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Supergirl – All About Eve

by Alan Rapp on April 2, 2019

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Supergirl - All About Eve television review

Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) may not appear in “All About Eve,” but the episode deals primarily with the fallout from his escape. Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) enlists the help of Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Lena (Katie McGrath) in a hunt for Eve (Andrea Brooks) who they believe can lead them to Lex. The trouble for Supergirl is Lex has already thought of that and uses Eve as bait to lure Supergirl to the time and place of his choosing to enact the next part of his plan. Despite the discovery of Lena’s secret experiments, the episode doesn’t further the rift between Lena and the Maid of Might as the two find common ground (which is a good thing because Supergirl is going to need all the help she can get). Has Lena’s villainous turn been shelved for good this time? Hopefully.

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Supergirl – The House of L

by Alan Rapp on March 26, 2019

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Supergirl - The House of L television review

Supergirl has consistently been the best of The CW’s super-hero shows for awhile now. And now it has a villain equal to its hero. After a short sequence showing Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) fight off Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), the rest of the episode features extended flashbacks from the day Lex was sent to prison to the present. Devious, manipulative, and willing to go to great lengths to get what he wants, “The House of L” reveals Lex’s relationship to the “other” Supergirl that we saw show up in Kaznia at the end of last year along with highlighting the various plans and manipulations he’s pulled off from a prison cell planning for this day. Although we get very little of Kara Danvers in this episode, Melissa Benoist is prominently featured as the show finally offers a true introduction to the Red Daughter.

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  • Title: Supergirl – O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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Supergirl - O Brother, Where Art Thou? television review

As one villain exits another enters. Believing Manchester Black (David Ajala) to be behind the shooting of James “Don’t Call Me Jimmy” Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), J’onn (David Harewood) redoubles his efforts to stop his schemes which are now aided by a Martian staff that makes him even more dangerous. While Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) works to keep the carnage at bay, J’onn will have to put aside his peaceful vows. Manchester exits in relatively forgettable fashion, considering all the trouble he has caused, but J’onn’s actions in permanently subduing him foreshadow new problems for the Martian. This leaves Jimmy at the hands of doctors who can’t save him and Alex (Chyler Leigh) alone to convince Kelly Olsen (Azie Tesfai) to consider a dangerous experimental cure. Alex forgetting her sister’s secret identity has allowed the show to play on the old Superman trope of why the hero’s alter ego missing important moments. Will these unexplained absences eventually lead Alex into doing a little snooping?

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  • Title: Supergirl – What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?
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Supergirl - What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way? television review

With President Baker (Bruce Boxleitner) continuing to take more of a pro-human stance, and the escape from prison of Manchester Black (David Ajala) who has teamed up with Menagerie (Jessica Meraz) and Hat (Louis Ozawa Changchien) to provide a pro-alien response to the Agents of Liberty, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) struggles to find a right course of action. The discovery that the United States Government plans to launch a satellite which will shoot down all alien ships attempting to reach Earth, something The Elite plan to stop, only further muddies the water as Kara attempts to find a way to fight The Elite and still protect alien life on Earth (and in the skies above) without unintentionally helping either side in human vs. alien tension that is reaching a boiling point.

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Supergirl – Blood Memory

by Alan Rapp on January 29, 2019

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  • Title: Supergirl – Blood Memory
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Supergirl - Blood Memory television review

The relationship between sisters is the theme of “Blood Memory” when Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) takes a trip with Nia (Nicole Maines) to her inclusive home town. After meeting Nia’s sister (Hannah James), Kara discovers why her protege has been so hesitant to embrace the powers passed down from her mother (Kate Burton). At the same time the show begins exploring the aftereffects of Alex (Chyler Leigh) forgetting Supergirl’s true identity from small memory gaps, to a lack of confidence, to being far less kind to the Maid of Might in the field. Bonding over their trouble with sisters, the episode works as both an origin story for Nia’s eventual hero push while also staying true to the show’s core principles of friendship and sisterhood as Kara reveals her secret to a friend whose turmoil she understands all too well.

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