Wednesday, February 8, 2017

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 2, Episode 11 “The Martian Chronicles” (B)

After a few multi-tasking episodes, this hour pretty much just concentrated on one plotline, and that was the Martian hunt for Megan, which took a dark turn very quickly. This show has dealt with people impersonating other people – and aliens – in the past, but this was the first time that we really haven’t known who how to trust and seen how that makes people turn on each other. Of course the murderous Martians weren’t going to choose the random “red shirts” – not the most applicable term given that we’re dealing with white and green Martians and they were both dressed in black – to impersonate, and going after Winn and Alex felt a whole lot more personal. It’s convenient that they’re able to read minds and access the memories of those whose form they’ve taken, and I wasn’t too impressed with dialogue like “You guys are so dumb!” You’d hope that other planets would at least feature more high-tech vocabulary. Megan going back to Mars doesn’t ultimately help the overarching plot in any way since she was the closest that Hank came to a love interest, and her leaving doesn’t accomplish much that will affect the show going forward. Instead, Kara managed to bond with both Winn and Alex about the former putting himself in danger to be a hero and the latter living her human life and taking much more of a leap romantically than Kara is by missing her shot with Mon-el. He might be going out on a date with a random girl from the office, but I’m sure he’ll come back around once he finds out that she’s interested.

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