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…

Supergirl – Season 2 Episode 14

“Homecoming” Supergirl stages a family reunion when Jeremiah Danvers is rescued from Cadmus under suspicious circumstances. The question over what the show is going to do with Jeremiah Danvers has been open since his last appearance and the circumstances were equally suspicious. There is a lingering question over how he managed to survive for so…

Supergirl – Season 1 Episode 20

“Better Angels” Supergirl closes off its first season by having Kara tested to prove she has what it takes to save the world. The previous episode was certainly uneven and problematic but it did play to the main strength of this show by having Kara put in a situation she was unprepared for to test…

Supergirl – Season 1 Episode 19

“Myriad” Supergirl prepares for the season finale as Non’s master plan comes into play when he takes control of the population of National City. Mind control is a fairly dodgy trope to use in science fiction as it’s often used as a quick way to resolve conflicts and build tension. In a show where the…

Supergirl – Season 1 Episode 18

“Worlds Finest” Supergirl joins the crossover club when Barry Allen aka The Flash (Grant Gustin) appears from another universe and decides to stay a while to help Kara out with a well-timed villain team up. I’ve been eager for a crossover between Supergirl and The Flash ever since the announcement that there would be a…

Supergirl – Season 1 Episode 17

“Manhunter” Supergirl delivers origin stories for many of the main characters and features the return of Kara’s adoptive father Jeremiah Danvers. After the status quo shift in the last episode it is to be expected that this one would be more low key to allow the characters to reflect on it and for the most…