Sunday, February 14, 2016

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 12 “Bizarro” (B+)

I’m not too familiar with Supergirl mythology, and so I don’t know if Bizarro was also a construct of her universe or if that’s just a concept borrowed and modified from Superman. Still, it worked pretty well into the plot here, confirming that Maxwell Lord is just as evil as initially suspected, attempting to revive seven women in the pursuit of creating Supergirl’s alter ego and exact opposite. He doesn’t even try to hide it, freely admitting to Alex that he’s guilty. Arresting him and locking him up in the basement of the DEO may not be the best long-term plan, but it at least ensures that he can’t continue with his research and create another Bizarro to come after Kara while he’s in custody. It’s a good thing that Kara was able to save the unfortunate girl who was transformed into Bizarro, and that definitely counts as a win for the good guys. It’s a shame, however, that it meant the fizzling out of Kara’s budding relationship with Cat’s son, and the cessation of their work dynamic being a little more equitable. Cat bringing Kara coffee was unsettling, so maybe it’s better that things are back to normal. Winn’s heart-to-heart with James, on the other hand, was quite eye-opening and affecting, and I can’t imagine that he’ll be able to move forward with Lucy now that he’s confessed the way he feels about Kara out loud and had them essentially confirmed by someone who feels the same way she does.

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