ROGUES GALLERY #49: Supergirl’s Boyfriend, Emily’s Boyfriend, and a Big Gorilla
[recaps by Jason P Hunt]
The Rogues are back with another episode discussing the latest episodes of the DC Comics television outings. This week: Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, and Powerless. Plus: Black Lightning has a star, The Batman has a new director, and his sidekick is getting a surprise movie of his own?…
The panel: Ann Laabs, Dustin Adair, Dave Margosian, Jeff Hackworth, Jason Hunt
Returns April 24
Episode 213 “Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk”
Written by Jessica Queller & Sterling Gates
Directed by Stefan Pleszczynski
It’s the Valentine’s Day episode. Yuck.
And with Winn (Jeremy Jordan), we get yet another “forbidden” match. Lesbians with Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Maggie (Floriana Luna). Mortal enemies, first with J’onn (David Harewood) and M’gann, then with Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Mon-El (Chris Wood). And now the human-alien match with Winn and Lyra. And a poor cover of The Police…
The main thrust of the story has the doesn’t-look-like-him-at-all Mxyzptlk (Peter Gadiot) wooing Kara, seeking her hand in marriage because out of all the creatures in the universe, she’s The One. Or something. This has the effect of making Mon-El extremely jealous, and the whole episode turns into something from Dawson’s Creek or something…
And nobody pronounced it right.
- Kara was called brave and bold
- McGurk was mentioned
- “Look, up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane.”
- Kara quotes Batman: “You want to get nuts? Let’s get nuts.”
Episode 313 “Attack on Gorilla City”
Teleplay by Aaron Helbing & David Kob
Story by Andrew Kreisberg
Directed by Dermott Daniel Downs
It’s the episode fans have been eagerly anticipating since the very first episode of the very first season, when Grodd was first mentioned: Team Flash goes to Gorilla City!
Grodd has captured Wells (Tom Cavanagh), and Jessie (Violett Beane) has jumped to Earth-1 (how?) to enlist the help of Barry (Grant Gustin) and the rest of the team. And oh, by the way, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) now has powers, and that’s cool, right? Except it’s not. Jessie is cool to the hip junior speedster. So while she and Wally mind the store with H.R. (also Tom Cavanagh), Barry takes everyone else to Earth-2.
“Welcome to the jungle.” Where they’re promptly captured. Because…
They wake up in cages. Grodd pontificates and monologues about Solovar’s plan to lead a gorilla army to Earth-1 to attack Central City (just Central City, mind you… I guess the rest of Earth is good, bro?) because humans are terrible, awful, and no good. This is only partially the case, as Grodd manipulates Barry into a very-CGI battle with Solovar in the arena. And with Solovar’s defeat, now Grodd can reveal his true plan — his plan to attack Earth-1, which up to now had been stymied by Solovar…
You wicked, wicked monkey…
Episode 212 “Camelot/3000”
Written by Anderson Mackenzie
Directed by Antonio Negret
Rip goes to Detroit in the year 3000, where Dr. Mid-Nite of the Justie Society has a piece of the Spear of Destiny. And they figure out the other piece of the spear is in Britannia. King Arthur’s neighborhood.
Turns out King Arthur’s knights are being captured, and Ray (Brandon Routh) tries to sell the idea that the Time Team is a group of warriors on a quest against evil. So Arthur wants them to pass a test given by
Merlin … oh, wait… not Merlin. It’s Star Girl! She says the final mission of the JSA (along with a Time Master named Rip Hunter) was an operation to retrieve the spear, which was then broken into four pieces and scattered throughout time. Star Girl took on the persona of Merlin and formed the Knights of the Round Table.
And then Rip shows up with Damien Dhark (Neal McDonough). With a device that lets him control King Arthur.
Episode 514 “The Sin-Eater”
Written by Barbara Bloom & Jenny Lynn
Directed by Mary Lambert
China White (Kelly Hu), Cupid (Amy Gumenick), and former bad cop Liza Warner (Rutina Wesley) escape during a bus ride, stealing the bus and heading for Star City. The gal pals are after the money Tobias Church left behind from the crooked Amertek deal, money he never got to use because he got killed by Prometheus.
In the meantime, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) gets officially sworn in as an SCPD officer, and Oliver (Stephen Amell) visits Prometheus’ mother to get her help locating the villain, and Prometheus doesn’t care for that too much, so he sends a letter to the Anti-Crime Unit with information that Green Arrow killed Detective Billy Malone.
And Thea (Willa Holland) is a little manipulative minx…