Saturday, January 28, 2017

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 2, Episode 9 “Supergirl Lives” (B)

I’m definitely happy to have this show back along with all the other CW shows returning this week, but this was hardly the most memorable or spectacular episode. Traveling through a portal to another planet was awfully easy, and reopening that gateway after it was closed didn’t take too much effort either. As tends to be the case with DC superheroes, the same villains come back over and over again, and, unhappy with her control on Earth, Dichen Lachman’s Roulette was excited to go to Slaver’s Bay to continue her criminal enterprises. I recognized the actor playing the doctor by his voice – James Urbaniak, who I know as Arthur from “Difficult People” – though he didn’t have much of a part to play by episode’s end, when he got taken out by an obviously much more dangerous threat. It’s nice to know that Supergirl is able to be inspiring even without her powers, and that she could compel the captured humans to take action and help get them freed. Mon-El isn’t so bad either, though he’s now the target of whoever it was who killed the doctor. Alex was very ready to break off her relationship with Maggie as soon as she thought it was adversely affecting her relationship with her sister, but fortunately her cop girlfriend is both understanding and intelligent, putting two and two together to determine that Kara is Supergirl. I’m not too invested in Snapper Carr as a character, but at least he’s providing the teeniest bit of encouragement for Kara in her quest to become a good reporter and go head-to-head for coverage of her superhero with James and Guardian.

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