First full trailer for CW's DC crossover must exterminate your kind!

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Netflix is releasing the full season of Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life today and my wife and I can’t be happier. She’s happy because she gets to spend all Friday night lying in bed getting reacquainted with the two Lorelai’s. I’m happy because while she’s busy with that it gives me the free time to catch up on all my CW DC Comics TV series in preparation for the epic four-part “Invasion” crossover that kicks off next week.

We’ve already seen a small snippet of the action, and we know that it will be the alien race of the Dominators that will be facing off against the heroes from Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrowbut exactly why the extraterrestrials would be picking a fight with the Earth heroes has been a mystery. Now CW has dropped the first full trailer for the event, revealing the Dominators’ plan. Check it out below!

The crossover starts this Monday, with the Supergirl episode titled “Medusa”, and CW has provided a synopsis for it and the rest of the shows:

“Eliza (guest star Helen Slater) comes to town to celebrate Thanksgiving with her daughters. Alex (Chyler Leigh) decides it’s time to come out to her mother; Kara (Melisa Benoist) is shocked when Eliza suggests Mon-El (Chris Wood) has feelings for her, and Winn (Jeremy Jordan) and James (Mehcad Brooks) consider telling Kara the truth about the Guardian. Meanwhile, CADMUS unleashes a virus that instantly kills any alien in the vicinity so Kara enlists an unexpected ally – Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath). The epic superhero crossover kicks off tonight when Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) and Cisco Ramon (guest star Carlos Valdes) seek Kara’s help with an alien invasion on their Earth.”

Part two of “Invasion” will take place on Tuesday on The Flash with an episode titled… well, “Invasion”:

“When aliens called the Dominators attack Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) speeds over to Star City to ask the Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell) for help in stopping them. Realizing the battle against the Dominators is bigger than they thought, they track down the Legends of Tomorrow, and Barry and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) create a breach to bring back a secret weapon – Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist). Once all of the super friends are assembled, they come up with a plan to attack but a shocking secret related to Flashpoint is revealed and suddenly no one is sure who they can trust. Meanwhile, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) wants to join the battle against the aliens but Iris (Candice Patton) tells him he’s not ready.”

After that it’s on to Wednesday night’s episode of Arrow… which also titled “Invasion” (I’m starting to spot a pattern here):

“Oliver (Stephen Amell) wakes up to a life where he never got on The Queen’s Gambit. Robert (guest star Jamey Sheridan) and Moira Queen (guest star Susanna Thompson) are alive and well. Laurel (guest star Katie Cassidy) is his loving fiancée and their wedding is imminent. Everything seems perfect, but Oliver starts to notice small imperfections that make him question this new reality. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and the recruits take on a new threat with help from The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist).”

And then finally, it all wraps up on Thursday night on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. I’ll give you one guess what that episode is called. Here’s a clue: It starts with an “I” and ends in an “nvasion”:

“After learning the Dominators’ plan for the world, the Legends must work together with The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin), Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) and Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell) to kill them once and for all. Meanwhile, Stein (Victor Garber) figures out, with the help of others, how the team can terminate the Dominators, but is distracted by the aberration he realizes he created in 1987. Brandon Routh, Franz Drameh, Dominic Purcell, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Nick Zano and Caity Lotz also star.”

Along with new the trailer and episode synopses, we also get a series of new posters to promote the four-part crossover event.

Last Updated: November 25, 2016

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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