Wednesday, March 30, 2016

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 17 “Manhunter” (B)

Things happen very quickly on this show. When this episode started, Lucy hated Kara and Supergirl equally, and she wasn’t talking to James. Midway through, Kara revealed her secret identity, and then she and Lucy hopped on motorcycles to go rescue J’onn and Alex, and by episode’s end she was the new acting director of the DEO. It’s an interesting promotion of Jenna Dewan Tatum to a more regular role since she’ll theoretically appear in most episodes now, and Lucy and Kara are now suddenly best friends after never getting along before. This whole witch hunt conducted against J’onn by Eddie McClintock’s James Harper was pretty extreme and unnecessary, and it seems strange that Alex and Hank now have to be on the run. The more pressing revelation is that Agent Jeremiah Danvers may still be alive, which is a huge game-changer. All the flashbacks showed us that J’onn barely interacted with either Hank or Jeremiah, but he was still a very good person (though not a human) who can really be trusted. Back at CatCo, Kara’s absence was definitely felt with the humorous shot of James having to answer the phones for Cat, and then it got more serious when Siobhan took the wrong message from her chat with Winn and decided to send a career-destroying e-mail pretending to be Kara to get her fired. Winn showing up to prove her deceit was probably not a great move, especially given the reveal that Siobhan appears to have some powers that mirror her need to scream that could make her a formidable villain.

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