It's not easy to maintain the excitement of a three-night event, and Arrow
Season 7 Episode 9 fell short of The Flash
Season 5 Episode 9.
The aim was to introduce a brand new character in Kate Kane
, a new superhero in Batwoman
, the grail of comic cities in Gotham, and successfully lay the track for the third episode of the trilogy.
All of those things were done, but the transition wasn't from the first installment to the third wasn't as smooth as it could have been.
Instead of the second part of Elseworlds feeling cohesive, it seemed more like what it was -- the boring middle part of a journey. The car is moving along the highway, and all there is to do is keep pushing forward.
There wasn't much in the way of story development, but there were a log of singular moments that addressed what had aired previously.
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