Wednesday, March 9, 2016

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 14 “Truth, Justice and the American Way” (B)

In the wake of her aunt’s death, this new Kara is not the same Kara we’ve known. Nan coming to her to get her for the funeral rite and then vowing to kill her as soon as the mourning period wasn’t a great start, but it’s also further complicated by the fact that both she and Nan are grieving over the same person with vastly different worldviews. Hank was right to take the blame for killing Astra since Kara is giving him the cold shoulder in a big way, and I don’t think Alex’s inevitable confession will do any good. In the meantime, Kara was angry enough to deal with a dangerous nuisance of an enemy, the gavel-pounding, decapitation-prone Master Jailer, who tried and failed to emulate the judicial spirit of Kara’s mother by tracking down and executing all of the escaped inmates he used to guard. The professor Kara rescued from certain doom was an odd case, and I can’t help feeling that he was just too sincere and sweet to be true, and I still have it in the back of my mind that maybe he’ll come back someday as a villain. In other news, Kara’s made herself an irritating enemy at work, someone so personality-free and eager-to-please that she’s not above listening in to private conversations and gleefully taking credit for doing Kara’s job. Though she would never admit, Kara’s humanity is part of why Cat likes her, and seeing someone trying to be a clone of her won’t cut it.

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