Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 2, Episode 7 “The Darkest Place” (B+)

As new superpowered beings are showing up in National City, it’s important to understand who is an ally and who is an enemy. Though he doesn’t actually have any special abilities, James is doing a bang-up job as the Guardian, and it’s only natural that someone far more set on vengeance would follow him around and give him a bad name. That threat was neutralized pretty quickly, and the only relevant development is that Alex knows that James is Guardian and that Winn is his right-hand man. Megan was initially a friend and now she’s revealed herself to be a compassionate White Martian, who has already done enough damage to Hank by giving him her blood. And then we have the real Hank, who is not a nice guy and who really, really hates aliens, who got enough of Kara’s blood to go impersonate her and gain entry into a place where he can do plenty of damage. I’m curious as to whether Jeremiah was actually free to roam around and help Kara and Mon-El escape, or if he’s instead a part of Lillian’s nefarious plot. It didn’t take long for Mon-El to realize that Kara may well be the mate of his dreams, and I suspect she won’t be too resistant to the idea. Though she shut it down when Alex came out and kissed her, I think that Maggie is coming around to the idea of a romance with Alex that is likely to blossom in the near future.