Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Supergirl - The Last Children of Krypton

Superman's (Tyler Hoechlin) time in National City comes to a close as he and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) team-up to fight Metallo (Frederick Schmidt) and Cadmus (which apparently isn't so much a secret government organization but a group of mad scientists and very public terrorists). While enjoying her time with Clark saving the day, Kara struggles with her work life as her first day as a reporter doesn't go as planned. News that Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) is taking a leave of absence doesn't help matters any. However, when push comes to shove, Supergirl finds she has plenty of family sticking around starting with her sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) - who is given the opportunity to kick her share of ass in this episode.

If Cadmus proves to be a little disappointing, Metallo meets the basic requirements for one of Superman's better known (but least impressive) villains. The action scenes of the episode work well, and we're given a few more glimpses of Superman's Metropolis (although still no Lois). Where the episode shines is in Kara's individual moments with Clark, Alex, and especially Cat. I'm hoping Flockhart isn't going too far on her sabbatical as the the friendship between Kara and Cat continues to be one of the show's greatest strengths. While her immediate absence may help Kara spread her wings professionally without a safety net, in the end her counsel has helped shape the hero Supergirl has become.

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