Saturday, November 23, 2019

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 5, Episode 7 “Tremors” (B-)

I was thinking about just how gullible Kara is to let Lena use the technology in the Fortress of Solitude because she claimed to be excited about interfacing with it, and at least we finally got some brutal honesty. After they subdued a common threat together, Lena let Kara have it, chewing her out for lying to her over and over. Her final line that she wasn’t a villain and shouldn’t have been treated by one would have been more effective if she hadn’t revealed herself to be just that. I don’t know what this all means for Ma’alefa’ak, who appeared to be convinced quite easily by looking into Hank’s vulnerable mind that they could in fact reunite again, not that Hank bothered to ask any questions about why he was where he was. It’s convenient to have Jedi-like abilities to summon up the dead and have conversations with them about proud fathers and all that, and Brainy also received a helpful dose of information that led them right to where they needed to be. Kelly has already explained the trauma of worrying about her partner dying, and I don’t know how many more times we’re going to only see her when she comes to express her concern for Alex. I was pleased to see this episode’s major guest star: Mitch Pileggi of “The X-Files” fame as Rama Khan. It was a good turn, but now he’s definitely one, and the most powerful person at Leviathan seems to be Gamemnae, played by Cara Buono from “Mad Men.”

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