Here’s what happening This Week on Arrowverse 11/4. THE FLASH is taking a break this week (go out and vote!), but SUPERGIRL, ARROW, and LEGENDS are still going strong. Kara gets a new armored suit, Oliver Queen goes down to level 2, and the Legends take a visit to 1970’s punk-rock London. Read on for more!

This Week on Arrowverse: SUPERGIRL

This weeks’ episode of SUPERGIRL is titled, “Ahimsa.” Ahimsa is the principle of nonviolence toward all living things, found in Hinduism and Buddhism. As it’s this episode’s title, this will most likely be a theme.

The synopsis reads that Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) needs help and Alex asks Lena Luthor and Brainiac to team up. Meanwhile, J’onn Jonzz (David Harewood), the Martian Manhunter is apparently questioning his choice to leave the DEO. He runs into Manchester Black and then realizes that there are other ways to help his fellow aliens. Perhaps this is where that theme of Ahimsa comes into play?

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The episode trailer for Ahimsa shows Alex declaring that Supergirl is alive, having survived her brush with death from last week’s episode. Supergirl now has a new suit that will protect her from Earth’s now kryptonite irradiated atmosphere, thanks to the Agent Liberty and the Graves.’ We get several shots of Kara in action with the new suit. She tells her sister that she’s a hero and takes risks.

There’s also a shot of Mercy Graves claiming that they will make Supergirl dead. Finally, we hear James Olsen saying that heroes go out there. It looks as though we’ll be seeing some new alien threats as well. No sign of J’onn in the trailer though and his interactions with Manchester Black. so there’s something to look forward to. The new suit looks really cool. It makes me think of those armor upgrades you can get for Supergirl in the INJUSTICE 2 video game! Hopefully, it doesn’t stick around forever though, as I feel like fans would miss Kara’s classic look.

This Week on Arrowverse: ARROW

Oh Ollie, what have you gotten yourself into this time?

Episode four of ARROW is titled “Level Two,” making it very clear that the lead up to Oliver ending up down there from the last episode will continue on. The synopsis tells us that “Oliver (Stephen Amell) makes a drastic move in his quest to find Diaz (Kirk Acevedo). Like her husband, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) pulls out all the stops to get to Diaz. Meanwhile, when arsonists target Rene’s (Rick Gonzalez) community center, injuring Zoe (guest star Eliza Faria) in the process, the mysterious new Green Arrow swoops in to help save the day.

Faced with pressure from the mayor to capture the vigilante, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) must decide if following the rules at all costs is the best plan to keep the city safe.

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The trailer goes on to offer clips of Oliver being confronted about his “violent tendencies” interspersed with Felicity and Laurel having it out and the Silencer declaring “you have no idea what’s coming.” So, as usual, the trailer promises lots of action combined with Oliver in prison. Again, I ask, Ollie what have you gotten yourself (and everyone you love) into?

Yet, the trailer doesn’t show us almost anything about what Rene and Dinah go through. There’s a brief clip of the new Green Arrow plunging in, but other than that, it’s up to our own imaginations. Will Rene finally team up with the new Green Arrow? Will Dinah finally realize that the police can’t do it all? I don’t know, but I’d sure be interested in seeing that happen.

This Week on Arrowverse: LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

I said last week that LEGENDS needed to shake up the formula of ‘cute fantasy creature turned evil’ to avoid getting stale. It seems they’ve followed my advice. Even though the last two episodes of the show have been great fun, this week promises a darker tale in 70’s punk rock London.

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As a big punk fan, I’m excited to see the group explore this time period. If they can get a young Johnny Rotten or Joe Strummer involved, we’re in for a good time. At the same time, I’m curious to see how the episode will handle the idea of demonic punk music. An earlier episode explored music and mayhem with Elvis. Punk carried more weight though and arguably frightened those in charge far more. However, punk stood for youthful rebellion too. Hopefully, the episode paints a picture of a music corrupted, and not a dangerous music further corrupted.

This Week on Arrowverse: Legends Getting More Character Dynamics?

Character-wise, there’s a lot to continue exploring. Sara perhaps has Ava’s blessing to contain the magical creatures. However, the Legends didn’t exactly maintain history last week in Salem. Ava might have an issue with that, which could add some strain to this still growing relationship. Zari also has a lot to explore, what with her deep-seated anger at the loss of her mother. While this doesn’t have to be explored every episode, I hope LEGENDS doesn’t sweep this under the rug either. And of course, the ongoing saga of Ray and Nora continues to unfold.

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I said it last week, but I’ll say it again here, this would be a great episode for Nora’s surprise comeback. The darker tone fits, and I could see Nora funneling her anger over her dead father into punk music. Of course, LEGENDS would get more advertising a return like this, so we’ll probably have to wait. Still, I’m looking forward to this darker episode.

SUPERGIRL, ARROW, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW all air on the CW.

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