Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Supergirl - City Of Lost Children

"City Of Lost Children" not only sets up the season's final two episodes and reveals Rhea's (Teri Hatcher) master plan, but the episode also finds a way to center itself on a character who has become largely superfluous to the main storylines this season. The episode take a hard look at Superman's black friend James "Don't Call Me Jimmy" Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and his vigilante actions as Guardian, but it also allows James to step-up in an entirely different way and, as J'onn (David Harewood) says, discover just what kind of man he is meant to be. Everything starts with Rhea using Lena (Katie McGrath) to build a mass transporter which both is the key to her revenge against Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and has the added benefit of making a certain segment of the alien go crazy including a young boy (Lonnie Chavis) who James befriends.

I'm a little sad to see Rhea's plan revealed so quickly. Her unexpected friendship with Lena shines through here. Rhea is certainly using her for her own ends, but the pair create a genuine bond working on the project. The reveal of her true purpose, however, would seem to fracture Lena's respect for her surrogate mother figure while also possibly providing another step on Lena's journey to the dark side. The pairing reminded me how much the show has missed the Cat Grant and Kara dynamic this season. While I think it was ultimately a good idea to allow Kara to mature without the net which Cat provides, I'm happy to see the character returning (along with others) for the season's final episodes. With what Rhea has planned it looks like Supergirl is going to need all the help she can get.

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