Thursday, November 9, 2017

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 3, Episode 5 “Damage” (B+)

Adrian Pasdar really is a great actor, and I think he’s perfectly suited to play a comic book villain. Morgan Edge was a formidable foe for Lena Luthor and Supergirl, posing for a photo op at Lena’s own hospital claiming that her reckless actions had caused lead poisoning in a number of children after he himself poisoned a pool to ensure that everyone would become afflicted. It seems that he’s going to become a season-long villain since he engineered events so that he couldn’t be implicated in his torment and attempted murder of Lena, and I’m curious to see what he comes up with next. At least his actions have brought Lena and James closer, away from the unfriendly usage of last names and uncomfortable bickering, and they should make good allies now. Alex and Maggie went through quite the emotional breakup, and it really does seem like the relationship is over now. I imagine we’ll see Maggie again, though Kara appears to be taking steps to ensure that her sister can experience some healing back home away from familiar triggers. As Sam becomes more prominent on this show, she’s getting clue after clue that she has powers, the latest of which is a bullet that was deflected by her apparently impenetrable skin. It’s not clear to me why she has such a big role and the discovery of her powers is being featured so prominently, but I’m intrigued to see what happens next and whether she becomes a hero or a villain.

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