Supergirl S1E18 “Worlds Finest” Review (Crossover)
Directed By: Nick Gomez
Staring: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood
Synopsis: Kara gains a new ally when the Flash arrives from an alternate universe and helps her fight the Silver Banshee and Livewire in exchange for helping him return home.
They Actually Did The Crossover Guys
This was nerd heaven!! If you would ask any comic book fan what is the possibility of getting a Flash and Supergirl tv show at the same time it would be so low. Then on top of that for them to be on different channels and have a crossover episode!! This is epic, and the episode did not disappoint. Essentially Barry has been trying to get faster to defeat Zoom and he was trying to increase his speed and ran so fast that he ended up vibrating into another earth. This just happen to be the Earth of Kara a.k.a Supergirl and the comic book fun ensued from there. If this show was a rating success, which I would assume it is, you can expect to see future crossovers on both networks going forward and possibly with other characters including Green Arrow and the Legends of Tomorrow characters.
Two Heroes, Two Villians
In the first crossover episode with two heroes you have to have to formable villains. I orginally thought Barry was going to help Kara in her larger fight against Nod, but they did a good job building up Shavonne and he dislike for Cat Grant and Kara to the point that when she realized her powers she had a good reason (in her mind) to go after them. This crossover was kind of hokey and it was very bright and happy which was a good thing especially after watching Batman V Superman (You can read my review of that movie here). The interesting part of this episode was the overarching story of redemption for Kara and the fact that even though she has powers people and humanity is the ultimate super power. Although this was called Worlds Finest and Barry and Kara fought together in the end it was her willingness to sacrifice her life for the people and the people ability to fight without powers that saved the day.
The only bad thing or less than ideal part of this is, if you are one who follows both shows there was no real introduction to why/how Barry ended up on this Earth. I understand that the production schedule was off so they could not line up the episodes correctly but ultimately it did not hurt this episode. On the other hand it was great to hear Barry’s music in conjunction with Kara’s music and their relationship and instant chemistry was off the charts and really made you feel like you were in a comic book.
The other storyline in this crossover was the budding relationship of James and Kara. This episode made me dislike James on so many levels, I mean he was practically James Drake out there. His immediately jealousy of Barry even though he was the one who told Kara to leave him alone was just absurd. Then he needs advice and a talk from his ex who he essentially broke up with because he was “In Love” with Kara was so disrespectful and simp like. I found myself cheering for Kara to find someone else just to piss James off more but I guess that was wishful thinking.
All in all this was a very enjoyable episode and I can’t wait for the next crossover episode. And, Oh Yeah Cat Grant is the best thing about this show. Her complete lack of care and her consistent personality is so refreshing and entertaining to watch.