Saturday, October 2, 2021

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 6, Episode 12 “Blind Spots” (B-)

Watching this episode, I kept thinking that there was going to be a psychic block on all of the heroes that wouldn’t let them concentrate on what Kelly kept insisting was important. But instead it was actually their continued inability to see past their own problems and to zero in on the people who were continually suffering in favor of the bigger picture. This show has previously dealt with issues like acceptance of being out with Alex, and now this was a chance to look at systemic racism and how it allows those who don’t have to constantly see inequality to move on without realizing the implications of focusing on other matters they thought were more crucial and pressing. It’s good to see Kelly get to step more into the Guardian identity, complete with a sleek new costume courtesy of a very prepared and excited Brainy, who managed to contain all of that enthusiasm until the moment she came to him. Actress Azie Tesfai, who plays Kelly, served as a co-writer for this episode, and so it’s at least worthwhile to know that she was invested in telling this particular story. While it was good to see Diggle, who continues to play a recurring role in the Arrowverse despite the show that launched him no longer being on, it might have been more fulfilling to have James return, if actor Mehcad Brooks was still available. I can’t imagine we’ll see him again given just how close this show is to its end and the fact that that the focus is much more on Nyxly and other more current issues.

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