In the Supergirl recap, the Flash comes to National City and helps Kara fight off a tag team duo when Livewire meets Silver Banshee…
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
The long awaited crossover episode putting Supergirl and The Flash in the same episode finally arrived this week and it turns out it was worth the wait.
I’m ashamed to say I still haven’t jumped on The Flash on the CW, although lately it feels like the series I need to watch most considering the rave reviews Kevin Smith gives it weekly on all of his podcasts. Add to that, Grant Gustin was the best part of the latest episode of Supergirl and it’s clear he’s doing great work as Barry Allen and The Flash.
The Flash arrives just in the nick of time to help Supergirl thwart a pair of super villains while James sulks on the sidelines, feeling jealousy for the first time in a long while.
Meanwhile, Non finally unleashes Myriad on National City and it’s clear that the plan set forth by his beloved Astra will leave no human untouched when this is all said and done.
With that, let’s recap the latest episode of Supergirl titled ‘World’s Finest’….
Welcome the Scarlet Speedster
Following some experiments on Siobhan that reveal that she’s neither alien or meta-human, everybody is confused at her ability to let out a high pitched wail that not only stopped her from falling on the ground and going splat, but she actually managed to shatter the concrete below with just the sound of her voice. No one at the DEO has any answers but on her way out of the building, Siobhan gets a look at Livewire held captive in one of the special cells and she’s immediately intrigued by who else might be hiding down there.
Rather than face this new ability with a positive outlook, Siobhan immediately returns to Cat Co. and proceeds to scream at Kara, sending her flying out a window.
Thankfully, a scarlet speedster named The Flash runs up the side of the building, snatches Kara out of midair and runs them both out into the desert. After finally slowing down and realizing that Supergirl is something akin to him and not a damsel in distress, the Flash starts to figure out that the world he’s on isn’t his own.
It seems Barry Allen has been experimenting with running faster and faster and during one of his latest time trials, he managed to cross over dimensional boundaries into another Earth in a different universe — the one where Supergirl exists yet there’s no Arrow, there’s no Black Canary and there’s certainly no Flash.
So Kara takes Barry back with her to National City where she vows to help him find a way back to his Earth while James can’t help but notice the chemistry the two superheroes with a lot in common are starting to share. It’s in these initial scenes where the Flash really shines even without his costume as he interacts with Winn, James, Kara and especially Cat Grant.
But the new super friends are about to have some super problems when a pair of villains team up to take them out.
Evil Taylor Swift Squad
It turns out Siobhan hasn’t been transformed with some kind of special ability but instead she’s been afflicted with the wail of the Banshee — a curse passed down throughout her family to anyone that wrongs a Smythe woman and the only way to rid herself of it is to kill the person who crossed her. It works out well considering Siobhan really wants to kill Kara anyways but if she’s going to get past Supergirl, she’s going to need some help.
So Siobhan frees Livewire and the two of them team up to take down Cat Grant and Kara Danvers because girl power!
Back at home base, Kara and her crew finds out about Livewire’s escape and she asks Barry to delay his return home long enough to team up to stop her. Barry agrees and uses his powers as a CSI whiz kid to determine where Livewire is hiding thanks to the influx of all the power surges around the city. Kara is impressed — James Olsen is not.
So Kara and Barry race off to stop Livewire, but the plan backfires when the Flash swirls around the electrified baddie and actually ends up super charging her instead. She unleashes that electric bold on Barry and then reveals her new and improved co-hort — Silver Banshee — complete with Karate Kid skull face make up. She blasts Supergirl with an ultrasonic death scream and when the blood starts coming out of her ears, she realizes that it might be better to retreat and live to fight another day.
Super Friends Unite!
Beaten but not defeated, Barry and Kara decide that they need a new plan of attack to go after Livewire and Silver Banshee. Part one of that involves Barry modifying some earplugs he first made back home when another supersonic audio villain arrived with ear shattering screams. Plus Barry now knows that he can’t attack Livewire with his super speed because she’ll just absorb his power and use it for her own nefarious means.
It all comes to a head after Livewire and Silver Banshee kidnap Cat Grant and set up for a showdown in the middle of town.
Silver Banshee’s screams no longer work, which makes Kara happy but Livewire still tries to take down a helicopter full of people inside. Supergirl rushes into the air where she absorbs all of Livewire’s electricity but the zap leaves her defenseless and she falls to the ground knocked out unconscious.
All episode long, Supergirl has still been lamenting about how the people of National City no longer trust her after the red kryptonite episode but Barry reassures her that over time and action, people will start falling back in love with her again. Sure enough after she saves the helicopter from being zapped, a group of National City citizens surround Supergirl to protect her from Livewire.
Just when it looks like they are all going to get electrocuted, a blast of water from a fire truck takes her down and out. One of the firemen helps Supergirl up again and says that it was their turn to save her.
Looking for Love
Barry not only got to cross over to a new Earth but he helped stop super villains along the way so he’s satisfied with a job well done. It’s time to head home to his universe but before he goes, he passes along some advice to Kara that she needs to stop pining over James Olsen and make something happen. Of course, Barry noticed the two of them making puppy dog eyes and then James turning green with envy whenever he was around.
Kara gives him a big hug and then sends him back off to his own Earth. Hopefully, the Flash crosses back over again because he had more natural chemistry with Kara in this one episode than James or anyone else has had all season long.
Regardless of that moment, Kara returns to her apartment and stops taking things slow and immediately plants a kiss on James. It looks like these two are finally going to get together — until a mindless James just wanders away from the kiss and follows a parade of people all leaving their apartments and wandering in a straight line towards nowhere.
Cut to Non in his secret lair and he’s activated Myriad — the weapon that his beloved Astra intended to use on Earth all along. It seems this weapon is meant to take away will power from any human being and now he’s ready to enact his own brand of government on humanity.
And there’s only one person who can stop him.
Supergirl is off next week but the show returns in two weeks time with a brand new episode on CBS.