Monday, May 13, 2019

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 4, Episode 20 “Will the Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up?” (B)

Things have reached a disconcerting boiling point now that humans who feel that aliens shouldn’t have any rights to exist on this planet can inject themselves with something that will instantly give them superpowers. Lockwood is off the rails, storming out of his wife’s funeral and then trying to get every innocent alien in the same place as the one who killed her. He already tried to usurp authority that wasn’t his while Haley was attempting to get his access revoked, and Brainy was only able to do so much to stop him. I like that this show has officially created a group of superheroes, with Brainy, Dreamer, and Guardian ready to stop the advancing forces from policing and imprisoning a community that has done nothing to them. Kara and Lena did pretty well in Kaznia, with Kara finding the right opportunity to slip out of the small plane that Lena was piloting to save it as Supergirl and then arrive back in time to pretend to pass out from all the excitement. Finding Red Daughter’s room with all the pictures of Kara and Supergirl really shook her, and I was glad to see that she was finally revealing her double identity to Lena. Not doing so because it would have broken her trust is just going to result in her finding out another way, one which will only demonstrate that Kara lied to her. Eve has become quite the pesky nemesis, and hopefully all versions of her will be gone by the end of the season. A romance is clearly being set up between Alex and Kelly, which should be interesting to see if they can focus enough with the latest somewhat predictable threat now emerging: the president himself is well aware of the illicit activities Kara wanted to expose to him.

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