Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Supergirl - Ace Reporter

iZombie's Rahul Kohli guest-stars as Lena Luther's (Katie McGrath) ex who shows up in National City to unveil a new technological marvel (which when not dazzling the press is murdering those who know too much about the project). Despite recent setbacks, Kara (Melissa Benoist) is all sunshine and rainbows (when not grief baking) as she steps up after learning Lena's ex may be hiding some dangerous information about his new nanite technology. Putting both hers super-skills and reporter instincts to work, our heroine quickly uncovers the truth. By the end of the episode her friend may be battered and bruised, but the city will be safe, and Kara will have earned her spot at Catco in the aptly titled "Ace Reporter."

While the episode's B-story works Lyra (Tamzin Merchant) into Superman's black friend James "Don’t Call Me Jimmy" Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and Winn's (Jeremy Jordan) nightly vigilante activities (with let's just say mixed success), most of the best moments come from Kara's storyline including the spunky cub reporter finally getting on the good side of Snapper Carr (Ian Gomez), Kara and Mon-El (Chris Wood) doing a little light B&E, and McGrath stealing her share of scenes (both with the show's star and guest-star).

Given her recent loss, the foreshadowing of Lena's eventual villain turn is almost palpable here. However, I'm still holding out hope that the show gives us the unexpected twist and keep Lena on the right side of the law. The return of Rhea (Teri Hatcher) at the end of the episode suggests more trouble for Supergirl in the days to come. Mon-El's mother is no doubt still after a pound of flesh for Kara turning her family against her, but just what does Rhea have in mind for the Kryptonian?

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