Season finales, extra-long expositions and Bobby loses it at the end in an explosive episode 23! We kick it off on the DC side with fantastic lady day on Gotham as Barbara (Erin Richards) steps up big for Jim, we get the return of The Lady (Michelle Gomez) and Karen Jennings, a new character played by Julia Taylor Ross, all take center stage. We run down an up and down season finale of Supergirl and we question the use of extended dialogue in the midst of a hero "running out of time," as well as our thoughts on whether the show should get a second season. On Legends Of Tomorrow we almost get caught in a time paradox, but we are always happy to get two Caity Lotz's on the same episode! We get some more background on the origins of Rip (Arthur Darvill) and the Pilgrim (Faye Kingslee) almost kills everybody! Zoom (Teddy Sears) returns to The Flash, and we again question exposition as well as a trade that didn't need to happen that leaves Barry powerless. On the Marvel side, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues it's deep storyline and Hive (Brett Dalton) has infected one of the Secret Warriors and the entire team is brought to their knees as the trust of Lincoln (Luke Mitchell,) Joey (Juan Pablo Raba,) Yo-Yo (Natalia Cordova-Buckley,) and even Daisy (Chloe Bennet) is called into question. Plus, we recap an improved X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, Maisie Williams wants to be a superhero and two major A-listers are squaring off in a movie coming out this year. There's no clock counting down here - its the Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!
The Doctor Strange trailer is out and we gush over how strong Marvel's movie arm is right now with the casting wins in this movie (Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen.) Agents Of Shield continues to push us towards Civil War, and we discuss Gideon's turn from powerful to powerless as family secrets come back to haunt him and his daughter (Bethany Joy Lenz.) We fill you in on some powerful casting news for Spiderman (Homecoming?! *gags*,) Thor and Iron Fist, as well as some cool inside info on Captain America. On the DC side, Gotham is on fire right now as performances from Cory Michael Smith (Edward Nygma,) Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin) and Ben Mackenzie (Jim Gordon) have been incredible along with a storyline that has finally lured Jay in. We're struggling with the current Supergirl plot, even though we think Melissa Benoist has been better every week and the work of Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh and David Harewood make us keep coming back to the show. We question the involvement of Superman (yet again,) but Bobby declares Laura Vandervoort has his favorite new blue person. Legends Of Tomorrow continues to grow on us, and we discuss how an episode entitled "Magnificent Eight" is pretty emblematic for this cast. We've decided that Caity Lotz is a bonafide star. The combo of her and Ciara Renee really backs the show, and we discuss our feelings about the fight coordination of Jeffrey Robinson. Topped off with a little Arrow and Wonder Woman news, it's the Trusty Sidekicks on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!
Supervillains take over the show on a celebrity filled Episode 21! Jay gets a chance to hang with both Stephen Rider (Blake Tower - Daredevil) and the heir to the demon herself, Katrina Law (Nyssa al-Ghul!) Future podcast guest? You'll have to keep listening! DC has a new Suicide Squad trailer and we get more Jay Hernandez (El Diablo) as well as some well-placed humor, lots of Batman and way more Margot Robbie. We cover Arrow and the death of a cast original, again adoring the work of James Bamford. Darhk (Neal McDonough) is still at the core of this season and Merlyn (John Barrowman) is willing to take on both Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) and his own daughter (Willa Holland) to do Darhk's bidding in an episode that leaves us both in tears. On Legends Of Tomorrow, kids abound as we maintain a love for the storytelling, if not for the set pieces. We're cool with the budget going into the CGI though, as we'd rather watch Franz Drameh's Firestorm and Ciara Renee's Hawkgirl fly around and set stuff on fire way more than knobs that look futuristic on a time traveling ship. Over on the Marvel side there's new Captain America: Civil War footage, we have info on how involved Spiderman (Tom Holland) is and of course, the lead-in to the film, Agents Of Shield. Ward/Hive (Brent Dalton) is growing in power, there's a new Inhuman that the show centers around, and Daisy's (Chloe Bennet) involvement sets up one of the better training scenario sequences you'll see on TV. Plus news on when the new Doctor Strange trailer hits, and a Marvel favorite duo is coming to cable television soon! It's the Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network
Thanks to no new Supergirl or Gotham this week, we had a little more time to get you this very silly episode 20! We cover the rest of Daredevil and can't get over the performances of Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, and the grounded relatability of the show. Agents Of Shield is making a hard charge towards setting up Civil War and we see lines beginning to be drawn. We recognize the work being put into developing the villains on Gotham and what it takes to make Jim Gordon okay with taking help from a giant bat in the future. The Arrowverse has us loving the Supergirl/Flash team up, being blown away by the Tom Cavanaugh and Grant Gustin act-off in Flash, still super-sad and wondering about the longevity of Felicity on Arrow, while being excited about the emergence of Chicago's Echo Kellum as Curtis (Mr Terrific,) and hyped up over the return of Mick Rory (Dominc Purcell) and concerned for Ray and Kendra on Legends Of Tomorrow. Plus cool news from Marvel and DC. Just in time and always free, it's your Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!