Friday, May 19, 2017

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 2, Episode 21 “Resist” (B+)

Well, this was a happening episode, which makes sense given that it’s the penultimate installment of the season. Rhea’s hostile takeover produced total chaos, and it’s a good thing our friends were able to band together to try to resist her. An unexpected offer of help came from Lillian Luthor, who was suddenly teaming up with Kara, Alex, and Maggie with Cyborg Superman by her side. It was nice that she wanted to get Lena back, but betraying Supergirl and leaving her and Mon-El behind as soon as her daughter was out of harm’s way was decidedly villainous. Fortunately, Winn had made a backup plan for just this situation, but that didn’t include Supergirl coming back with him. Rhea threatening to take out a hospital to get Mon-El and Lena to agree to marry each other was cold, and now it appears that she has managed to mind-control Superman, which explains why he wasn’t around helping the people of National City during the alien attack. President Marsdin, after charging Air Force One towards Rhea’s mothership, made a dramatic reveal by showing her alien skin, and hopefully that will be just the arm of friendship the DEO needs as the country faces a hostile alien race that doesn’t represent the entire extraterrestrial community. I found her deeply irritating when she was a series regular, but Calista Flockhart’s fiery return as Cat Grant was very welcome in this episode, and I’d be happy to see her stop by on occasion to dominate an episode with her signature flair and completely unflappable confidence.

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