This episode of Supergirl highlights another gender disparity in the world; that men are allowed to be violent, but women are not. If a male hero goes head to head against an arsehole, nobody cares. If a woman does, it scares children.
I feel I have to say this: Women are human beings. Women and men have an equal right to the whole gamut of human emotion. To suggest otherwise is just weird.
Okay, on with the review.
One thing that Supergirl has been weak on is the end of episode cliffhanger. That improved last week, and the knocked it out of the park this week. A truly WTF moment where I, for one, need to know more NOW!
Supergirl shows that she’s not all sunshine, rainbows, and geeky rom-com awkwardness. She gets mad. This is a good thing. She shows that even when furious at a guy getting into her face (really stupid guy), she doesn’t kill him, even though it would be easy for her to. Of course, she gets into trouble for it, and is accused of scaring children by being angry, because, of course, an angry woman is terrifying. Pfffffffft. While Kara tries to figure out why she’s angry, the source of Cat’s anger appears in person; her mother – Katherine Grant. This leads to more bonding and advice going back and forth between Kara and Cat. The relationship between the two of them is taking over from Kara’s doe eyed looks at Jimmy. I’m liking that the most important relationship on the show so far is not a romantic one. Cat will get Kara ready to be the best Kara she can be.
This episode saw appearances from General Lane, Red Tornado, and T. O. Morrow. Red Tornado, in this case, is before he turns good. He’s under Morrow’s control. The fights take a back seat to Kara discovering that the source of her anger is her mother (another thing in common with Cat), and her inability to have a normal life.
The romantic subplot seems to be shifting focus to Alex Danvers and Maxwell Lord. In this episode he becomes a help rather than a hindrance, making him less of a stereotype. I’m still not sure where they’re going with him – One week I hate him, the next week, he’s pretty cool. We’ll see how this goes.
Following on from discovering that Kara’s foster father died while working with the DEO, the team discovers that Hank Henshaw was the last person to see Jeremiah Danvers alive. There are more hints as to how Henshaw may have gotten his powers in a botched operation.
And then, right after another great Kara/Cat scene, Kara cuts herself on a piece of glass. End scene.
As much as I hate cliffhangers, I had to admire this one. Right when everything looks awesome – Boom. What did you think of this episode? What do you think has happened to Kara’s powers?