Vandal Savage Takes on the Heroes of “ARROW” & “FLASH”

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Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) menaced both Team Arrow and Team Flash during part two of the CW series’ crossover event. (Photo property of DC Entertainment & the CW)

By: Jacob Elyachar,

We are just two months away from DC Entertainment’s eagerly anticipated Legends of Tomorrow.

To commemorate this milestone, this year’s annual ARROW-Flash crossover dealt with introducing three characters that will be important to the Legends of Tomorrow opus: Hawkman, Kendra Saunders (Hawkgirl) and the villainous Vandal Savage (who will be the main antagonist for the new CW superhero series).

During part one of the crossover, fans learned that the immortal dictator’s fate was tied with the legendary star-crossed lovers.  We also learned that Savage killed the duo—206 times!  Luckily for our winged warriors, help arrived in the formative forms of Green Arrow, the Flash and from the shadows—Ra’s Al Ghul.

Tonight, the battle between Team(s) Arrow and Flash against Savage concluded! Did the two teams score a victory? Or did Vandal Savage kill his longtime nemeses?

Read on to find out….

Just as Kendra was remembering her time as Shayera, Teams Arrow and Flash arrived at Central City.  While Felicity, Cisco and Caitlin prepared to counteract Vandal Savage’s power, Oliver separated from the group to find out about his recently discovered son.  Oliver corned his ex-girlfriend and wanted information about her son, William. William’s mom, Samantha, swore back and forth that her son was not Oliver’s.

Malcolm interrupted Oliver’s side-mission to tell him that he arranged a meeting between them and Vandal. The immortal villain warned the trio of the upcoming destruction he plans for Central City and Star City if the Emerald Archer and the Scarlet Speedster did not step aside and give him Hawkman and Hawkgirl.

Oliver shared Vandal’s threats with the team. Kendra wanted to hand herself over the villain, while an annoyed Cisco decided that they should turn over Hawkman to Savage. Malcolm also confronted Oliver and warned him that if any harm comes to Thea, he would hit him so hard that the Star City Mayoral Candidate would be begging for Vandal Savage to slay him.

Laurel and Diggle retrieved a conspiracy video that warned them about Vandal Savage. The professor featured in the video advised the heroes that his staff could weaken and defeat him.  Felicity tracked down the heroes to tell them of their find, but managed to get a hold of Barry, who revealed that Oliver is William’s son.

Oliver confronted Samantha with the truth and his ex spilled that it was his psychotic deceased mother blackmailed her into faking that she lost the baby. After showing Oliver the check, the Emerald Archer begged Samantha to let him into William’s life…however, Samantha told him that she did not William to be in his chaotic world and would only let Oliver in under certain conditions.

When he got back from Samantha’s, Felicity confronted Oliver about William and accused him of lying to her again. Felicity yelled at Oliver for not trusting in her and almost broke up with her longtime love. A heartbroken Oliver suited up with Barry, Carter and Kendra to face Savage head on. However, Kendra failed to act and Savage killed the lovebirds once again.

Unable to stop Savage, Barry performed a time hop and went back in time to the moment that he, Oliver and Malcolm met Vandal Savage. Barry revealed his action to Oliver and what went wrong in that alternative timeline. Oliver started pushing Cisco back to Kendra’s orbit. The scientist told Kendra to focus on the priestess and gave her a superb pep talk that would help the others in the future.

The quartet, Laurel, Thea and Diggle faced Savage head on and this time, they were successful as Savage was turned into dust! The crime fighting duo said goodbye to Oliver, Barry and Cisco. As Kendra kissed Cisco, Barry warned Oliver about the repercussions of their time travel adventures and the Emerald Archer disregarded his forewarnings and started to spend time with his son. Unbeknownst to our heroes, Malcolm collected Vandal’s dust.

Copyright 2020 Jacob Elyachar