One of the sources of frustration for fans of comic books is the concept of the crossover, that one storyline could “take over” separate-but-connected series for a given period of time. Such a story can be cool because characters get to interact in a way that is somewhat rare. The frustrating thing is the many on-going stories get side-tracked. Which makes the possibilities of the CW’s superhero crossover this week intriguing. Here’s a scene from this week’s episode of The Flash:
The episode did a great job of maintaining the tension of recent episodes of The Flash while also acknowledging plot points from Arrow and Legends. Well-handled! At the same time, the Invasion! storyline moved along at a solid pace, with lots of team-up tropes handled well.
The trailer for Wednesday night’s Arrow throws another curveball into the story. Looks like we’re going to get an alternate reality-type moment, which makes sense as the show’s 100th episode but might be a little too specific for the middle chapter of a crossover.