Monday, March 9, 2020

Supergirl - The Bodyguard

The roll-out of Obsidian North Platinum brings with it attacks on Andrea Rojas' (Julie Gonzalo) life and a chance for Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) to ingretiate himself with Leviathan by offering Supergirl's (Melissa Benoist) services as bodyguard. Both Lex and Brainy (Jesse Rath) take steps to increase the likelihood of of such a union, although each of their choices may lead to serious consequences. Even with a power-deficiency fighting an alien fueled by vengeance and power-stealing gauntlets, Supergirl manages to get to the heart of the issue and diffuse the situation to prevent a city-wide catastrophe that her boss was perfectly willing to allow to happen (as the show reminds us just how far Lex will go to get his way).

Andrea isn't the only one with a big day as Lena (Katie McGrath) moves forward on her own project by staring human trials with violent prison inmates. More successful than she could have hoped, Non Nocere does have dire consequences for the most timid of her test subjects. With Lex's help, she is able to enlarge the scope of her technology to conclude a successful test (and take one more step towards the mind-control technology Supergirl was fearful of?). While it is more vocal in the Andrea storyline, both plots convey the underlying uncertainty of what the use of such technology could mean and the harm it might cause.

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