Arrow season 7 episode 9 preview: Oliver’s ‘Elseworlds’ story

ArrowNext week, Arrow season 7 episode 9 is going to hardly be your ordinary episode of television. After all, the Elseworlds crossover event is taking place!

The first thing that is really worth noting about the upcoming crossover is that it’s being told in three parts, and Oliver Queen is going to be featured in just about every single part of it. With that in mind, you’re going to want to start watching this event on Sunday with the first part — which is going to give you a chance to see an appearance from Ruby Rose as Batwoman. Her involvement in every part of the crossover remains to be seen but clearly, this one is worth watching if you do want to see her interpretation on this character. It’s going to be quite the challenge for her to take this one, but we also don’t think that her entire story can be judged based solely on what we see tonight. It’s going to take some time to really get a sense as to how Batwoman fits into the larger world and we don’t expect all of that information to be handed out in a single day’s time.

Below, CarterMatt offers the full Arrow season 7 episode 9 synopsis with some other information when it comes to what’s ahead:

THE ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER CONTINUES IN GOTHAM CITY WITH BATWOMAN (RUBY ROSE) – With Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) still stuck in the other’s bodies, the two get a lead on John Deegan (guest star Jeremy Davies) and head to Gotham City with Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) to figure out why their reality has changed. While there, they meet the mysterious Kate Kane (guest star Ruby Rose) who provides them with information that leads the group to Arkham Asylum. James Bamford directed the episode with teleplay by Marc Guggenheim and story by Caroline Dries (#709). Original airdate 12/10/2018.

We do think that Elseworlds has probably been sold a little too much as the story of Batwoman. While the character will be around during the event, it doesn’t feel like she’s actually going to be a major player in all three parts. This is, after all, the episode where the heroes actually meet Kate Kane for the first time; if she does turn up before this, it’s probably just going to be in a short cameo and not as someone who is really going to dominate the overall screen time.

Given that stunt guru James Bandford is directing this episode, one thing does feel assured: There will be a lot of action in here and we’re totally here for that from start to finish.

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