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The CW’s Arrowverse has given us some incredibly memorable episodes over the years, but which of them are the cream of the superhero crop?
The Arrowverse has been a mainstay on The CW for nearly seven years. In that time, the shared universe of superheroes have forged iconic friendships and battled their greatest enemies, all while entertaining viewers and bringing in record-breaking ratings for the network.
While they haven’t all been perfect for the Arrowverse shows, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow have undoubtedly gotten things right more often than not, with their respective creative teams producing some outstanding seasons over the years. However, as great as they were, the success of these seasons relied on one major factor – the strength of their respective episodes.
Without engaging episodes to entice the viewers and progress the storylines, the Arrowverse show’s overall narratives would have ultimately fallen apart. Thankfully, for the most part, that hasn’t been the case. While all of the Arrowverse shows have faced a few dark days here and there throughout their runs, there has been so much more good than bad. And amidst all of that good, there have been some incredibly memorable outings.
From parallel dimensions and time-traveling time remnants to character-driven arcs and musical extravaganzas, there have been some spectacular adventures in the Arrowverse’s collective 300-plus episodes. With that in mind, let’s travel back in time, looking through the 20 heroic seasons to determine which ones stood out as the finest episodes the Arrowverse has ever produced.