The Best Episodes Directed by Dermott Downs

Fast Enough

#1 - Fast Enough

The Flash (2014) Season 1 - Episode 23

Wells presents Barry with a life-changing choice. Dr. Martin Stein and Ronnie Raymond return to help the S.T.A.R. Labs team with this final fight.

star 8.33
5489 votes
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Kill Switch

#2 - Kill Switch

The Tomorrow People (US) Season 1 - Episode 21

When the Tomorrow People learn the truth about the serum they were injected with, Stephen and Cara attempt to buy time for Jedikiah while he tries to create a possible antidote. Growing impatient, Russell and the other rogue Tomorrow People make a rash decision to sacrifice Roger to Ultra for their own safety. Meanwhile, John is having a hard time figuring out his new role and the only one he can turn to for advice is Astrid.

star 8.10
1062 votes
Smoke and Mirrors

#3 - Smoke and Mirrors

The Tomorrow People (US) Season 1 - Episode 18

Fed up with Jedikiah’s constant lies about his father, Stephen makes a choice about his alliances. Trusting in Ultra and Hillary, Stephen wants to bring in a break-out to Ultra to see if things have really changed, much to Cara’s dismay. Meanwhile, Stephen’s brother goes missing after Jedikiah forces Stephen to protect him.

star 8.08
930 votes
Invasion! (2)

#4 - Invasion! (2)

The Flash (2014) Season 3 - Episode 8

Barry asks Green Arrow for help when aliens attack Central City, but when they realize that won't be enough, they track down the Legends of Tomorrow so they can bring Supergirl in on the battle.

star 8.04
7829 votes
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#5 - Legendary

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 16

After the numerous sacrifices the team has made since the beginning of this ride, Rip decides that it’s time they each decide their own destiny and returns them to Central City a few months after they first left. Returned to their normal lives, each team member must individually decide if they are willing to sacrifice everything in order to save the world. Meanwhile, Sara visits with her father who delivers some heartbreaking news about her sister.

star 8.02
4178 votes
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#6 - Superhero

The Tomorrow People (US) Season 1 - Episode 16

Stephen is still walking a fine line with his Ultra partner Hillary, who continues to be suspicious of his loyalties. When the Tomorrow People and Ultra learn that there is a new break-out doing good for humans, they both want her on their side. Meanwhile, Morgan takes a risk and betrays Jedikiah’s trust to help the Tomorrow People, but what Jedikiah discovers from Morgan is an even bigger surprise.

star 7.98
1106 votes
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Exquisite Corpse

#7 - Exquisite Corpse

The Originals Season 2 - Episode 17

When Eva Sinclair’s reemergence leaves Rebekah trapped and helpless, Klaus is forced to put aside his mistrust for Freya in order to save Rebekah’s life. Meanwhile, Hayley and Elijah learn more about Eva’s violent past from Josephine, who then makes a startling revelation about Hayley’s future. With time running out to save Rebekah, Marcel turns to a reluctant Vincent for his help to take down Eva, but his plan takes an unexpected turn, as Eva will not go down without a fight.

star 7.95
1295 votes
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The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly

#8 - The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 - Episode 18

The Legends plan to vanquish Mallus by using the totems doesn’t go as planned, forcing Rip to improvise. The team finds itself regrouping in the Wild West where they run into their old pal Jonah Hex. Sara leaves Ray in charge of watching Damien Darhk, while she comes up with a new plan. Meanwhile, Amaya is determined to find a way to use the totems to destroy Mallus.

star 7.91
2120 votes
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Liar's Poker

#9 - Liar's Poker

Dark Blue Season 2 - Episode 2

With Carter and his team now working with FBI Agent Alex Rice as part of a special LAPD/FBI task force, the team goes after a drug ring with connections to a Mexican Drug Cartel. As Ty infiltrates the high-end world of a local dealer, Dean follows the drug ring to the most unlikely of suspects – A beautiful art gallery owner.

star 7.91
482 votes
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#10 - Minamata

Eleventh Hour (US) Season 1 - Episode 14

Hood investigates after a healthy helicopter pilot who flies for a local TV station goes blind during a live traffic report, which results in a deadly crash.

star 7.90
303 votes
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Every Mother's Son

#11 - Every Mother's Son

The Originals Season 2 - Episode 3

When Klaus and Elijah receive a cryptic invitation to dinner from their mother Esther, who continues to inhabit the body of Harvest girl Cassie, they find themselves preparing for the worst. With the help of a new witch named Lenore, Klaus, Elijah and Hayley attempt to stay one step ahead of Esther, but things quickly take an unexpected turn. While Elijah finds himself reluctantly teaming up with Gia, a newly-turned vampire, Hayley is faced with an enticing proposition about her new status as a Hybrid after a startling encounter with Esther. Finally, Esther reveals a shocking secret about Klaus’ childhood and unveils her ultimate plan for her children.

star 7.88
1542 votes
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#12 - Scheherazade

Prodigal Son Season 1 - Episode 18

When an up-and-coming ballet dancer is mysteriously poisoned, the NYPD dives deep into the rigorous world of dance. Jessica reunites with an old friend. Bright and Eve turn to Martin for answers regarding the girl in the box.

star 7.86
577 votes
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Sitting Ducks

#13 - Sitting Ducks

The Tomorrow People (US) Season 1 - Episode 12

Stephen feels uneasy about his fellow trainee Hillary who has a secret agenda of her own. Stephen's mom wants the family to go camping including her new boyfriend Peter, whom Stephen seems to be having a difficult time reading. Knowing he is going to be out of town, Stephen asks for Cara and John's help to make sure that everything is ok with Astrid while he's gone.

star 7.86
1270 votes
Crisis on Earth-X (3)

#14 - Crisis on Earth-X (3)

The Flash (2014) Season 4 - Episode 8

Flash, Arrow, White Canary, Firestorm, and Alex attempt to return to Earth-1. Meanwhile, Felicity and Iris work together to free Kara before Eobard and Fuehrer Queen take out her heart and transplant it into Overgirl.

star 7.83
4168 votes
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Hoosier Hold `Em

#15 - Hoosier Hold `Em

Close to Home Season 2 - Episode 14

Annabeth prosecutes a college student for a bank robbery, who did it to fund a gambling dependency. However, the case takes an peculiar turn when the young man is discovered dead.

star 7.83
6 votes
Grodd Lives

#16 - Grodd Lives

The Flash (2014) Season 1 - Episode 21

Barry must deal with the Reverse Flash's latest threat to a member of the group. To make matter worse, Dr. Wells unleashes Grodd on the city in order to distract Barry and the team. Joe, Barry and Cisco head down into the sewers to catch Grodd but the gorilla quickly gets the upper hand after he kidnaps Joe. Iris and Barry have a heart to heart talk.

star 7.82
5144 votes
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Code Act (1)

#17 - Code Act (1)

Deception (2018) Season 1 - Episode 12

The mystery woman approaches Jonathan and asks for his help after revealing that Cameron chose Kay over Jonathan. Meanwhile, Dina considers telling the FBI that she stole Mike's badge.

star 7.80
665 votes
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Out of Time

#18 - Out of Time

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 - Episode 1

Dr. Nate Heywood, an unconventional historian, makes a shocking discovery. Nate then seeks out Oliver Queen for help to find the scattered Legends. Once reunited, they try to protect Albert Einstein from being kidnapped before the Nazis destroy New York City with a nuclear bomb. Meanwhile, Ray notices that Sara has a mission of her own, which leads them both to face her nemesis, Damien Darhk.

star 7.79
4981 votes
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Attack on Central City (2)

#19 - Attack on Central City (2)

The Flash (2014) Season 3 - Episode 14

When Grodd and his army of gorillas bring the battle to Earth-1, The Flash and team must find a way to stop them before they destroy Central City. Gypsy returns to join the fight. Jesse Quick decides she wants to stay with Wally on Earth-1.

star 7.78
7319 votes
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#20 - Ride-Along

Common Law (2012) Season 1 - Episode 2

Wes and Travis are forced to bring Dr. Ryan along for the ride as they investigate the death of a woman who fell from the balcony of her honeymoon suite.

star 7.78
731 votes
The Balloonman

#21 - The Balloonman

Gotham Season 1 - Episode 3

Gordon and Bullock track down a vigilante who uses weather balloons to kill corrupt citizens; Cobblepot gets a job close to a major figure in the underworld.

star 7.78
5784 votes
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Gorilla Warfare

#22 - Gorilla Warfare

The Flash (2014) Season 2 - Episode 7

Grodd returns to Central City and kidnaps Caitlin. Barry and team race to find her before it’s too late. Meanwhile, Cisco plans his first date with the new barista at Jitters, Kendra Saunders and Patty begins to suspect Barry is hiding something from her.

star 7.77
5475 votes
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#23 - Plastique

The Flash (2014) Season 1 - Episode 5

After a bomb goes off downtown, the army, led by General Eiling, rolls in and takes over the case, much to Joe's surprise. Suspicious, Joe tells Barry that he and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs should look into the army's involvement. Wells informs the team that Eiling was experimenting on his men to turn them into super soldiers. Cisco confirms one of Eiling's soldiers, Bette Sans Souci, was at the bomb site. The Flash tracks her down and realizes that she's not setting off the bombs, she is a meta-human who can blow things up just by touching them. Meanwhile, when Joe learns Iris is writing about “the streak,” he tells Barry to make her stop. Barry realizes Iris won't listen to him so he decides to have The Flash pay her a visit.

star 7.76
5728 votes
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Virtual Reality Bites

#24 - Virtual Reality Bites

iZombie Season 1 - Episode 6

Liv, Clive and Ravi work together to investigate the murder of a computer-hacker. Liv inherits intense agoraphobia after consuming his brains along with mad skills at computer gaming. This delights Ravi, who urges her to play and offers to help her from inside the game, as they continue to search for the killer. Meanwhile, Blaine becomes acquainted with someone close to Liv.

star 7.75
2645 votes
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Raiders of the Lost Art

#25 - Raiders of the Lost Art

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 - Episode 9

When Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn try to capture Rip Hunter in 1967, they create an Aberration big enough to draw the attention of the Legends. However, when the team arrives they discover that Rip has no memories of his past due to “time drift” and is just a graduate film student. After trying to convince Rip of who he was, they discover that he possesses an incredibly powerful artifact known as the Spear of Destiny, which the Legion of Doom is after. Ray and Nate realize that the Aberration has also affected them personally making it difficult to help the team. Meanwhile, Rory asks Stein for help and makes him promise to keep it a secret from the team.

star 7.75
4387 votes
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Attack on Gorilla City (1)

#26 - Attack on Gorilla City (1)

The Flash (2014) Season 3 - Episode 13

Barry, Caitlin, Cisco, and Julian voyage to Earth-2 on a rescue mission to save Harry from Gorilla City. As they trek through the forest, Barry and the team are immediately captured and taken to Grodd. Grodd tells them he needs their help to stop Solovar, the leader of Gorilla City, as Solovar wants to invade Earth-1. Back on Earth-1, Jesse and Kid Flash protect Central City and talk about their future.

star 7.74
7328 votes
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#27 - Penance

Arrow Season 5 - Episode 4

Oliver and Lyla team up on a secret mission for Diggle. Felicity finds out and disapproves of the plan and opts to stay behind. When Tobias Church launches a deadly assault against the city, Felicity must decide if she wants to send the recruits out sans the Green Arrow.

star 7.73
5647 votes
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For the Girl Who Has Everything

#28 - For the Girl Who Has Everything

Supergirl Season 1 - Episode 13

Kara’s friends must find a way to save her life when a parasitic alien attaches itself to her and traps her in a dream world where her family is alive and her home planet was never destroyed. Also, Alex, Hank and the DEO must fend off a Kryptonian attack while Kara is out of commission.

star 7.72
3771 votes
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Narco - Part 1

#29 - Narco - Part 1

Chase (2010) Season 1 - Episode 12

A drug distributor's wife kills the lead witness in her husband's case in an effort to keep her family together; Marco remembers his dark days with the narcotics division; Jimmy is forced to make a decision about his relationship.

star 7.71
743 votes
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Daddy Darhkest

#30 - Daddy Darhkest

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 - Episode 10

After Sara’s encounter with Mallus, the Legends are paid a visit by John Constantine, a demonologist detective. The Legends agree to accompany him to a present-day psychiatric hospital and they are surprised to discover who Constantine is trying to help. During the exorcism, Sara, Leo and Constantine go missing, leaving Ray and Zari to try to take care of Constantine’s client. Meanwhile, Amaya and Nate once again come face to face with Kuasa.

star 7.70
2310 votes
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The Longest Night

#31 - The Longest Night

Chase (2010) Season 1 - Episode 8

A serial killer escapes prison and U.S. Marshal Annie Frost must rely on jailed fugitive Mason Boyle for answers. The case takes a twist when the U.S. Marshal team discovers that the fugitive's ultimate victim is not who she appears to be.

star 7.69
584 votes
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The Return

#32 - The Return

Arrow Season 3 - Episode 14

Malcolm puts Oliver and Thea in a dangerous situation that lands them on Lian Yu with Oliver’s former enemy, Deathstroke. A flashback reveals when Oliver and Maseo returned to Starling City to retrieve the Omega bio weapon, and despite being under strict orders from Amanda Waller not to reveal himself to anyone, Oliver looks in on his family, Laurel and Tommy.

star 7.68
3980 votes

#33 - Foundation

Criminal Minds Season 7 - Episode 18

The team hunts for a kidnapper when an emaciated boy is found in the desert and another goes missing.

star 7.68
2151 votes
The Killabustas

#34 - The Killabustas

Prodigal Son Season 2 - Episode 9

Despite Gil's fatherly concerns, Bright throws himself into a new case involving an escalating killer that has Edrisa's online vigilante group, known as the "Killabustas," trying to stop him. Meanwhile, Jessica realizes that she must dive deep into her past traumas in order to write a book and may need Gil's help to do it. Then, Martin's relationship with Dr. Capshaw intensifies.

star 7.68
417 votes
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#35 - Partners

Nikita Season 2 - Episode 4

Nikita is stunned when she hears that her old Division partner Kelly escaped from a Turkish prison. Nikita thought Kelly died years ago and always felt responsible because it happened on the mission where Nikita escaped from Division. Knowing Amanda will go after Kelly, Nikita tells Michael they have to go to Turkey to help her. Amanda sends Alex and Roan to Europe to stop the former partners from reuniting.

star 7.67
2364 votes
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#36 - Fail-Safe

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 5

After some of the Legends are captured and thrown into a Russian gulag during the height of the Cold War of 1986, Snart leads the team in an elaborate escape plan to free their comrades. However, Rip gives Sara a secret side mission that could prove not only to be a liability, but fatal to the team.

star 7.67
4201 votes
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Far From the Tree

#37 - Far From the Tree

Supergirl Season 3 - Episode 3

Eliza throws Alex and Maggie a wedding shower, which causes Maggie to reach out to her estranged father. Supergirl joins J’onn on a personal mission.

star 7.67
2983 votes
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Ezekiel Patrol

#38 - Ezekiel Patrol

Doom Patrol Season 1 - Episode 15

In the wake of the Chief's revelation, the members of the Doom Patrol go their separate ways. When Mr. Nobody hatches a new plan, the team must reunite to help the Chief with a new, unexpected and weird threat to the world.

star 7.66
1609 votes
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In the Comet of Us

#39 - In the Comet of Us

Blindspot Season 1 - Episode 19

[Focus on the Time] When a school shooting breaks out during the investigation of a tattoo, the team splits up to take down the shooter. Mayfair copes with some issues from her past.

star 7.63
5088 votes
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The Comeback Kid

#40 - The Comeback Kid

Chase (2010) Season 1 - Episode 3

A former mobster emerges from hiding after 17 years and goes on a killing spree to try to relive his glory days in the mob.

star 7.63
920 votes
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#41 - Solitude

Supergirl Season 1 - Episode 15

Kara travels to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude in hopes of learning how to defeat Indigo, a dangerous being who can transport via the Internet and who has a connection to Kara’s past. Also, James’s relationship with Lucy reaches a crossroads.

star 7.61
3584 votes
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Possibilities Patrol

#42 - Possibilities Patrol

Doom Patrol Season 3 - Episode 1

Dorothy and the Candlemaker finally face-off, while the Doom Patrol now freed from their wax encasings face troubling side-effects. Rita holds the key, but is she ready to answer the call?

star 7.61
458 votes
Through the Looking Glass

#43 - Through the Looking Glass

Criminal Minds Season 8 - Episode 3

When one Kansas family turns up dead and another goes missing, the BAU looks for a link between the cases to find out who is behind the kidnappings and murders. Meanwhile, Hotch gets surprising news from Beth.

star 7.60
2107 votes
The Offer

#44 - The Offer

Arrow Season 3 - Episode 16

Still weighed down by his last meeting with Ra’s al Ghul, Oliver returns home to find a new villain and his crew has started terrorizing Starling City — Michael Amar, AKA Murmur, a man whose mouth has been sewn shut. Meanwhile, Laurel and Nyssa bond over their issues with their fathers and Nyssa makes Laurel an offer. Thea is forced to come to terms with her father after Oliver brings Malcom to the loft to recover, and Lance shuts out both Laurel and the Arrow.

star 7.58
4617 votes
Donkey Patrol

#45 - Donkey Patrol

Doom Patrol Season 1 - Episode 2

Following Mr. Nobody’s capture of Niles Caulder and the destruction of Cloverton, Ohio, The Doom Patrol investigate the mysterious albino donkey and discover it is a door to another universe, one where Mr. Nobody is in control. Cyborg aka Vic Stone, a part man/part machine hero from Detroit who has his own complicated relationship with Niles Caulder, joins the search.

star 7.58
2243 votes
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Danny Patrol

#46 - Danny Patrol

Doom Patrol Season 1 - Episode 8

Danny, a sentient, gender-queer, teleporting street who is being hunted by secret government agency the Bureau of Normalcy, needs help from Niles but he gets Vic and Larry instead. Cliff and Rita track down Karen, one of Jane's personalities.

star 7.57
1804 votes
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Fire & Brimstone

#47 - Fire & Brimstone

Blindspot Season 5 - Episode 6

When Ice Cream, the Icelandic fixer, returns to collect his debt, the team is forced into a life-and-death race around the world to solve a series of puzzles and recover the infamous stolen Gardner paintings.

star 7.49
799 votes
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Blood Ties

#48 - Blood Ties

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 3

Rip decides to weaken Vandal Savage by going after his financial assets. Rip and Sara infiltrate Savage’s bank, but are discovered by his men. Meanwhile, Snart and Rory talk Jax into taking the jump ship back to Central City so they can steal a valuable emerald.

star 7.47
4587 votes
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Not Kansas

#49 - Not Kansas

Supergirl Season 3 - Episode 21

Kara makes a major life decision. J’onn finds out that special DEO-caliber guns have hit the streets of National City.

star 7.47
1845 votes
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Down Down Down

#50 - Down Down Down

Batwoman Season 1 - Episode 3

As the city waits impatiently for another visit from who they think is Batman, Alice continues to taunt Kate with a secret but also sets her sights on Jacob and Catherine. Kate is visited by Tommy Elliot, a childhood friend of her cousin who has finally realized his lifelong dream of being wealthier than Bruce Wayne and throws a party so all of Gotham can celebrate his success. Mary gets an unexpected new bestie when Sophie is assigned to protect her. Luke and Kate work together to uncover who may have taken a valuable weapon from Batman’s arsenal. And as Batwoman faces a new enemy, Kate realizes she must either walk away from her new role or fully embrace the mantle as Gotham’s new hope.

star 7.40
1573 votes
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Fight or Flight

#51 - Fight or Flight

Supergirl Season 1 - Episode 3

Supergirl’s powers are tested when Reactron, one of Superman’s formidable enemies, arrives in National City and targets the young hero. Also, Cat plans to run an exposé on Supergirl.

star 7.37
4408 votes
Drink Me

#52 - Drink Me

Batwoman Season 1 - Episode 13

A new villain sinks her teeth into Gotham and The Hold Up opens in grand fashion. Sophie reluctantly requests that Batwoman keep her distance knowing their interactions could compromise her career.

star 7.35
861 votes
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Death Spiral

#53 - Death Spiral

Justice (2006) Season 1 - Episode 7

TNT&G takes the case in a wrongful death suit on behalf of the parents of the girlfriend of a millionaire's son after they are both killed the crash of a small engine plane. The girl's parents believe the son's mother is covering up the reason for the crash.

star 7.25
4 votes
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Duet (2)

#54 - Duet (2)

The Flash (2014) Season 3 - Episode 17

Mon-El and Hank Henshaw arrive carrying a comatose Supergirl, who was attacked by the Music Meister; when the Music Meister attacks Barry, both he and Supergirl wake up in an alternate reality that they have to sing and dance their way out of.

star 7.07
7541 votes