May 1, 2017
Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday April
29th, 2017 as submitted by Edward O'Hare, nickname To Be
Determined. All the superhero based shows returned from hiatus and
we were jam-packed with 5 new episodes this week.
killed some intellectuals, took hallucinogens to see visions of a
dead Oswald, and tried to draw out Jim to be his “enemy.” Lucius
Fox answered the call instead, stopped Ed from killing Bullock and
a bunch of cadets, and figured out Ed killed Oswald. Ed declared
himself “The Riddler” and stopped taking pills but it turns out
Oswald was saved from the river by Ivy and is ready for payback.
Jim met with his Uncle Frank who wants him to join the Court of
Owls and help take them down. Is he lying? Bruce got a note from
Selina, went to her, got blown off and discovered it was all a
trick by Evil Bruce, who knocked out real Bruce and took his place.
Last Minute Reveal: Bruce woke up in a cell, looked out the window,
and saw nothing but snow-covered mountains!
Lena Luthor’s ex-boyfriend Jack Spheero announced to the world he
had developed miracle medical nanobots. Kara and Snapper competed
to get scoops that the nanobots might not be legit and both of
their sources were assassinated… by NANOBOTS! Turns out Spheero was
actually being controlled by his CFO Beth Breen (never trust the
money people). When the nanobots had Supergirl cornered, Lena was
able to override them but Spheero did not survive. Breen went to
jail, Lena was devastated, and Snapper gave Kara her job back.
Meanwhile, Winn convinced James to let Lyra help the Guardian fight
street thugs. When Lyra took it too far, she and Winn had a spat
but James said she can stick around as long as she tones it down.
Last Minute Reveal: Lena Luthor got a visit from Rhea!
Flash: Caitlin went full Killer Frost and escaped
S.T.A.R. Labs. Barry decided to run to the year 2024 to learn how
to defeat Savitar. When he got there he found that his future self
couldn’t save Iris, became so obsessed with Savitar that he
abandoned all his friends and became an emo recluse. Wally was
catatonic, Joe was a broken man, Julian imprisoned a crazy Caitlin,
HR went on a book tour, and Cisco lost his hands and his vibe
powers. Barry got the band back together, took on Mirror Master and
the Top, and inspired emo-Barry to re-don the suit. Future Barry
couldn’t give Present Barry Savitar’s identity or hope to save Iris
but did give him a lead on a physicist who could help. Last Minute
Reveal: Caitlin found Savitar, who offered her help accepting her
villainy and revealed his true identity!
slopped up a spicy soup full of brains from Cheryl, a woman who
loved gossip and sticking her nose in her co-workers’ business.
Clive, Liv and Ravi discovered three co-workers worked together to
set off a fire alarm and spike Cheryl’s yogurt, but didn’t intend
to kill her. Major was able to track down his missing victim,
Natalie, who was being held hostage by a rich guy and offered her
Ravi’s cure. Natalie wasn’t sure if it was worth the amnesia.
Peyton looked after Blaine while he waited to see if Ravi’s
injection brought his memories back. When it did not work, Peyton
felt sad for Liv and Major but good enough to bring Blaine into her
bedroom. Last Minute Reveal: Clive and Liv approached a gun range
owner who posted on the zombie-hater message boards and learned he
lost his brother in the Max Rager incident and he knows zombies are
had to deal with the press after the public revelation that DA
Adrian Chase was Prometheus. Felicity told Lyla that Helix could
help track Chase if ARGUS released a Helix hacker named Cayden
James. When Lyla said no, Felicity went rogue and helped Helix
break James out of an ARGUS black site. Diggle became upset Lyla
was running a black site and became worried how Lyla’s job is
changing her. Quentin brought Rene’s daughter to visit him and
convinced Rene to fight for custody. Helix decided to cut ties with
Felicity but did leave behind a tracking code to help her find
Chase. Felicity made up with Oliver and plugged in the code. Last
Minute Reveal: The code traced Chase’s location to Arrow HQ and
Felicity’s computer exploded in front of her and Oliver!
One more thing before I go. We got some sad news about Powerless.
Variety reported this week that “NBC has pulled the DC
Entertainment comedy from the network’s schedule and has not yet
determined where or when the final three episodes of the season
will air.” While this news is disappointing I cannot say it is
surprising. Powerless had much promise. The cast was impressive and
Alan Tudyk was a standout, but the writing was rough. It never
seemed like they could strike the correct balance between workplace
comedy and superhero world-building. Each episode was better than
the previous one and the show was heading in the right direction
but unfortunately the ratings were just too low. I wish we could
see those last three episodes, especially the finale with Adam
West. Most likely they’ll be burned off in the summer or we will
see them when the show is released streaming or on DVD and