Supergirl (2015)

Supergirl – Fear Knot

by Alan Rapp on May 13, 2021

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Supergirl - Fear Knot television review

The final episode before a three-month hiatus sees the team head into the Phantom Zone to rescue Kara (Melissa Benoist), over and over again. The concept is easy to guess during the first vignette, but basically it boils down into each member of the team becoming trapped in a prison of their own fear and living out a series of events in their mind while only a handful of minutes actually pass aboard the Martian’s flying library ship (seriously, where did this come from?). While each mini-episode offers a look at how a certain character sees things going wrong, it does quickly fill up the running time so that the actual rescue of Supergirl is a mere afterthought (the team doesn’t even get a proper introduction to Kara’s not-so-dead father). Still, despite the awkwardness of its conclusion, the episode works fairly well by shining the spotlight on the various characters including letting us know what kind of helium-filled monstrosities haunt Brainy‘s (Jesse Rath) dreams.

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Supergirl – Prom Night!

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2021

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Supergirl - Prom Night! TV review

“Prom Night!” leaves Supergirl (Melissa Benoist, who doesn’t appear in this episode) trapped in the Phantom Zone in favor of a whacky time-travel episode as Nia (Nicole Maines) and Brainy (Jesse Rath) travel back to the 90s looking to secure a biological sample from Kara’s past in hopes of using it to find her in the the Phantom Zone. So quickly following The Flash‘s recent 90s time-travel episode doesn’t help the premise, nor does the sitcom-ish humor stretched to an hour’s lenghth, but it does allow the show to bring back the younger actresses for Kara (Izabela Vidovic) and Alex (Olivia Nikkanen) one more time. As expected, the pair’s mission goes wrong leading to them interacting with Kara and Alex and accidentally changing past events causing unknown repercussions as the episode comes to an end with the two time travelers captured by aliens who were originally caught by the DEO.

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Supergirl – Phantom Menaces

by Alan Rapp on April 14, 2021

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Supergirl - Phantom Menaces television review

Emotion drives most of the stories of “Phantom Menaces” with Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) trapped in the Phantom Zone leaving her friends to soldier on and deal with her loss. Not suprisingly, Alex (Chyler Leigh) is hit hardest by the team’s inability to rescue Kara while J’onn (David Harewood) attempts to bury his emotions and throw himself into his work finding the phantom that escaped as it looks to breed through humanity creating a new army of phantoms. Meanwhile, Lena‘s (Katie McGrath) and Brainy (Jesse Rath) help each other work through the frustration of Lex Luthor‘s (Jon Cryer) win and attempts to get back to business in a plot thread that works to build on the redemption arc of both characters and push Lena into a new role on the series other than her brother’s keeper. McGrath continues to be the season’s stand-out.

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Supergirl – Rebirth

by Alan Rapp on April 5, 2021

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Supergirl - Rebirth television review

Supergirl‘s final season begins with a mess of a first episode that attempts to wrap up several threads from the COVID-shortened Fifth Season all in one episode prior to moving on to new stories. Before the opening credits even roll, Brainy (Jesse Rath) is saved and Leviathan is defeated leaving the rest of the episode to deal with Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) who apparently has become a god, has half the world’s population under his sway, and is working to kill off everyone else. Cryer is fun here yet again in what will apparently not be his final appearance which offers him more than one victory over Supergirl (Melissa Benoist). As has been the show’s problem recently, too much of the episode is centered around making sure every single member of the ever-growing supporting cast gets their moment. Given Supergirl’s current predicament, I’m bit concerned with the short-term direction of the show and if the rest of the cast can keep things afloat prior to the Maid of Might’s inevitable return from the Phantom Zone.

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Supergirl – Immortal Kombat

by Alan Rapp on May 18, 2020

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  • Title: Supergirl – Immortal Kombat
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Supergirl - Immortal Kombat television review

The Fifth Season of Supergirl comes to an early end. Given the COVID-19 shortened season, not all of the season’s plot points are resolved, as the show offers a cliffanger ending leaving the fate of one supporting character in doubt and the endgame of Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) still a mystery. More than the big battles featuring Supergirl‘s (Melissa Benoist) pals fighting literal gods, or Kara’s speech to convince people to leave Obsidian North Platinum, the finale is most notable for finally offering the opportunity for Kara and Lena (Katie McGrath) to put aside recent hurt feelings and come together once more (hopefully the signaling the start of a new friendship that won’t be fractured by the first sign of trouble… or Lex’s inevitable retaliation).

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