Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Recap: Supergirl 3.8 "Crisis on Earth-X, Part I"

Prepare yourselves.

First of all, here is Earth-X.

That's all we know at first. Things have seem to gone horribly awry in another dimension. Second of all, here is Sara Lance, catching an arrow mid-flight:

Preliminaries out of the way, and as you might know, "Crisis on Earth" is a four-part crossover with Supergirl, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and The Flash. To get everyone together, the shows use Barry and Iris's (The Flash) upcoming wedding. Accordingly, Kara and Alex pop over to Central City for the event.

Ahem. The first Alex/Sara Lance encounter occurs at the bar, during the rehearsal dinner. As they drink scotch together (as one does), Alex immediately tells Sarah that she has recently called off her engagement. Sara perks up when she finds out Alex's ex is a woman. (We all know where this is going).

During a speech at the rehearsal dinner, and this is not germane to the plot in any way, Felicity Smoak and Kara stand next to each other and I still can't get over how much they look alike. I mean:

More to the point, we're halfway into the episode and we still don't know what's going on with the Nazi Earth. And, that's fine with me. I don't need Nazis in my pop culture. What I do need more of is this, our second encounter with Alex and Sara Lance:

Boom shakalaka.

The next morning, Alex stumbles out of (Sara's) bed and goes to the wedding hungover. She tries to hide her late night shenanigans from Kara, but fails miserably.

At the wedding itself, things start nicely. Kara sings a lovely song as Iris walks down the aisle. But then, a Nazi Supergirl shows up, ruining everything. Well, it looks like Supergirl under there. I suppose for all we know it could be Kellyanne Conway or Ann Coulter.

This Nazi Supergirl thing brings an army of Nazis, including what seems to be a Nazi version of Oliver/Arrow. So, do all the heroes have Nazi doppelgangers on Earth-X? Yikes.

Anyway, the superhero/meta-human gang kick into gear and start defending the wedding guests. Not to brag but the queer women make a good Nazi-punching team:

Not a lot is resolved at the end of this episode. The heroes have one of the Nazis in a holding cell, but they the head Nazis are still at large. Dammit, now I have to watch the remaining three episodes in this series, don't I? OH OKAY FINE.

Deep Thought of the Week: So, this episode included a bunch of spoilers (to me) for the other shows, which I'm not caught up on yet. Barry and Iris getting married being a big one. But also, Caitlin Snow lets herself be Killer Frost? And, Martin doesn't want to be Firestorm anymore?

Note: CW/Supergirl Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg has been fired after a sexual harassment investigation.

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