12/05/2021

DC TV Report for week ending 12/4/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare


Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday December 4th, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There was 1 new episode this week and a Christmas special.

Tuesday - 11/30/2021

The Flash - S08E03 "Armageddon, Part 3" 1) Barry tried to invoke the Injustice protocol and force Black Lightning Jefferson Pierce to premanently remove his Speed Force powers. 2) Cecille had Chester and Caitlin work on tech and called in a favor from the Top in an effort to find Barry before Despero. 3) Iris and Allegra went against Cecille's wishes and looked into whether or not Joe's death was faked. Last Minute Reveal: In 2031, Eobard Thawne gave a toast to the love of his life, Iris West, and then the entire party which included all of Team Flash plus Alex Danvers, Ryan Choi and Ryan Wilder were shocked to find the time-travelling Barry in attendance!

Wednesday - 12/1/2021

Beebo Saves Christmas - 1) Beebo became worried about Santa after receiving a form letter from the North Pole and rounded up his friends Turbo, Tweebo and Fleabo to check on the big fella. 2) Santa was making cocoa with chesnut milk at Snowbucks after a penny-pinching elf named Sprinkles fired everyone and turned the workshop into a machine-operated factory. Last Minute Reveal: Everyone sang about how they loved the holidays as Santa and the reindeer made their yearly flight!

 


           I was half-expecting this to be a clever satirical take on classic animated Christmas specials of the 1960s, and maybe even feature a special guest appearance from one of the Legends of Tomorrow. I was wrong. This is a straight up cartoon adventure in the vein of Frosty Returns from the 1990s. There are zero superhero references or inside baseball shenanigans. This is exactly the type of Beebo special our Arrowverse heroes would have watched growing up. There are some cute messages about traditions and commercialization but overall, I found it a bit too sweet for my taste and all of the high-pitched voices became grating after a while. I will give a shout out to Ernie Hudson, who voiced Santa, and I bet little kids would eat this up.

Ed’s Winner for the Week: Iris West (Candice Patton) - Iris seemed to be the only character on The Flash to keep her head on her shoulders. Barry wanted to run away and hide. Cecille blindly accepted Despero's presence and marched on. Iris took a step back and used common sense. Her Dad would be proud.

News

The Flash’s Candice Patton Reveals What Iris Isn’t Allowed To Wear Anymore

https://www.cinemablend.com/superheroes/flash/the-flashs-candice-patton-reveals-what-iris-isnt-allowed-to-wear-anymore

Robbie Amell returning to The Flash in season 8

https://ew.com/tv/the-flash-season-8-robbie-amell-return/

Beebo Saves Christmas Director Breaks Down Her 'Fuzzy Blue Sugar Bomb' Adventure

https://www.cbr.com/beebo-saves-christmas-jojo-ramos-patrick-interview/

Legends of Tomorrow: Producer Marc Guggenheim Reveals First Beebo Concept Art

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/legends-of-tomorrow-producer-marc-guggenheim-reveals-first-beebo-concept-art/

Why Legends Of Tomorrow’s Beebo Voice Actor Originally Thought The Christmas Special Was A Joke

https://www.cinemablend.com/superheroes/why-legends-of-tomorrows-beebo-voice-actor-originally-thought-the-christmas-special-was-a-joke

Superman & Lois Director Amy Jo Johnson Confirms Episode 206 Wrap

https://bleedingcool.com/tv/superman-lois-director-amy-jo-johnson-confirms-episode-206-wrap/

Batwoman: Camrus Johnson Wraps Directing Gig, Shares S03E11 Details

https://bleedingcool.com/tv/batwoman-camrus-johnson-wraps-directing-gig-shares-s03e11-details/

James Gunn’s ‘Peacemaker’ Spinoff Bows Official Trailer And Key Art For HBO Max

https://deadline.com/2021/12/james-gunn-peacemakers-official-trailer-key-art-hbo-max-1234884084/

Pennyworth Comic Writer Admits He Hasn't Really Seen the TV Show

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/pennyworth-comic-writer-admits-he-hasnt-really-seen-the-tv-show/

 

11/28/2021

DC TV Report for week ending 11/27/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare


Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday November 27th, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There were 3 new episodes this week including 2 finales.

Tuesday - 11/23/2021

The Flash - S08E02 "Armageddon, Part 2" 1) After Despero claimed Barry would go mad within 24 hours, the city shut down STAR Labs and a villain with psychic powers began committing robberies around Central City. 2) Frost persuaded Chester to put aside his vow of pacifism and begin building a weapon powerful enough to kill Despero. 3) Everyone started acting weird every time Barry mentioned Joe. Last Minute Reveal: Barry ran to the Hall of Justice and asked Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning for help!

Wednesday - 11/24/2021

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - Midseason 7 Finale "A Woman's Place Is in the War Effort!" 1) The Legends crash-landed in 1943, the ladies got work at an airplane factory to gather parts to repair the time machine and Astra became frustrated because... racism. 2) Beyrad and Zari tried helping Nate prep for totem life by being a gracious host to the ungrateful Bishop. Last Minute Reveal: Bishop sacrificed himself and the Legends escaped but the evil attack force turned out to be brainwashed versions of the Legends!

Batwoman - MIdseason 3 Finale "Pick Your Poison" 1) Mary and Alice were on the run from Ryan and Team Batwoman, looking for a way to get the tracking nanobytes out of Alice's blood. 2) Ryan helped Jada capture Marquis so Jada could try to freeze him and figure out how to make him not a sociopath. 3) Sophie immediately regretted her one night stand with Montoya. Last Minute Reveal: Mary was looking for fun, sporting her new green getup and eyed Wayne Enterprises new CEO Marquis Jet!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  Altered States - Each of this week's episodes featured characters turning on our heroes while out of their minds. The Flash broke out into wild violence several times without realizing it. We learned the Legends are being hunted by mirror versions of themselves who believe they are hunting time fugitives. Finally, Batwoman had to contend with her Joker-mad half-brother and poor Mary, who was persuaded to let Poison Ivy take over her consciousness.

News

The Flash Showrunner Offered Shocking Update About Jesse L. Martin's Joe West Even Before That Twist

https://www.cinemablend.com/superheroes/the-flash-showrunner-offered-shocking-update-about-jesse-l-martins-joe-west-even-before-that-twist

The Flash "Armageddon" Star Neal McDonough Really Enjoys Damien Darhk

https://bleedingcool.com/tv/the-flash-armageddon-star-neal-mcdonough-really-enjoys-damien-darhk/

Batwoman Confirms Swamp Thing Exists in the Arrowverse

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/batwoman-swamp-thing-exists-arrowverse-season-3-crossover/

Power Rangers Amy Jo Johnson Directing Season 2 Episode of Superman & Lois

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/power-rangers-amy-jo-johnson-directing-season-2-episode-of-superman-lois/

‘Dead Boy Detectives’ HBO Max Pilot Sets Main Cast

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/dead-boy-detectives-hbo-max-pilot-cast-1235116122/

11/21/2021

DC TV Report for week ending 11/20/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare


Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday November 20th, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There were 3 new episodes this week including 1 premiere.

Tuesday - 11/16/2021

The Flash - Season 8 Premiere "Armageddon, Part 1" 1) Barry and Team Flash worked to stop the Royal Flush Gang, who were stealing high-end tech in robberies that seemed different from their usual M.O. 2) Ray Palmer was in town for a tech conference and Chester was a little too eager to please. 3) Allegra was given a promotion by Iris but found her co-workers resistant to her ideas. 4) A mind-controlling Alien named Despero arrived from 2031 blaming Barry for Armageddon. Last Minute Reveal: Despero gave Barry one week to prove his virtue or face death!

Wednesday - 11/17/2021

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - S07E06 "Deus Ex Latrina" 1) Bishop built a duplicate Waverider and brought Ava Prime and the augmented evil Gideon on a mission to enact revenge on the Legends. 2) After the proto-time machine stranded the Legends in a non-descript forest, Beyrad and Totem Zari struggled to convince Dr. Davies that life was still worth living. 3) Nate contemplated moving in with Totem Zari while trying to ignore nosy Gary and human Gideon. 4) Astra and Spooner split up with Ava and Sara to let the couple vent their frustrations. Last Minute Reveal: Bishop used the ejector toilet to exit the Waverider and landed on Dr. Davies' time machine just as it took the Legends away!

Batwoman - S03E06 "How Does Your Garden Grow?" 1) Montoya tasked Ryan and the Batcave with finding an attacker infected by Poison Ivy's vines and the culprit turned out to be Mary. 2) Sophie was on the warpath trying to learn more about the Black Glove Society and believed Ryan was holding back info on Jada Jet. Last Minute Reveal: Alice and the Ivy-corrupted Mary joined forces and drove off in a fancy car!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  Doctors Getting Personal Revelations - All 3 shows featured characters with Doctorates of some kind learning about themselves. The Flash convinced Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) that he could live a balanced life and still make time to help young inventors. Dr. Gwyn Davies (Matt Ryan) was taught the basics of therapy by the Legends. Finally, Mary (Nicole Kang) had to get infected by a rash and become a rageful plant monster to come to terms with the fact that she felt slighted by team Batwoman.

News

The Flash boss explains how the first Arrowverse crossover inspired season 8's 'Armageddon' event

https://ew.com/tv/the-flash-season-8-premiere-preview-armageddon/

'The Flash': Brandon Routh on Returning to the Superhero World in Season 8 Premiere (Exclusive)

https://www.etonline.com/the-flash-brandon-routh-on-returning-to-the-superhero-world-in-season-8-premiere-exclusive-175228

Santa teaches Beebo a lesson in cute Beebo Saves Christmas sneak peek

https://ew.com/tv/beebo-saves-christmas-sneak-peek-video/

Batwoman first look reveals Mary's full Poison Ivy transformation

https://ew.com/tv/batwoman-nicole-kang-poison-ivy-first-look/

Peacemaker: Steve Agee Goes "Karate Kid"; James Gunn Lays It Out BTS

https://bleedingcool.com/tv/peacemaker-steve-agee-goes-karate-kid-james-gunn-lays-it-out-bts/

How Doom Force Will Be Different To Doom Patrol In Season 4

https://screenrant.com/doom-patrol-season-4-force-dorothy-characters-setup/

11/14/2021

DC TV Report for week ending 11/13/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare


Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday November 13th, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There were 5 new episodes this week including 2 finales.

Tuesday - 11/9/2021

Supergirl - Series Finale Part 1 "The Last Gauntlet" 1) Kara and the Tower had differing opinions on how to respond to Lex Luthor's ransom demands for Esme. 2)  While Nxly tried retrieving the Love Totem from Esme, Lillian Luthor dropped in to warn that Lex was bad news. Last Minute Reveal: After listening to Orlando tell a group of bystanders to keep hope, Kara got an idea about how to prevent Lex and Nxly from leeching all of the city's virtue!

Supergirl - Series Finale Part 2 "Kara" 1) Supergirl gave an inspirational speech to the world and joined forces with super friends from past and present for a final showdown against Lex and Nxly. 2) Lena made peace with the dying Lillian and finally gained full control of her witch powers. 3) After William's funeral, Andrea set up a school in his name, J'onn and the Tower heroes re-established the DEO and Mon-El and Brainy said their goodbyes before heading back to the future. 4) Kelly and Alex had a beautiful wedding. 5) Cat Grant bought back Catco and offered Kara a job as Editor-in-Chief but Kara was torn about continuing her double life. Last Minute Reveal: As everyone enjoyed game night, a news report came on of Cat Grant introducing Kara Danvers to the world as Supergirl!

Wednesday - 11/10/2021

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - S07E05 "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist" 1) Sara and the Legends found Dr. Gwyn Davies and left timeline footprints trying to get his prototype time machine up and running. 2) Totem Zari tinkered with the Hoover robot while figuring out if she and Nate could have a long term relationship. 3) Astra cast a luck spell on a rock in hopes that she, Spooner and Gideon could reach the other Legends in New York faster. Last Minute Reveal: The time machine worked but instead of landing in 2021 Tahiti, the Legends found themselves in a forest with no sign of civilization in sight!

Batwoman - S03E05 "A Lesson from Professor Pyg" 1) Ryan brought Sophie along to a dinner party and Jada Jet's mansion where the chef turned out to be Professor Pyg. 2) Alice was pulled into consulting on a Catwoman copycat murder case and discovered Renee Montoya's secret connection to Poison Ivy. 3) The rash Mary picked up in the park made her agitated and aggressively eco-conscious. Last Minute Reveal: Jada admitted to Ryan that her brother Marquis was a homicidal sociopath and asked for her help!

Thursday - 11/11/2021

Doom Patrol - Season 3 Finale "Amends Patrol" 1) Rita was so dead set on getting revenge against Madame Rouge that she did not care that no one on the team had her back. 2) Madame Rouge put Cliff's brain in control of a 30-foot tall robot. 3) Vic tried to help Larry decide to merge with the injured radioactive grubworm. 4) Jane found the Underground caved in and had to convince Dr. Harrison and the others to leave the Fog and return to Kay's subconscious. Last Minute Reveal: The emboldened Doom Patrol piled into Cliff's head and latched onto Rita's time machine as it drilled it's way to a mission to stop a monster shaped like a nutsack in the Suez Canal!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) - Supergirl ended strong this week and the high note by far had to be the surprise appearance of Cat Grant. Her brief moments, which were shot seperate from the rest of production (Flockhart left the series because she did not want to move from LA to Vancouver), were just delightful and reminded me of the hole left by her absence. Even though I was alone watching this, I cheered at the top of my lungs when she showed up.

News

Beebo Saves Christmas Synopsis Released

https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/beebo-saves-christmas-synopsis-released/

Deleted Legends of Tomorrow season 6 scene reveals the rest of Sara's shrooms trip

https://ew.com/tv/legends-of-tomorrow-season-6-finale-deleted-scene/

'The Flash' Season 8 Stages a 'Glee' Reunion With Max Adler Returning as The Hotness

https://collider.com/the-flash-season-8-max-adler-the-hotness/

The Flash star Grant Gustin teases Barry and Black Lightning's 'heavy' reunion in 'Armageddon'

https://ew.com/tv/the-flash-grant-gustin-armageddon-preview/

Supergirl Star Jon Cryer Would Reprise Lex Luthor Role in Titans

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/supergirl-star-jon-cryer-would-reprise-lex-luthor-role-in-titans/

11/07/2021

DC TV Report for week ending 11/6/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare


Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday November 6th, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There were 6 new episodes this week, including 2 penultimate episodes and 2 finales.

Monday - 11/1/2021

Y: The Last Man - Series Finale "Victoria" 1) Some time before the Day of, the Brown family had an awkward last dinner together. 2) 355 was anxious to leave the prison town as Yorick began to fall for Sonia. 3) Nora and Roxanne prepared to invade the prison town and kill the man they were hiding. 4) Jennifer and Beth hid out after escaping the Pentagon and accused each other of being short-sighted. Last Minute Reveal: 355, Yorick and Allison jumped into an SUV provided by the Culper Ring and drove toward a Y-shaped intersection!

Tuesday - 11/2/2021

DC's Stargirl - Season 2 Finale "Summer School Chapter Thirteen" 1) Courtney and the JSA headed to town square for a final showdown with Eclipso. 2) Jenny was warning Barbara that Courtney was heading into a trap when a special guest star showed up. 3) Beth stood helpless with Chuck as she watched her parents stuck in one of Eclipso's nightmares. 4) Rick, Mike and Jakeem tried tinkering in Pat's garage, anxious to join the fight. Last Minute Reveal: Nurse Love reported on Jenny and the JSA to Mr. Bones, who decided to make a trip to Blue Valley!

Supergirl - Season 6 Penultimate "Truth or Consequences" 1) William becaame furious with Andrea after she used his byline to leak Lex Luthor's love journals 2) Nxly slowly began to trust Lex after he helped her beat Supergirl to the Truth totem. 3) Alex clashed with Kara over advice on parenting Esme. 4) Brainy was crushed to learn he would soon have to return to the future and leave Nia behind. Last Minute Reveal: Our heroes returned to the Tower to find William dead and Esme gone!

Wednesday - 11/3/2021

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - S07E04 "Speakeasy Does It" 1) The Legends ran out of money in Chicago and hid out from J. Edgar Hoover in a progressive speakeasy. 2) Astra, Spooner and Gideon snuck onto a train and befriended a nightclub singer. Last Minute Reveal: Zari swapped out with totem Zari so she could crack open robot Hoover!

Batwoman - S03E04 "Antifreeze" 1) Team Batwoman had to find a way to safely thaw Sophie's sister Jordan, who had been flash-frozen using altered Mr. Freeze tech. 2) Ryan drew corporate wrath from Jada after a photo-op. 3) Alice played hooky from Arkham after realizing she was having hallucinations. 4) Tensions and ignorance continued to drive a wedge between Mary and Luke. Last Minute Reveal: Jada determined that the first victim of the Back Glove Society's new freeze gun would be her son Marquis!

Thursday - 11/4/2021

Doom Patrol - Season 3 Penultimate "Evil Patrol" 1) Rita had a rough time getting the team to focus on defeating Madame Rouge, who had flown to Florida for backup. 2) Larry decided to try and parent the alien grub worm, which was not reacting well to all the negative emotions around the mansion. 3) Vic was the only one happy about his new skin. 4) Clara brought Cliff his Parkinson's meds and insisted he see a real doctor. 5) Jane was frightened to find all of Kay's personalities had left the Underground. Last Minute Reveal: The Doom Patrol's bus crashed down to the pavement after being rocked by Jane's sonic scream!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  The Batwing Suit Failsafe - Luke got the AI with his dad’s voice working again on the Batwing suit and was told that he is not ready to take it into the field with Batwoman. He is still dealing with the trauma of getting shot and it is brave of this series to admit that being a superhero is not for everybody. Luke's tech skills still make him invaluable to team Batwoman and while I am sure this is not the last we have seen of Luke in that suit, this excursion into his mental health feels authentic and unique.

News

Eliza Clark Sees a Future for Y: The Last Man

https://www.vulture.com/article/eliza-clark-y-the-last-man-cancellation-season-2-plans.html

First Look: Matt Ryan Returns to ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ as Dr. Gwyn Davies

https://www.tvinsider.com/1020487/legends-of-tomorrow-matt-ryan-gwyn-davies-photo/

‘Superman & Lois’ to Help Launch ‘Naomi’ as CW Sets Midseason Premieres

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/cw-midseason-2022-premiere-dates-1235043201/

James Gunn Cast a Peacemaker Actor Because of a 20-Year-Old Scooby Doo Audition

https://www.ign.com/articles/james-gunn-peacemaker-actor-scooby-doo-audition

10/31/2021

DC TV Report for week ending 10/30/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare


Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday October 30th, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There were 6 new episodes this week including 2 penultimate episodes.

Monday - 10/25/2021

Y: The Last Man - Series Penultimate "Peppers" 1) Agent 355 battled flashbacks to her childhood spy training while Yorick and Allison got friendly with their inmate neighbors. 2) After plundering a settlement, Nora and Roxanne butted heads over the practical goals of the Amazons. 3) Moments after Regina and Kimberly revealed Yorick's survival and turned the situation room against Jennifer, Beth's group of extremists infiltrated the Pentagon. Last Minute Reveal: After getting Jennifer out of the Pentagon, Beth asked if Yorick was alive!

Tuesday - 10/26/2021

DC's Stargirl - Season 2 Penultimate "Summer School Chapter Twelve" 1) Courtney and family reluctantly decided to trust Cindy and let her stick around as they waited out Eclipso. 2) Beth and Chuck finally got to meet face-to-face and merged their goggles to analyze dark energy residue. 3) Courtney and Pat each tried reaching out to bring Yolanda and Rick back into the fold. 4) Mike followed the giant cheeseburgers to track down Jakeem and the Thunderbolt. Last Minute Reveal: Jennifer woke up after dreaming Courtney would become Eclipso's new host!

Supergirl - S06E17 "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" 1) Lex came back from the future in love with Nxly and committed to helping her defeat the Super Friends 2) Alex's plan to propose to Kelly was ruined when Al's bar was booked for a private party. Last Minute Reveal: A mark that looked just like the Love totem began to grow on Esme's neck!



Wednesday - 10/27/2021

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - S07E03 "wvrdr_error_100 not found" 1) After Gideon crashed in a Texas barn, Astra and Spooner entered her mind to try and patch together Gideon's memories and thwart off a virus. 2) In 2213, a hungover, mind-wiped Bishop examined a digital copy of Gideon's OS. Last Minute Reveal: Bishop removed Gideon's humanity protocols and was ready to use her to enact revenge on the Legends!

Batwoman - S03E03 "Freeze" 1) Ryan and Luke went after a canister of Mr. Freeze's liquid nitrogen and a group of mercenaries who kidnapped the cold man's widow. 2) After Ryan's birth mother rejected her, Ryan's newfound brother offered a business partnership. 3) Alice faked an illness and tried playing head games with Mary. Last Minute Reveal: Vines wrapped themselves around Mary's legs and pulled her into the bushes!


Thursday - 10/28/2021

Doom Patrol - S03E08 "Subconscious Patrol" 1) In 1949, Rita became enraged over Laura's betrayal. 2) In the present, the Eternal Flagellation began and the Doom Patrol was swapped out with their subconscious selves. 3) Vic relived an awkward moment in a toy store that made him feel he needed to soldier up. 4) Crazy Jane found herself turned into a puppet arguing trauma with the other underground personas. 5) Cliff was a racecar driver again, skipping out on fatherhood for a sleazy party. 6) Larry was back at his wedding day, deciding whether or not to live a lie. Last Minute Reveal: As the fog faded away after the Eternal Flagellation, Rita came face-to-face with Madame Rouge!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  Gideon's Memories - The Legends celebrated their 100th episode this week and Gideon's trip down memory lane brought back some friendly faces I have missed. It showed just how much this series has changed over the years. Plus, it reminded me their was once a Hawkman in the Arrowverse.

News

'Y: The Last Man' Star Diana Bang on Playing Dr. Mann: "I Love Everything About Her"

https://collider.com/diana-bang-y-the-last-man-interview/

Y: The Last Man Star Discusses Crafting a Character Designed Just for the Show

https://www.cbr.com/y-the-last-man-elliot-fletcher-character-designed-for-show/

Supergirl's Melissa Benoist is ready for tomorrow

https://ew.com/tv/supergirl-melissa-benoist-bold-school/

Inside DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Episode 100

https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/inside-legends-of-tomorrow-episode-100/

Jenna Dewan to Reprise ‘Supergirl’ Role on ‘Superman & Lois’ (Exclusive)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/jenna-dewan-supergirl-superman-lois-1235039112/

Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Val Zod’ Superhero Project Lands Darnell Metayer & Josh Peters To Adapt For HBO Max

https://deadline.com/2021/10/michael-b-jordan-val-zod-superhero-writers-darnell-metayer-josh-peters-hbo-max-1234863004/

10/24/2021

DC TV Report for week ending 10/23/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare


Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday October 23rd, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There were 7 new episodes this week including 1 finale.

Monday - 10/18/2021

Y: The Last Man - S01E08 "Ready. Aim. Fire." 1) In the days after, Roxanne was not truthful in the way she established the haven at PriceMax. 2) In the present, Roxanne negged Hero and bullied Sam into leaving. 3) Nora became distraught and manic after being told she and Mackenzie would also have to leave soon. Last Minute Reveal: Feet away from the burned remains of the PriceMax, Roxanne took Nora's advice and riled up the women, comparing them to Amazons!

Tuesday - 10/19/2021

DC's Stargirl - S02E11 "Summer School Chapter Eleven" 1) Courtney found herself trapped, wandering the Shadowlands and discovered Cindy Burman and Dr. Midnite were both still alive. 2) Beth learned from Dr. Midnite that Jennifer could use her Dad's green ring to locate the Shade. Last Minute Reveal: Seconds after the Shade's noble death, Cindy was ready to Kill Eclipso!

Supergirl - S06E16 "Nightmare in National City" 1) After Nxly let a nightmare monster out on her way into the Dream Realm, Supergirl and the Tower erected a force field to trap the monster, which drew political flack from the governor. 2) Kara convinced Andrea to let her interview two world leaders in the midst of peace talks and then let her super duties get in the way of her day job. 3) Nia went to her resentful sister Maeve for help locating the dream totem inside the Dream Realm. Last Minute Reveal: Nyxly put the dream totem in her broken tech suit's hand and Lex Luthor appeared before her!

Wednesday - 10/20/2021

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - S07E02 "The Need for Speed" 1) Nate felt guilty for killing J. Edgar Hoover and decided to pose as him on a train to keep the timeline intact. 2) Sara and Ava tried slipping away to the pocket dimension for a little honeymoon and found Zari high on pot gummies. 3) Astra and Spooner were clueless about how to care for and communicate with the new human Gideon. Last Minute Reveal: Gideon revealed that if they did not reach Dr. Gwyn Davies soon, the Legends would die!

Batwoman - S03E02 "Loose Tooth" 1) Alice was released into Ryan's custody and the pair began work tracking a possible new Killer Croc. 2) Luke was still having trouble with the Batwing suit and Mary suggested she give Luke a medical exam. 3) Ryan's biological mother, CEO Jada Jet, landed her chopper on the Wayne building and wanted answers about a data breach at her company. Last Minute Reveal: Ryan barged into Jada Jet's office and revealed she was Jada's daughter!

Thursday - 10/21/2021

Doom Patrol - S03E07 "Bird Patrol" 1) In 1949, Rita and the Sisterhood of Dada became concerned Laura had lost her way recruiting weapons for the Bureau and decided to start planning the Eternal Flaggellation. 2) In the present, Laura began to freak out after flyers for the Fog began appearing everywhere. 3) Vic contemplated getting surgery to remove all his tech and replace it with synthetic skin. 4) Jane was furious that Cliff sold off all her stuff, left him at his daughter's doorstep and tried to convince a crying Kay that she did not have to be scared of leaving the Underground. 5) Larry coughed up a space parasite. Last Minute Reveal: The Doom Patrol stood dumbfounded as the winged-lower-faces each flew at them and made them disappear!

Titans - Season 3 Finale "Purple Rain" 1) Scarecrow set off a fear bomb in Gotham and warned the Titans that there were 10 more across the city. 2) Dick rounded up the Titans and put a plan into motion to regain control of Wayne Manor and create a Lazarus storm to revive Gothamites killed by the first bomb. 3) Vee helped Barbara take back GCPD and revealed she was an ARGUS operative. 4) Dick made up with Jason and gave him a second chance. 5) Blackfire forgave Connor for blowing up her spaceship. Last Minute Reveal: Raven used her powers to give Crane a lifetime of nightmares in Arkham!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  Bubble Worlds - All of this week's episodes featured people escaping from or hiding out in little pockets of civilization cut off from the rest of the world. On Y, Nora felt trapped in the PriceMax and had to burn it to the ground to gain leverage with Roxanne. Stargirl fought her way out of the Shadowlands. Nia brought her sister into the Dream Realm in an effort to help Supergirl. A few of the Legends got to relax and regroup in the pocket mansion. The new Killer Croc wandered the Gotham sewers, waiting out Batwoman. The Doom Patrol all ended up getting enveloped in the fog. Finally, the Titans used the Lazarus Pit to create a purple rain cloud over Gotham Plaza and resurrect the innocent victims of Scarecrow's fear bomb.

News

‘Y: The Last Man’ Canceled By FX

https://deadline.com/2021/10/y-the-last-man-cancelled-fx-1234857400/

A recap of Ruby Rose's Batwoman allegations and the responses

https://ew.com/tv/ruby-rose-batwoman-allegations-explained/

Doom Patrol Season 3: Larry's Parasite Explained

https://screenrant.com/doom-patrol-midseason-3-trailer-larry-parasite-explained/

Titans Introduces One of DC's Most Important Spy Agencies

https://www.cbr.com/titans-introduces-dc-argus/

‘The Flash’: Kat McNamara Says ‘Armageddon’ Will Answer Some of Your Questions About Mia

https://www.tvinsider.com/1019064/the-flash-armageddon-mia-kat-mcnamara/

Superman & Lois: Super-Sons Jordan Elsass and Alex Garfin Look Back on Season 1

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/superman-lois-super-sons-jordan-elsass-and-alex-garfin-look-back-on-season-1/

Naomi: How Is the Next Superman Star Connected to Superman?

https://www.cbr.com/naomi-arroverse-superman-connection/

Green Lantern Showrunner Gives Update on HBO Max Series

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/green-lantern-showrunner-update-hbo-max-series-seth-grahame-smith/

10/17/2021

DC TV Report for week ending 10/16/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare


Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday October 16th, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There were 7 new episodes this week including 2 premieres and 1 penultimate episode.

Monday - 10/11/2021

Y: The Last Man - S01E07 "My Mother Saw A Monkey" 1) 355 fell asleep at the wheel and crashed an RV, getting herself, Allison and Yorick captured by a considerate village of former prison inmates. 2) Kimberly figured out that Yorick was alive and argued with her mother about God's plan. 3) Yorick's girlfriend Beth showed up at the White House gate and Jennifer was excited to up with her. Last Minute Reveal: After leaving the White House, Beth got in a van and told her friends that the situation inside is shaky at best!

Tuesday - 10/12/2021

DC's Stargirl - S02E10 "Summer School Chapter Ten" 1) Courtney and Pat talked out their trust issues on a drive to find Jennifer and ask her to fuse the Black Diamond back together. 2) Beth came over to help watch over the house and try to reach Dr. McNider while Barbara nursed the wounded Shade. 3) Mike snuck out to tinker with S.T.R.I.P.E. and heard a news story about pink lightning. Last Minute Reveal: Pat was stunned after helplessly watching Courtney get pulled into the Shadowlands by Eclipso!

Supergirl - S06E15 "Hope for Tomorrow" 1) Kara was tasked with inspiring lasting hope to earn a totem after Nxly used her magic to ruin peace talks at the Hague and take William hostage. 2) Alex and Kelly welcomed Esme into their home and tried to help her learn to control her alien mimic powers. Last Minute Reveal: After being bummed out that Kara destroyed the Hope totem, Nxly received a gift from a secret admirer that turned into an armored suit!

Wednesday - 10/13/2021

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - Season 7 Premiere "The Bullet Blondes" 1) The Legends found themselves stranded in 1925 Odessa, Texas, and drew the attention of J. Edgar Hoover. 2) Ava began to feel out of her depth and freaked out by the timeline risks Sara and the team were taking. 3) Zari discovered that the key Constantine left her opened a door to a private pocket dimension. 4) Astra pushed herself too hard trying to magic a solution. Last Minute Reveal: After Spooner and Astra declared each other BFFs, a whisp of red smoke turned into Gideon in human form!

Batwoman - Season 3 Premiere "Mad as a Hatter" 1) An Alice-obsessed mental health patient got his hands on the Mad Hatter's mind-controlling top hat. 2) Mary was finally graduating med school as Valedictorian. 3) Luke's new bat-suit kept malfunctioning. 4) Sophie offered to look into Alice's claims about Ryan's birth mother. Last Minute Reveal: Renee Montoya strongarmed Ryan into joining forces with Alice to recover all the missing Batcave trophies!

Thursday - 10/14/2021

Doom Patrol - S03E06 "1917 Patrol" 1) Rita climbed out of the time machine in 1917 with her memories purged and was brought to Laura DeMille at the Bureau of Normalcy. 2) Larry tried caring and sharing with his estranged son. 3) Jane encouraged Kay to take control of her own body and go shopping for new shoes. 4) Vic went on a nature hike to try and find his true self. 5) Cliff sat splurging all his money away on internet poker and a webcam girl named Ginger. Last Minute Reveal: Present day Laura received a message in fire that read "Piffle-Paffle!"

Titans - Season 3 Penultimate "Prodigal" 1) Rachel and Gar dropped Dick into a Lazarus Pit and waited for him to battle it out for his soul. 2) Tim argued with Donna and his family over whether to escape the city or stay and defend Gotham. 3) Blackfire and Connor teamed up on a revenge quest. Last Minute Reveal: The GCPD delivered crates full of Scarecrow's fear toxin to Wayne Manor!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  Fear - Characters in all of our shows this week were afraid... very afraid. Yorick (Y: The Last Man), Allison and 355 were afraid that their reformed prisoner hosts might not accept them. Eclipso continued to terrify Stargirl and all her friends and family. On Supergirl, poor little Esme was scared that Kelly and Alex might change their mind about adopting her. Ava freaked out that all the timeline changes her fellow Legends were causing would be irreparable. Batwoman and company were all horrified by the new Mad Hatter. Rita's fears were allayed by the joy she discovered hanging with the Sisterhood of Dada, while the rest of the Doom Patrol threw caution to the wind on their own personal journeys. Finally on Titans, Dick had to reconcile his feeling of fear and rage in order to swim his way out of the Lazarus Pit.

News

Scoring an apocalypse: Herdis Stefansdottir on her music for FX’s Y: The Last Man

https://www.musictech.net/features/interviews/herdis-stefansdottir-y-the-last-man-score-fx/

NYCC ’21: The Y: THE LAST MAN Cast Recounts Its Pandemic Filming

https://www.comicsbeat.com/nycc-21-the-y-the-last-man-cast-recounts-its-pandemic-filming/

How Y: The Last Man’s creative team has subverted familiar trans stories

https://www.polygon.com/interviews/22722842/y-the-last-man-trans-actor-sam-elliot-fletcher

Stargirl Interview: Alex Collins on Dr. Mid-Nite, Eclipso, Geoff Johns

https://bleedingcool.com/tv/stargirl-interview-alex-collins-on-dr-mid-nite-eclipso-geoff-johns/

Supergirl Cast Says Goodbye

https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/supergirl-cast-says-goodbye/

Here's what you should watch and read to prepare for Legends of Tomorrow season 7

https://ew.com/tv/legends-of-tomorrow-season-7-preview/

Legends of Tomorrow welcomes back 7 heroes in 100th episode first look photos

https://ew.com/tv/legends-of-tomorrow-100th-episode-first-look-photos/

Killer Croc claws his way onto Batwoman in first look photos

https://ew.com/tv/batwoman-season-3-killer-croc-first-look/

‘Doom Patrol’ Renewed For Season 4 At HBO Max – DC FanDome

https://deadline.com/2021/10/doom-patrol-renewed-for-season-4-at-hbo-max-1234856832/

‘Titans’ Renewed for Season 4 at HBO Max

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/titans-renewed-season-4-hbo-max-1235090856/

The Flash faces down Despero in 'Armageddon' crossover first-look photos

https://ew.com/tv/the-flash-armageddon-despero-first-look-photos/

The Flash Gets Gold Boots in First Look at Season 8 Costume at DC FanDome

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/the-flash-gold-boots-first-look-season-8-costume-dc-fandome/

The Flash Vet Rick Cosnett Confirmed to Return

https://tvline.com/2021/10/14/the-flash-season-8-rick-cosnett-returns-thawne/

DC FANDOME: SUPERMAN & LOIS STARS SHOW OFF THE SECRETS IN THE KENT HOUSE FROM SET OF SEASON 2

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/superman-lois-tour-kent-house-season-2-dc-fandome

‘Superman & Lois’: Djouliet Amara Joins Season 2 Cast Of CW Series

https://deadline.com/2021/10/superman-lois-djouliet-amara-season-2-cast-cw-series-1234856026/

A first look at The CW’s Naomi debuts at DC FanDome

https://www.polygon.com/22726515/naomi-cw-tv-dc-comics-ava-duvernay

John Cena’s ‘Peacemaker’ Gets Premiere Date at HBO Max – Watch the First Trailer

https://www.thewrap.com/peacemaker-premiere-date-trailer-hbo-max/

‘DMZ’: Ava DuVernay & Roberto Patino Tease Upcoming HBO Max Rosario Dawson Series – DC FanDome

https://deadline.com/2021/10/dmz-rosario-dawson-ava-duvernay-hbo-max-1234857033/

Sweet Tooth Star Reveals How Gus' Deer Ears Worked (And How Much Candy He Ate) For The Robert Downey Jr. Show

https://www.cinemablend.com/streaming-news/sweet-tooth-star-reveals-how-gus-deer-ears-worked-and-how-much-candy-he-ate-for-the-robert-downey-jr-show

The Sandman: Neil Gaiman Confirms a Major Detail for the Endless

https://www.cbr.com/sandman-neil-gaiman-confirms-changeable-endless/

Sandman TV Series Reveals First Look At Gwendoline Christie As Lucifer

https://www.slashfilm.com/635026/sandman-tv-series-reveals-first-look-at-gwendoline-christie-as-lucifer/?utm_campaign=clip

‘Pennyworth’ Moves to HBO Max for Season 3

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/pennyworth-batman-dc-alfred-hbo-max-season-3-1235090854/