Wednesday, April 18, 2018

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 3, Episode 14 “Schott Through the Heart” (B)

We haven’t seen this show in a while during its ten-week hiatus where “Legends of Tomorrow” took over its timeslot, and now we’re back into the swing of things with an isolated hour that gives us a break from the world-killer plotline. I loved seeing everyone doing karaoke, particularly Hank’s less-than-emphatic rendition, and the timing for Winn to find out that his father was dead was fitting. Laurie Metcalf, a recent Oscar nominee for “Lady Bird” and cast member on the “Roseanne” reboot, was an interesting choice to play Winn’s mother, returning to apologize for not reaching out to him and telling him to stand up straight before nearly being grabbed by flying monkeys. We also got a guest spot from Brooke Smith, who has gone from terrified victim in “The Silence of the Lambs” almost thirty years ago to the one terrorizing others as the Toymaker’s apprentice. I got momentarily confused when Metcalf’s Mary made a Luke Skywalker reference, mistakenly believing that Mark Hamill was the one who played the Toymaker when in fact he played a similar character on “The Flash” instead – too many superhero shows at the same time, I guess. M’yrnn bonding with Alex was a nice dramatic subplot, and it was good to see Alex and Hank connect once they both learned about M’yrnn’s deteriorating memory. I guess next week we’ll be back to the more urgent business at hand, with Lena hopefully keeping a lid on the Reign problem with Sam unconscious for the time being.

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