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 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…