Wednesday, April 28, 2021

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 6, Episode 5 “Prom Night” (B+)

Okay, so this was pretty fun. It was definitely something different than what we’ve been experiencing, and that’s a good thing. I was so impressed with the two actresses selected to play the younger versions of Kara and Alex, and after some quick research, it turns out I was just as impressed the first time they showed up, back in a high-school set episode, “Midvale,” that I didn’t remember from season three. I’m also intrigued by the notion that Kenny, someone who apparently was the focus of that same episode but played by another actor, may still be alive in the present everyone will eventually return to, which could have interesting implications for Kara’s life and love life given that he knows about her powers. We don’t know, of course what Kara ended up telling him and how he took it, but it’s going to be up to the teenagers to save Brendan and Brenda now that they’ve been captured by the two aliens eager to complement the selection in their zoo. Their behavior and eagerness to fit in with the 90s vibe was hilariously off-base, and Brainy took very quickly to the idea of both singing and playing baseball when it was an option to, in his mind, lay low. The presence of a young Cat Grant means that all this is surely going to have an effect on the future, but the way I see it, the more time-travel the better, especially if it keeps us out of the Phantom Zone for longer.

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