Don’t you just love a good crossover?
Tonight saw the conclusion of the CW’s now annual DC extravaganza, with all the heroes from Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow gathering together to witness the wedding of Barry Allen and Iris West.
The wedding started out just beautiful, but of course, it was interrupted when the priest was obliterated by some unexpected heat vision, and a whole bunch of Nazis arrived to mess some s—t up. Turns out they were all from Earth-X, a place where the Nazis won World War II and everything was bad and also very different—like Evil Oliver and Evil Kara are married kinda different.
The second two hours took us on a trip to Earth-X, where Leonard Snart and his boyfriend, The Ray, lead the nazi resistance alongside a very stubborn General Schott, AKA the Earth-X version of Winn.
Parts three and four also brought us some serious heartbreak in the form of a death we totally saw coming but also didn’t expect at all, and a couple of weddings we’ve got some serious questions about.
All in all, it was so much fun. Every crossover has been a good time, but this was pretty spectacular, even if we didn’t really need so much nazi symbolism and we are really actually very mad about that double wedding. (Stay tuned for our thoughts on Oliver and Felicity’s wedding etiquette.)
When Alex Met Sara
From getting drunk together at the rehearsal dinner to waking up naked together the next day to awkwardly trying to remember each other’s names to instinctively ripping their dresses to fight Nazis side by side at the wedding, we are here for this hook up.
Musical Call Back
While we don’t know how/when Kara had time to learn that song Barry sang to Iris before he proposed at the end of the musical ep, it was lovely to hear her sing it and no, we’re not crying or anything it’s fine.
Of course the head Nazis were Oliver, Kara, and the original time and death-defying Reverse Flash. Obviously.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver and Kara?
And obviously Nazi Oliver and Nazi Kara are married (while Oliver’s trying unsuccessfully to get Felicity to marry him), and she’s dying, and she needs the heart of her doppelganger to survive. We’re confused about this plan vs. the plan to conquer and rule Earth-1, but we guess we’ll accept this reason to feel weird watching Stephen Amell and Melissa Benoist kiss each other.
Back from the Dead
He wasn’t around for long, but it sure was nice to see Colin Donnell back as Tommy Merlyn. Sure, he was a very evil Nazi Tommy Merlyn, but his face was the same, and Oliver’s sadness sure was real. RIP again.
Who was the girl at the wedding?
Some strange young woman was serving water with lemon to the wedding guests, talking to Barry as if she knew him. She was just so happy to be there, serving that lemon water. Twitter quickly decided this girl was Dawn Allen, Barry and Iris’ daughter from the 30th century. This is adorable but also distressing, because in the comics, Barry dies before Dawn (and her rudely named twin brother Don) is even born.
Other Twitter users also pointed out that Barry was mumbling things about a person named Nora when he first got out of the speed force, and didn’t seem to be talking about his mother. So perhaps this daughter’s name is Nora, and her existence doesn’t mean Barry’s dead. Though didn’t she kind of give off a vibe of having never met Barry before?
Meet The Ray
The Arrowverse’s newest superhero has been helping with the resistance on Earth-X alongside his boyfriend, Leonard/Leo Snart. He can pretty much do anything he wants with light, and he’s pretty awesome.
The Other Ray Saves the Day
The Atom showing up to block Reverse Flash’s scalpel from cutting into Supergirl’s chest made us laugh so hard, just because of the image of that tiny little man keeping the knife at bay.
Felicity and Iris FTW
Sure, they were no match for the Reverse Flash, but we will take a whole series of crime-fighting buddy movies about these two, please and thank you.
We knew Victor Garber was planning to leave Legends, but there was hope he would have a happy ending with his wife and daughter. Apparently, that was too much to ask. Instead of riding off into retirement, he just talked about it the entire episode before essentially sacrificing himself to get everyone off of Earth-X. Jax cried, Lily and Clarissa cried, we cried, everyone frickin’ cried.
That Epic Fight
Pretty much everybody got a moment to shine during that epic takedown of all the nazis. The Flash faced off against Reverse Flash. Supergirl faced off against Overgirl. Oliver faced off against Nazi Oliver, and all the correct people won, even if Nate had to catch Kara before she hit the ground.
Double the Wedding, Double the WTF
After Stein’s (super duper emotional) funeral, Barry and Iris decided it was time to get married immediately, so they fetched the ordained Diggle to perform an impromptu ceremony. It was incredibly beautiful until the best man and maid of honor, Oliver and Felicity, decided they also needed to get married immediately. And they couldn’t even wait for a second ceremony. They had to share Barry and Iris’ ceremony, without even saying their own vows.