'Supergirl' Season 5 Episode 8 finally addresses 'The Crisis on Infinite Earths' with the Monitor's visit
'The Crisis on Infinite Earths' is a colossal event that will take place over five shows, including 'The Flash', 'Supergirl', 'Batwoman', 'Arrow' and 'Legends Of Tomorrow'
Here's the moment that DC fans have been breathlessly waiting for. The multiverse-spanning 'Crisis' is here, and the stakes have never been higher. 'The Crisis on Infinite Earths' is a colossal event that will take place over five shows, including 'The Flash', 'Supergirl', 'Batwoman', 'Arrow' and 'Legends Of Tomorrow'.
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) from 'The Flash' is right now trying to fight his fate of vanishing in the Crisis, Oliver Queen has come to terms with his fate, and 'Supergirl' had barely touched upon the Crisis till its latest episode 'The Wrath of Rama Khan'. We couldn't help but breathe a sigh of relief and say, "About time!"
Season 5 has seen an array of different storylines and plots, the only compelling one being Lena Luthor's (Katie McGrath). Unfortunately, Kara has mostly been relegated to the sidelines, unless it's her fractured friendship with Lena that is brought to the fore.
Why though? Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) stands to lose just as much in the Crisis as anyone else does. In fact, in the comics, she dies during the Crisis. Obviously, she will not die here, but the show needs to give the Crisis the seriousness that it deserves.
There's a lot that 'Supergirl' tries to do in its 42-minute run-time while it struggles to prepare for the inevitable crisis and explain away other storylines. The episode ends implying that the mystifying Leviathan arc is far from over, before cutting straight to the pre-Crisis dialogue.
Not just that, Rama Khan is busy trying to cause another earth-shattering extinction with the help of Andrea Rojas (Julie Gonzalo). Honestly, we couldn't care less, because we've just been waiting for 'Supergirl' to address the Crisis for the longest time now. The stakes are higher there. Sorry, Rama.
The Monitor pays a visit to J'onn and Malefic and congratulates J'onn for passing his test. He was able to put his past behind him and realise that his vulnerabilities are in fact, his strengths.
And then he informs J'onn that he had released Malefic from the Phantom Zone, so that J'onn and Malefic could sort their stuff out before the onset of Crisis. The Monitor pays a visit to Lex (Jonn Cryer), to tell him that the universe needs a "hero" like him.
However, Lex is busy planning some revenge against Lena, which is surely going to be a pivotal arc during the Crisis. Who lives or dies during the Crisis? The multiverse-spanning 'Crisis of Infinite Earths' will take place on December 8,9 and 10.