This anomaly will look pretty familiar to anyone who watches The Flash, and this is obviously a prelude to the big CW crossover event based on DC’s Invasion!, but before we find out any of that, we have this episode’s weak-sauce A plot to get out of the way.
TV Show: Supergirl
Well, there are lots of action plots with this week, with plenty of mano a mano fights (or extraterrestre a extraterrestre, as the case may be) and lots of Michael Bay-esque shots with the camera circling around combatants (and even just people sitting around having drinks)…
Previously on Supergirl: James “Jimmy” Olsen decided to come out as a superhero, while Alex did just about everything but come out as lesbian. Mon-El lost his non-paying job at CatCo for screwing around at work (literally)…
Previously on Supergirl: Mon-El arrived on Earth after escaping the devastation of Krypton’s sister planet Daxam. He’s the sole survivor of his homeworld and he’s all alone here on Earth, so it’s up to Supergirl…
When last week’s previews revealed the main plot of this episode would be an “underground alien fight club”, I must admit it looked like a pretty bland concept for an episode. And guess what? It actually is a pretty bland hour of TV, and another one of those unfortunate Supergirl episodes where…
The President of the United States (Lynda Carter!) visits National City to sign a historic amnesty bill allowing all aliens to come out of hiding and live among us in peace. And by “aliens”, they mean aliens from other planets, but it’s hard to miss the obvious parallels to the other kind of aliens dominating the shitshow that is our current national political discourse.
Previously on Supergirl: Kara always dreamed of teaming up with her cousin to fight bad guys, and it finally happened, as Superman’s boots were filled by an actual actor and together they protected Lex Luthor’s…
Budgets will be slashed, regular cast members will be demoted to recurring, network-wide crossovers will happen, and hopefully the series will be allowed to appeal to a hipper, savvier audience of superhero fans as opposed to its previous demo of elderly women watching with their granddaughters.
It’s the season finale, and Non is out to destroy the human race. Superman is now just a pair of boots, so it’s up to Supergirl to save us all by bludgeoning us with hope. And so the season ends as it began: with lots and lots of emotional speechifying.
Non uses the power of Myriad to control all of National City, including a CGI blob that’s allegedly Superman. Supergirl and her crew react to this threat with talking, talking, and more talking.
The Flash crosses over from the CW to hang with Supergirl, and this superhero team-up is basically everything that Batman v Superman was not. For starters, there’s ice cream for everybody.
It’s a clip show, only without the clips, as the origin stories of our main characters are revealed for… well, definitely not for the first time.
It’s the obligatory “superhero turns evil” episode as Kara gets exposed to Red Kryptonite. Also: loving references to one of the worst comic book movies ever! But no Kara vs. Supergirl junkyard fight, sadly.
It’s new Supergirl vs. old Supergirl as Laura Vandervoort guest stars as an evil blue alien who is definitely not Mystique. Also, if you’re interested in not becoming a supervillain, stay the heck away from Winn; he’s a bit of a bad-luck charm.
Supergirl gets a new rival at work, faces another bottom-tier Superman villain, and this show again proves it understands the Superman Family way better than the DC movies.
Supergirl loosely adapts a classic Superman story from the ‘80s (emphasis on loosely), but mostly uses it to advance Astra and Non’s evil plans, which come perilously close to actually making sense.
A third-tier comic book villain used to advance various romantic subplots? Sounds like an episode of Supergirl.
“Strange Visitor from Another Planet” (S1 E11) A White Martian comes to Earth hunting J’onn/Hank, bringing back painful memories of a Martian holocaust. Meanwhile, Cat’s son comes to town to become Kara’s love interest. Luckily, he’s already married to her.
A White Martian comes to Earth hunting J’onn/Hank, bringing back painful memories of a Martian holocaust. Meanwhile, Cat’s son comes to town to become Kara’s love interest. Luckily, he’s already married to her.
“Childish Things” (S1 E10) Winn’s dad AKA the Toyman appears at long last. Was it worth the wait? Knowing this show, do you even have to ask?