After leaving fans on quite a cliffhanger, "Crisis on Earth-X" came to a close tonight. And wow, was there a lot to process.
Spoilers for "Crisis on Earth-X" below, obviously. Only look if you want to know!
After Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin) and Iris West's (Candice Patton) wedding was crashed by villains from Earth-X, the Arrowverse's heroes were plunged into a fight unlike any other.
The conflict then took some of the heroes to Earth-X, where they joined forces with Ray Terrill/The Ray (Russell Tovey) and Leonard Snart/Citizen Cold (Wentworth Miller). They eventually found their way back to Earth-1, and gave audiences a fight - and an ending - they had to see to believe.
After the #CrisisOnEarthX hashtag reached the top of American Twitter trends last night, the second half of the event had a lot to live up to. But as you'd expect, people had plenty of opinions about the crossover on Twitter. Let's break them down...
Tonight's episode picked up right where the cliffhanger left off, with a gaggle of the Arrowverse's heroes stuck on Earth-X.
Along the way, fans met some of the universe's dopplegangers, including versions of Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan), and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards). The episode also provided a look at Earth-X itself... and it was a lot to take in.
As bad ass as Earth X Winn seems why is the CW always denying Supergirl Winn and Cisco meeting?? #CrisisOnEarthX— Cosmic River (@CosmicRiver20) November 29, 2017
The episode also introduced fans to two new characters, Ray Terrill/The Ray (Russell Tovey), and Leonard "Leo" Snart/Citizen Cold (Wentworth Miller).
The couple helped the Arrowverse's heroes with their fight against the Earth-Xers, while being pretty adorable in the process. And it seems like fans loved every minute of it.
I am absolutely loving Ray, and him & Snart being together is freaking beautiful. #CrisisOnEarthX— Rebecca (@RebLynnH) November 29, 2017
"You know I can't say no when you look at me like that."November 29, 2017
"That is why I look at you like that."
While tonight's episodes included plenty of awesome moments, the final chapter also included a rather somber death.
Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber), one half of Firestorm and a veteran of the Arrowverse going all the way back to the first season of The Flash, was gunned down by Nazis on Earth-X while working to reactivate a gateway home and save the combined forces of Earth-1's superheroes. He ultimately died while back on Earth-1, with his Firestorm partner Jax Jackson (Franz Drameh) by his side.
MARTIN STEIN WAS GOING TO RETIRE. HE WAS GOING TO LIVE OUT THE REST OF HIS DAYS HAPPY AND RELAXED. WHY, CW? WHYYYYYY #CrisisOnEarthX— ⚡️I will come for you⚡️ (@_StevesBucky_) November 29, 2017
HE CALLED HIM HIS SON I WANNA DIE #CrisisOnEarthX— bergs⛄ (@berg_nygma) November 29, 2017
I am a grown man and watching Martin Stein die just made me bawl my eyes out ??#CrisisOnEarthX— Tylor Steven Hollis (@Tylor_Steven) November 29, 2017
THERES NO WAY THEYRE KEEPING HIM DEAD. NO GOD DAMNED WHAY #CrisisOnEarthX— Seanothan (@sean_thrunk) November 29, 2017
After processing Stein's death, the Arrowverse's heroes realized that their fight wasn't over just yet. They took their fight with the Earth-Xers to the streets of Central City, and gave fans the "gigantic" third act fight that has been teased for months.
The fight scene gave almost every Arrowverse hero a moment to shine, including an impressive minute-long long take.
The fight scenes on #CrisisonEarthX are something else— SonuvabitchSouza (@ChristophSouza) November 29, 2017
This full group fight scene is literally the best Superhero fight I’ve ever seen on a tv show or even movie! #CrisisOnEarthX #Supergirl #Arrow #TheFlash #LegendsofTomorrow @TheCWSupergirl @CW_Arrow @CW_TheFlash @TheCW_Legends— Charles J (@xChuckJx) November 29, 2017
That fight scene tho!!!! ???? #CrisisOnEarthX— Drunken Assassin ? (@Infrared62311) November 29, 2017
And finally, the crossover's closing minutes finally gave fans the wedding they'd been expecting... with a twist.
After their initial proceedings were crashed by Earth-Xers, Barry and Iris were finally able to get married. While the event kind of turned into a double wedding (which we've covered the reactions to here), it still gave West-Allen fans a lot to take in.
Iris West-Allen avoided death last season. Fought Nazi's and beat their ass. Was one of few to not get knocked the fuck out. Westallen is married. Their daughter Dawn is here. Barry met her. The writers are hinting at Iris being pregnant. I love being fed. #CrisisOnEarthX pic.twitter.com/n32xq0oNT5— ✨ Havoc + Raven ™ ✨ (@ShadyHavoc) November 29, 2017