Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 21

“Red Dawn” Supergirl finally brings Kara face to face with her evil twin as Ben Lockwood begins to realise that he is yet another pawn in Lex’ master plan. This season of Supergirl has certainly been eventful, perhaps too eventful. Anti-alien tensions have dominated the storytelling but within that there existed a confusingly problematic Manchester…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 20

“Will the Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up” Supergirl continues with Kara and Lena’s investigation into Lex Luthor’s plans as Ben Lockwood’s anti-alien stance ramps up following the death of his wife. I’ve said in many reviews that one of the greatest assets this show has is the Kara/Lena friendship. It’s so rich and interesting…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 19

“American Dreamer” Supergirl focuses on Kara as the journalist as Nia picks up the superhero slack and Brainy helps James process his trauma. I’ve previously criticised this show for not giving enough attention to the non costumed side of Kara’s double life. Since season 1 finished and the show moved to the CW the CatCo…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 18

“Crime and Punishment” Supergirl deals with the aftermath of the previous episode as Kara considers her place in the current state of affairs. Public opinion is a very fickle thing and the biggest challenge for Kara at the moment is altering the perception the public have of her after Lex Luthor staged a very brutal…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 17

“All About Eve” Supergirl picks up the pieces from Lex’ escape with the characters looking to focus on the weak link in his organisation in the hope of tracking him down. The weak link in Lex’ organisation is immediately identified as Eve. It’s unclear what makes her more exploitable than any other part of his…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 16

“The House of L” Supergirl devotes an episode to Lex and the Kara duplicate created at the end of last season and teased throughout this one. The Kasnian Kara plot has received such limited focus this season that I thought the writers had largely forgotten about it. It came across as a relic of a…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 15

“O Brother, Where Art Thou” Supergirl introduces Superman’s nemesis, Lex Luthor as J’Onn continues his relentless pursuit of Manchester Black. I’ve talked at length about how problematic the Manchester Black plot is. My main issue with it is how flimsy his motivation is and how little the writers seem to care about making this work….

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 14

“Stand and Deliver” Supergirl explores how powerful public opinion and peaceful protest can be in bringing about change during times of great societal tension. The anti-alien arc this season has been a really interesting problem for Kara to deal with as it means there isn’t an end of level boss to defeat in order to…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 13

“What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?” Supergirl returns from another hiatus to introduce a team of villains and explore what Kara represents to the people of Earth. As good as David Ajala is in the role of Manchester Black there are issues with how this character has been developed. His shift…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 12

“Menagerie” Supergirl delivers a belated Valentine’s Day episode featuring a heart eating symbiotic alien, a great deal of soul searching for Alex and Nia wrestling with what comes next. This show could rarely be described as subtle and episodes like this could be used as examples of how overt the writers can be in putting…