Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Supergirl - Battles Lost and Won

Suck it David Goyer and Zack Snyder. In the show's Third Season finale Supergirl makes a Man of Steel level mistake, immediately owns up to it, and reestablishes the core themes of the show heading into next season. A true hero, especially one gifted with near omnipotent powers, always finds a better way. Kara's (Melissa Benoist) better way also offers a sly reference to a far better Superman film than Snyder's clusterfuck when she flies backward in time to fix a mistake. Despite the hard truth others attempt to force Supergirl to accept, for someone like her, there is always another way. Not only is Supergirl able to save Sam (Odette Annable) and defeat Reign, her actions also allow the Maid of Might to continue to hold to her ideals and fight the good fight.

With the season's end comes some change. M'yrnn (Carl Lumbly) goes out in a blaze of glory to save the Earth. The DEO gets a shakeup. Alura (Erica Durance) returns to Argo and Mon-El (Chris Wood) returns to the future with the Legion. Winn (Jeremy Jordan) is made an offer he can't refuse leaving Braniac-5 (Jesse Rath) behind to help Supergirl next year (making me wonder if we'll see some kind of a future Legion story arc next year). James "Don't Call Me Jimmy" Olsen's (Mehcad Brooks) makes an important announcement. And the show foreshadows new trouble on the horizon with Lena (Katie McGrath) continuing down a darker path and a new threat to Supergirl and National City with the re-purposing of a famous Superman Elseworlds story.

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