Friday, June 1, 2018

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 3, Episode 20 “Dark Side of the Moon” (B-)

And look at that, we’re finally ready for the finale, with our heroes arriving just in time with exactly the weapon they need to stop Reign as she finally breaks through from the confines of Lena’s prison. Only there are still three episodes left in this overstuffed season, its longest yet and the one that has the misfortune of airing after pretty much every other show has bowed out for the season. The trip to this city in space offered a surprising revelation, one that was swept under the rug and emphasized less than it should have been just like the return of another parent of Kara’s earlier on in the show, Jeremiah. I was a big fan of Laura Benanti even if this was hardly a role comparable to her work on “The Detour” or on Broadway, and I do think it’s moderately clever that Erica Durance from “Smallville” was cast to replace her, here given more lines than ever before after a few brief scenes featuring a pre-Reign Sam and Kara interacting with memories of her. I also saw Tim Russ’ name in the credits and recognized the “Star Trek: Voyager” actor as Jul-Us, one of the council members who was less than willing to help the inhabitants of this faraway planet. Mon-El proved once again that he is a nice guy eager to help others, wowing a child and his mom by curing his disease. Back on Earth, Winn being annoyed by Ruby and then having a long-overdue bonding session about murderous parents was far more worthwhile than Alex trying to figure out who wanted her dead and then doing a parkour-like move to take him out. It’s time for Lena to use the kill switch, though I’m not even sure it would work anymore.

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