One of the steps in the evaluation process for Andy and Jack’s captain aspirations is peer review. This is difficult for the other team members, given the close-knit relationship of the team, but even more so because they have to pick sides, a battle between loyalty and truth.
On Station 19 Season 1 Episode 8, “Every Second Counts,” Fire Chief Ripley conducts peer review to evaluate Jack and Andy from the perspectives of their colleagues, Andy and Ryan become friends with benefits, Pruitt continues his treatment, and Andy handles a tough road accident, which may determine her fate in the contest.
Diaz’s plan comes to fruition when Oliver Queen is put on trial under the suspicion he’s been operating as the Green Arrow for multiple years now. Meanwhile, a familiar face returns, but in an unexpected way.
On Arrow Season 6 Episode 21, “Docket No. 11-19-41-73,” the Arrow writers apparently lost their distaste for writing courtroom scenes, which was one of the “many reasons” they killed off Earth-1 Laurel Lance, to put Oliver Queen on trial for an entire episode with multiple accounts of perjury.
After Kara’s revelation during her coma in the Supergirl mid-season premiere that her current life is all because she took on the human identity of Kara Danvers, we need to see stories that reflect that.
This mental block she experienced in the mid-season premiere of Supergirl seems to have cemented that Kara Danvers is just as important as Supergirl, if not more important, and that she needs to appreciate the “human” life she’s been able to lead. But why—after many revelations of how important Kara’s life as Kara Danvers is—is her life outside of being a superhero solely about being a love interest and ignores any other part of her life, especially her career? Let’s see Kara embrace her career more and the writers develop stories utilizing her skills as a reporter, rather than just as an alien.
Barry (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash team up with Gypsy (guest star Jessica Camacho) to try to thwart Thinker’s plan. Meanwhile, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Gypsy have a heart to heart to talk about their relationship.
The Flash Season 4 Episode 20, “Therefore She Is,” finally brought viewers to the endgame as DeVoe’s plan was revealed to Flash and his team. There were some good moments here, but they were once again hampered by more problems that have become too common as of late on the series. It’s a shame since this could have been a stronger episode otherwise.
Karen pursues the Punisher’s story. Matt puts the power back into the cops’ hands. The Punisher craves answers. Frank tells his story.
On Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 Episode 4, “Penny and Dime,” Frank’s story is finally told, fleshing him out as a character and providing the real image of him, rather than what the media of Hell’s Kitchen has constructed. The morality of Frank is fully explained, as well as his cunning and cleverness, and the keen understanding of what he is after. Simultaneously, Matt has to figure out how exactly to readjust the power of Hell’s Kitchen back to those that are truly protecting it, putting the power in the hands of the police rather than in the hands of vigilantes.
Much of Supergirl has been about establishing Kara Danvers as a hero in her own right, and as a hero the people of National City can count on.
Before even introducing Superman as a recognizable character, we saw Kara fight to prove she didn’t need her cousin to come save the day for her. It’s safe to say Kara’s proven to everyone she’s just as capable, if not more so, than Superman. So would it be a mistake to bring in Superman to be at Kara’s side during the Worldkiller fight?
With the third Worldkiller finally active, and the Legion’s mission to come back to Supergirl’s time and stop her before she turns into Blight revealed, Supergirl showed a clash in ideology between Imra (Saturn Girl) and Kara.
As they attempted to unveil the identity of Pestilence on Supergirl Season 3 Episode 16, Imra’s vision of killing the Worldkiller before she left a permanent mark on the world put her at odds with Kara, who just wants to help save those that are stuck within, i.e. Julia.
In the final monologue of Black Lightning Season 1, it became clear that after saving both her mother’s and father’s lives, Jennifer sees her powers similarly to Anissa, “as a blessing from God.”
Jennifer has spent episodes denying her abilities and how her life has changed, but it looks like she is really to embrace her powers and become Lightning. However, suiting up as her superhero alter ego shouldn’t happen on Black Lightning Season 2.
Lena Luthor’s stance on morality has been the heated debate circling her character since her debut on Supergirl.
Supergirl Season 3 has already returned to this, twice, and forced Lena to entertain the idea of killing someone to protect herself (and others) and consider what she’d be willing to do to keep those around her safe. As we saw on Season 3 Episode 12, Lena ultimately decided to save Edge from her mother, rather than kill him herself or let her mother finish him off, but can Lena ever truly stay good?
Though Black Lightning is only finished with Season 1, the series has already begun with a unique twist on hero origins, and the potential for the show is enough to change how The CW conducts their superhero business going forward.
On every topic that fans are concerned with, Black Lightning hits the mark and goes well above expectations in every episode.