Thursday, October 19, 2017

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 3, Episode 2 “Triggers” (B+)

It’s nice to see that the CW is a friendly network where even the stars of its non-superhero shows still get gigs on other shows. Yael Grobglas, a regular on “Jane the Virgin” and guest last year on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” had a fun role here as Psi, the villain who used fears to paralyze those she was robbing. It’s jarring to see Kara frozen as she remembers her childhood trip since it somehow does more damage to her than something typical like Kryptonite or a strong alien. Fortunately, Alex knows exactly how to help her sister out, which proved to be a helpful discretion from the newly-emerged disagreements in her relationship with Maggie. Arguing about whether to have a band or a DJ in one thing, a subject that Hank hilariously weighed in on, but not knowing whether you want to have kids is a topic that requires considerably more conversation than just a dismissive, “that’s okay with you, right?” We’re seeing some issues at the workplace between Lena and James, and while Lena’s tough love gave Kara the quick-start she needed to get her head back in the game, the professional relationship between the guy who’s been in charge and the woman who now is remains very rocky. We’re just getting to know Samantha, and while she’s insistent that she doesn’t have powers, her daughter Ruby was eager enough to push her to reveal them that she punched someone in the face and nearly got herself killed. It’s interesting to see where Samantha fits in to the regular plotline and I’m curious how that will play out. And, in other news, Hank is headed to Mars to help Megan, a character I always thought contributed pretty well to this show.

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