Following the success of last year’s Arrow/The Flash crossover it looks like the CW has recreated the same magic again with this year’s effort. The two part crossover began last night with an episode of The Flash and will conclude tonight with an episode of Arrow.

‘The Flash’/’Arrow’ Crossover Review: ‘Legends of Today’

“Legends of Today” packed in a huge amount of plot, character development and fun and was as outlandish as either series has ever been.

Vandal Savage arrives in Central City looking to kill Kendra. Barry goes to Star City and enlists the help of Oliver and his team to protect her. Kendra is then kidnapped by a winged man who is later shown to be Carter Hall, a.k.a. Hawkman.

Kendra is revealed as Hawkgirl and her and Hawkman’s backstory as reincarnated Ancient Egyptian soulmates is explained. Vandal locates the Staff of Horus, a weapon capable of killing Carter and Kendra, in Central City. The team regroups in Central City and begin to plot how they will take down Vandal for good.

The threat of Zoom continues to haunt Barry but Caitlin and Harrison succeed in creating a serum that can increase Barry’s speed temporarily which they hope will help him defeat the villain once and for all.

There was a lot to take in but things remained grounded by Flash/Arrow’s unique humor, and we can’t wait to see what transpires in the second part of the crossover tonight.