realization that Superman is really John Deegan. No surprise there. This is a man who loves his new found power, so why not allow yourself to think that you can be a Superhero, even if it is due to circumstance…and that is the book. As you can tell he is a little off his rocker.
But he continues to hold the mantle of Superman and that is trying to save the meek of Central City. In this new Earth, Kara is jailed and her powers are dampened and Barry and Oliver continue to be the famed Trigger Twins. Even if they have no powers, they are still a threat to John Deegan and that gives them a little leg up on Deegan because he can’t read them.
In order to be the hero he wants to be, Deegan creates a team of familiar faces to help him in his quest. But he had to scrambled reality in order to do so.
That’s when the Monitor pops up to talk to Barry and Oliver, aka Boliver, about their destinies. This is all a trial, but due to their inherent desire to help humanity even if it means losing their lives while doing so…The Monitor thinks they have a chance. So, their first stop is finding Mr. Ramon the Kingpin. Boliver teaches Mr. Ramon to use his vibing so they can find Clark and Lois.
While this is happening, Kara is trying to crack the nut that is this Earth’s version of her Sister. She does it and just as she is ready to escape with her sister, Our Clark, with Mr. Ramon and Boliver show up. Now, it is Superman vs. Superman and like the DCEU movies, they are tearing up the city.
However, Kara gets her hands on the unlocked book and she gets it to Clark. He manages to fix Boliver and they are in their respective costumes and have their powers. Is that enough to stop Deegan…no. Of course not. He gets his hands back on the book and as he tries to rewrite reality to the nth degree, Oliver confronts the Monitor and he challenges him, why? To ensure that Kara and Barry live, but something has to change.
Is that Oliver…we shall see.
We did get is a resolution to this storyline. Barry and Kara slowed time enough to give Oliver, with a special arrow in tow, the time he needed to burn that book and take out John Deegan.
Everything is as it should be, but we got more…
Lois and Clark are leaving for Argo for an extended amount of time due to Lois being pregnant. Clark leaves Earth 38 in the capable hands of his cousin and then pops the question to Lois.
Boliver have reached a new level of understanding and appreciation for one another.
And Kate tells Oliver that something is amiss with John Deegan and his new bestie…
Then we get this…
All in all, it was a great crossover event that should be it’s own series. These characters are at their best when they work together to save humanity. Now, the countdown begins for next fall.
FYI, here is a little info on the comic book series that the next crossover event is based on:
At the start of Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Anti-Monitor (the Monitor’s evil counterpart) is unleashed on the DC Multiverse and begins to destroy the various Earths that it comprises. The Monitor tries to recruit heroes from around the Multiverse but is murdered, while Brainiac collaborates with the villains to conquer the remaining Earths. However, both the heroes and villains are eventually united by the Spectre; the series concludes with Kal-L, Superboy-Prime, and Alexander Luthor Jr. defeating the Anti-Monitor and the creation of a single Earth in place of the Multiverse. Crisis on Infinite Earths is infamous for its high death count; hundreds of characters died, including DC icons such as Supergirl and Barry Allen. Wikipedia
Does this mean we will see a shift in the Arrowverse in the foreseeable future? Only time will tell…