Monday’s new “Supergirl” finds the Girl of Steel (Melissa Benoist) facing off against Bizarro, the creation of billionaire bad guy Maxwell Lord (Peter Facinelli), who doesn’t see himself as the bad guy. His last name may be Lord, but Maxwell Lord isn’t going to be the Lord of National City – not as long as Supergirl is around … the real Supergirl, National City’s true-blue champion against the kind of evil that is represented by people like Maxwell Lord. Kara/Supergirl shares “Blood Bonds” with not only her Kryptonian cousin Superman, but she is stronger with the help of her friends James (Mehcad Brooks) and Winn (Jeremy Jordan), her sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Hank/Martian Manhunter (David Harewood) from the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), and even her boss Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart).
However, “Supergirl” isn’t the only one with the blood of a superhero. For instance, the CW’s “Arrow” finds Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) seeking revenge against Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) in the episode entitled “Blood Debts”. Despite her paralysis and the appearance of her former self, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) continues to live and fight another day as Overwatch, the superhero who continues to watch over Team Arrow in their crusade to save Star City from Darhk and his H.I.V.E. of operatives. This season is pivotal for one reason only: to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Green Arrow as a masked Robin Hood aiming for justice as the symbol of hope and light for the people of Star City.
As superheroes, “Arrow” and “Supergirl” share “Blood Ties” as members of the Justice League alongside Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, and Martian Manhunter. Not only that, it is because of Greg Beranti, the creator/executive producer of both shows, as well as CW’s “The Flash” starring Grant Gustin and “Legends of Tomorrow”, the spin-off featuring heroes and villains from both “Arrow” and “Flash”. Brought together by time-traveling renegade Rip Hunter, they are on a mission to stop evil immortal Vandal Savage from taking over the world. In doing so, they can save not only the world, but the future, as well – including theirs. Entitled “Blood Ties”, the new episode finds the team trying to hit Savage where it really hurts: his money, as they set out to literally break the bank of Savage as one of the first of many steps in preventing the age – or ages – of Vandal Savage.
“Legends of Tomorrow” airs Thursdays on the CW.