Supergirl – Season 2 Episode 4

“Survivors” Supergirl continues building the alien subculture angle with an alien fight club discovered in National City. It seems like every genre show must have a fight club episode at some point. To date The Flash and Arrow are yet to do one but Torchwood and Smallville both did this episode and now Supergirl follows…

Supergirl – Season 2 Episode 3

“Welcome to Earth” The President of the United States comes to Supergirl to pass a law that will allow aliens to live freely among humans. It has been mentioned before but it’s worth noting that the President in Supergirl is a woman which ties perfectly into the feminist and female empowerment themes that run through…

Supergirl – Season 2 Episode 2

“The Last Children of Krypton” Supergirl rounds off the opening to season 2 including Kara’s team-up with her famous cousin as the stage is set for the rest of the season. This episode was all about change in a lot of ways. Supergirl as a show has been through a lot of changes with the…

Supergirl – Season 2 Episode 1

“The Adventures of Supergirl” Supergirl returns and she’s bringing Superman with her. Season 2 begins with the cousins super working together for the first time on this show after a change in network for the show. I found the way that Superman was handled last season to be problematic. The way that he was seen…

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…

Supergirl – Season 1 Episode 16

“Falling” Supergirl returns –sorry I couldn’t resist- from a short break with an episode that has Kara’s personality altered by exposure to Red Kryptonite. There are many variations of Kryptonite in Superman lore and the red variety has arguably the widest variation. In the comics each piece has a unique effect on Superman, in Lois…

Supergirl – Season 1 Episode 15

“Solitude” Supergirl introduces Superman’s Fortress of Solitude and brings back a former Supergirl as a villain. The villain of this story goes by Indigo (Laura Vandervoort) but she is also a version of Brainiac known as Brainiac-8. That isn’t necessarily important for this story but it’s a nice piece of Superman trivia to bear in…