Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Supergirl - Triggers

"Triggers" offers an emotional episode by introducing a villain with an unique ability to attack Kara (Melissa Benoist) where she's as vulnerable as any human walking the streets. National City's new bank robber turns out to be a meta-human named Psi (Yael Grobglas) who has the ability to force those around her to live their greatest fears. Her first two interactions with Psi don't go well for the Girl of Steel whose visions of the end of Krypton and being trapped within her lifepod brings her to her knees. Only after understanding how her earlier fears relate to the loss of Mon-El who may be dead, or at best doomed to the same claustrophobic loneliness she felt as a teenager, can Kara fight through her fears and make a stand.

The episode's B-stories involves new owner Lena Luthor's (Katie McGrath) hands-on approach to CatCo and Samantha Arias' (Odette Annable) troubles with a daughter Ruby (Emma Tremblay) who gets into fights at school and puts herself in danger because she believes her mother is a super-hero. While the first adds some drama to Kara's interaction with her unlikely friend it also suggests struggling to work for Lena and hide here identity as Supergirl is a new challenge she may not yet be ready for. As for Ruby, as unlikable a character as the show has produced, I was kind of hoping she'd get herself killed in the chaos. (Seriously, the less we see of her going forward the better.) Linking Samantha's story to that of Lena begins to connect the dots between her and Kara should (i.e. when) her powers resurface. However, before we get into that it looks like there's to be a road trip to Mars.

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