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 3 Episode 5

“Damage” Supergirl deals with the consequences of the lead bomb used to stop the Daxamite invasion in last season’s finale by putting Lena in the public firing line. Little has been said about the Daxamite invasion since it happened which is bizarre when you really think about it. A citywide alien invasion would be something…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 4

“The Faithful” Supergirl tackles religion as a cult worshipping the Girl of Steel springs up in Central City raising questions about the effect Kara has on the world. The beauty of this show is that it has been able to tackle a range of issues from the treatment of refugees to the importance of identity be…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 3

“Far from the Tree” Supergirl deals with family drama when J’Onn returns to Mars and Maggie dredges up painful memories of rejection at the hands of her father. This show has been pretty uneven in dealing with the J’Onn and his Martian past. His relationship with M’Gann last season wasn’t explored as well as it…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 2

“Triggers” Supergirl continues to deal with Kara’s grief following the loss of Mon’El as a psychic villain forces her to relive her worst fears. I was very critical of last week’s episode because of excessive angst. My main concern was the possibility that this could dominate the season and turn the show into something that’s…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 1

“Girl of Steel” Supergirl returns for a third season and begins with a boatload of angst when Kara isolates herself from her civilian life. Kara made a very difficult choice at the end of the last season when she willingly let Mon’El leave in order to save his life. It was clear that she cared…

Kneel Before Pod – Supergirl Season 2

The DC TV Universe -sometimes referred to as the Arrowverse or the Berlantiverse- will soon return for another dose of superhero insanity. Before that happens; Kneel Before Pod just do a series of episodes on the previous seasons. First up is Supergirl where Craig and Chris do a quick round-up of their thoughts on the…

Supergirl – Season 2 Episode 22

“Nevertheless, She Persisted” Supergirl closes off season 2 with a trial by combat to decide the fate of the Earth and the return of Superman. The episode picks right up from last week with Clark attacking Kara seemingly under the control of Rhea. It turns out that he is but not in a direct sense….

Supergirl – Season 2 Episode 21

“Resist” Supergirl brings back Cat Grant and the President of the United States as Rhea’s Daxamite army occupies National City. A big issue with all of the shows in this universe is that finales feel disturbingly familiar every year. Arrow had 3 seasons in a row where the city was under siege by the villain…