'Crisis on Infinite Earths' synopsis teases The Arrowverse heroes getting ready for the epic, multiverse-shattering battle against the Anti-Monitor
The CW has released the synopsis of chapters 1, 2 and 3 ahead of the premiere of 'Crisis on Infinite Earths', the five-part crossover where the heroes unite to take on the Anti-Monitor in a multiverse-shattering battle. The first episode of the battle sees the heroes of Earth-1 travel to Earth-38 to help Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) save her world from the anti-matter wave released by the Anti-Monitor (LaMonica Garrett).
The official synopsis reads: "THE KICKOFF TO THE EPIC TELEVISON CROSSOVER EVENT, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS - The Monitor (guest star LaMonica Garrett) sends Harbinger (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) to gather the worlds’ greatest heroes - Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin), Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell), Batwoman (guest star Ruby Rose), White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz), The Atom (guest star Brandon Routh) and Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) - in preparation for the impending Crisis."
"With their worlds in imminent danger, the superheroes suit up for battle while J’onn (David Harewood) and Alex (Chyler Leigh) recruit Lena (Katie McGrath) to help them find a way to save the people of Earth-38. Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Robert Rovner & Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Derek Simon & Jay Faerber."
It's interesting to see that the team recruits Lena to help. At the moment, 'Supergirl' is exploring the complex relationship between Lena and Kara and its interesting to see how this plotline plays out. Is 'Crisis' the one factor where Lena puts her devious plans aside and helps the team for the larger good. It is saving humanity after all.
The official synopsis of 'Crisis on Infinite Earths Part Two' reads: CAN THE REAL CLARK KENT PLEASE STAND UP? PART TWO OF CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS CONTINUES WITH SPECIAL GUEST STARS TOM WELLING, ERICA DURANCE AND KEVIN CONROY – The group uses Ray’s (guest star Brandon Routh) invention to track new recruits to help save the universe.
"The Monitor (guest star LaMonica Garrett) sends Iris (guest star Candice Patton), Clark (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois (guest star Elizabeth Tulloch) in search of a mysterious Kryptonian, while Kate (Ruby Rose) and Kara (guest star Melissa Benoist) head out to find Bruce Wayne (guest star Kevin Conroy). In addition, Mia (guest star Katherine McNamara) challenges Sara (guest star Caity Lotz), Rory (guest star Dominic Purcell) discovers a hidden talent, and Lex Luthor (guest star Jon Cryer) returns. Laura Belsey directed the episode written by Don Whitehead and Holly Henderson."
Part Two will air on December 9 as part of 'Batwoman' and this time the heroes are running out of time. The episode will also introduce Kevin Conroy's Bruce Wayne while Smallville's Clark Kent (Tom Welling) comes in. Time for multiple Supermen to make an appearance. The third 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' episode (airs on Dec 11) will see Black Lightning join the team and assisting John Wesley Shipp as the Flash of Earth-90 as they figure out a way to stop the Anti-Monitor.
The official synopsis reads: "BLACK LIGHTNING JOINS THE ARROWVERSE IN THE THIRD CHAPTER OF THE CROSSOVER – Pariah (Tom Cavanagh) enlists Black Lightning (guest star Cress Williams) to help stop the Anti-Monitor (guest star LaMonica Garrett) after Flash-90 (guest star John Wesley Shipp) shares what he learned from his battle in ‘Elseworlds.’"
"With the help of Black Lightning, Barry (Grant Gustin), Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) come up with a plan that could save them all. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) has a heart-to-heart with Ryan Choi (guest star Osric Chau), while Oliver (guest star Stephen Amell) and Diggle (guest star David Ramsey) return to an old familiar stomping ground. David McWhirter directed the episode with story by Eric Wallace and teleplay by Lauren Certo & Sterling Gates."
Perhaps, there is hope after all. With team Flash coming up with a plan, it looks like there is a way to taking down the Anti-Monitor, but at what cost? From the three synopsis' released, it is clear that 'Crisis' is a all-hands-on-deck with old alllies and adversaries showing up. But is it enough?