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 2 Episode 8

“Medusa” Supergirl closes off its 2016 run with an alien killing virus that threatens every alien living in National City I must admit to being surprised that the Medusa tease paid off so quickly. Normally these things linger for a long time. For a clear example see the Myriad plot last season. The mystery surrounding…

Supergirl – Season 2 Episode 7

“The Darkest Place” Supergirl develops the Cadmus story as James struggles with his new role as a vigilante when he is accused of murder. Cadmus has been hanging over the show since last season with the promise of Dean Cain’s Jeremiah Danvers still being alive. They have been behind a lot of the villains this…

Supergirl – Season 2 Episode 6

“Changing” Supergirl introduces long running Superman villain, Parasite as Alex struggles with her feelings for Maggie, Mon’El has trouble deciding what to do with his life and James starts his vigilante career. This was a really busy episode that had to keep a lot of plates spinning in order to maintain its momentum. It definitely…

Supergirl – Season 2 Episode 5

“Crossfire” Supergirl continues developing the Alien Amnesty storyline when a group of criminals threaten National City with alien weapons. I’ve mentioned before that this show feels very different in its second season and the changes have mostly been positive. Intensifying the alien angle has been great for Supergirl on a thematic level. Even if the…

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…