Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 13

“Both Sides Now” Supergirl introduces another World Killer and deals with lingering relationship dynamics as it breaks for a long hiatus. Season long villains have a strong chance of running out of steam very quickly as has been proven in the other DC shows so steps have to be taken in order to make allowances…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 12

“For Good” Supergirl puts the Reign plot on hold for now and dusts off one of the more problematic villains while reawakening Lena’s conflict between her desire to do good and her status as a Luthor. Reign is a good and compelling villain; Morgan Edge is not. It has felt like a while since Edge…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 11

“Fort Rozz” Supergirl heads on another outer space adventure as Kara puts together a team to visit the Kryptonian prison ship in an effort to find out more information about Reign. The big challenge the writers have is keeping Reign relevant as a threat. If she is defeated too often then it will be difficult…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 10

“Legion of Super-Heroes” Supergirl returns after the winter hiatus to deal with the fallout of Kara’s brutal beating at the hands of Reign and introduce a team of superheroes. The previous episode ended with Kara in bad shape. This episode reveals that her injuries were so extensive that she is now in a coma. Her…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 9

“Reign” Supergirl finishes for the winter hiatus with the emergence and first confrontation with the season’s main antagonist. Waiting until now to properly begin Sam’s villain story is a great idea as it allowed the character to be developed gradually over the past few episodes. She has very quickly become an important part of the…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 7

“Wake Up” Supergirl moves forward with Samantha’s story as Kara has to deal with the unexpected return of someone she thought was lost. Samantha has been a welcome addition to the show this year. Odette Annable is infectiously likeable and fits in well with the ever expanding cast of engaging female characters. It’s no secret…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 6

“Midvale” Supergirl deals with the Alex/Maggie break-up with a return to the girls’ childhood home in Midvale to relive their youth and work through their issues. Post break-up episodes are often a slog, especially on CW shows as characters are regularly depicted as being unrealistically broken and the whole experience can be frustratingly consumed by angst….

Supergirl – Season 2 Episode 17

“Distant Sun” Supergirl challenges the Kara/Mon’El relationship as his parents step up their efforts to get Mon’El to return to Daxam. Early on it seemed like this episode was going to at least partially focus on the fact that Kara had a bounty placed on her head and was going to have a number of…

Supergirl – Season 2 Episode 16

“Star-Crossed” Supergirl reveals the truth about Mon’El when the mysterious aliens that have been pursuing him throughout the season finally make it to Earth. The truth about Mon’El’s origins could be one of the easiest to predict reveals in all of TV history. Ever since he was introduced I had absolutely no doubt that Mon’El…

Supergirl – Season 2 Episode 15

“Exodus” Supergirl picks up on the cliffhanger from last week by clearing up the purpose of the mysterious ship being built by Cadmus as Kara and Alex struggle to find a way to stand up to what they believe in. It turns out that Cadmus’ plan for the ship is actually a fairly simple one…