Supergirl – The Fanatical

by Alan Rapp on May 22, 2018

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Supergirl – The Fanatical
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Supergirl - The Fanatical television review

With Reign (Odette Annable) locked away and Lena (Katie McGrath) working on a cure, Supergirl‘s (Melissa Benoist) attention is turned to the followers of Thomas Coville who have turned to Reign for their deliverance and have been using Kryptonian texts to secretly create a weapon capable of creating a new world killer. Protecting one member of the cult (Nesta Cooper) from the others puts Superman’s black friend James “Don’t Call Me Jimmy” Olsen‘s (Mehcad Brooks) secret identity in jeopardy which leads to one of the actor’s best scenes of the series while explaining the racism he has dealt with his entire life and why being Guardian means so much to him.

The battle against the cult includes a humorous attempt at Mon-El (Chris Wood) going undercover and Supergirl saving the life a confused young woman (Sofia Vassilieva) not through force but through understanding of losing one’s self while striving for a higher purpose. The B-story focuses on Alex‘s (Chyler Leigh) attempts to help Ruby (Emma Tremblay) get over the fact that her mother is a split-personality super-powered serial killer and J’onn‘s (David Harewood) struggles with finding a way to help M’yrnn (Carl Lumbly) and the deterioration of his mind. While the plan of an outting to the arcade begins in disaster, the Ruby and M’yrnn find a way to help each other. However, to help Ruby’s mother and bring Sam back, Kara and Mon-El will need a little help finding a mystery element past the second star to the right, and straight on till morning.

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