Friday, January 31, 2020

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 5, Episode 11 “Back from the Future, Part One” (B)

This was an exciting opportunity to see Winn again, though it’s important to remember that he wasn’t killed off or anything, just conveniently sent to the future since actor Jeremy Jordan was leaving the show. I didn’t expect to see him in two different roles, one as the Winn we know, enhanced with his future knowledge, and as a version of Toyman eager to emulate his father. As we’ve seen when dealing with other people from different earths on “The Flash,” reasoning with your other self doesn’t tend to go too well. It also appears that the evil Winn isn’t going away so soon thanks to the device he left behind. Brainy and Nia are definitely awkward now, and it would be helpful if Brainy opened up to just one person about his secret mission (Hank seems like the obvious choice since he wouldn’t feel the same instinct to tell anyone else that Kara or Alex might insist upon if he went to them with it). It’s good to see that William is finally on the right track, ready to investigate Lex even if everyone claims that he’s squeaky clean. He’s even been invited to game night, something which seems strange given that everyone else there is fully aware of the others’ superhero identities. I guess Lena used to come too, and we all know how that worked out. Let’s see how good a reporter William really is and how much he can figure out on his own.

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