The Arrowverse’s “Elseworlds” Crossover Has a Thrilling Finish

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Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

“Elseworlds” has been, among other things, a great way to wrap up a fairly tumultuous and troubled year in the Arrowverse. This crossover captures so much of what makes these shows great in the first place – the energetic character banter, the hopeful tone and the willingness to dive as deep as possible into DC lore. I’ve said this at various points in the past, but it’s crazy to compare this crossover to the first couple seasons of Arrow and remember just how far this superhero TV universe has grown.

“Elseworlds, Part 3” capped off the storyline on a very fitting note. These crossovers have a bad habit of trying to do too much and juggle too many characters at once. That’s why I’ll take smaller-scale fare like “The Brave and the Bold” and “Duet” over “Invasion!” and “Crisis on Earth-X” any day. Honestly, one of the smartest moves the writers made with Elseworlds” was keeping the Legends out of the fun (other than that delightful Gary cameo tonight). What real purpose would they have served here?

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