Supergirl 2.22 ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’

Supergirl 2.22 ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’

Oh my Zod! We did it! This is it for season two of Supergirl and wow was this one chock-full of heroic goodness. As the Daxamite threat intensified, we were all waiting with baited breath as to why Superman attacked his cousin. Those of us who are savvy in this universe could rest assured that Queen Rhea was somehow influencing the Man of Steel, whether it be by magic or a form of kryptonite. While the reasoning was cleared up right in the beginning of the episode (thankfully), that was…

Supergirl 2.21 ‘Resist’

Supergirl 2.21 ‘Resist’

We’re almost to the end of season two and the volume has officially been turned up for the CW’s Supergirl! National City is under full attack by the Daxamite army under Queen Rhea. The streets are rife with fear as her soldiers rip through the streets, the police department and eventually the DEO itself. So while Team Supergirl establishes a resistance HQ at the alien bar, there are character reveals, unlikely (yet not surprising) alliances, and the return of a familiar face or two. This week gave me a great…

Supergirl 2.20 ‘City of Lost Children’

Supergirl 2.20 ‘City of Lost Children’

This week’s installment shifted gears into a more James-centric episode, which felt good as his presence was missed over the past few weeks. While episode twenty focused on Mr. Olsen, it was limited in how much we saw his Guardian persona. It’s no secret for any who have followed my coverage of Supergirl that I am not the biggest fan of the Guardian subplot. This week’s episode utilized James’ alter ego in an effective and emotional way that I found completely enjoyable. All the while, we are making the march…

Supergirl 2.19 ‘Alex’

Supergirl 2.19 ‘Alex’

This week, the appropriately titled ‘Alex’, is all about team Supergirl attempting to rescue the Danvers sister from imminent death. The episode did something that I am not fond of, although I recognize the reason. Every so often, the writers pull back on the reins to Supergirl’s progress as a hero, at times seemingly to regression. Supergirl will make choices or say something that feels against her character, or at least stretching the limit. Ostensibly, this makes sense. Kara is still a young hero and is still learning. You can’t…

Supergirl 2.18 ‘Ace Reporter’ Top 5

Supergirl 2.18 ‘Ace Reporter’ Top 5

And we’re back! An entire month has basically passed since we were last able to visit National City and our hero, Supergirl! The last episode, ‘Distant Sun’, did not leave us all bereft of questions. Would Queen Rhea immediately show up and cause trouble? Would Mon-El continue to annoy me? And, was that promo where Lena Luthor sees that Kara is Supergirl a touch misleading? Maybe! Time for the Top 5! 5. Some Cool Visual Effects This episode was directed by Armen V. Kevorkian, the visual effects supervisor for Supergirl. As…

Supergirl 2.17 ‘Distant Sun’ Top 5

Supergirl 2.17 ‘Distant Sun’ Top 5

It’s a week after we swooned over hearing Kara’s pipes in the musical crossover episode of The Flash and things are once again lovey-dovey between Miss Danvers and Mon-El. But not everything is rainbows and bacon as a bounty was set on Kara’s head. Who is behind such a thing? Surely not Mon-El’s parents, who were so supportive of his decision to stay on Earth? If it existed, the previous sentence would be written in a sarcasm font.  But hey, with the presence of Daxam royalty comes more Teri Hatcher…

Supergirl 2.16 ‘Star-Crossed’ Top 5

Supergirl 2.16 ‘Star-Crossed’ Top 5

We had a week off from Supergirl, and I for one was chomping at the bit from the cliffhanger that they left us with. As I spoke about in my Top 5 from ‘Exodus’, the actors seen at the end of the episode eclipsed the story angle, but could you blame me? It’s difficult to not fanboy over former Lois Lane, Teri Hatcher and TV’s Hercules, Kevin Sorbo joining the Supergirl cast. But this episode was not overshadowed by these new editions with action, laughs, meta-musical moments and pseudo-irritating love…

SUPERGIRL 2.15 “EXODUS” TOP 5

SUPERGIRL 2.15 “EXODUS” TOP 5

This episode came out of nowhere to be one of my favorites of this season. It had great action, solid storytelling, character development, standout moments and another exciting cliffhanger for next week. True, there is a strong argument that the episode’s cliffhanger was more exciting as a fanboy and who was in it as opposed to the plot. Regardless Supergirl succeeds in making me look forward to Mondays. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, there is plenty to dive into for this week, including more Dean Cain, uncomfortable timely references…

SUPERGIRL 2.14 “HOMECOMING” TOP 5

SUPERGIRL 2.14 “HOMECOMING” TOP 5

I truly love this show. It has been a symbol of hope, reverent to the core of the various characters and has been consistently on point with social issues. There is a ‘but’ on its way following those statements, which I imagine can be seen a mile away. And that was one of my main problems with last night’s episode. The ‘twist’ or the ‘big plot reveal’ was being played up as so obvious, it felt like there was no way that they were actually going to do it. Admittedly,…

SUPERGIRL 2.13 ‘MR. & MRS. MXYZPTLK’ TOP 5

SUPERGIRL 2.13 ‘MR. & MRS. MXYZPTLK’ TOP 5

Coming to us straight out of the 5th dimension, this was another episode I was excited about all week. I was quite curious as to how Mr. Mxyzptlk would be spun by the Supergirl writers, and I can say that I was not disappointed. Not only due to the fact that he interrupts a kiss happening between Kara and Mon-El, but there is no limit as to the mischief he can cause and I was pumped to see what he would do. But the episode wasn’t all fun and games,…

Supergirl 2.12 ‘Luthors’ Top 5

Supergirl 2.12 ‘Luthors’ Top 5

Now, I don’t know about you all, but I have been excited about this Supergirl episode all week! We got the Luthors! All of them! (kinda) Alongside them,  we got more Metallo and Cyborg Superman! I know, he’s Henshaw. But I will call him Cyborg Superman for reasons of nostalgia. They teased us with Lex’s suit, would we get to see more of it (and perhaps in action some time)? Plus there was additional awkward Kara/Mon-El stuff. Because we need more of that! The previous sentence would have been in…

Supergirl 2.11 “The Martian Chronicles” Top 5

Supergirl 2.11 “The Martian Chronicles” Top 5

This week in the adventures of Supergirl, we received the promised yet not welcome visitors from Mars. Valentine’s Day may be next week, but this episode was chock full of would-be romance. Thankfully, nothing reached Hallmark channel level, but situations hovered near that area a few times. Alex had hopes of Bare Naked Ladies, Kara questioned her feelings for a super bartender and we saw deeper emotions budding from our favorite martian. Oh, and then of course, there was that whole martian attack thing which was the main focus of…

Supergirl 2.10 “We Can Be Heroes” Top 5

Supergirl 2.10 “We Can Be Heroes” Top 5

We’re back for more Supergirl and also the return of Livewire! She hasn’t been seen since the immensely popular Supergirl/Flash crossover episode. Does she have anything shocking in store for us? Anyone? Shocking… get it? Nevermind. This episode also gave us another glimpse at Mars, more awkward Kara/Mon-El moments and Team Guardian steps up to the Girl of Steel.     5. SUPERGIRL VS GUARDIAN Alright, they didn’t actually fight. But the inevitable disagreement happened as Kara discovered James is the Guardian and is none too pleased about it. While the argument…

Supergirl 2.09 “Supergirl Lives” Top 5

Supergirl 2.09 “Supergirl Lives” Top 5

So long hiatus, and welcome back Supergirl! This week’s return sent our heroine into space, in an episode that I have heard referred to as having a ‘Doctor Who flair to it’. Being not the biggest Whovian, (I only have seen a handful of episodes, don’t hurt me!) I will let those better informed be the judge. Fans were looking forward to this one, not only due to the show’s return but being that it was directed by nerd guru, Kevin Smith. Mr. Smith has a storied history with Kryptonians,…

Legends of Tomorrow 2.07 “Invasion!” Top 5

Legends of Tomorrow 2.07 “Invasion!” Top 5

What an incredible and fun episode! The exciting conclusion of the epic CW DC TV crossover blew away my expectations. We of course had aliens (good and bad!), emotional and moral issues, IT people team-ups, metahumans, government double cross, and time travel! With so many amazing people on this show, I think this episode was so much fun. All of our heroes both save and destroy the Dominators (Is that even possible?). It was well written. The characters interacted well. I loved it. How do I pick just 5 moments?!…

The Flash 3.08 “Invasion!” Top 5

The Flash 3.08 “Invasion!” Top 5

It’s here: one of the biggest television crossovers of all time – the 4-episode “Heroes vs. Aliens” crossover among Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. Since we have capable writers that cover all of those shows separately, I’m going to just concentrate, as usual, on The Flash. This episode begins the real arc of the crossover, when an alien species called the Dominators launches an invasion force against Earth. #5: Supergirl vs. All the Others It’s actually pretty ridiculous to call this a 4-episode crossover event. It is,…