Supergirl

Supergirl – Luthors

by Alan Rapp on February 14, 2017

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  • Title: Supergirl – Luthors
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Supergirl - Luthors television review

Perhaps better than any episode of the series so far, “Luthors” highlights just who Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) is and what she stands for. When Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) is accused of helping break Lillian (Brenda Strong) and Metallo (Frederick Schmidt) out of prison only Kara stands up for her friend despite overwhelming evidence. When Metallo breaks Lena out of prison as well, further cementing the public’s perception yet another bad apple from the Luthor tree, Kara continues to believe in her friend. While revealing more about Lena’s relationship to various members of the Luthor clan, what makes “Luthor” work is that Supergirl is correct in her evaluation of Lena here… but from the final flashback, the show continues to tease that there’s likely more to the youngest member of the Luthor clan than meets the eye.

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Supergirl – The Martian Chronicles

by Alan Rapp on February 7, 2017

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Supergirl - The Martian Chronicles TV review

As teased in the previous episode, a pair of White Martians come to Earth in search of M’gann (Sharon Leal) in “The Martian Chronicles.” Initially rejecting the help of the D.O.A., M’gann eventually is talked into accepting their proctection from J’onn (David Harewood) which leads to Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and her friends being trapped in the D.O.A. with a pair of shape-shifting Martians out to kill M’gann’s friends and return the traitor home to Mars.

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Supergirl – We Can Be Heroes

by Alan Rapp on January 31, 2017

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  • Title: Supergirl – We Can Be Heroes
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Supergirl - We Can Be Heroes television review

Although the latest episode of Supergirl involves the return of Livewire (Brit Morgan), including Kara (Melissa Benoist) freaking out about her arch-nemesis’ return (did I miss something, when did Livewire graduate from recurring villain to nemesis?), the central theme of the story deals more about the show’s heroes than its villains. This includes Supergirl’s disapproval of discovering the truth about Guardian, the mixed success of Mon-El‘s (Chris Wood) first field experience, and J’onn (David Harewood) choosing to forgive and help M’gann (Sharon Leal) through traumatic episode.

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Supergirl – Supergirl Lives

by Alan Rapp on January 24, 2017

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  • Title: Supergirl – Supergirl Lives
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Supergirl - Supergirl Lives TV review

Supergirl returns with a very Stargate-ish episode. While looking into the story of a missing teenager, Kara (Melissa Benoist) discovers aliens sending captive humans across the universe through a dimensional door. Following them through with Mon-El (Chris Wood) appears to be the smart move, but when the heroes arrive on a planet with a red sun things get a bit more complicated. Directed by Kevin Smith, “Supergirl Lives” is a fun episode with some additional challenges for a hero (and a cool new invention in the sunlight grenade), even if Alex‘s (Chyler Leigh) spazzy attitude swings are a bit strange (though to be fair, that’s likely more due to the writing and the limited time on-screen to deal with the rubber band of emotions than Smith’s direction).

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Legends of Tomorrow – Invasion!

by Alan Rapp on December 4, 2016

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Legends of Tomorrow - Invasion!

I guess it’s not surprising that the the show with the biggest cast would be the one to deal best with the Invasion! crossover, even if that does mean that The CW’s weakest super-hero link provides the best episode of the quartet. The final episode reveals the motives for the Dominators‘ arrival and just what they have planned for the Earth’s meta-human population. The fact that Barry‘s (Grant Gustin) time-divergence is responsible for the Dominators, who after the reveal seem more like timecops than killer monsters, was a bit of a surprise. The demand that Barry turn himself over to the aliens or they would kill all the meta-humans on the planet is awkward (given their fear of meta-humans is there any reason to believe they would be satisfied with only Barry?). In much the same way the logic to beating the aliens is questionable (could they really be certain to get every Dominator?), but it does give Barry and Kara (Melissa Benoist) the chance for more tag-team goodness.

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