Thursday, October 17, 2019

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 5, Episode 2 “Stranger Beside Me” (B+)

This show is getting personal, investing in its relationships and the way that they play out when it comes to saving the world. Opening with Alex making blueberry pancakes for her deathly allergic girlfriend Kelly and Brainy preparing a perfect breakfast for Nia led to more serious conversations throughout the episode, with the former proving more intense as Kelly’s form was taken on by an alien with nefarious intentions who got Alex pretty shaken up when she had to decide which one of them to shoot. Fortunately, the team seems more than ready for this battle, with Kelly herself taking on a much more prominent role in helping Hank to rebuild his mind and recover the memories of betrayal by his brother that were wiped from his mind. Brainy overwhelming Nia with food was far more comical, and, honestly, their relationship is the best training Brainy could possibly get on the human mind. As is usually the case for superheroes, day jobs and cover identities are proving to be a distraction, and Andrea giving Kara stupid assignments is blinding her from seeing her far more dangerous side work. William will likely soon discover that Kara is Supergirl soon, and something tells me that’s going to come out in a way she won’t like. Lena’s aspirations are indeed intense, and using Eve to ensure that humans will do no harm is sure to be deeply interesting and frightening. And we’ll soon have a return to politics in the form of James the senatorial candidate!

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