Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Supergirl - Fallout

Despite it leading to her brother (Robert Baker) being caught and questioned by the DEO, as Mercy's (Rhona Mitra) exposure of President Marsdin (Lynda Carter) as an alien further flames anti-alien feelings and rhetoric. Mercy's next attack turns L-Corp's image inducers temporarily offline, revealing aliens' true identities to the surrounding world. While physically unharmed after his inducer fails, Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath) and Nia (Nicole Maines) both get a firsthand look at the ugly side anti-alien fervor which leads to emotional reveal from the cub reporter and a plea to her boss. It also forces James "Don't Call Me Jimmy" Olsen's (Mehcad Brooks) to make a decision about how CatCo is covering recent events.

Choosing to cast Mercy as an older-sister to Lena (Katie McGrath), rather than rival for her brother's affections, is an intriguing choice (as is Lena standing behind Supergirl rather than Mercy when the shit hits the fan, pulling back a bit on Lena's likely villain turn). The emotion of Mercy's attacks boils over everywhere, even in both CatCo and the DEO. Kara (Melissa Benoist) continues to embrace and promote hope, but it turns out (thanks to some help within the DEO) Mercy has her own message for the Girl of Steel. The episode's B-story features J'onn (David Harewood) looking for a missing friend which will lead him to a rally and the first look at Agent Liberty (Sam Witwer). With Supergirl temporarily neutralized, what do Mercy and Agent Liberty have planned next?

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