'Supergirl' Season 5: Has latest installment delayed 'Crisis' storyline for too long?
Not really. Supergirl' has had larger plotlines that needed to be explained. With the Leviathan teased as the secret big bad, the show centers more around the nefarious organization and that probably explains why 'Crisis' has not been an active part of the series.
'Supergirl' season 5 is up and running and by the end of Episode 7 'Tremors', only one question remains — When will the 'Crisis of Infinite Earths' be talked about in the series? The season started off focusing on the Kara (Melisaa Benoist) and Lena (Katie McGrath) relationship, the history of Malefic and the much-teased Leviathan. However, considering that the multiverse-shattering battle was just around the corner, fans were pretty hopeful of having some bit of introduction to the 'Crisis'.
Unlike 'Arrow' and 'The Flash' that have each of their episodes centered around 'Crisis' and the fact that filler episodes too focussed on the battle shows that the Arrowverse is going all in, in what could be termed as The CW's 'Endgame'. That said, 'Supergirl' has had larger plotlines that needed to be explained. With the Leviathan teased as the secret big bad, the show centers more around the nefarious organization and that probably explains why 'Crisis' has not been an active part of the series. That pretty much is the only working theory that fans have at the moment.
Which does make sense. 'Batwoman' and 'Black Lightning' are the other two shows that are on the same page as 'Supergirl' as they focus on the non-'Crisis' plot. Also, add to the fact that 'Arrow' is the flagship show and the character's prophesized death makes 'Crisis' all the more important. The same can be said about Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) as the Scarlet Speedster is the other candidate to not make it out alive. All this may also go on to suggest that Kara might be one of the superheroes who will still be standing by the end of the war. In the comics, she and Barry sacrificed their lives so that billions could be saved.
It's possible that the Monitor will show up in National City again before the crossover begins. 'Supergirl' will be the first series to kick-off 'Crisis' starting on Sunday, December 8.
What are your thoughts on 'Supergirl' and the 'Crisis' storyline that's yet to be introduced?