'The Crisis On Infinite Earths' finale synopsis: Barry Allen 'disappears' while Oliver Queen becomes 'something else'
The multiversal Crisis unfolded and spread its destruction over the Arrowverse, claiming a million lives along the way, despite the heroes' best efforts. Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) died a hero's death but seems to have come back as the Spectre.
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), who was expected to die during the Crisis, survived, while Flash-90 sacrificed himself instead. However, there was obviously no happy ending, yet. This is the 'Crisis' for a reason, and the Anti-Monitor turns up in all his grim glory at the end of Part 3.
He obliterates Earth-1 and is all set to kill the Monitor. Pariah (Tom Cavanagh) becomes the hero he is supposed to be and transports the heroes to the Vanishing Point, which is a place outside space and time that is invisible to the Anti-Monitor, while Iris (Candice Patton) and the rest are vaporized by anti-matter.
The three-part episode of Crisis ended on a devastating note, leaving fans to wonder, how will the heroes ever save the multiverse now?
The CW has now released the synopsis of the fourth and fifth parts of the 'Crisis'. The fourth part, which is an 'Arrow' episode, reads, "OLIVER HAS BECOME SOMETHING ELSE IN PART FOUR OF 'CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS'. EPISODE PENNED BY MARV WOLFMAN & MARC GUGGENHEIM – Stuck in the Vanishing Point, the Paragons search for a way to escape."
"The futility of the situation is compounded by The Flash's (guest star Grant Gustin) disappearance. However, hope appears in the form of Oliver (Stephen Amell), who reveals that he has become something else."
"Meanwhile, the origin stories for The Monitor (guest star LaMonica Garrett) and Anti-Monitor are revealed. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Marv Wolfman & Marc Guggenheim."
It will be aired on January 14, 2020, at 8 pm ET, followed immediately by Part 5, DC's 'Legends Of Tomorrow' hour of the crossover, which will deal with the post-Crisis Arrowverse.
So going by this, it is clear that the Flash's disappearance will be a key element of the episode, along with Oliver's new role. The episode promises to be an exciting one, and it remains to be seen whether Oliver finally meets his death, but in the way that fans want — in Felicity's arms.
The synopsis of the fifth part reads, "THE EARTH-SHATTERING 'CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS' CROSSOVER CONCLUDES
"Worlds lived, worlds died. Nothing will ever be the same." Gregory Smith directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu and Ubah Mohamed.
'Crisis on Infinite Earths' has loomed over the Arrowverse for years. The series premiere of The Flash featured an allusion to the hero disappearing amid red skies in the year 2024.
During the original comics event, red skies were a sign of doom to come to a world during the Crisis. At the end of the last season, a couple of things happened.
The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett), who had appeared in 'Elseworlds', reappeared and revealed that Oliver Queen was destined to die in the Crisis... and the future newspaper at STAR Labs rolled back the expected date of the Crisis from 2024 to 2019.
The 'Crisis' united the heroes from all Earths to destroy the Anti-Monitor once and for all since he is a villain who is intent on destroying all reality.
The series brought together characters from all six of The CW shows based on DC comics — 'Arrow', 'The Flash', 'Supergirl', 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow', 'Batwoman' and 'Black Lightning', sprinkled with cameos from 'Titans', the 1990 version of The Flash, 'Birds of Prey', 'Smallville', 'Superman Returns', Tim Burton's Batman, and the1966 Batman series.