The penultimate episode of Supergirl's second season left National City in danger from the Daxamite invasion. Though I was never really worried Kara would fail at protecting her city in the finale, "Nevertheless, She Persisted," it was a close call. The DEO and Kara had to make a hard decision to win the day, and while I don't have a better option in mind for eliminating the Daxamite threat, I'm not positive I agree with their actions.
Before we jump in and discuss tonight’s episode, let’s take a minute to admire Curtis’ new costume….ahhhh, yes…it’s the comics coming to life!
You can't keep a Luthor down. Some families seem to have an unstoppable resilience written into their DNA, and that was on display in tonight’s episode, "Luthors." Lillian Luthor used Metallo to get herself out of prison and out of a trial and managed to manipulate Lena. Note the words "used" and "manipulate" in that sentence. They're methods Lillian wields like sharp weapons.
Some of Superman’s most interesting adversaries throughout the years have been ones who desire to do good, but go about it the wrong way. People call Superman “the big blue boy scout” for a reason—he doesn’t just see that justice is done, he’s also unwavering when it comes to making sure it’s done in a fair and humane way, with respect for life and civil liberties. At times, this has put him at odds with fellow heroes like Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman, who sometimes may take a more pragmatic approach to doing what’s right.
One of the more interesting aspects of Rebirth is that while Wally, Bruce and the rest of the DC Universe may not know who’s been messing with their reality, readers do. Or rather, they do if they’ve read Geoff Johns’ DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH.
At some point in our life, we’ve all read a Superman comic, seen a Superman movie or watched a Superman cartoon or TV show. With a history that now extends over 75 years, we likely know the Man of Steel better than we know some of our friends and family. We know all about his life, his friends and his enemies. We know his powers and we know his history. In fact, there’s very little about Superman that we don’t know.
There have been a lot of surprises around the DC Universe of late, but one of the biggest has to be the revelation that Pre-Flashpoint Superman and Lois Lane, along with their son, Jonathan, are alive and well and living anonymously outside Metropolis.