Friday, February 28, 2020

What I’m Watching: Supergirl (100th Episode)

Supergirl: Season 5, Episode 13 “It’s a Super Life” (B-)

This is one show that has experienced some ups and downs over the past few seasons, namely because some of its plotlines weren’t all that enthralling. Why, then, would a celebration of this show’s milestone episode count achievement harken back to those stories that are finally over? I don’t know, though I suppose it was refreshing to see Kara finally stand up to Lena and tell her that she’s responsible for her own path from this point, no longer taking on the blame for putting her on the wrong path by not being honest with her. I do like Thomas Lennon, and he was less grating than Peter Gadiot, who played Mr. Mxyzptlk in his previous appearance, but I’d much rather have other earths any day over fifth-dimensional magic that causes an unnecessary review of Kara’s past actions. Seeing Mon-El again made me wonder why he ever left, especially since he’s a far better romantic fit for Kara than her current would-be suitor, William, who doesn’t even think she’s interested since she tried to break it off before they got too close. It was also strange to see Sam and Reign return again, a storyline that started out decently and then felt endless, but I did appreciate the way in which she, Ben, and Lena were incorporated into making Kara’s life miserable. The timing of this episode felt especially peculiar so soon after just having experienced infinite earths and the many different variations of characters and events that we know. Let’s get back to the real timeline, please.

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