Supergirl (2015)

Supergirl – It’s a Super Life

by Alan Rapp on February 25, 2020

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Supergirl - It's a Super Life  television review

Supergirl celebrates its 100th episode with the return of Mr. Mxyzptlk as Thomas Lennon takes over the role and offers Kara (Melissa Benoist) the opportunity to fix her relationship with Lena (Katie McGrath) by revealing her secret to her friend turned enemy earlier in their relationship. Rather than one version of a different life shown, the It’s a Wonderful Life themed episode offers multiple alternate realities where Kara watches how events may have played out differently had she revealed herself to Lena earlier and earlier in their friendship.

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  • Title: Supergirl – Back From the Future (Part Two)
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Supergirl - Back From the Future (Part Two) television review

“Back From the Future (Part One)” was a fun episode, but there’s really no reason why it needed to be stretched into two episodes. “Part One” brought back Jeremy Jordan to deal with an alternate Earth doppelganger. In “Part Two” the vanquised Toyman is found in digital form uploaded to the DEO’s intranet taking control of various weapons and computers as it tries to break out into the world. The episode offers Winn a nice hero moment both for the actor and character, even if that ground had already been covered in the previous episode.

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  • Title: Supergirl – Back From the Future (Part One)
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Supergirl - Back From the Future (Part One) television review

Although both the show and Brainy (Jesse Rath) waffle a bit over the recent change to his character there’s certainly an improvement over how the show has begun using the Legionnaire from the future. The episode offers the return of Jeremy Jordan reprising his role of Winn Schott and as an crazier version from a parallel Earth who Winn returns from the future to stop from destroying his timeline. Jordan fits in easily here, particularly in his individual scenes with both Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Nia (Nicole Maines), the later of whom he encourages by offering a glimpse of the hero she (and her descendants) will become.

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Supergirl – The Bottle Episode

by Alan Rapp on January 22, 2020

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Supergirl - The Bottle Episode television review

I didn’t expect the first episode of Supergirl coming out of Crisis would be a Brainy (Jesse Rath) episode, but it works (and not only for mercifully killing the puppy-dog romance that had been used too often this season as B-story filler). With National City’s hero, CatCo, and the DEO all transplanted to the new Earth, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) struggles with the machinations of Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) who has managed once again to take advantage of the Crisis (this time setting himself up as the world’s most famous humanitarian). While Lex, and his team-up with Lena (Katie McGrath), is a looming threat to be dealt with later in the season, the more immediate threat is the sudden arrival of multiple versions of Brainac-5 all from former Earths who are slowly being killed off one by one.

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  • Title: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Five
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Legends of Tomorrow  - Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Five TV review

If the climax of Crisis turned out to be a bit underwhelming the epilogue brings back some fun. The first episode of the Fifth Season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow introduces us to a new world. Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and the Paragons didn’t rebirth the entire Multiverse, only a single universe with one Earth where all our heroes live. Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) is doubly surprised to find out she shares her Earth with Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and that Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) had one last move up his sleeve in resetting his role on the new Earth as a beloved benefactor rather than sociopathic villain. Only the Paragons remember the events of Crisis, although J’onn (David Harewood) is able to remedy the siutation fairly quickly to clue in the rest of the heroes as to what is happening, including a final appearance of the Anti-Monitor.

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