Unlike previous Arrowverse crossovers, “Crisis on Infinite Earths” left us on a winter cliffhanger. If you likewise tuned in, then you no doubt remember how the third chapter saw the Multiverse destroyed, with a few heroes (and Lex Luthor) transported to the Vanishing Point in an attempt to save all of existence.
Well, on Tuesday, January 14th, we’ll see how the saga concludes, when both fourth and fifth chapters air on that very night. Fortunately for us all, The CW has let loose the synopses for each.
Here’s what’s to come in Arrow 8×08, which’ll serve as the fourth part in the epic, and will likely see Oliver Queen become the Spectre:
“Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)
OLIVER HAS BECOME SOMETHING ELSE IN PART FOUR OF “CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS.” EPISODE PENNED BY MARV WOLFMAN & MARC GUGGENHEIM – Stuck in the Vanishing Point, the Paragons search for a way to escape. The futility of the situation is compounded by The Flash’s (guest star Grant Gustin) disappearance. However, hope appears in the form of Oliver (Stephen Amell), who reveals that he has become something else. Meanwhile, the origin stories for The Monitor (guest star LaMonica Garrett) and Anti-Monitor are revealed. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Marv Wolfman & Marc Guggenheim (#808). Original airdate 1/14/2020.
After that, Legends of Tomorrow 5×08 will close things out with this:
“Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Five” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
THE EARTH-SHATTERING “CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS” CROSSOVER CONCLUDES – “Worlds lived, worlds died. Nothing will ever be the same.” Gregory Smith directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu and Ubah Mohamed (#508). Original airdate 1/14/2020.
If you’re wondering why this particular installment of Legends of Tomorrow is labeled “5×08,” that’s because it was actually the eighth episode to be filmed. Though it was penciled in for a January debut, the fifth season began shooting back in July along with the rest of its Arrowverse counterparts. The proper season premiere, 5×01, will air on Tuesday, January 21st. In other words, the season was somewhat shot out of sequence, but it’ll all make sense in the end.
As for what the above synopses yield, I guess we’ll just have to reconvene later in January once all is revealed. I’m sure we’ll have much, much more to talk about once the new status quo is established.