8:45am PT by Sydney Bucksbaum
DC TV Watch: 'Arrow' Finally Deals With "Olicity," 'Legends of Tomorrow' Creates New Duo
Welcome to The Hollywood Reporter's weekly DC TV Watch, a rundown of all things DC Comics on TV. Every Friday, we round up the major twists, epic fights, new mysteries and anything else that goes down on The CW's Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl and Fox's Gotham and what it all means.
Court of Owls: The mysterious organization that kidnapped Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) earlier this season made a play for Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) in this week's episode, finding him at the Gotham Founder's Dinner and warning him that they'd be in touch in the future. As if the thought of Penguin and the Court of Owls teaming up wasn't ominous enough, it was revealed in the final scene that Jim Gordon's (Ben McKenzie) father might have a connection to this shady organization that pulls the strings of Gotham from the shadows. He might even still be alive, completely unbeknownst to Gordon. If Gordon finds out that the man he idolized his whole life – and the reason why he rejoined the GCPD to honor his memory – is still alive and possibly involved in the criminal organization, there's no telling how that revelation will throw him into a tailspin. Especially since he also just got dumped by Valerie Vale (Jamie Chung) after she figured out he was still in love with Lee (Morena Baccarin). It's not a good time to be Jim Gordon.
Not-so-favorite Martian: J'onn J'onnz (David Harewood) believes he has found his soul mate in M'gann Morzz (Sharon Leal), the only other living Martian in the galaxy. But Miss Martian is actually hiding her true nature: she's a White Martian, aka the race that wiped out J'onn's fellow Green Martians back on Mars. "I don't think he's going to react very well [when he finds out]," Harewood says. "But what's wonderful about it is that he's obviously conflicted because he likes her and reminds him of home. So it's a bit of a double-edged sword. He's struggling with the idea that he could like a White Martian. It's not something he's used to, and having a sympathetic White Martian pretty much turns his world upside down." Expect that storyline to pick up steam in a few episodes.
Aggie? Malex?: After the incredible chemistry between Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Maggie (Floriana Lima) sparked internet fervor over the potential new relationship, this week's episode only furthered the speculation that Alex is the mysterious character from the Arrow-verse who is going to be wrestling with his or her sexual identity this season. After busting an illegal superhero fight club together, Alex asked Maggie to get a drink, but Maggie ended up making out with her girlfriend right in front of Alex, throwing her for a loop. In that moment, did Alex realize that she was jealous of Maggie's girlfriend? Or did she just truly want to grab a drink with a new friend, and was bummed that it didn't happen? These two fierce, strong women were on another level in this episode, finishing each other's sentences, practically reading each other's minds and making each other laugh, so it's not that far of a stretch to think that this could become something more.
A new Wells: A new version of Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) means a new secret that Wells was hiding from the rest of the STAR Labs team. It's practically The Flash formula at this point. In this week's episode, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Barry (Grant Gustin) figured out that Earth-19's H. R. Wells lied to the team about being a scientist. He's actually just a novelist searching for the content of his next bestseller, meaning that the STAR Labs team can't rely on him to be their new leader like they were expecting. “He’s fun -- a lot of fun, a bit of a con man,” Cavanagh says of H. R. “This show works best with conflict large and small, so I'm happy to drop off these little firebombs here and there. It's one more fire that they have to put out, and is it best to extinguish it completely or to keep the embers burning?" At least this version of Wells isn't actively working against Barry. That's a nice change of pace.
Kid Flash: While this week took a break from the growing Dr. Alchemy threat, expect Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) to become a target of the mysterious villain soon, meaning that he could regain his Kid Flash powers sooner than anyone thinks. "I think he has always felt a little bit unsure of his place and what he's supposed to do in this world, especially dealing with the fact that he's having dreams and knows that there's potentially another path he can take with that," Lonsdale says. "His passion, there's a desperation and as he wants to prove himself, we'll start to understand why he is reckless. He sometimes maybe doesn't put enough value on his own life, which is something that he needs to learn. It's definitely going to go deeper and deeper as these dreams go further and manipulate in different ways, and he'll definitely be more affected, not necessarily as just more reckless but it will strike a struggle in him."
Olicity, just friends: Now that Oliver (Stephen Amell) knows that Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) has a serious boyfriend, could these two former fiancés actually become friends again, with no awkward tension between them? Amell thinks so. "I thought that Oliver was fine, if not slightly confused that Felicity didn't tell him that she was dating someone," Amell says. "I wasn't actually a huge fan of the idea that she wouldn't say something because of all the reasons that their relationship fell apart last year, which was secrets being kept." And as for Oliver's love life, Amell is ready to see him move on. "It’s time for Oliver to have another relationship," he says. "He’s dated one woman since season two and he had a fling with Isabel Rochev (Summer Glaw), that’s it. I’ve had a couple of scenes with Carly [Pope] who’s doing a great job as [reporter] Susan Williams and I do think that there will be some exploration of a certain element of romance between the two of them. I hope that people enjoy it because I’ve found it to be really dynamic so far."
Legends of Tomorrow
An unlikely duo: Now that Ray (Brandon Routh) has no ATOM suit, will he take over Captain Cold's (Wentworth Miller) place with Heatwave/Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) to form a new hero/villain duo? The gruff criminal offered Snart's cold gun to his unlikely new friend at the end of this week's episode, and Routh never expected the writers to pair these two characters together. "Comedy, hopefully," Routh says of what this new partnership will bring to the show. "Ray impresses himself or pushes himself on Mick a little bit. Even though they are very opposite, there is some kinship that has developed because of their opposing natures. Mick begrudgingly puts up with Ray and kind of understands Ray's depression and big shift that he's going through after having lost his suit in such dramatic fashion. It continues for several episodes and Ray will come to really gain a lot of insight himself through the relationship with Mick. It's a good partnership."
What did you think of all the shocking twists, reveals and mysteries on the DC Comics shows this week? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Gotham airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on Fox, Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on The CW, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW and Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.