Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Supergirl - The Darkest Place

"The Darkest Place" is another busy episode. Superman's black friend James "Don't Call Me Jimmy" Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and Winn's (Jeremy Jordan) super-hero experiment runs into a snag with the arrival of a new deadly vigilante whose body count gets wrongly attributed to Guardian. J'onn (David Harewood) begins having after-effects from his blood transfusion which lead him to discover the truth about Miss Martian (Sharon Leal). Mon-El (Chris Wood) is used as bait by Cadmus to capture Kara (Melissa Benoist). And Alex (Chyler Leigh) blows off some steam and gives Maggie (Floriana Lima) a well-deserved scolding for leading her on.

Of these stories the last works the best while the others all feel rushed and jammed together in an episode which is too busy for its own good. Lost in all the plot are appearances by both Jeremiah Danvers (Dean Cain) and the real Hank Henshaw (Harewood) as a version of Cyborg-Superman that could use some better effects. While Cadmus experiments on Supergirl produce a result which will feed into next week's big mega-crossover, I can't help but feel disappointed in their final goal which is far less interesting that the group's evil machinations in other incarnations.

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