Monday, April 25, 2016

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 19 “Myriad” (B+)

I wasn’t sure what things would be like with all the humans in National City in a trance, and I’m pleased to report that this episode was actually pretty involving. One of the main reasons for that is that there were two very opinionated humans who managed to avoid falling under Myriad’s spell and could still speak up about the crisis that was happening. I love that Maxwell Lord sent Cat earrings that he knew she would wear so that she could be spared and that she didn’t even notice that everyone around her was acting like a zombie. Nan showed up very quickly to taunt Kara, and having three of her colleagues, including Winn and James, throw themselves off the building was pretty terrifying. Fortunately, the only fatality was a character we don’t even know. It was good to see Cat fighting for the survival of the race and trying to limit casualties as Lord prepped his weapon of mass destruction to end the situation as decisively as possible. Alex and Hank did a good job of evading capture by having Hank shift into a little boy, and they didn’t get very far before they turned right around to go back and save the day in National City, with just enough time for Alex’s mom to impress and amuse Hank with her scientific inquisition. Things are not looking good for a seriously wounded Hank and for the impending duel to the death between a mind-controlled Alex and her sister who is going to have to think fast to figure out how to save her.

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