We are only a few short weeks away from the much-hyped and anticipated musical cross-over of ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl,’ and you know what that means! Yep, the CW has begun to promote the show, starting with promos like the one below touting the event for fans and audiences of the Arrowverse who somehow are not aware that a musical episode of the ‘Flash’ featuring Supergirl is coming. However, if you were hoping to hear a taste of the music that will be featured in the episode in this promo, you are going to be sorely disappointed, as the promo is fairly short, and basically just has a few shots from the first cross-over between ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl,’ and then a handful of sepia-toned shots from the new cross-over (not even a clean shot of the Music Meister yet!), but no music whatsoever, only a narrator claiming that characters are going to “get down.” While disappointing, it makes sense that after all the work that went into the episode the producers probably do not want to give anything away until it actually airs.
For anyone not aware of how it is going to work (or confused by the sepia tones or 40’s style look in the promos), it seems that when villain Music Meister attacks, he is going to leave Barry and Kara in a comatose state, where they will basically awaken in some kind of alternate reality (the 40’s style sepia toned world) where everyone sings and dances, and they will have to free themselves from this world in order to come back to Central City proper and stop Music Meister, who I’m sure will be more than a match for the remaining members of Team Flash, even if they are helped by some friends from Kara’s Earth, Mon-El and the Martian Manhunter. With announcements of musical performances by Victor Garber and John Barrowman, not to mention seeing Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin return to their ‘Glee’ roots (against Music Meister Darren Criss, another ‘Glee’ alum), the episode promises some great performances and hopefully a lot fun.
Will you be tuning in for the musical cross-over? Or do you hate the idea of musicals on TV and find the whole thing to be a schtick that has been done to death by this point? Either way, check out the promo for the cross-over below and feel free to share your opinions on the matter in the comments below!
Barry (Grant Gustin) and team are surprised when Mon-El (guest star Chris Wood) and Hank Henshaw (guest star David Harewood) arrive on their Earth carrying a comatose Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) who was whammied by the Music Meister (guest star Darren Criss). Unable to wake her up, they turn to Team Flash to save her. However, the Music Meister surprises The Flash and puts him in a similar coma, one that Team Flash can’t cure. Kara and Barry wake up without their powers in an alternate reality where life is like a musical and the only way to escape is by following the script, complete with singing and dancing, to the end. Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing.”
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