Supergirl (2015)

Supergirl – Immortal Kombat

by Alan Rapp on May 18, 2020

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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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Supergirl – Deus Lex Machina

by Alan Rapp on May 4, 2020

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Supergirl - Deus Lex Machina television review

While not as successful as “The House of L,” “Deus Lex Machina” does use the same structure to present a story from the perspective of Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) to catch viewers up on what the character has been up to behind-the-scenes over the past few months. Beginning with his return after “Crisis,” the episode chronicles how the villain has juggled the various threats against him and used Eve (Andrea Brooks) to both ingratiate himself to Leviathan and work for their destruction. While successfully coming out both an ally for Leviathan and hero for stopping them, Lex earns another victory. However, his ego does get in the way where a certain caped hero is concerned.

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Supergirl – Alex in Wonderland

by Alan Rapp on March 24, 2020

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Supergirl - Alex in Wonderland television review

For the second week in a row Supergirl offers a Kara-lite (Melissa Benoist) episode as the titular character is pushed aside once again. Following last week’s Dreamer (Nicole Maines) episode, this time it’s Alex‘s (Chyler Leigh) turn. With far more groundwork laid prior to the episode’s events, “Alex in Wonderland” works more successfully than “Reality Bytes” while also being tied more directly on ongoing season plotlines. Following a season stressful events punctuated by the death of her father, Alex pushes away friends and family and looks for comfort in VR, unaware that Obsidian North still hasn’t patched various issues shown throughout the season. The season-long theme of something being too good to be true continues as Alex loses herself in a fantasy playing Supergirl.

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Supergirl – Reality Bytes

by Alan Rapp on March 18, 2020

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Supergirl - Reality Bytes television review

In “Reality Bites” Supergirl shifts focus away from the Maid of Might to feature two separate storylines on supporting characters who have faded into the background a bit this season. Continuing the thread of dangerous technology, the approaching roll-out of Obsidian North Platinum offers an alarming example of how the technology could be misused as a computer programmer has found a way to hack the virtual reality world and torture his wife’s AI lover which leads Alex (Chyler Leigh) inside the shared simulation. The story offers yet another way Obsidian North may be dangerous to people, aside from Leviathan or the Luthors using it to control minds, while alerting both Alex and that the company isn’t taking issues with the technology seriously. Judging by the trailer for next week’s episode, it looks like this is a theme isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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Supergirl – The Bodyguard

by Alan Rapp on March 9, 2020

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Supergirl - The Bodyguard television review

The roll-out of Obsidian North Platinum brings with it attacks on Andrea Rojas‘ (Julie Gonzalo) life and a chance for Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) to ingretiate himself with Leviathan by offering Supergirl‘s (Melissa Benoist) services as bodyguard. Both Lex and Brainy (Jesse Rath) take steps to increase the likelihood of of such a union, although each of their choices may lead to serious consequences. Even with a power-deficiency fighting an alien fueled by vengeance and power-stealing gauntlets, Supergirl manages to get to the heart of the issue and diffuse the situation to prevent a city-wide catastrophe that her boss was perfectly willing to allow to happen (as the show reminds us just how far Lex will go to get his way).

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