Saturday, April 3, 2021

What I’m Watching: Supergirl (Season Premiere)

Supergirl: Season 6, Episode 1 “Rebirth” (B-)

It’s strange to come back into this show a little bit later in the season than a few of its Arrowverse counterparts, and I’m honestly much more intrigued by what was going on in the last show to hold this timeslot, “Superman and Lois,” which is due back in a little under two months when this show in turn goes on hiatus. I know that this wasn’t intended to be the season premiere and all this Lex/Obsidian business was likely going to be wrapped at the end of season five, but it’s now all still going on as this show begins its final season. That’s also odd to know given that the other series have all been enthusiastically renewed for more, whereas this one is ready to sign off at just six seasons, which is two fewer than even the already-ended “Arrow” got. I am glad at least to see the characters evolving and that there’s a great team at play here, with Lena firmly deciding which side of this battle she wants to be on and encouraging Alex to be honest with Kelly since not opening up to close friends is exactly what pushed her away from Kara so viciously. M’gann and Hank seem to have a good bond going, and they’ll presumably lead the charge to find Kara and bring her back from the Phantom Zone. Now that she’s separated from her father and Obsidian control, it seems like Andrea is stepping back into the journalism business full-time, and it will be interesting to see where she directs William, especially in Kara’s absence.

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