Wednesday, December 4, 2019

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 5, Episode 8 “The Wrath of Rama Khan” (C+)

I’m just not invested in this show in the way that I used to be, and my lack of interest in the events of this episode just confirms that. Kara feels like she can get through to Lena, which she can’t, and by using the hologram transmission as a way to hack into her defenses, Alex made it so that, even if Lena had been convinced, she wouldn’t be anymore since she’d think it was Kara who betrayed her. Eve giving herself up so that Lena could go free was relatively expected, and now Lena will be able to do whatever she wants without worry of consequences, if her brother isn’t interested in her imminent demise. The fact that Rama Khan is no longer a threat since he failed to recreate a natural disaster even more terrible than Pompei isn’t much comfort given that Gamemnae was the one who retired him and is sure to reach just as much damage with a bit more self-control. Both Andrea and Dreamer tried to stop what was happening, which was noble, but it was ultimately Ma'alefa'ak who saved the day, now ready to go to Mars and spend some time with M’gann. We saw the same episode-ending scene that was featured in “Batwoman” this past Sunday night (I watched these two episodes back-to-back), and I’m happier that two characters that we’ve seen featured on this show, Hank and Lex, seem like they’re both going to play a significant role in whatever’s to come.

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