'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Part 5 Recap: Oliver's sacrifice saved multiverse but it still needs protection
Post-Crisis, the Paragons find themselves in a brave new world. But now they face a terrible new threat: A giant rampaging Beebo.
After 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Part 4's final battle rebooted the multiverse, the Paragons find themselves in a brave new world. But if you thought their troubles were over, you couldn't be more wrong.
'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Part 5 essentially works as an epilogue after the multiverse-shattering battle, introducing the audience to the new and improved Arrowverse. When The CW said, "World's will end, World's will be reborn", they weren't kidding as they pulled out all stops to make what was TV's biggest event an epic watch.
Post-Crisis, all the heroes we know and love have been brought to the same Earth, now designated Earth-Prime instead of Earth-1. J'onn J'onzz (David Harewood), who didn't really do much as a Paragon during the battle goes around unlocking memories of all the heroes just in time for them to face a terrible new threat: a giant, rampaging Beebo.
As it turns out, the villainous plushie was actually a magical construct created by Sargon the Sorcerer (Raúl Herrera) as a distraction while he commits a robbery. Of course, Sara Lance / White Canary (Caity Lotz) takes exception to that and she communicates her disappointment to Sargon by punching him in the face.
Unfortunately, the heroes barely get a chance to celebrate their victory before Nash Wells (Tom Cavanagh) informs them that the Anti-Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) is back and more powerful than ever, transforming into a giant form so he can swat the heroes like insects.
The cosmic demon's rampage doesn't last long though, as Ryan Choi (Osric Chau) and Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) find a way to shrink him away to a microscopic dimension that may be called the Microverse (if Marvel doesn't sue them for the name).
In the aftermath of the battle, the President informs the nation about the sacrifice that Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) made to save them all and the world (and the crew of the Waverider) take a moment of silence to thank and mourn the fallen hero. After a touching, private memorial for Oliver, Barry Allen aka The Flash (Grant Gustin) gets Sara, J'onn, Kara Danvers aka Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), Clark Kent aka Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), Kate Kane aka Batwoman (Ruby Rose), and Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning (Cress Williams) to join him in creating a new team to fight against the threats no single hero can face.
So that's all for 'Crisis' and now there's a whole new multiverse of stories to be explored.
'Batwoman' and 'Supergirl' will return to The CW on January 19. 'Black Lightning' will be back a day later, on January 20. 'Arrow' Season 8 will return on January 21 with the backdoor pilot for the spinoff show 'Green Arrow and the Canaries' and 'Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 will also begin airing on the same day.
'The Flash' Season 6 will be back on February 4.