With the return of The CW’s DC shows (otherwise known as the Arrowverse) imminent, the network has seen fit to release the synopses for each show's second episode. All of the Arrowverse shows – Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl – left fans in a state of uncertainty at the end of their respective seasons regarding several plotlines and characters (Arrow especially, with its destruction of Lian Yu leaving the fates of many supporting characters uncertain). While trailers have teased the continuation and/or resolution of several of these plotlines, fans certainly still have questions about the direction of the Arrowverse as a whole.
With that in mind, The CW releasing descriptions of the second episodes of each Arrowverse show’s upcoming season is certainly an interesting move, one that obviously opens up the doorway to spoilers for each show’s premiere episodes (which also have officially released synopses). Still, for the impatient fan, this will certainly prove to be welcome news.
Revealed by The CW, the official synopses for Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl tease introductions of new characters, including Psi and P.T. Barnum. The synopsis for the second episode of Arrow season 2, which is titled “Tribute,” is as follows:
Oliver (Stephen Amell) tries to balance being the mayor, the Green Arrow and a father to William (guest star Jack Moore). Anatoly (guest star David Nykl) returns to Star City with a deadly agenda. Laura Belsey directed the episode with story by Adam Schwartz and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Beth Schwartz.
The Flash will see Barry fighting a metahuman who can control technology in “Mixed Signals”:
Barry (Grant Gustin) has his hands full when he takes on a dangerous meta (guest star Dominic Burgess) who can control technology, while also confronting an obstacle in his personal life: the ramifications of abandoning Iris (Candice Patton) for six months to balance the Speed Force. Meanwhile, Gypsy (guest star Jessica Camacho) breaches in for a hot date with Cisco (Carlos Valdes), but she gets annoyed when his work keeps them apart. Alexandra La Roche directed the episode written by Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza.
Legends of Tomorrow features the eponymous crew traveling back to 1870 to meet P.T. Barnum in “Freakshow”:
The Legends find themselves in 1870 to fix the anachronism which happens to be at P.T. Barnum’s fledgling circus. However, Nate (Nick Zano) and Ray (Brandon Routh) accidently free a saber toothed tiger, creating a bigger problem. Meanwhile, P.T. Barnum (guest star Billy Zane) is on the hunt to capture Nate and Ray to make his show even more exciting for the crowd. Caity Lotz, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Victor Garber, Dominic Purcell and Franz Drameh also star. Keith Tancharoen directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu & Grainne Godfree.
Supergirl sees Kara clash with Psi, a “thief with psychic powers” in “Triggers”:
Psi (guest star Yael Grobglas), a thief with psychic powers, attacks National City. Able to immobilize people by tapping into their worst fears, Psi proves a formidable opponent for Supergirl. Meanwhile, James (Mehcad Brooks) and Lena (Katie McGrath) are at an impasse, and Samantha starts her new job at L-Corp. David McWhirter directed the episode written by Gabriel Llanas & Anna Musky-Goldwyn.
There’s quite a bit to unpack here, but perhaps most revealing (and not really all that shocking) is that Barry does, in fact, escape from the Speed Force in the premiere of The Flash and the Legends seemingly fix time after breaking it in the season 2 finale of Legends of Tomorrow. Given the trailers for season 4 of The Flash, Barry’s escape is again, hardly a surprising development, though some fans may be shocked that it happens so fast.
Arrow, on the other hand, keeps things a little closer to the chest, though Oliver’s newfound role as a father naturally adds to the speculation that Samantha did not survive the explosion of Lian Yu. Supergirl bringing in Psi is a seemingly smart move since the show could easily use more Supergirl-only villains to fill out its stable.
Either way, the Arrowverse will soon be under way once more and, thanks to the above synopses, fans should have a better idea of where each show will be going narratively early on in their respective seasons.
Season 3 of Supergirl premieres on Monday, October 9 at 8pm. The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow will return on Tuesday, October 10 at 8pm and 9pm. Arrow returns on Thursday, October 12 at 9pm.
Source: The CW
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