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.
We haven't talked enough about Lena Luthor, and it's time to fix that. We've seen enough of her and Kara spending time together to know they're friends, but tonight’s episode "Ace Reporter" did more to cement their relationship. When Lena and Kara hang on screen, it's usually at Lena's office or on the scene of some dangerous situation. I've been wanting to see them in more everyday friendship situations—getting coffee together, going to dinner—and I got what I was hoping for when Lena stopped by Kara's apartment.
With the musical crossover still fresh in my head, it's hard not to think about what songs would fit certain scenes in the latest Supergirl. "Distant Sun" featured a number of schmoopy moments that could have been punctuated by any number of pop love songs. Heck, a power ballad wouldn't have been out of place when Mon-El thought he was leaving Supergirl behind forever. But with Music Meister gone, no one burst into song (wouldn't it have been a fun, temporary side effect?) as Mon-El faced his parents and the DEO was put into a tricky position.
The Flash has decided to take advantage of some of its ties back to Glee. Both Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist were regular cast members on the musical drama. Add to that Jesse L. Martin and Carlos Valdes’ extensive musical backgrounds and it only seemed logical that Music Meister (another Glee alum, here played by Darren Criss), should bleed over onto Earth-1 and wreak some havoc.
If you find yourself breaking into song more than usual this week, don’t worry. It’s not some bizarre affliction you should turn to Dr. Google to look into—it’s musical crossover time! Supergirl is crossing over with The Flash because Music Meister (played by Darren Criss) has come to town and put Barry and Kara under his spell. Since the super friends are joining forces, it seemed only right that fellow #DCTV Couch Club writer Ashley Victoria Robinson and I team-up to discuss what happens when our heroes get stuck in a musical.
Miscommunication. It's a thing and having super powers doesn't mean you're exempt from experiencing occasional instances of forgetting how to communicate with others. In fact, I think it's a shared negative trait by almost everyone on Supergirl. The lack of talking things out came to a head in "Homecoming."
Is it ever too late to celebrate Valentine's Day? No.*
*Please note we cannot predict how your loved one will feel about celebrating the holiday after it's passed.
Supergirl is back! Whew. The midseason break was nice because you know, holidays and stuff, but I'm glad Kara and co. are back on my television. I've missed them. They wasted no time jumping into action, as Kara and Mon-El took an out of this world trip—literally—to search for missing persons. My biggest takeaway from "Supergirl Lives" is that Kara's doing more than living—she's thriving.
What is it about heroes that make them want to fight? What is the spark inspiring people to help others? The quality isn't something we can throw a scientific label on and dose humanity with (though, boy, wouldn't that be great?). "Changing" looks at both sides of the coin.
In a series starring an alien that has to keep her true self a secret from the majority of the world, it's obvious who should be wrestling with an identity crisis. Kara's double life as Kara Danvers, the budding journalist, and Kara Zor-El, a.k.a. Supergirl, the hero of National City, is a tricky juggling act for her to balance. How Kara handles the two sides of her existence is a constant through line in Supergirl and played a role in "Crossfire," but she wasn't the only character facing a crossroads and grappling with one of the biggest questions of the galaxy: "Who am I?"