The Flash - Fallout: Neatly picking up events from the end of the previous episode, Fallout opened with Barry saving Caitlin from the nuclear explosion that was Firestorm (I refuse to write it as an acronym) separating into Ronnie (Robbie Amell) and Professor Stein (Victor Garber).
Unfortunately, they soon found out that Ronnie and Stein were still linked - even if not physically.
The explosion had also caught the attention of General Wade Eiling (Clancy Brown) who wanted to get his hands on the Firestorm project so he use it to produce supersoldiers.
It was great to see the story picked up on the moment when Barry took his mask off, back in the Plastique episode, while Eiling was still conscious. This is the sort of niggling plot hole that often gets swept under the carpet in serial television.
The military has (very quickly!) cooked up some particularly evil, high-tech, anti-metahuman weapons since Eiling's last clash with The Flash; the shrapnel weapon just made me squirm with discomfort!
While Eiling was torturing Stein for information on Firestorm, a passing reference was made to a gorilla subject ... and, what do you know, that paid off at the end with the squeeworthy final scene that revealed the Reverse-Flash is in league with Gorilla Grodd. We also got our best look yet at the mighty ape and he is looking magnificent!
There is no Flash next wek in the UK because we've caught up with the States, but Gotham returns on Monday, so that'll help get me through the week.
Arrow - The Return: At Malcolm's suggestion, Oliver has returned to 'the island' to train Thea in preparation for Ra's Al Ghul coming after them. What Malcolm Merlyn fails to mention is that he has freed Slade Wilson from imprisonment on the island... in an effort to force Oliver to return to his killing ways.
Meanwhile in the flashbacks, which dominated The Return, Oliver is back in Starling City, courtesy of Amanda Waller, and breaking into Queen Consolidated in pursuit of a stolen bio-weapon.
He is warned not to make contact with anyone from his old life, but this doesn't stop Oliver from spying on a number of familiar faces in their pre-Arrow days (when they had longer hair) and doing a bit of freelance vigilantism on young Thea's drug dealer.
There's a nice, knowing, in-joke there about Oliver's (future) hood-and-greasepaint disguise!
Beastmaster and V-star Marc Singer pops up for a brief cameo in the flashback as General Matthew Shrieve, who I suspect is destined to become a major figure in Oli's ever-expanding backstory.
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: We have a return date! That will put us about a month behind the US airings, but at least Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is back.
@acrobatic_flea #AgentsOfSHIELD returns to Channel 4 on Friday, 27 March at 8pm. YAY!
— 4Viewers (@4Viewers) March 13, 2015
Daredevil: This looks incredible. I am so psyched for Daredevil and cannot wait to binge watch the episodes when they hit Netflix next month.