If there’s a life lesson we can glean from tonight’s very special episode of Supergirl, “Star-Crossed,” it’s a simple one: Whatever you do, don’t lie to your Kryptonian girlfriend. She won’t forgive and she won’t forget. It’s in their/her nature, apparently. Something about how all of that integrity leads to self-righteousness and such. Poor Mon-El (Chris Wood), though. Little did he know that hiding a very minor fact about his background – that he’s the Crown Prince of Daxam, his home planet, presumed lost in the conflagration that destroyed Daxam’s sister planet, Krypton – would lead to the end of his all-too-brief (for him) romance with Kara Zor-El/Supergirl (Melissa Benoist). By episode’s end, Mon-El/Kara romance has been broken asunder and no man, woman (Kryptonian or Daxamite) can change it.
When two of your superhero leads have natural chemistry and a background in musical television, then you’ve got to take advantage, right? Especially when you’ve got a villain named the Music Meister waiting in the wings. So now the moment has come for the Flash and Supergirl to show off their musical chops, or rather their alter egos Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist, as it’s exactly one week till the hotly anticipated musical episode of The Flash called “Duet.” And behold: we now have a new trailer for the episode, which strongly implies that Barry and Kara are going to have to sing, or die! (more…)
When we last left Supergirl/Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) and Mon-El (Chris Woods), they were all but set to seal the deal. As expected, the deal was indeed sealed, albeit off-screen. Mon-El wakes up in post-sex happy mode the morning after, only to find himself alone in Kara’s bed. Before self-doubt starts to take hold, though, Supergirl reappears with some coffee and a big smile on her face. While Mon-El slept, Supergirl did what real superheroes do: She thwarted a few petty crimes and saved a few lives on her way back from the cafe. All seems super-right with Supergirl’s world: She’s keeping National City safe from dangers domestic and foreign (and alien). She has a day job she apparently loves as a reporter for CatGo Media (though we’ve barely seen her at work in recent episodes), and she’s connected on a deep emotional and physical level with Mon-El (maybe not emotionally). It helps that she doesn’t break Mon-El’s nose when they kiss, a problem apparently suffered by Kara’s human suitors.
When we last saw Kara Danvers / Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), she was just about to give in into her Kryptonian hormonal urges and seal the deal with fellow super-powered alien (Daxamite), Mon-El (Chris Wood). Before they could complete lip-lock, a bizarre, inter dimensional being, Mr. Mxyzptlk (Peter Gadiot), crashed their romantic party, claiming he was Supergirl’s No. 1 Super-fan/Ultimate Fanboy and asking for Supergirl’s hand in matrimony. Perplexed, not to mention flummoxed, Supergirl hemmed and stalled until Mr. Mxyzptlk left the building, but his sudden disappearance didn’t mean he was gone for good; it meant the opposite. Mr. Mxyzptlk was nothing more than a stalker, albeit a stalker with near omnipotence (think of a love-obsessed Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation or the Great Kazoo from The Flintstones).
Credit where credit’s due. The late (very late) Russian author Leo Tolstoy was onto something major when he said, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” more than a century ago. That axiom applies to the “Luthors,” the first family of corporate crime in the DC universe, on or off the comic-book page. On Supergirl, the Luthors include not just Lex and his father, Lionel, but also his biological mother, Liliane (Brenda Strong), and his adopted sister, Lena (Katie McGrath). As it turns out, though, Lena’s not just a stray orphan the Luthors decided to take in out of the kindness in their hearts, but the product of an illicit affair between Lionel and Lena’s (unnamed) mom, gone at the four to accident or disease. In short, Lena’s biological connection to the Luthors raises the distinct possibility that she’s just as evil, amoral, and sociopathic as her brother, (adopted) mother, and biological father. (more…)
Lex Luthor isn’t the only Luthor ready to stir up trouble for our heroic Kryptonians and this time around his mother Lilian is out to make it a family affair with her daughter Lena. While Supergirl believes that Lena is her friend, can she be trusted or will blood tell? This upcoming episode promises to uncover the background story of Lex Luthor’s sister and perhaps the first look at Lex Luthor himself? There is a quick look at his power armor in the teaser. So grab that axe, break the glass, and click below to watch the teaser. (more…)
Two Martians enter, only one Martian leaves. Actually, that’s not right. On tonight’s Very Special Episode of Supergirl, “The Martian Chronicles,” it’s White Martian (evil) vs. Green Martian (good) with a self-hating White Martian (for good reason, since she’s not evil), M’gann M’orzz (Sharon Leal), turned Green Martian pretending to be human (standard for Martians of any hue or color) on the side of our resident superheroes, Supergirl/Kara Zor-El/Danvers (Melissa Benoist) and the Martian Manhunter/J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood), with Kara’s adoptive sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), on perpetual back-up. The battle royale – like all battle royales – doesn’t happen until the last few minutes and when it does, it’s confined to a single, closed location (TV budget, in effect) that deliberately, consciously borrows from James Cameron’s Aliens and John Carpenter’s The Thing, but it’s less about the fight than the subtext: It’s all about overcoming our/their differences and fighting/defeating a common foe. (more…)
Part of the fun of Supergirl is seeing actors from other superhero movie and TV shows in new and/or different roles. Smallville’s Supergirl Laura Vandervoort appeared as the villainous Indigo, original Supergirl Helen Slater plays Supergirl’s adaptive mother Eliza, 70s Wonder Woman Lynda Carter recently played POTUS, and Dean Cain, who played the Man of Steel on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, has portrayed Supergirl’s adoptive father Jeremiah. Now there’s news today that the Lois to Cain’s Clark is joining the CW’s Girl of Steel program, but Teri Hatcher‘s role is so far super-mysterious. (more…)
Given that it’s now 2017 and the world has progressed a bit beyond the classic paranoia and dislike of LGBTQ people and issues, it’s somewhat surprising to learn that a former fan of The CW’s Supergirl felt it necessary to complain on Twitter regarding the show’s recent revelation and coming out of a main character. Unfortunately, that’s what went down just a few days ago when Twitter user @TaronYoung complained to a Supergirl Twitter page about having to explain homosexuality to his 7 and 10-year-old children.
After a midseason break that seemed much too long, Supergirl returned to television in Supergirl Lives, with Kevin Smith in the director’s chair. This isn’t Smith’s first Arrowverse rodeo, having previously directed a couple of episodes of The Flash, and considering The Fatman’s unabashed love for all things DC Comics, fans of Supergirl were excited to see what he would do with his chapter of Kara Danvers’ story. While the premise of the episode seemed promising, what audiences wound up with was an episode that was a little cliche and actually took a bit away from at least one of the characters. Spoilers ahead. (more…)