Alex takes charge of the DEO! For almost 10 seconds! Henshaw gets captured! For almost 20 seconds! And Cat figures out Supergirl’s secret identity! For almost 30 seconds! Yeah, pretty much everything that happens is undone by the end of the episode.
Author: Dr. Winston O'Boogie
2015 is over, so it’s time once again to take a look back at the most popular articles of the past year.
Two writer-directors entrusted with a $175 million budget decide to bring their sci-fi/action film to a dead stop for no good reason. But hey, they got Terry Gilliam to do a cameo!
Jackie and the gang hatch a plan to dose the entire prison with LSD, while Otto Preminger hatches a plan to torture the audience and calls it the third act of Skidoo.
“Hostile Takeover” (S1 E08) Supergirl’s evil Aunt Astra is back, and she’s brought along a much more verbose version of Non. But the true villain is whoever decided we needed another lighthearted Cat Grant-centric plot.
Evil Aunt Astra is back! But maybe she’s not so evil after all. Meanwhile, Cat and Kara take all the mystery out of their relationship.
“Human for a Day” (S1 E07). Supergirl loses her powers, but—surprise!—she’s still a hero without them. Meanwhile, the job of fighting this week’s obscure DC villain falls to Alex and Hank Henshaw, who finally reveals his true identity.
Supergirl is powerless to stop an escaped mind-controlling alien super-criminal, which is fine because no one ever tells her about the escaped mind-controlling alien super-criminal anyway. But, hey, she’s got a random, reluctant mugger to deal with, so that’s something, right?
In which we meet a half-man/half-elephant, and Jupiter confesses her feelings for Caine in the most embarrassingly stupid way possible.
Tripping on LSD causes Jackie Gleason to turn over a new leaf, while back on Groucho’s boat, we find out God’s fatal weakness: cooties.
“Red Faced” (S1 E06) Lois Lane’s dad comes to town and wants Supergirl to fight his idiotic-looking robot, the Red Tornado. Luckily, she’s angry enough to do it, but not half as angry as Red Tornado fans.
Some cut-up plastic milk jugs and $50 worth of red spray paint is all it takes to be a villain worthy of Supergirl. No wonder she’s so angry.
Jackie Gleason continues to trip on LSD and hallucinates a dancing Mickey Rooney and Zombie Arnold Stang, resulting in one of the most horrible GIFs ever perpetrated on humanity.
Hint: It involves people. Lots and lots of people. Oh, and get ready for the totally non-shocking reveal about why everyone is so interested in Jupiter.
“How Does She Do It?” (S1 E04) The episode they didn’t want you to see last week finally airs, and maybe it’s still a little too soon? Also, Supergirl faces her own cut-rate version of the Unabomber while watching Cat Grant’s son.
A week late, but still probably much too soon after Paris, we get bombs going off all over National City while Supergirl is supposed to be… babysitting. Sheesh.
Chuck and Lyle go commando on the CIA and are rewarded with all their dreams coming true: Namely, a government-funded live album and a girlfriend they can both share.
UPDATED on Nov. 22, 2015! “Casual fans today might be under the impression the episode resulted in boycotts, death threats, and people marching in the streets, but the contemporary record tells a different story.”
“Livewire” (S1 E05) Thanksgiving is the third week of November in National City, apparently, as Supergirl takes on a villain from the DCAU who becomes her lamest foe yet.
Someone said something mean about Supergirl on the radio! There’s only one thing that could mean – a fight to the death!