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Elseworlds Part 2 Recap

Going off of last week, Kevin Smith's episode was the highest rated episode of this season. It isn't a fair result because we usually have a week's worth of voting, but just based on the numbers, Elseworlds Part 1 has 4 percentage points over Bunker Hill. Interestingly enough, over 5% gave the episode no stars. Tonight, we reset the voting and the clock all over again. Batwoman is making her debut, Superman will return and reality continues to change in ways we cannot imagine! Like before, the episode was filled with humor, action and teamwork. Here's the events that stood out to us:

  1. A Brief Stop in Star City: Argus led by Diggle, is tasked to bring down Slade Wilson's son. It looks like he has the upper hand until the trinity shows up. Supergirl quickly disarms him and Flash and Arrow bring him down. Afterward, the team heads to Argus to let Diggle in on the Quantum Leap swap. He doesn't have as much of an issue accepting the transfer. They ask that Argus use their resources to figure out what is happening to the sky and why there is so much yellow lightning. While they are figuring it out, Supergirl, Arrow and Flash head to Gotham where they find the Bat Signal!
  2. Gotham in Daylight: Guess Gotham is in a worse condition than we thought. Kara, Barry and Oliver are already mugged in the streets. Kara literally grabs a bullet as it exits a gun faster than people can see. Oliver, acting like Barry, tries to de-escalate the situation. It doesn't go fast enough for Barry as Green Arrow and he disarms all the muggers but cops arrive and there is Oliver Queen holding a gun to a mugger. The trinity is arrested.
  3. Enter Kate Kane: Kate has been watching the trio since they arrived in Gotham. She bails them out of jail and sends her guard to bring them to Wayne Tower which is now in disrepair due to Bruce's vanishing three years ago. Kate has been working on fixing up Wayne Enterprises and she gives the team a place to work out of. The Flash is able to "borrow" some info from Gotham PD and they finally get a lead on a name. Dr. John Deegan.
  4. Kara and Kate: Kara and Kate share a moment before Kara changes into Supergirl. The two talk candidly about Wayne Enterprises, Bruce and Gotham. It seems like Kara already knows that Bruce Wayne is Batman, likely because his Earth 38 version told that to Superman. Kate hilariously hits on Kara and Kara gets mega flustered. The two part both preparing their alter-egos.
  5. Arkham Asylum: Argus is able to get a little bit of success helping whatever is trying to break into Earth 1's reality. Turns out it's Earth 90's Barry Allen. He is giving them instructions on what they need to do to stop the coming crisis. Cisco breaches the team to Arkham where they meet Kara, Oliver and Barry. Oliver, unsure of his Flash abilities, is not willing to do a super speed recon, so Kara suggests a break-in. Killer Frost and Kara buy them some time when Oliver meets up with John Deegan. Deegan, admits to changing reality but doesn't want to stop. He lets out all the inmates of Arkham.
  6. Enter Batwoman: The prison break is bigger than was first thought. Kara takes off to find Deegan and get the book. Diggle takes out a lot of the prisoners and Oliver as The Flash puts many of them back into their cages. Barry as Green Arrow starts to shoot down some of the prisoners outside but isn't very successful. Thankfully for them, Batwoman appears and takes out all the remaining prisoners. Exasperated that she has to clean up their mess, Batwoman begins to help the team take care of the prison break. Kara is able to find Deegan and takes the book but not before he disappears.
  7. Scarecrow Gas: Oliver and Barry get gassed and end up fighting each other's arch nemesis. However the gas is making them actually fight each other. Batwoman appears and she is so done with the situation. In one quick move she takes out Barry and Oliver. The two wake up and realize they were gassed. With the book, the team decides to leave Gotham. Batwoman is very happy to see them leave. Before heading out though, Supergirl takes a moment to talk to Batwoman. The two know who each other are and Kara gives Kate a vote of confidence. The two shake hands knowing they would be good friends ... The World's Finest!

In the final moments, Mar Novu gives the team a small concession. He lets them know that they are the first of the worlds he's tested to get the book of destiny back. The Monitor reveals he is preparing for a crisis coming! Perhaps the Crisis on Infinite Earths and he is trying to assemble a team strong enough to stop the coming danger. Flash 90's Flash, Supergirl and Green Arrow stand ready to face Mar Novu but he dispatches them, gets the book again and gives it to Deegan. He encourages Deegan to rewrite reality yet again and this time he summons Dark Superman who is hunting down Barry and Oliver who are now the trigger twins.

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#21 RE: Elseworlds Part 2 Recapmuckle9999 2018-12-11 14:00
Quoting Drholiday51:
So, far I've been disappointed. I don't think it's as good as last seasons. Tonights finally has to be EPIC to save it.
I'm also really disappointed that Batwoman isn't on Supergirls Earth, they made a mistake by not letting a possible Batwoman series not be the sister show to Supergirl


Well, they say things generally come in 3's so you may be disappointed again. I think in order to make this crossover finale a epic one is to have the Rooski Melissa get some screen time at the end. Maybe two minutes with her Rooski adorable chatter.
+1 #20 RE: Elseworlds Part 2 RecapDrholiday51 2018-12-11 12:49
So, far I've been disappointed. I don't think it's as good as last seasons. Tonights finally has to be EPIC to save it.
I'm also really disappointed that Batwoman isn't on Supergirls Earth, they made a mistake by not letting a possible Batwoman series not be the sister show to Supergirl
#19 RE: Elseworlds Part 2 RecapDigificWriter 2018-12-11 10:44
Quoting E.T.:
Quoting DigificWriter:
Pivoting back to Kate, I love the backstory they set up for her with her having taken over Bruce's company, although her seemingly being unaware of why he left Gotham and where he went despite obviously being aware of his activities and identity as Batman seemed a little bit "off" to me.

I think she does know but isn't going to confide Bruce's secrets to a bunch of strangers. She has no reason to trust these people who just appeared out of nowhere.


Her dialogue and behavior heavily indicate otherwise... as do audition tapes/sides from when Rappaport Casting was trying to find their Kate Kane.
+3 #18 RE: Elseworlds Part 2 RecapKiwi 2018-12-11 10:43
Quoting muckle9999:
Quoting Zoya:
Melissa did a lot of heavy lifting in this one.


She stole every scene that she was in. The other two dummies were out classed by the lovely Melissa. She carried the show as far as I'm concerned. There would be no crossover if it wasn't for Supergirl.


Why the need to disrespect Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin in your post?. You could've said "She stole every scene that she was in. She carried the show as far as I'm concerned. There would be no crossover if it wasn't for Supergirl." and that would've been fine.

I'm not able to watch Elseworlds Part 2 until next week but I watched Part 1 and both Stephen and Grant were excellent.

You certainly don't have to like their performances but there is definitely no need to call them names.
#17 Elseworlds Part 2 RecapDanvers 2018-12-11 10:25
Another great episode! And there was a lot of Kara so that's always going to make it better, lol Grant, Melissa and Stephen just play off each other so well. Batwoman in action was really cool too. How she took them both down! Ha. And her scenes with Kara were cute. Tonight the final episode. :)
+1 #16 RE: Elseworlds Part 2 Recapjacksc01 2018-12-11 09:07
Quoting muckle9999:
Quoting Zoya:
Melissa did a lot of heavy lifting in this one.


She stole every scene that she was in. .... She carried the show as far as I'm concerned. There would be no crossover if it wasn't for Supergirl.


So very well said.
+3 #15 RE: Elseworlds Part 2 Recapmuckle9999 2018-12-11 08:01
Quoting Zoya:
Melissa did a lot of heavy lifting in this one.


She stole every scene that she was in. The other two dummies were out classed by the lovely Melissa. She carried the show as far as I'm concerned. There would be no crossover if it wasn't for Supergirl.
+1 #14 RE: Elseworlds Part 2 RecapE.T. 2018-12-11 06:52
Great episode on the whole (though I still wish they'd provide some brief context about the characters for those of us who don't normally watch all three shows, it's confusing when you don't know who people are). But I thought it was weird that the tech group's reaction to "the red lightning is being caused by something trying to open a dimensional breach" was "let's help it come through!" Shouldn't there have been a little hesitation in case it was some kind of destructive force? (I actually was expecting something to explode when they opened the breach, and was relieved that it turned out to be Flash-90. But assuming that it would be benign doesn't seem reasonable.)
+1 #13 RE: Elseworlds Part 2 RecapE.T. 2018-12-11 06:43
Quoting DigificWriter:
Pivoting back to Kate, I love the backstory they set up for her with her having taken over Bruce's company, although her seemingly being unaware of why he left Gotham and where he went despite obviously being aware of his activities and identity as Batman seemed a little bit "off" to me.

I think she does know but isn't going to confide Bruce's secrets to a bunch of strangers. She has no reason to trust these people who just appeared out of nowhere.
#12 RE: Elseworlds Part 2 RecapDigificWriter 2018-12-11 03:11
Now that's more like it. Part 2 was a vast improvement over Part 1 across the board.

From Earth-90 Barry's casual revelation about who and what Diggle's Earth-90 doppelganger is to sciencey goodness with Cisco, Caitlin, Curtis, and Felicity to friendship bonding between Kara and Kate to all of the Batman Easter Eggs we saw in Arkham, this episode was everything that Part 1 should have been, and was a perfect setup for tomorrow's Supergirl episode, which looks like it will be introducing, for the first time, Earth-1 doppelgangers of at least some of the Supergirl cast, even if said doppelgangers happen to be evil.

Pivoting back to Kate, I love the backstory they set up for her with her having taken over Bruce's company, although her seemingly being unaware of why he left Gotham and where he went despite obviously being aware of his activities and identity as Batman seemed a little bit "off" to me.

I'm also unsure at this stage how her solo series - and what they appear to be doing with it according to Spoilers - is going to spin off of the framework of her life and career as set up in this episode, but it'll be fun to see what they do.

On the whole, Elseworlds Part 2 was a much better episode than Part 1 and actually has me looking forward to the conclusion of the story a lot.


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