If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/11/18

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Phoebe’s Choice

The last two nights on The Flash and then Arrow, the Arrowverse continuum put out the first two thirds of Elseworlds, which is proving to be a phenomenal crossover trilogy. The annual tradition was pared down this season to feature three main stars rather than a huge ensemble, bringing us to tonight’s conclusion on Supergirl, airing on a special night. Right out of the gate, it was great spin on a mash-up with Oliver Queen (Green Arrow) & Barry Allen (Flash) having somehow been switched in the timeline. Like they had each other’s powers and identities and no one could tell. So they went to Earth-38 to see Kara Danvers, the Girl of Steel, hoping the adjustment to reality was limited to their version of Earth. That turned out to be the case, and Kara was very happy to see them. She happened to be at her family farm when they arrived, so “freaky Friday” Oliver & Barry also got to meet Clark Kent and Lois Lane, who were visiting.

This led to an epic Justice League level of a team up with Superman, Supergirl, The Flash, and Green Arrow squaring off vs a power-absorbing robot named AMAZO. Yes the name sucks, but the episode was great. In the end of that one, Vibes and Killer Frost were very important players, but a clutch shot by Barry (as Green Arrow) stopped the creature. Superman headed back to Earth-38, while the trio of friends moved on to Gotham to follow up a lead on the anomalous energy they had detected that they now associated with the strange mutations in the timelines.

Team Flash was aware of someone trying to come through the Time Force from somewhere/some”when” else, but there was something blocking the traveler. In Gotham, Kara, Oliver, and Barry got themselves into trouble and even got arrested. A woman named Kate Kane bailed them out and called them to Wayne Tower for a meeting. It turned out she was Bruce Wayne’s cousin and wanted to make sure they didn’t cause too much trouble while they were there. Vibes had visions of the Monitor, an interdimensional villain that wielded the power to change reality with a giant metaphysical tome. A vision of the Flash from another timeline came through to give a broken message that suggested they could win if they got “the book” – Monitor’s huge tome. They Vibe that Dr John Deegan in Arhkam Asylum has the book, and so they went there at night.

When Deegan learned he was being attacked, he unlocked all the patients and inmates in Arkham and a free-for-all began. Supergirl versus the crazies is one thing, but thanks to a hallucinogenic drug getting released, we got treated to a great Oliver vs. Barry fight too! Plus, as if this crossover wasn’t that rad already, enter Batwoman, who needed to clean up after the mess these guys were making in her town. We can confirm now that yes, she’s Batman’s cousin, and yes she’s getting her own show!

After the heroes got the book, the Monitor showed up to congratulate them on getting that far. He then returned the book to Deegan and made him reinvent the timeline more creatively a second time. This left Oliver & Barry in a world in which they were villains on the run known as the Trigger Twins. Superman showed up to stop them at the very last minute, which I imagine sets up the action for tonight. Whooo-eeeeeee. Strap in for round three of an exhilarating crossover trilogy that reminds us that these are comic books brought to life!!

On tonight’s episode, “Elseworlds, Part 3,” Supergirl, The Flash, Green Arrow, and Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) engage in the battle of their lives.

To see how the battle ends, tune in to The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Adam Ruins Everything and Black Lightning.

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