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Secret Identities and Tension on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 19th episode (“The Fantatical”) was a bit all over the place, narratively speaking. But I will say this: Jimmy does a hell of a Batman impression. His “Let her go” was very Michael Keaton meets Christian Bale, and I am here for it. And I’ll give credit where’s it’s due: one of the best […]

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The Rule of Three on SUPERGIRL*

Supergirl’s 17th episode (“Trinity”) was rife with the usual humor (Brainy is unintentionally hilarious), while being packed with struggle. Whether the Trinity refers to Reign, Pestilence, and Purity (Krys Marshall was fantastic, fyi)—or Kara, Alex, and Lena—this episode was about allegiances and alliances. All were tested or proven. It was good to see Alex kick […]

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Clashes, Revelations, and Reunions on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 16th episode (“Of Two Minds”) had a fair amount of humor (Yoda! Freddy Krueger! Winn recognizing Brainy when no else did! Post-illness Alex quipping that Winn is a suckup!), but plot advanced slower than I’d like. To be fair, there was a lot going on in the episode. Alex and Winn nearly died (leading […]

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Love in the Age of Lost Time on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 15th episode (“In Search of Lost Time”) dealt with some heavy issues, all centering around loss. In a way, Kara, Mon-El, M’yrnn, and Sam have all lost time in different ways. For Kara, Mon-El has returned to her, grown up and a better man. And it kind of wrecks her. But it also (through […]

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The Past Is Prologue on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 14th episode (“Schott Through the Heart”) is full of humor, heartbreak, and flying monkeys. No, really. (And it was a fantastic Wizard of Oz shoutout.) This episode was all Jeremy Jordan, front and center, bringing emotional depth, quickly followed by a wisecrack. His mother, Mary (the wonderful Laurie Metcalf), also had a thing for […]

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Love and the Enemy Within on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 13th episode (“Both Sides Now”) had a lot of Jekyll and Hyde moments (Purity vs. Julia, Sam vs. Reign), peppered with humor and heart-wrenching moments. I’ve said it before, but Odette Annable is absolutely exquisite in the role, teetering on the edge, between fragile and fierce, shifting between terrorizing and feeling fear. The anguish […]

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You’ve Got a Friend on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 12th episode (“For Good”) was a damn good episode of TV, pulling at every possible heartstring. Let’s start with Sam’s medical crisis. There was a lot of Dr. Alex packed into the minutes, but it was sweet, touching, uplifting. Everything female friend can, and should, be. With Sam trying to discover the source of […]

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Unlikely Allies and Old Friends on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 11th episode (“Fort Rozz”) accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. There was a lot of girl power and unexpected female friendships. I mean, Psi was pretty good—Yael Grobglas did an amazing job of being menacing, with a touch of kindness and a whole heap of curiosity. Calling Imra Matilda was a […]

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Love—and Life—Is a Battlefield on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s ninth episode (“Reign”) was so wonderfully done for a lot of reasons. And I’m not just talking about how Lena snapped at Edge (“Morgan, you are a vile, despicable scrooge who’s going to die alone in prison.”). Or about Winn gleefully geeking out over Star Wars’ Life Day. (What do you get a Wookiee […]

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Good Guys Punch Nazis on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s eighth episode (“Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1”) was wonderful. I love how the show brought all the characters together in a way that felt organic. I mean, we had Oliver snarking, “If you were here, you might have a little more respect for ninjas.” Alex and Kara booze-bonding over breakups. And Mick gruffly being […]

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