Thursday, January 23, 2020

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 5, Episode 10 “The Bottle Episode” (B+)

In the aftermath of the five-show crisis crossover, I wasn’t sure which shows I’d continue watching. After ten minutes of “Batwoman,” I decided to give up on that series, mainly because it returned right back to the stale storylines that had been featured last year. This show, on the other hand, is all about implications from the multiverse being combined into just one earth. That worked very well in this case as multiple Brainys appeared and they had to deal with what that meant, both personally and for the fate of the universe and all that. I knew I recognized the female Brainy, who it turns out was Meaghan Rath, actor Jesse Rath’s real-life older sister, which was a clever bit of casting. It’s a shame that what came of all this was that Brainy had to close himself off from everything to ally with Lex, which meant dumping Nia and breaking her heart. William starting to doubt Lex’s true intentions was a relief for the flabbergasted Kara who now has to put up with Lex being in charge of the DEO in this newly-modified reality. Bringing a truth seeker so that Lena would trust him was smart, and neither of them minced words about their true intentions. Lillian in particular is the same as she’s always been, not eager to give her daughter a hug since that would be far too weak. Lex showing Brainy a photo of Winn was a surprise, and it will be nice to have him back as a character. On a slightly lighter note, it was very strange and funny to hear an N’Sync song playing during the barfight.

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