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Supergirl – The Wrath of Rama Khan

by Alan Rapp on December 4, 2019

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Supergirl - The Wrath of Rama Khan television review

In the final episode before the Crisis, Kara (Melissa Benoist) must deal with Lena‘s (Katie McGrath) betrayal and plans to launch Myriad and also stop Rama Khan (Mitch Pileggi) from igniting a dormant super volcano and destroying the world. Several of this season’s themes are put into play here, some of which are wrapped up and others which will continue after the crossover, but it’s the series’ core belief that anyone can be saved that plays a crucial role in ending Lena’s first (although not likely her last) attempt to bend humanity’s wills to a less-violent future.

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Supergirl – Tremors

by Alan Rapp on November 20, 2019

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Supergirl - Tremors television review

Since the introduction of Lena (Katie McGrath) on the show, this is the episode I’ve been hoping that Supergirl would avoid. More on that in a second, first “Tremors” does introduce us to the inner circle of Leviathan, aliens from another world who have been guiding/controlling the Earth from behind the scenes for thousands of years. The member the episode gives the most time to is Rama Khan (Mitch Pileggi) whose Earth-bending powers mean a trip to the Fortress of Solitude for Kara (Melissa Benoist) and her best bud Lena (who uses the opportunity to steal Myriad, trap Kara in the Fortress, and declare an end to the pair’s friendship).

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Supergirl – Confidence Women

by Alan Rapp on November 12, 2019

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Supergirl - Confidence Women television review

The Leviathan plot takes a step forward with a flashback episode that delves into the friendship of Lena (Katie McGrath) and Andrea Rojas (Julie Gonzalo). “Confidence Women” is overdue in helping to explain why Kara‘s (Melissa Benoist) deception hurt Lena so profoundly given what happened with Andrea years before. While the magical medallion (which isn’t magical?) is a bit goofy, it’s existence helps both Supergirl and Lena separately uncover the existence of Leviathan (although neither yet knows anything more than the name). The flashbacks also offer the return of iZombie‘s Rahul Kohli as Lena’s ex-boyfriend Jack Spheer.

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Supergirl – Dangerous Liaisons

by Alan Rapp on November 5, 2019

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Supergirl - Dangerous Liaisons TV review

While there is more family and relationship drama involved, “Dangerous Liaisons” is notable mostly for Lena (Katie McGrath) bartering a partnership with Malefic (Phil LaMarr) in order to move her mind-control work forward and the show finally coming back around to pick up the lose thread of Leviathan. The main threat of the week, the Doctor-Octopusish Rip Roar (Nick Sagar), will pull in both William Day (Staz Nair) and Andrea Rojas (Julie Gonzalo) into the Leviathan plot which has been on the back-burner since being teased in the final scene of Season Four. Although his attempts to flood the world would seem to clear Andrea of any connection to the secret organization, the final scene confirms she is indeed involved.

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Supergirl – Blurred Lines

by Alan Rapp on October 22, 2019

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Supergirl - Blurred Lines television review

“Blurred Lines” continues the plot thread of J’onn (David Harewood) discovering more about his brother, this week with the help of Nia (Nicole Maines) who helps uncover the reason for the gaps in J’onn’s memory and the hatred of Malefic. Malefic also takes the opportunity to use humanity’s latest invention to his advantage and recover the use of his full powers as the episodes cements the character as the major pre-Crisis threat for our heroes. The episode is also notable for Lena (Katie McGrath) using her friendship, and Kara‘s (Melissa Benoist) guilt, to play on favor that looks like its quickly leading her down a dark path well traveled by her brother.

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