Supergirl Recap ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part 1’
The Crisis is upon is, and doesn’t waste any time in wiping out a couple of Earths. The opening sequence gave us a number of cameos as the red skies swept across the Multiverse. From the sweeping Batman theme by Danny Elfman on Earth-98, to Titans on Earth-9, to Burt Ward shouting his signature catch phrase, Crisis on Infinite Earths isn’t holding back.
The first hour of the crossover brought a lot of action and emotion as our heroes are plucked from their respective cities and brought to Earth-38. Kara’s world is in danger. She already had to sit by and watch as Argo was destroyed. Luckily, Lyla saved Clark and Lois. Now, those gathered must work to save the people. A quantum tower is keeping the red wave at bay, but it’s only a matter of time before they fail. The team splits up. Alex goes to Lena for help. J’onn works on evacuating the people. The heroes head to the tower to defend it from these shadow warriors.
Meanwhile, before Argo was destroyed, Clark and Lois sent their son on a pod to save him, but it got sucked into a black hole. Baby Jonathan ended up on another Earth in the future. Sara, Lois, and Brainy head there to retrieve him. Jonathan’s pod was found by that Earth’s Oliver, who is a broken man. Sara gives him a bit of a pep talk, telling him that he is a hero. On every Earth, Oliver Queen is a good man.
Back on Earth-38, things aren’t going so smoothly. The evacuation is underway, but they don’t have enough time. Lena agreed to help Alex, though she is very clear that she’s not doing it for Kara or Alex. Their relationship is over and she’s helping to save the people. At the tower, the heroes are being overrun. As the quantum field fails, the red wave advances. Monitor appears and starts spiriting the heroes away. When he tries to send Oliver away, he refuses. Unfortunately, he runs out of arrows. Oliver is attacked by the spirits and gravely injured. As the wave washed over Earth-38, Monitor takes Oliver away.
In a shocking turn of events, the heroes watch as Oliver dies. Oliver tells them to keep fighting and that they are the best. He also tells Mia to find Felicity and Oliver and tell them he loves him. Then, he’s gone. Nobody is as surprised by this as Monitor. This wasn’t how he foresaw Oliver dying. Suddenly, Nash appears, but he is no longer the Wells we knew. He is a Pariah, and it is his penance for releasing the Anti-Monitor. Pariah and Monitor agree that this is not how it was supposed to be.
Well, was anyone else expecting to see Oliver go out so early? The Crisis has only just begun and I can’t wait to see what else is in store. Of course, I don’t know if we’re going to be able to handle what else is in store.
Crisis on Infinite Earths continues tonight on Batwoman.