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/

10/10/2021

DC TV Report for week ending 10/9/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare


Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday October 9th, 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.

Monday - 10/4/2021

Y: The Last Man - S01E06 "Weird Al Is Dead" 1) 355 brought Yorick and Dr. Mann to hold up in a church after she saw soldiers flashing her picture around. 2) Kimberly showed Regina Oliver around the White House, trying to figure out their next power play. 3) Hero, Sam and Nora each had different experiences getting used to life under Roxanne's rule at the Price Max. Last Minute Reveal: Nora witnessed 3 Amazons stomp out poor Kelsey for being friendly with Sam!

Tuesday - 10/5/2021

DC's Stargirl - S02E09 "Summer School: Chapter Nine" 1) While a heavy storm began to hit Blue Valley, Pat thought back on the hard choices the JSA had to make the first time they faced Eclipso. 2) Mike and Barbara were each confronted by members of the Mahkent family looking for revenge. Last Minute Reveal: While Courtney yelled at her mom for keeping secrets from her, Kid Eclipso watched from the window smiling!

Supergirl - S06E14 "Magical Thinking" 1) Kara and the Tower heroes scrambled after Nxly found the Humanity totem and caused everyone in the area to lose all compassion and begin violently attacking each other. 2) Despite encouragement from Kara, Lena was hesitant to try out her new spell book. 3) William began shadowing the Super Friends and became conflicted over what he should or should not report. 4) Kelly placed an alien orphan named Esme with a new foster family and things did not go as planned. Last Minute Reveal: Despite losing the humanity totem, Nxly was determined to collect the rest and succeed!

Thursday - 10/7/2021

Doom Patrol - S03E05 "Dada Patrol" 1) Laura DeMille sent the Doom Patrol to encounter the fog of introspective visions that is the Sisterhood of Dada, and then got drunk with Rita lamenting her crummy lot in life. 2) Cliff got high from overdosing on his Parkinson meds and talked about fearing death with a Japanese girl in a glass box. 3) Vic got turned back online by his Dad and was force to face his identity complex. 4) Jane was wooed by Shelley Byron aka The Fog to let Kay abandon the Underground. 5) Larry developed a growth that kept slithering around under his skin and decided to stay with the bus. Last Minute Reveal: Rita stole Laura's time machine!

Titans - S03E11 "The Call Is Coming from Inside the House" 1) Scarecrow battled his inferiority complex and ordered Jason to call out Dick in public. 2) Dick refused to let Connor join him in the fight. 3) Tim and Donna met up and went to his family's noodle shop to regroup and strategize. 4) Gar and Rachel followed energy flows looking for a Lazarus Pit in Gotham. 5) Kory confronted the mother of a baby she recognized from a vision and saw another vision explaining the truth about her powers. Last Minute Reveal: Jason returned to the Batcave to find a gutted pizza delivery guy and Scarecrow with a slashed face telling him the time for masks was over!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  Looming Big Bads - All of our heroes were haunted by the spectre of the main villains in each of their current seasons. Regina Oliver began to strut around the White House, making her presence known to Jennifer on Y. Eclipso decided to haunt all the Dugans with visions on Stargirl. Supergirl was still one step behind Nxly and forced to keep cleaning up all the mess in her wake. The Doom Patrol finally got to meet the Fog and learn about the Flagellation. Finally, Scarecrow had a schizophrenic break on Titans.

News

Olivia Thirlby Discusses 'Y: The Last Man' and Her Very Unusual Journey to Getting Cast as Hero Brown

https://collider.com/y-the-last-man-olivia-thirlby-interview-hero-brown/

Weird Al Reacts to His 'Posthumous' Y: The Last Man Shoutout

https://www.cbr.com/weird-al-y-the-last-man-posthumous-shoutout/

Eliza Clark on Exploding Y: The Last Man’s Definition of Gender

https://www.vulture.com/article/eliza-clark-y-the-last-man-interview.html?utm_source=flipboard.com&utm_medium=social_acct&utm_campaign=feed-part

John Wesley Shipp talks bringing the Flash to DC's Stargirl and teases 'heartbreaking moment'

https://ew.com/tv/dcs-stargirl-john-wesley-shipp-the-flash-crossover-preview/

‘DC’s Stargirl’: Joel McHale Promoted To Series Regular For Season 3

https://deadline.com/2021/10/joel-mchale-stargirl-series-regular-season-3-1234848919/

Melissa Benoist Reveals the One Thing She Won’t Miss About ‘Supergirl’

https://www.thewrap.com/supergirl-melissa-benoist-flying-suit-kimmel-interview-video/

‘Legends Of Tomorrow’: Wentworth Miller To Reprise Captain Cold Role For Series’ 100th Episode

https://deadline.com/2021/10/legends-of-tomorrow-wentworth-miller-reprise-captain-cold-role-series-100th-episode-1234851018/

Batwoman Boss Teases Ryan's Potential Family, Alice's Crisis and a Secret Poison Ivy Twist in Season 3

https://tvline.com/2021/10/07/batwoman-season-3-preview-ryan-mother-alice-mental-health-crisis/

The Flash Cast Can't Find ANY of Their Marks in Season 7 Gag Reel

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/the-flash-cast-cant-find-any-of-their-marks-in-season-7-gag-reel/

Peacemaker Footage Reveals Best Look Yet At Vigilante

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/peacemaker-footage-reveals-best-look-yet-at-vigilante/

New Peacemaker TV Show Clip Shows John Cena Getting Roasted By His Colleagues

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-peacemaker-tv-show-clip-shows-john-cena-getting-roasted-by-his-colleagues/1100-6496795/

10/03/2021

DC TV Report for week ending 10/2/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare


Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday October 2nd, 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.

Monday - 9/27/2021

Y: The Last Man - S01E05 "Mann Hunt" 1) Yorick and Agent 355 reached Boston and had to avoid soldiers and insurgents while searching for geneticist Allison Mann. 2) Jennifer was nervous, prepping the White House for the return of Secretary Oliver. 3) Kimberly Cunningham discovered that staffer Christine Flores was pregnant and helped her through a miscarriage scare. Last Minute Reveal: After lying to Yorick about speaking with his mom, 355 checked her bag to make sure her Fran tracker was blinking!

Tuesday - 9/28/2021

DC's Stargirl - S02E08 "Summer School Chapter Eight" 1) On the 4th of July, Rick was forced to call for help when he heard that hunters were going into the woods to take out Grundy. 2) Beth's efforts to contact Dr. McNider were interrupted when Eclipso began appearing to her. 3) Courtney was bummed out after Yolanda quit and anxious that Cosmo was taking so long to heal. Last Minute Reveal: As Barbara and Mike hugged each other to feel safe, the window outside began to frost over and icicles began forming under the rain gutter!

Supergirl - S06E13 "The Gauntlet" 1) After David's slingshot, the totem of courage, was pulled apart, Kara and Nxly each ran gauntlets to try and gain control of the totem while pure courage began to permeate everyone around them. 2) Lena was in denial about the whole "Mom-was-a-witch-and-so-am-I" thing. 3) Dr. Beatrice Lahr became emboldened to steal research data on Project Bolt after her funding was cut. 4) William was down in the dumps after getting chewed out by Andrea for dropping the ball on the Super Friends story. 5) Kelly and Alex had an awkward breakfast talking about balancing the hero stuff with their relationship. Last Minute Reveal: Nxly came to the conclusion that pain was the price of power and became confident that she would succeed in finding the totems!

Thursday - 9/30/2021

Doom Patrol - S03E04 "Undead Patrol" 1) The mysterious woman told the Doom Patrol she had suffered from amnesia but knew she had to find Niles Caulder and needed her time machine repaired. 2) All of our recently resurrected heroes slowly got sick and turned into zombies. 3) Darren Jones stole Niles' enchanted head from Willoughby Kipling and demanded retribution. Last Minute Reveal: A zombified were-butt began running full speed toward Cloverton!

Titans - S03E10 "Troubled Water" 1) Both Barbara Gordon and the Titans found themselves in a quandary after Scarecrow posted a video claiming it was Nightwing who poisoned the water and that the city should rally around Red Hood. 2) On her journey to the Gotham CIty limits, Donna was confronted by Lydia and forced to take a vision quest. Last Minute Reveal: After strolling into the living room of Wayne Manor, Scarecrow stretched out on the couch with a bottle of Scotch while Jason slashed up a portrait of Bruce and his parents!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  The Butt Monsters - I was trying to pull a theme together about women returning home but this week's Doom Patrol just broke me. Legends of Tomorrow has always been regarded as the bonkers DC series but the fact that Doom Patrol airs on a streaming service instead of a broadcast network allows it to reach a whole new level of strange and deranged. The episode "Undead Patrol" just hit a new high point. The legion of shark-toothed "were-butts" as Jane called them were the exact type of absurdism that the world needs right now. I know the concept is terrifyingly stupid, but somehow its very existence gives me faith in humanity.

News

'Y: The Last Man' Star Ashley Romans on Whether Audiences Should Trust Agent 355 (Exclusive)

https://www.etonline.com/y-the-last-man-ashley-romans-on-agent-355-and-culper-ring-173007

The tricky trans politics of FX’s Y: The Last Man

https://www.vox.com/culture/22679725/y-the-last-man-hulu-fx-tv-comic-trans

Get the first look at John Wesley Shipp as The Flash on DC's Stargirl

https://ew.com/tv/dcs-stargirl-john-wesley-shipp-the-flash-photos/

The CW Announces Finale Dates For Supergirl and Stargirl

https://www.superherohype.com/tv/505303-the-cw-announces-finale-dates-for-supergirl-and-stargirl

Legends of Tomorrow Season 7 Poster Reveals Matt Ryan's New Character

https://www.cbr.com/legends-tomorrow-season-7-matt-ryan-new-character/

Arrow’s Kat McNamara Shares BTS First Look At Mia Smoak’s Roughed-Up Return For The Flash Crossover

https://www.cinemablend.com/superheroes/arrows-kat-mcnamara-shares-bts-first-look-at-mia-smoaks-roughed-up-return-for-the-flash-crossover

‘Superman & Lois’: Ian Bohen Joins Season 2 Of CW Series

https://deadline.com/2021/10/superman-lois-ian-bohen-season-2-cw-series-recurring-1234847008/

Peacemaker Has a Lot to Learn in James Gunn's New HBO Max Spin-Off Series

https://movieweb.com/peacemaker-tv-show-character-details-update-james-gunn/

Netflix and Neil Gaiman finally unveil the first look at The Sandman TV series

https://www.avclub.com/netflix-and-neil-gaiman-finally-unveil-the-first-look-a-1847742675

9/26/2021

DC TV Report for week ending 9/25/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare


Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday September 25th, 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 premiere.

Monday - 9/20/2021

Y: The Last Man – S01E04 "Karen and Benji" 1) Yorick and Agent 355 had a rough time adjusting to life on the run in the woods together. 2) Hero and Sam were still of two minds about heading to DC when they encountered Nora and the injured Mackenzie hiding in an empty Pharmacy in Pennsylvania. Last Minute Reveal: After Hero and company were allowed to stay with the horse riders by their leader Roxanne, Nora warned Hero not to reveal who her mother is and the ladies walked into a wholesale store filled with food!

Tuesday - 9/21/2021

DC's Stargirl – S02E07 "Summer School Chapter Seven" 1) While everyone was still reeling and healing from their encounter with Eclipso, Courtney tried taking some time off to help Cameron decorate Main Street for 4th of July. 2) Yolanda's guilt and visions of Brainwave reached a breaking point. 3) Pat preached patience as he let Mike help repair the wrecked S.T.R.I.P.E. Last Minute Reveal: Beth tossed and turned in bed while little boy Eclipso stood on her front lawn, sucking a lollipop and giggling!

Supergirl – S06E12 "Blind Spots" 1) Kate was upset that people who survived Nxly's destruction of the Ornfeld building were getting unusually sick and it seemed like no one was trying to help them. 2) Councilwoman Rankin received 5th Dimensional powers and began leeching life energy from people so she could achieve her selfish goals. 3) Everyone at the Tower was preoccupied trying to track down Nxly. Last Minute Reveal: After Kate said she was too tired to speak and Alex offered loving support, the couple embraced and cried together on the couch!

Thursday - 9/23/2021

Doom Patrol – Season 3 Premiere "Possibilities Patrol" 1) After banishing the Candlemaker away, Dorothy hung around the Manor, praying and hoping Niles or Jane would wake up from their slumbers. 2) Niles' ghost visited Cliff and told him he reached out to Clara in hopes that Cliff would incinerate his remains and free his spirit. 3) Rita tried ingoring her grief until she found a key that Niles left for her to take care of. 4) Larry fought with his Negative spirit to stay at the mansion because he felt he had a responsibility to do so. 5) Vic discovered that Roni was planning a violent revenge against Quorum. 6) Jane was trapped in the Underworld as the infection calling herself Miranda paralyzed Kay's mind and body. Last Minute Reveal: Willoughby Kipling dug up Niles head in the Yukon and packed it in a duffle!

Doom Patrol – S03E02 "Vacay Patrol" 1) In 1949, the Brain sent Garguax the Decimator and his loyal assistant Samuelson on a mission to a mountain resort to wait for Rita Farr to show up. 2) More than 70 years later, Rita had fallen to mush and decided that she and the rest of the group should go on vacation. 3) Cliff did not want to admit that he might be suffering from a neurological condition. 4) Vic's networking powers were shut down after he let Roni go free. 5) Jane was having a hard time adjusting to the new Underground. 6) Larry's Negative Spirit brought him to its home in deep space. Last Minute Reveal: After Rita was betrayed by an older version of herself, Samuelson laid out the bodies of Garguax and the Doom Patrol around the dance floor!

Doom Patrol – S03E03 "Dead Patrol" 1) After crossing to the other side, Rita was the only team member awake, hanging in the Tunnel of Souls. 2) Cliff, Vic and Jane each met deceased loved ones on the way to their afterlives. 3) Dorothy came home to find Larry had gone stircrazy after the others' bodies had been delivered and called in the Dead Boy Detective Agency for help. Last Minute Reveal: A mysterious woman descended the stairs and offered the Doom Patrol tea!

Titans – S03E09 "Souls" 1) The recently deceased Donna and Tim escaped a train to the next place and met up with Hank to look for a bridge back to the living. 2) On Paradise Island, Rachel was punished for trying to use her powers to bring Donna back to life. Last Minute Reveal: The resurrected Donna pulled Bruce Wayne out of his suicide fire!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  Dealing with Death - Most of our shows featured characters facing or experiencing death. On Y, Hero and Sam were not able to help poor Kate survive her injuries. Yolanda on Stargirl was overcome by the reality that she killed Brainwave. Plus, members of both the Doom Patrol and Titans literally escaped the afterlife.

News

Y: The Last Man's Ben Schnetzer Explains Why Yorick's Road Trip Will Be So Transformational

https://www.tvguide.com/news/y-the-last-mans-ben-schnetzer-explains-why-yoricks-road-trip-will-be-so-transformational/

Doom Patrol showrunner teases how the team tries to 'climb out of despair' in season 3

https://ew.com/tv/doom-patrol-showrunner-previews-season-3/

Titans star on character's 'beautiful' exit: 'The decision was made for me, and it was for the best'

https://ew.com/tv/titans-alan-ritchson-exit-hank-death/

BATWOMAN SEASON 3 TRAILER BRINGS MAD HATTER TO THE ARROWVERSE & ALICE BACK INTO THE FOLD

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/batwoman-season-3-trailer-mad-hatter-alice

The Flash Showrunner Teases Major Storyline for Iris in Season 8

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/the-flash-eric-wallace-major-storyline-for-iris-time-sickness-season-8/

James Gunn and ‘Peacemaker’ Team Pull Back Curtain on ‘The Suicide Squad’ Spinoff

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/james-gunn-peacemaker-trailer-john-cena-dc-hbo-max-1235018546/

The Sandman: First Look at Netflix's Adaptation Arriving This Weekend

https://www.cbr.com/sandman-first-look-netflix-announcement/

9/24/2021

DC TV Report for week ending 9/18/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare


Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday September 18th, 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 1 series premiere.

Monday - 9/13/2021

Y: The Last Man – Series Premiere "The Day Before" 1) Cash-strapped, amatuer escape artist Yorick Brown wanted to propose to his girlfriend, Beth, even though he had no money and few prospects. 2) Yorick's sister Hero was having an affair with her EMT partner. 3) Yorick and Hero's mother, Jennifer, a congresswoman, was making waves in Washington after she called the President a misogynist on CNN. 4) A federal agent blew up a domestic terrorist with his own bomb and reported for her next assignment. Last Minute Reveal: Moments after every male on Earth coughed up blood and dropped dead, Yorick was woken up by his pet monkey throwing cheetos at him, saw he had no phone service and heard mayhem happening outside!

Y: The Last Man – S01E02 "Would the World Be Kind" 1) 63 days after, President Jennifer Brown was busy trying to pull the country together, taking flack for moving up the timeline for the evacuation of New York, and sending Agent 355 on a mission to find her daughter Hero. 2) Hero was insistent on avoiding contact with her mother and bumped into the wife of the man she murdered the night before. 3) While Yorick was on one of his daily excursions to leave messages for Beth that he was still alive, Ampersand the monkey wandered into a flooded subway station. Last Minute Reveal: To the shock of everyone, Agent 355 reunited Yorick with his mother!

Y: The Last Man – S01E03 "Neil" 1) Agent 355 worked to persuade Jennifer that Yorick would not be safe at the White House. 2) Jennifer faced 2 challenges to her power after an ultra right-wing cabinet member woke from a coma in Tel Aviv and Kimberly tried to cultivate support amongst those loyal to her father. 3) Nora Brady and her daughter Mackenzie found themselves alone with no power, little food and scavenger birds encroaching. Last Minute Reveal: The helicopter being flown by the two pilots who brought Yorick to DC blew up and crashed in the mountains and Agent 355 told Yorick they were going to keep going!

Tuesday - 9/14/2021

DC's Stargirl - S02E06 "Summer School Chapter Six" 1) Courtney and Pat learned from Mr. Desinger's fever dream paintings that Cindy posessed the Black Diamond. 2) Cindy sent Isaac and Artemis to call out the JSA individually while she kidnapped Mike to use as bait. Last Minute Reveal: Eclipso morphed into a little boy and stolled down Main Street laughing!

Supergirl - S06E11 "Mxy in the Middle" 1) Kara and the Tower heroes worked to protect Mr. Mxyzptlk from Princess Nxly's revenge. 2) Nia felt guilty about freeing Nxly but was reluctant to come clean to Kara. 3) Lena traveled to her mother's hometown hoping to learn more about her family history and did not like what she found. Last Minute Reveal: Nia woke up with knowledge that Nxly was looking for the Allstone totems and Kara was ready to take Nxly on without holding back!

Thursday - 9/16/2021

Titans - S03E08 "Home" 1) Dick was approached by Tim Drake, who claimed to know his secret identity and asked to be the next Robin. 2) Kory walked in on her sister and Conner having sex and had another vision. 3) Jason ran out of antidote and began feeling remorse for his actions. 4) Scarecrow epically failed an evil plan and decided to visit his Mom. Last Minute Reveal: After Scarecrow tricked Kory into poisoning the water supply, Barbara watched her office get mopped up and saw the new Titans signal turn red in the sky!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  The First Battle of the JSA vs. Injustice Unlimited - Going into this week I was positive that my winner was going to come from Y: The Last Man and while I really enjoyed all three of that show's early episodes, Stargirl came over the top rope to deliver what might be the best fight scene I have seen on television this year. We had three strong head-to-head matchups going simultaneously: Stargirl vs. Shiv, Hourman vs. Artemis and Wildcat vs. Fiddler Jr. Plus, we got to see Cindy keep her cool under pressure and rescue Mike. Each fight had its own unique elements and was allowed to fully develop leading to the big finish of Eclipso's shocking emergence. This is one of DC's most terrifying villains and I am now genuinely concerned that no one on this show is safe.

News

Y: The Last Man Star Ben Schnetzer on Bringing Yorick to Life for the New Series

https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/y-the-last-man-ben-schnetzer-yorick-interview-reaction-adaptation/

How the Y: The Last Man TV Series Changes the Comics

https://slate.com/culture/2021/09/y-last-man-hulu-fx-series-vs-comics.html

‘DC’s Stargirl’: Nick Tarabay Breaks Down Eclipso’s Arrival

https://decider.com/2021/09/14/dc-stargirl-eclipso-nick-tarabay-interview/

Gail Simone Reacts To Barbara Gail Gordon, Batgirl In HBO Max Titans

https://bleedingcool.com/comics/gail-simone-reacts-to-barbara-gail-gordon-batgirl-in-hbo-max-titans/

The CW Fall 2021 TV Schedule Is Here

https://www.tvguide.com/news/the-cw-fall-2021-tv-schedule-is-here/

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Director Shares Season 7 E06 BTS Prod Update

https://bleedingcool.com/tv/dcs-legends-of-tomorrow-director-shares-season-7-e06-bts-prod-update/

Batwoman Season 3 Key Art Poster Finds Ryan Wilder Out for Justice

https://bleedingcool.com/tv/batwoman-season-3-key-art-poster-finds-ryan-wilder-out-for-justice/

Superman & Lois is Now Available to Stream

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/superman-lois-is-now-available-to-stream/

Peacemaker first look reveals John Cena's new squad

https://ew.com/tv/peacemaker-first-look-john-cena-james-gunn/

Is Dead Boy Detectives A Doom Patrol Spin-Off? What We Know

https://screenrant.com/dead-boy-detectives-hbo-max-doom-patrol-connection-spinoff/

‘The Batman’ Penguin Spinoff Series in the Works at HBO Max

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/the-batman-penguin-spinoff-colin-farrell-1235013035/

Netflix's ‘The Sandman’: David S. Goyer Teases That the Most Tricky Stories to Adapt Will Be the Most "Genre-Bending"

https://collider.com/the-sandman-netflix-david-s-goyer-update-comments/

9/12/2021

DC TV Report for Lucifer Season 6

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare


Welcome to the DC TV Report for the final season of Lucifer. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary. There were 10 new episodes this week including a premiere, a penultimate and a series finale.

Friday – 9/10/2021

Lucifer - Season 6 Premiere "Nothing Ever Changes Around Here" 1) Lucifer and Chloe's supposed last night on Earth was ruined when the Magician they paid to see fell on stage, slain with his own sword. 2) During a dinner party, Dr. Linda could not help but play therapist for Maze and Eve. Last Minute Reveal: As Dan continued playing ping-pong in Purgatory, a woman in fishnet stockings and platform boots sat on the Throne of Hell!

Lucifer - S06E02 "Buckets of Baggage" 1) Lucifer decided to start learning to help people he doesn't care about by helping Detective Carroll get laid while he was investigating the murder of drag queen. 2) Ella's Pete TSD made her try digging up Carroll's dark secrets. 3) Chloe was feeling restless in retirement and tried picking a fight with Maze. 4) An angel with bloody wings began walking the halls of Hell looking for clues on how to take down Lucy. Last Minute Reveal: A frog seemingly landed from nowhere onto the hood of Ella's car!

Lucifer - S06E03 "Yabba Dabba Do Me" 1) Chloe joined Lucifer on a trip to Hell to check on the first murderer they locked up together and wound up trapped in a cartoon. 2) Maze crashed Amenadiel's first day as a trainee. 3) The angel with bloody feathers and blades in her wings brought Dan's ghost to Lucy's loft and waited for him to get home. Last Minute Reveal: The Angel confronted Lucy and told him she was his daughter!


Lucifer - S06E04 "Pin the Tail on the Daddy" 1) Lucifer began flying around the country trying to prove the bloody-winged Angel was not his daughter. 2) Chloe caught up with Lucifer, furious that he was keeping secrets. 3) Dan wandered around LA as a ghost, unable to be seen or heard by humans. Last Minute Reveal: Lucifer's daughter surprised Chloe with a hug and called her Mom!

Lucifer - S06E05 "The Murder of Lucifer Morningstar" 1) After their daughter Rory claimed Lucifer would abandon Chloe in 3 weeks, the couple tried solving the mystery of his disappearance before it could happen. 2) Maze became insensed after Rory did not recognize her and called Eve her Auntie. 3) Ella told Amenadiel her suspicions about a coming Apocalyse. Last Minute Reveal: Dan got to tell Chloe she was the strongest person he'd ever met and left her crying tears of thanks!

Lucifer - S06E06 "A Lot Dirtier Than That" 1) On Amenadiel's first official day on the job he found himself working under the cop who almost shot his friend Caleb. 2) Lucifer tried making up for lost time with Rory by recreating childhood milestones. Last Minute Reveal: Rory and Lucy sang "Bridge Over Troubled Water" together!

Lucifer - S06E07 "My Best Fiend's Wedding" 1) Lucifer tried encouraging Rory to attend Maze and Eve's wedding. 2) Wedding plans were in jeopardy when Adam showed up asking Eve to come home. 3) Chloe wanted to come out of retirement to help Amenadiel clean up the department but had second thoughts after realizing how it might affect Rory. 4) Dan was bummed out he couldn't help Ella with whatever was bothering her. Last Minute Reveal: After Ella got drunk on mic at the reception, called out all the angels and demons in the room for not telling her the truth and revealed that the world was ending, Carroll got back from the bathroom, wondering what he missed!

Lucifer - S06E08 "Save the Devil, Save the World" 1) Lucifer brought all his friends to Lux to comb through the manuscript of Dr. Linda's book to try and figure out the psychosomatic reason he could not spread his wings and fly up to Godhood. 2) The scenes from the book began as caricatures of everybody and slowly turned into a clip show. 3) Maze offered to help Dan figure out his guilt problem. 4) Ella made it well known she was still royally pissed about being kept in the dark for years. Last Minute Reveal: Amenadiel returned from the Silver City and told Lucifer they needed to talk!

Lucifer - Series Penultimate "Goodbye, Lucifer" 1) The day Rory predicted Lucifer would abandon Chloe had arrived and Lucy pondered the idea of free will vs. fate, told his favorite people how awesome they were, and enjoyed a wonderful day with his family. 2) Dan's ghost witnessed his murderer, Vincent Le Mec, escape prison and found a way to take posession of his body. Last Minute Reveal: Midnight came and Lucifer was still on Earth but he got a call from Le Mec, who regained control of his body after Dan earned his way to Heaven, kidnapped Rory and was holding her at 10th and Swanson!

Lucifer - Series Finale "Partners 'Til the End" 1) Lucifer and Chloe went to 10th and Swanson together to rescue Rory from Le Mec. 2) Rory helped Lucifer realize his calling. 3) Amenadiel took control of the Silver CIty and all of Lucy's loved ones lived full lives on Earth. Last Minute Reveal: Chloe knocked on the door of Lucy's therapy session in Hell, offered to be his partner and kissed him!

Ed’s Winner for the Season:  Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) - Knowing that this series was originally intended to end last season made me somewhat skeptical about this one. Theoretically, the show's writers were given ten full episodes to accomplish something they thought they could achieve in the last act of an episode. I am so thankful they got that extra time because it allowed for Lucifer be introspective and figure out what he really wanted. The show shifted from a classic procedural into a character study. In fact, the final two episodes were pretty much one long goodbye. Some may call it self-indulgent, but they cannot deny that it was a fun and emotional journey with an old friend.

News

Lucifer boss Ildy Modrovich pens heartbreaking goodbye to co-stars ‘So sad to see it end’

https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1489318/Lucifer-season-6-Ildy-Modrovich-goodbye-tribute

Lucifer's Lesley-Ann Brandt on Saying Goodbye to Mazikeen and Her Friendship with Costar Tom Ellis

https://people.com/tv/lucifer-lesley-ann-brandt-goodbye-to-mazikeen-keeping-in-touch-with-tom-ellis/

Lucifer's Rachael Harris Found It 'Extraordinarily Moving' That Fans Saved the Show Twice

https://people.com/tv/lucifer-rachael-harris-fans-saved-the-show-twice-extraordinarily-moving/

Lucifer season 6 binge recap: The devil says goodbye

https://ew.com/tv/recaps/lucifer-season-6-episode-1-10/

DC TV Report for week ending 9/11/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare


Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday September 11th, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There were 4 new episodes this week including 1 Finale. A separate report on season 6 of Lucifer will be published later this weekend.

Sunday - 9/5/2021

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - Season 6 Finale "The Fungus Amongus" 1) While Spooner lay in a coma, the Legends made it "What Would Sara Never Do Day" and timenapped a younger version of Bishop to wake up Spooner and help prevent the evil Bishop's impending alien invasion. 2) Beyrad swore that Constantine's spirit was living in a mushroom and everyone thought he was high. 3) Mick insisted to Kayla that he wanted to be a part of their 48 kids' lives. 4) Sara and Ava decided they wanted to get married right now! Last Minute Reveal: The triumphant Legends watched a second Waverider appear in the sky, blow up their Waverider and disappear!

Tuesday - 9/7/2021

DC's Stargirl - S02E05 "Summer School Chapter Five" 1) Cindy was unable to warm up to Cameron Mahkent and out of spite used the Black Diamond on Mr. Desinger. 2) Everyone on the JSA was juggling personal issues as they tried using the weather to track Eclipso. Last Minute Reveal: While painting his mural, Cameron's hand stiffened and his paintbrush fell to the ground, frosted over!

Supergirl - S06E10 "Still I Rise" 1) Nia got to spend a day with her dead mom, who immediately informed her she made a stupid bargain allowing Nxly to escape into the real world. 2) Nxly joined forces with Mitch the alien poacher and tricked him into helping her find a way to restore her Impish powers. 3) Supergirl decided to try and use her social media influence to sway the City Council from voting to scrap a housing program for paroled convicts. 4) Kelly was having a rough first day of Guardian training with Alex. Last Minute Reveal: Kara stood helplessly watching Nxly bring the Ornfeld building to the ground and summoned Mr. Mxyzptlk for help!

Thursday - 9/9/2021

Titans - S03E07 "51%" 1) Scarecrow immobilized Jason as the final leg of his plan to get Gotham addicted on the antidote began. 2) Dick convinced Barbara to reactivate the Oracle computer in an attempt to track down Scarecrow. 3) Kory and Blackfire did some sisterly bonding while trying to get intel from a mob queen. Last Minute Reveal: Gar knocked on Molly Jensen's door, showed her the letter she wrote to Jason, saying he wanted to help and she let him in!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  The AvaLance Wedding (Jes Macallan and Caity Lotz) - One of the hallmarks of Legends of Tomorrow is the show's bonkers finales and the latest installment did not disappoint. The spur-of-the-moment outdoor ceremony featured our heroes fending off an alien invasion, Spooner discovering her power-swapping powers, and good ole Gary stepping up in the clutch to be the greatest wedding planner in history. It was a beautiful moment for a wonderful couple. Co-Captains Forever!

News

DC's Jim Lee Celebrates The CW's Stargirl With Epic Art

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/dcs-jim-lee-celebrates-the-cws-stargirl-with-epic-art/

Stargirl: Which DC Hero (Or Villain) Will Cameron Become?

https://screenrant.com/stargirl-season-2-cameron-powers-dc-character-setup-who/

‘Batwoman’ Boss Caroline Dries on How 9/11 Opened Her Mind to ‘People’s Ability to Empathize’

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/caroline-dries-911-viral-footage-nyu-dorm-1235055119/

The Flash "Armageddon" Director Checks In, Shares BTS Images

https://bleedingcool.com/tv/the-flash-armageddon-director-checks-in-shares-bts-images/

Doom Patrol Season 3 Key Art: Madame Rouge Keeps An Eye on the Team

https://bleedingcool.com/tv/doom-patrol-season-3-key-art-madame-rouge-keeps-an-eye-on-the-team/

James Gunn Denies Reports Bane Is in the Peacemaker Series

https://www.cbr.com/james-gunn-denies-bane-peacemaker-series/

The Batman Star Jeffrey Wright Says Gotham Will Be Unlike Other Gothams We've Seen

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/the-batman-star-jeffrey-wright-says-gotham-will-be-unlike-other-gothams-weve-seen/

Y: The Last Man’s showrunner on adapting the comic: ‘It’s not a blueprint for television’

https://www.theverge.com/22663548/y-the-last-man-interview-eliza-clark-fx-hulu

Y: The Last Man Showrunner Eliza Clark on Adapting the Comic and How "F-cked" We Are

https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/y-the-last-man-eliza-clark-interview-tv-series/