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The CW Crossover Review: Arrow 6.8 “Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2”
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Arrow Crossover 608-03

Arrow
Season 6 Episode 8: “Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2”
Directed by James Bamford
Written by Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski
Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Starring Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Victor Garber, Franz Drameh, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanagh, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy
The CW
Air Date: Monday, November 27th, 2017, 8:00pm

Warning! Spoilers below for part 2 of The CW crossover of Arrow!

During Part 1 of The CW Crossover event,”Crisis on Earth-X,” what was supposed to be a crossover celebration of the marriage of Iris and Barry (Candice Patton, Grant Gustin) of The Flash (on an episode of Supergirl), turned into a deadly fight between our heroes and Nazis in the church. The enemy? Nazi Arrow (Stephen Amell), Nazi Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), and Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh).

Spoilers below.

Arrow 6.8 “Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2” review: The captured enemy is Prometheus, who is revealed to be Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell), who plays on Oliver’s sympathies, until he turns and scorns and laughs at him, then kills himself. Too soon, Tommy.

Um… Harry? We need a little plot narration, here. “There’s a 53rd Earth and it’s called Earth-X.” It’s so terrible, no one goes there. On this Earth, Hitler won World War II

On this earth Supergirl and the Green Arrow are together. Looks a bit weird. Or in the words of Kara: “His wife? Gross! (To Oliver) No offense” That’s just crazy talk. Their age difference is not big at all and he is handsome to every girl in the world.

The emotional stuff is packed in this episode: Felicity asks Oliver to respect her wishes to not get married. Silly girl, what are you afraid of? Nazis? Jax (Franz Drameh) finally admits that Stein (Victor Garber) is like a dad to him and thats why he is upset. And Alex is feeling lots of regrets about her one night stand, but Kara lifts her up.

Oliver (as he shows up behind Barry and Kara): “Just a quick reminder. Super speed. I don’t have it.” Aw! Oliver can be funny.

Showdown: Oliver vs Oliver, Kara vs Kara, Barry vs Wells. Thawne is the original Earth-1 recipe- time travel is so tricky.

Thawne tells evil Kara that Nazi Oliver will choose her over the mission, but she vows to not let him. Will evil Arrow turn the other cheek? This seems like a bit of character development from the dark side.

The scene with everyone suiting up is so fun! Nice touch with the mixing of the theme music. Rory gets left behind. Good thing.

The Nazi fight begins, but evil Arrow seems to be missing. He’s at S.T.A.R. Labs and knocks out Harry. It’s up to Mick and Killer Frost to protect Felicity and Iris. Evil Arrow takes them out, but then the team shows up. He takes them out too. It’s up to the girls to save the day.

Real Kara and Oliver arent faring much better. Thawne captures the team after a slow motion defeat with the aid of Metallo. The heroes are dropped into an Earth-X concentration camp. How will they get out of this one?

I love the crossovers. Although this one sent Joe and Wally away, it brought in the Arrow team (still waiting for Diggle though). I think the church battle scene was better than the warehouse one, but this one was pretty cool too. The Nazi stuff is campy with everyone declaring everything, but it was still quite an enjoyable episode.

The crossover continues tonight with The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Arrow airs Thursdays at 9:00pm ET on The CW.

The CW’s synopsis:

Arrow
Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2 (Ep# 608)
THE EPIC FOUR-WAY CROSSOVER WITH “ARROW,” “SUPERGIRL,” “THE FLASH” AND “DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW” CONTINUES — Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) and Iris’s (guest star Candice Patton) wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller), The Ray (guest star Russell Tovey), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), Iris West and Alex Danvers (guest star Chyler Leigh) to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes — Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz) — lead their teams into battle to save the world. James Bamford directed the episode with story by Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski (#608). Original airdate 11/27/2017.

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Videos

Crisis On Earth-X | Sizzle | The CW

Crisis on Earth-X | Crisis on Earth-X: Behind-The-Scenes, Pt. 2 | The CW

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