With the TV season coming to an end, and everyone jumping on the speculation bandwagon, I thought I’d break out my own jump-to-conclusions mat. So here is where I think the shows I watch are going, or where they should go if I was in control.
Also, have you noticed how people have stopped spoiler alerting? In this day and age, with Hulu showing episodes a week later, and people binge watching, you’d think people would be more thoughtful.
After the creators revealed that they would have a major villain every season, and they codenamed the next villain Damian Dark, everyone jumped to the Damian Wayne conclusion (Bruce Wayne’s son, trained by Ra’s al Ghul). An exciting thing to think, but jumping the gun a bit. They seemed to ignore the obviously missing character of Talia al Ghul. Sort of a clear message that they weren’t going to touch the Batman-verse. In the Flash/Arrow crossover, they did drop the big hint that Oliver has a sun. Since, they aren’t playing exactly by the DC universe, maybe they may mix the two ideas, and have Oliver’s son come in as the villain? But they have also refrained from carrying a villain over from season to season.
So he is my wild guess. With Roy Harper leaving the show, (I want to believe they’re moving him over to the new crossover show) Thea Queen will take over as Speedy. And the new villain will be Jericho (Slade Wilson’s son. So far they’ve stayed away from the Meta-physical and Meta-Human, but now that they’re playing with Flash, they may have to change their game. Plus it brings back Wade Wilson, who was great. But it’s a long shot because the storyline gets way confusing if you don’t bring in some Teen Titans… ?
For what amounts to a sort of simplistic show, they really are trying to mess with us. When they introduced Eddie Thawn, nearly every comic geek went, “There’s the villain!” But they’re really laying it out with Professor Well’s character, basically saying, “Here’s Professor Zoom.” I had been wishfully hoping that he would end up being Max Lord, Rip Hunter (time travel companion of Booster Gold, queue new character intro), or even Vandall Savage.
Well, taking it all at face value, there isn’t many places they can go, or that I can say without major spoilers if you don’t read the comics. I will venture that the big upcoming villain will be Gorilla Grodd, with the Professor Zoom plot slowly playing out.
I’ve heard this show best described as unsubtle. It seems they took a look at Agents of Sheild and said, “Let’s do everything they aren’t.” Which was throw in every major character they could. It was only recently that they put in some new intrigue around Bruce Wayne, seeing as they can’t really ever solve his parents murder. But they need to tie Gordon and Wayne together, and I really, really, really hope this is how they are going to do it:
See, what many people are forgetting is that Bruce Wayne originally started out as Robin, helping out Jim Gordon solve crimes. This would bring the show up to a new level of awesome if they took this direction. And seeing as how they aren’t afraid to play all the Batman-verse cards, there is no reason they wouldn’t.
Also, I very much expect to see a young Lucius Fox come in as an ally.
Somehow this show hooked me without me even knowing it. For it’s first season, it clung heavily to its Captain America connection, but it need to strike out on its own to make it. So how does a show that is pre-Superhero do it and not suffer as another Agents of Sheild? Well, it could pick up on some of the early Marvel characters like the Human Torch or Namor, though they seem to be leaning towards spycraft rather than Super-Human. Which means Hydra, or at least what was the early stages of Hydra. Plus bringing in any Super-Human would downplay Peggy Carter’s awesomeness. The only current solution is to bring in some pre-history references to characters like Black Widow, Bucky Barnes and Nick Fury. Though, I think they’ll end up hanging on to the Stark storyline; maybe for too long.