The CW’s annual Arrowverse crossover is a little different this year. Instead of airing every installment in a single week, there is a major hiatus in the middle. “Crisis On Infinite Earths” Part 4 will not air until next year.

“Supergirl,” “Batwoman” and “The Flash” aired on consecutive nights from Dec. 9-11, giving viewers the first three parts of “Crisis.” However, “Arrow” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” won’t air their parts for a few weeks.

“Crisis on Infinite Earths” returns on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Part 4 will be an episode of “Arrow” while Part 5 is an episode of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” Rather than airing across consecutive nights, Parts 4 and 5 of the crossover will air back-to-back at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST.

Fans will be anxiously waiting for the month-long hiatus to end. After all “Crisis on Infinite Earths” left our heroes in, well, a crisis. The seven paragons destined to save the multiverse were saved when the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) sent them to the Vanishing Point, an area outside of time and space. However, it wasn’t all the original paragons. Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) replaced Superman (Brandon Routh) as the paragon of truth. That poses an interesting dilemma.

Adding more drama is the fact that Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is dead. When Mia (Katherine McNamara), Diggle (David Ramsey) and Sara (Caity Lotz) went to retrieve his soul, Oliver decided to go with Jim Corrigan/The Spectre, who said Oliver had a different destiny. The next parts of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” should reveal exactly what that destiny is. Judging from the promo video at the top of the page, it'll involve helping his friends fight the Anti-Monitor. 

Expect Oliver to be a big part of the “Crisis” finale. After all, it’s his last crossover. “Arrow” will end on Jan. 28. The crossover is the beginning of the final run, with just three episodes left.

When Does Crisis on Infinite Earths continue? "Crisis on Infinite Earths" Part 3 ended with Supergirl watching a version of Superman die. Photo: The CW