Following the epic four-series crossover with the mid-season finale feels like a difficult task, but Supergirl episode 309, "Reign,” delivers.
“They will call you Worldkiller…”
But why? And what does that even mean? If you’ve been following The CW’s Supergirl this season and aren’t particularly well versed in Kara’s comic book history, you might have found yourself asking those questions two weeks ago after finishing “Wake Up,” which ended with Odette Annable’s Samantha seemingly awakening some dark Kryptonian power within her.
All right Legends fans, you made it. You're completely through this year's four-part crossover event…or, at least you should be. If you missed Supergirl, Arrow or The Flash this week, maybe wait to read this post! Legends was the finale of the event, so all spoilers are fair game here.
Sound good? Do I need to place a SPOILER ALERT bolded, underlined and in all caps here? No?
Great! Let's go.
I don’t know about you, readers, but I have been having an absolute blast watching this year’s “Crisis on Earth-X” four-part crossover event! I was a big fan of last year’s “Invasion” crossover, but thought it would be a huge bar for the teams behind these shows to have to clear. First, let’s acknowledge how awesome it’s been having all four shows completely involved in the quest to punch Nazis.
It’s here…the crossover event has officially kicked off!
Hey there, Supergirl fans! It's Meg again, back this week to take a look at some of the introductions (and reintroductions) that happened tonight because, man oh man, that was kind of a lot to take in, right? I mean, Mon-El's return, time travel, marriage, Imra, and Reign? All in one go?
I’m the Couch Clubbin’, #DCTV blog writin’, occasional Supergirl coverin’, son of a gun who’s back for another episode! WOO!
Now that I cut my Ric Flair-esque promo, let’s get down to the business at hand. Tonight’s episode was…interesting.
Let me start out by saying that I liked the overall theme of the episode—showing how certain events caused Kara and Alex to put their sibling tensions aside and eventually come together and start laying down the foundation of a strong bond. But the events that ultimately brought them together?
It’s the #DCTV Couch Club Arrow writer swinging by the Supergirl universe again. I covered an episode of Supergirl earlier this season and was asked to check out tonight’s and jot down my thoughts.
Since I don’t watch the show regularly, I got lucky last time with an episode that was a nice little contained story with Supergirl battling and defeating the bank-robbing villain, Psi.
This week was a little different…
When Supergirl first debuted only three short years ago, it was a massive deal. To have the Girl of Steel be the debut female-led live action show under the #DCTV umbrella sounded across the zeitgeist in a way that heralded not only how remarkable a character Kara Zor-El is, but how much her type of story was needed in our mass-media marketplace. A couple short years later, Wonder Woman echoed this impact cinematically. In a lot of ways, Supergirl’s status as an icon rose to a new level with the debut of her television show.
Black is definitely her color.
Word broke this summer that acclaimed TV actress Odette Annable had been cast on Supergirl in the role of Reign—the show’s primary antagonist this season. However, so far, Annable’s character has been a lot more motherly than menacing.
Until now, that is. We were just given our first glimpse at Annable as Reign…