Monday, May 15, 2017

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 2, Episode 20 “City of Lost Children” (B)

I usually wait until an episode ends to look up who an actor or actress I recognize is if I can’t figure it out by then, but it was bothering me too much over the course of this hour to wait. It turns out that Marcus was played by Lonnie Chavis, who is extremely well-known now for playing the young Randall on “This Is Us.” James, who has been feeling sidelined in his Guardian gig since he first started and Kara didn’t approve of it, got to make a great connection with the kid, giving him some affirmation following crime victims being more scared of him than their attackers. It’s convenient when a few plotlines all converge together to be related, even if what’s happening is immensely problematic. After giving Lena a solid pep talk, Rhea went full-on evil, convincing Mon-El not to shoot her and summoning all of the Daxamite ships from all over the galaxy to come invade Earth as their new planet. With just two episodes left in this season, it’s clear that this is going to be the focus for everyone to rally against. Winn’s dampener won’t even be that helpful anymore since the portal already opened up to bring the ships there, and now they’re going to have to come up with an entirely new solution, especially with Hank incapacitated. On a completely different note, it was jarring to hear Lena and Kara talking about an NSYNC reunion – it’s always strange to think that these things exist in this show’s universe.

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