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SUPERGIRL EPISODE 2.15: Exodus

Amidst all of the Kryptonian mythos of Supergirl, the CW series can always be distilled to a very human idea: acceptance. At times, the show has utilized its character relationships to highlight that notion. Season 2 has featured LGBT love interests, and even interplanetary romances. However, Supergirl has also explored Read more…

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SUPERGIRL EPISODE 2.14: Homecoming

Before the season finale last year, the Supergirl episode entitled “Manhunter” teased us that Jeremiah Danvers might still be alive. When J’onn J’onzz read the mind of his army captor, he saw a brief flash of Alex and Kara’s father being tortured by Project Cadmus. By the story’s end, Alex would Read more…

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SUPERGIRL EPISODE 2.11: The Martian Chronicles

After a couple of underwhelming offerings, The CW’s Supergirl soared for its first time in 2017! In its best episode since the Winter break, we saw two separate subplots reach their conclusion. For much of Season 2, both Kara Zor-El and J’onn J’onzz have struggled with seeing the inner potential Read more…

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SUPERGIRL EPISODE 2.10: We Can Be Heroes

This week’s episode of Supergirl, in several ways, served as an extension of its predecessor. The previous installment, “Supergirl Lives”, examined how the heroism of Kara Zor-El ran deeper than just her powers. It was her selflessness that truly defined her. This week, in “We Can Be Heroes”, the focus Read more…

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SUPERGIRL EPISODE 2.7: The Darkest Place

“For starters, why wear a mask? Why cover your face when you’re on the up-and-up?” At the opening of Supergirl’s seventh episode this week, Kara poses the above question in response to National City’s latest hero. The Guardian, having just helped Kara subdue the alien known as Parasite, has begun Read more…

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SUPERGIRL EPISODE 2.6: Changing

In many ways, the sixth edition of Supergirl was the climactic follow-up to the events we witnessed last week. During Episode 5, the characters of Alex Danvers, James Olsen and Mon-El all began journeys taking their characters to new places. Alex awakened to her sexual identity. James fostered his dreams Read more…

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SUPERGIRL EPISODE 2.4: Survivors

Throughout Supergirl’s first year-plus on television, a common journey for the show’s main characters has been the struggle to survive. Kara Zor-El (Supergirl) was jettisoned to Earth by her parents just before her planet exploded. “Kara Danvers” would have to adapt to a foreign world. Likewise, J’onn J’onzz (Martian Manhunter) Read more…

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SUPERGIRL EPISODE 2.3: Welcome to Earth

If there was one overarching theme for Supergirl’s first two weeks, it was the notion of change. After the series shifted away from CBS, viewers needed to adjust to the new playground and playthings of The CW universe. Superman would no longer be just a silhouette or a texting avatar. The Read more…

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SUPERGIRL EPISODE 2.2: The Last Children of Krypton

The CW’s Supergirl concluded its two-part opener this week as the Girl of Steel teamed up with not only her Kryptonian cousin, but also the top agents of the DEO. It would take Supergirl, Superman, Alex Danvers and J’onn J’onzz (Martian Manhunter) working together to stop Metallo and his freshly-minted second Read more…

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SUPERGIRL SEASON 1: Year-in-Review

Supergirl, CBS’s first foray into the world of comics in 25 years, wrapped up its inaugural season this Spring. With a renewal still in the speculative stages, it’s worth a moment to look back at what this series produced in its debut year. I’ll examine some of the show’s themes Read more…

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