It’s finally here. The biggest Arrowverse crossover in the franchise’s history and this is the finale. After Nazis from Earth-X invaded Earth 1 in an attempt to steal the heart of Supergirl to ensure the survival of her Earth-X counterpart, the team looks to stop the ultimate invasion and stop the vicious Nazis of the Fatherland from completing their task.
The usual war against Damien Dahrk, his daughter and Kuasa, Amaya’s granddaughter, is put on hold as all hands are on deck to stop the evil super Nazis, who are teaming up with an old Legends foe Eobard Thawne. Tonight’s episode will feature every single superhero in the Arrowverse lore (including the big three: The Flash, Green Arrow, and Supergirl) and will leave a lasting impression and has been promised by producers to leave fans in tears.
The big story coming out of the first three parts of the ‘Crisis in Earth-X’ is the ongoing saga of Firestorm. Professor Stein wants to retire from the Legends and Jax, who seemingly supported the decision in past episodes, is having a hard time saying goodbye to the only father figure he’s ever known. The Nazis are closer than ever to completing their task of taking over Earth 1, bringing the ideals and cruelty of the Fatherland to The United States and stealing the heart of Supergirl to transplant it to Earth-X Kara.
Part 3 saw the return of Leonard Snart, The Lost Legend, and revealed that he was in a relationship with The Ray, who comes from Earth 1. After a plot to get the team back from Earth-X resulted in Professor Stein getting shot in the spine by a Nazi, EMOTIONS ARE RUNNING WILD TO START OFF THIS EPISODE.
The Flash and The Ray RACE to stop Rdd Tornado from destroying the entire facility while Professor Stein crawls his bloody body to the console and getting the machine that creates the portal turned on. After The Flash and The Ray stop Red Tornado and Jax merges with the injured Professor Stein to get him safely to the Waverider, the team, including the Earth-X Captain Cold and The Ray, head back home.
Supergirl is left on a table while Eobard Thawne tries to begin the procedure to remove her heart but Ray Palmer returns and saves the day in his Atom suit. Nate, Zari, and Amaya all arrive to free Harry, Caitlin, Cisco, and Team Arrow from their cells and things are beginning to look up. Evil Kara and Evil Oliver kind of suck.. A lot. The true crossover begins with Felicity threatening Evil Oliver as the ENTIRE TEAM TAKES DOWN METALLO in one of the most badass scenes in television history.
Eobard Thawne comes in and helps the Evil Oliver and Evil Kara retreat following Green Arrow’s promise that he would kill her.
Things have gotten sadder than this writer can ever imagine. Professor Stein is dead. He takes the potion created by Cisco to separate the psychic and biological connection to Jax and he passes peacefully holing the hand of his son, Jax. Jax goes to The Professor’s wife and daughter to break the bad news and they all share a good cry.
Oliver and the entire team use the memory of Professor Stein to motivate them to push forward and deny the terms of surrender by Evil Oliver. He says they would return Earth-X if they just let the take Supergirl with them. Green Arrow declines their offer and says “unlike you, I don’t abandon my friends!” Sara steps up and has one simple message:
For the Professor. ❤
Team Flash, The Legends, Team Arrow, and the rest of the gang are playing no games in their war with the Nazis. They save as many civilians as they can as they kill and end every single Nazi they can with the memory of The Professor fresh in their mind. There is a Earth-X Waverider and a normal Waverider battling above the city as the heroes and Nazis rage war in the streets. Mister Terrific and The Atom are teaming up. Killer Frost is teaming up with Zari and Amaya. The Flash is destroying Eobard Thawne and Supergirl and Evil Kara are punching themselves in the face in the air.
The Flash lets Eobard Thawne go while Supergirl flies an exploding Evil Kara past the atmosphere and The Green Arrow kills Evil Oliver.
This is indeed one of the most heart-wrenching episodes of television this writer has ever sat through. The loss of Professor Stein and the joint weddings of Barry/Iris and Oliver/Felicity (ordained by Diggle) was one of the most satisfying and enjoyable crossovers in the history of the Arrowverse.
The powers that be have been hard at work to create something memorable and unlike anything fans have ever seen before. The return of Captain Cold, from Earth-X, has serious implications for ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ Supergirl coming to terms with the loss of Mon-El will forever change ‘Supergirl,’ and the storylines heading into the midseason finales of ‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’ are going to be altered now that the main couple within the show are now married.
It has been an honor to review this crossover finale and I hope you all enjoyed this once in a lifetime, heartbreaking event as much as the team @superbromovies did!
Legends of Tomorrow airs on The CW Tuesdays at 9/8c.
THE EPIC FOUR-WAY CROSSOVER WITH “ARROW,” “SUPERGIRL,” “THE FLASH” AND “DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW” CONCLUDES — Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) and Iris’s (guest star Candice Patton) wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller), The Ray (guest star Russell Tovey), Felicity Smoak (guest star Emily Bett Rickards), Iris West and Alex Danvers (guest star Chyler Leigh) to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell), Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and White Canary (Caity Lotz) – lead their teams into battle to save the world. Gregory Smith directed the episode with story by Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Phil Klemmer & Keto Shimizu.