With nothing left to lose, Barry (Grant Gustin) takes on Savitar in an epic conclusion to season three.
The Flash Season 3 Episode 23, “The Finish Line,” ended in what was a fairly emotional and very spectacular finale. Everything came together as Team Flash worked together to finally put an end to Savitar’s threat as they came to grips with who they are and what they can become. It wasn’t wholly perfect, but was still a satisfying finale nonetheless.
Supergirl Season 2 wrapped up most of its loose ends as Queen Rhea of Daxam was defeated, but not how you’d expect. Meanwhile, someone gets engaged, while another couple is separated… forever.
On the final episode — Supergirl Season 2 Episode 22, “Nevertheless, She Persisted” — Supergirl takes on Rhea in single-hand combat, an ancient custom first provoked during the war between Krypton and Daxam. While battling, at L Corp, Lena and Lillian were joined by Winn to create the invention that rid the planet of Daxamites once and for all.
Klaus, Freya, and Hayley fight to save Elijah’s life, while also working with Vincent and Marcel to stop the Hollow’s resurrection. Blood, sweat, magic, and tears fill this entire episode, and it was one for the books.
Even though I had a couple of issues regarding Hayley’s decisions this episode, I enjoyed a large portion of it. The Originals Season 4 Episode 9, Queen Death, was an action-packed thriller that honestly had me on the edge of my seat. It’s been a long time since I’ve been so excited for every episode of a season, and I appreciate how The Originals writers have given me that excitement back. Hayley, Klaus, and Freya were hell bent on saving Elijah, while Vincent and Marcel simply wanted to end the Hollow, and this disunity led to Elijah’s soul to be continuously tortured in the pendant and the feared Hollow to finally gain her human form. What a day.
THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS; WENTWORTH MILLER RETURNS AS CAPTAIN COLD – With only 24 hours left until Savitar murders Iris (Candice Patton), Barry (Grant Gustin) struggles to save the woman he loves and makes the choice to use any means necessary to do so. Realizing he has one option left to save her, The Flash turns to Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) for help.
The penultimate episode – The Flash Season 3 Episode 22, “Infantino Street” – had Barry team up with an unlikely ally in order to steal a key component in the “Speed Force Bazooka” as they inched closer to Iris’ possible death. It was a good episode that set the stage nicely for the finale, only hampered once again by the mismatched tones in the episode.
In her first episode back, Cat Grant added to what ultimately become the series’ best installment yet, as Supergirl, President Marsden, and Rhea all went head-to-head in one valiant battle.
On Supergirl Season 2 Episode 21, “Resist,” Supergirl efforts to stop an alien invasion by the hostile invaders of Daxam were assisted by Cat (thank god!), the President, and Acting Director Danvers of the DEO, as J’onn was still recovering from his injury.
Davina supplied Hayley and Klaus with invaluable information on the Hollow before she tried to kill the latter parent, and Marcel and Elijah scratch the surface on their broken relationship.
The Originals Season 4 Episode 8, “Voodoo in my Blood,” proved to be another great installment on this season’s fight against the Hollow. The writers never fail to amaze me in how they depict wars/battles. This episode had two twists I wasn’t expecting, Davina’s betrayal and the Hollow stabbing Elijah with lethal thorns, and I know they will heavily inform the remaining episodes of the season.
Barry (Grant Gustin) takes drastic measures to stop Savitar. Meanwhile, H.R. (Tom Cavanagh) continues to push Tracy Brand (guest star Anne Dudek) to design the trap for Savitar and Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) returns with an interesting proposal.
The Flash Season 3 Episode 21, “Cause and Effect,” was a fairly good episode, but one that was again marred by a mismatched tone. After Savitar’s identity was finally discovered, Barry and the rest of the team tried to solve how they could stop Savitar from being two steps ahead of them. Their plan massively backfired though, causing Barry to lose his entire memory.
For a “season of answers,” we sure aren’t getting any. What was the point of bringing back not one, but two irrelevant characters? Sydney and Pastor Ted? Why not focus on the characters that we’ve actually followed for seasons that should be tying into the mystery, instead of making characters with two minutes of on-screen time the answers to the questions we’ve been asking since long before they were introduced?
On Pretty Little Liars Season 7 Episode 14, “Power Play,” Aria is given an interesting offer by A.D. as she attempts to run from whatever Jessica’s file held about her (which, let’s point out, held information from before Jessica’s death in Season 4, so whatever Aria did was in the early days of the series). Elsewhere, we finally find out the identity of Charlotte’s father.
Rhea’s master plan is kicked into action with Lena’s help, while Mon-El grapples with feelings toward his mother and the betrayal she’s committed. Meanwhile, James is given a chance to be a hero outside of the Guardian suit; is it time for him to hang up the helmet for good?
On Supergirl Season 2 Episode 20, “City of Lost Children,” James steps outside of being Guardian to help a child whose mother attacked the city while being brainwashed by Rhea’s device. Yes, you heard that right. James finally got a storyline for himself.
Klaus, Hayley, Hope and Marcel had a full day of familial bonding that leads to the penultimate moment when Hope freed her older brother from bondage. During this time, Freya and Keelin made it past the awkward flirting stage when Freya finally opened up about her feelings, while Vincent and Elijah had an eventful day murdering young girls and gaining new allies.
The Originals Season 4 Episode 7, “High Water and a Devil’s Daughter,” is the best gem Season 4 has produced. Similar to “Keepers of the House,” this episode does momentous work on all ends of the spectrum: character development, expanding and building relationships, plot progression, and even a bit of action. It seems this show has found their heart this season through the Marcel, Hayley, Klaus, and Hope dynamic, and it’s doing amazing work for their story-telling. I loved every moment.