Saturday, March 23, 2019

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 4, Episode 15 “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (B)

I wasn’t ready for the new direction this show just went in. I remember hearing a few months back that Jon Cryer, who I saw with his head shaved in the entertaining “Big Time Adolescence” at Sundance, was going to be playing Lex Luthor, but I guess I forgot or thought that his role would be similar in scope to that of Clark, who shows up every once in a while but doesn’t play a very prominent part. The opening flashback to Lex holding Lena prisoner while trying to kill Superman and destroy the planet certainly didn’t suggest that Lena should be nearly as open to helping her dying brother as she should have been. Finding out that he was the one who shot James was hardly a surprise, and he engineered quite the magnificent rise to power with Otis showing up and Eve revealing herself to have been a plant all along. At least Supergirl showed up to lock eyes with her new enemy, since I was worried that she was going to be too distracted with all the Manchester madness. His demise seemed rather easy, and maybe it’s the right time for Hank to be acting a bit darker than usual. Nia kissing Brainy when he panicked was sweet, and something tells me that Keanu Reeves’ sage wisdom isn’t going to dictate whether or not they can be together. I’m waiting eagerly for Alex to catch on to the fact that her sister isn’t just a reporter and discover for the second time that her sister is also Supergirl.

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