Arrow/The Flash Crossover…Again Part 2 (Review)

Part two of the Arrow/The Flash crossover once again proves to be fun and clever. With a reference to rival the comics verse of Marvel “A bunch of superheroes in a farmhouse? I feel like I’ve seen that in a movie before.” Thea and her Avengers: Age of Ultron reference for the win…

Screen shot Hawkman and Hawkgirl The Flash/Arrow

Part  two of the Arrow/The Flash crossover once again proves to be fun and clever. With a reference to rival the comics verse of Marvel “A bunch of superheroes in a farmhouse? I feel like I’ve seen that in a movie before.” Thea and her Avengers: Age of Ultron reference for the win…

Comic verse references aside, this second part of the Legends of Yesterday episode was pretty intense. It also featured a pretty impressive vocabulary. For an epic end to a tale of reincarnation and 4,000 year old revenge,  the conclusion featured time-travel, everyone dying, except Barry Allen, Cisco losing the girl, Arrow losing Felicity and getting her back and Thea’s father, Malcolm Merlyn proving that he really is a stinker, despite pretending to be on the side of the good guys.

In Arrow Oliver follows up the sighting of former girlfriend Samantha and that boy he spotted in the coffee shop at the end of The Flash.  The boy’s name is William and Queen gets a hair and has Barry do a DNA analysis.  He is William’s father and he approaches Samantha (Anna Hopkins) who reveals the million dollar offer that Oliver’s mother made.

William’s mother makes Oliver promise to tell no one about his son, including Felicity.  Unfortunately, Ms. Smoak already knows that the boy and she angrily leaves Queen prior to the big fight with Savage.

Keeping with the dark nature of Arrow second half of the cross over was pretty grim. Khufu tries to get Kendra back into Chay-Ara mode, Cisco tries to make some “anti-Staff of Horus” gauntlets, which do not work, and when the group, sans part of the team, take on Vandal Savage Kendra fails to channel her inner priestess and all of them die.

The Flash flees ahead of the death wave and meets himself, something that happens at the start of the episode when he first meets with Oliver to plan the Savage battle. Barry realizes that he has traveled back in time and speaks to Cisco about it. As this has happened before, both men are concerned about negative reactions to the travel and messing with time.

Allen tells Oliver about everyone dying and the Felicity fight being the reason that Queen was not in the game. Barry tells Cisco to speak to Kendra and he manages to get her back into the Chay-Ara frame of mind needed. She also remembers something that will help them to defeat Savage.

The battle this time around ends with Vandal dead (a pile of dust in the middle of the warehouse floor) and both Khufu and Kendra are a live, along with everyone else. Oliver manages to keep both Samantha happy and Felicity on top of being able to visit with his son.

After the battle, Cisco and Kendra share a moment, and a kiss. Felicity and Oliver are still together but she seems pensive. Barry worries about the time travel and any ramifications and it appears he is right to be concerned. Malcolm comes and collects some of Savage’s bone dust while reciting the “immortal’s” hate line:

“Your hate will be everlasting. Your enmity will never die. It will follow them from this life into the next, and the next… And the next. You owe me one, buddy.”

As mentioned in the first part of the Arrow/The Flash crossover episode, everyone kills it in this one.  It is interesting to note that Anna Hopkins seems doomed to keep playing disagreeable and angsty characters. Her Samantha is not as annoying as the character she played in SyFy’s Defiance, but she is close enough to be an ethereal twin to the science fiction lawkeeper.

Arrow airs Wednesdays on CW. Tune in to see just how dark things can get in Oliver Queen’s world.