If “Gotham” is all about bringing the world’s end – until the rise of the Batman, of course -, then this “Supergirl”-“The Flash” crossover is really living up to the episode entitled “World’s Finest”. Why? Because there’s a new dynamic duo – or two new dynamic duos – in the world.
The first dynamic duo: the red-blue blur in the form of Supergirl and the Flash, Central City’s Scarlet Speedster who crossed the streams of CBS and National City just in time for the Girl of Steel. Ever since she was infected by red kryptonite, the world has now thought of her as a curse, and she has been trying to right that wrong. That is something the Flash can relate to – because he got whammied by a meta-human criminal when he first started out as a superhero two years ago.
The second dynamic duo: the mean meta-human girls of Livewire (Brit Morgan) and Silver Banshee (Italia Ricci). Both hate Kara/Supergirl and Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) because they felt cursed and wronged by them. To recap: the negative Livewire hates Supergirl because she represents hope, positivity, and goodness – and that the Maiden of Might is represented by Cat. Silver Banshee hates Kara because she blames the latter – who was under the influence of red kryptonite – for getting fired by Cat, who remains Supergirl’s champion.
But Supergirl found a champion in the world’s finest: the good people of National City when she made the ultimate classic superhero sacrifice in the climatic showdown with Livewire and Silver Banshee, becoming their champion once again.
On April 11, Supergirl must now rise as the people’s superhero against Non (Chris Vance) and stop Myriad. Not only that, there’s going to be more than one Supergirl in the form of Laura Vandevoort (“Smallville”s Supergirl) returning as the Kryptonian villain Indigo, followed by original Supergirl Helen Slater reprising her role as Dr. Eliza Danvers, the adopted mother of Kara/Supergirl.
So, what makes Supergirl and the Flash the “World’s Finest” of superheroes? Simple: they’re really Superfriends who are brave and bold enough, and fast enough to be in a league of their own when it comes to fighting for truth and justice. Their real power as heroes: their strong sense of morality and good old-fashioned idealism. More than that, they’re stronger – and faster – together with the aid of their family and friends.
One day, Supergirl and the Flash will go from the world’s finest to the legends of yesterday, today, tomorrow … and forever.