Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 5

“Parasite Lost” Supergirl continues to develop the anti-alien plot through James being branded a symbol of the movement as Kara discovers that she should look beneath the surface before coming to conclusions. Of all the plots vying for attention this week, Kara’s was by far the weakest. I’ve repeatedly mentioned that Supergirl needs to find…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 4

“Ahisma” Supergirl lets the supporting cast carry the episode with Kara having to take more care to protect herself from the Krytonite infused atmosphere. In real world terms, having Kara wearing a full body costume with a face obscuring helmet is a way for the production team to work around Melissa Benoist’s lack of availability…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 3

“Man of Steel” Supergirl tells the origin story of Agent Liberty from open minded professor to radicalised anti-alien terrorist. I’ve mentioned in prior reviews that the threat this season isn’t entirely tangible so can’t easily be fought. Agent Liberty is one of the focal points of the larger issue at play but the anti-alien sentiment…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 2

“Fallout” Supergirl continues to develop the anti-alien sentiment in the wake of the public learning that the President has been lying about her true origins. Paranoia, fear and hatred are three words that have defined so much of the first two episodes of this season. There is a lot of tension in the world this…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 1

“American Alien” Supergirl returns for a fourth season with a revival of the anti-alien sentiment plot and slight shifts for most of the major characters. Last season was a bit lacking especially in its latter half with a poorly conceived villain story that ended up being more confusing and satisfying. This episode suggests that there’s…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 23

“Battles Lost and Won” Supergirl ends its third season by wrapping up the Reign plot and looking ahead to what the show will cover next season. The past few episodes have been problematic to say the least with a focus on story over character making it difficult to emotionally invest in anything that was going…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 22

“Make it Reign” Supergirl gears up for the season finale by starting to pay off the established arcs that have developed over the course of the season. This season has been a bit of an enigma in that so much has happened while so little has happened. I refer to life changing events in the…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 21

“Not Kansas” Supergirl sends Kara back to Argo City to live her life among her people as James and J’Onn deal with an influx of dangerous weapons into National City. It would be fair to say that this is a really busy episode with so many different things going on that don’t really add up…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 20

“Dark Side of the Moon” Supergirl delivers a shock reveal during Kara and Mon’El’s interstellar road-trip as Alex has an experience that shakes her world view in a really profound way. This is one of those episodes of television that’s a really confusing one to write about. There’s very little actually wrong with it in…