The Arrowverse's midseason finales are behind us, and The CW has unleashed new trailers for the upcoming midseason premieres of Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow, returning early next year.
Following the brutal beat-down Kara (Melissa Benoist) received at the hands of Reign (Odette Annable), which left her broken and near death, the Girl of Steel will need all the help she can get in order to defeat the Worldkiller. When the show returns in mid-January, Legion members Mon-El (Chris Wood), Saturn Girl (Amy Jackson), and Brainiac 5 (Jesse Rath) look to assemble in the “Legion of Super-Heroes” episode. In the trailer below we get a look at those Legion rings. Also, notice Brainiac 5’s skin looks gray rather than green here. Supergirl returns Jan. 15.
Our boy Barry (Grant Gustin) is also in a sticky situation after being framed for the “murder” of Clifford DeVoe (Neil Sandilands) in the final minutes of The Flash's midseason finale, where he ended up being arrested instead of running. When the show returns, Barry will be falsely accused of murder (notice the pattern here? Barry’s dad Henry was wrongly convicted and served time for the murder of his wife Nora — who was actually killed by the Reverse-Flash) and going to court.
Joe's (Jesse L. Martin) girlfriend Cecille (Danielle Nicolet), who is also Central City’s district attorney, has a solution to get Barry off, and that involves Barry revealing his identity as the Flash. Of course, this isn’t something Barry is prepared to do, for obvious reasons. The Flash speeds back to The CW on Jan. 16.
Legends of Tomorrow
After saying a teary goodbye to Prof. Martin Stein (Victor Garber) last week, this week’s episode also saw Jax (Franz Drameh) leave the Waverider and John Constantine (Matt Ryan) pop up in the final minutes to ask Sara’s (Caity Lotz) help in a possession case. Apparently the demon-possessed girl keeps saying Sara’s name in the episode titled "Daddy Darhkest."
The introduction of the trenchcoat-wearing accomplished warlock and expert on the occult will be a welcome addition to the series, even if it’s for just one episode. Also, Mick’s (Dominic Purcell) reaction to Constantine is hilarious — dude is not impressed. Legends of Tomorrow returns sometime in February at a new date and time due to Black Lightning taking its Tuesday night spot after The Flash when it debuts on Jan. 16 at 9 p.m.
Last night’s episode of Arrow saw Rene (Rick Gonzalez) being dismissed from the team (he was the one ready to turn evidence against Oliver to get his daughter back, came clean about it, and then went off script during their rescue mission of Quentin Lance), which also led to Curtis (Echo Kellum) and Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) leaving Team Arrow when they learned Oliver (Stephen Amell) had spied on them.
Meaning: The bad guys have won this round. For now. When the show returns next month in “Divided,” Rene, Dinah, and Curtis will form their own vigilante team, but it looks like there's going to be a very large problem with a new super-group of baddies on Jan. 18.