Thursday, December 3, 2015
MY THOUGHTS: Supergirl Season 1 Episode 6 - "Red Faced"
About the Show
Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, Superman's (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities, and be the hero she was always meant to be.
Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents' help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret.
Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant. She works alongside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott and famous photgrapher James Olsen, who Grant just hired away from the Daily Planet to serve as her new art director. However, Kara's days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, head of a super-secret ageny where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.
Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl
Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant
Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers
Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen
Jeremy Jordan as Winslow "Winn" Schott
David Harewood as Hank Henshaw
Episode 6 - "Red Faced"
Personal and professional stress get the better of Kara when she goes too far during a training exercise against Red Tornado, a military cyborg commissioned by Lucy Lane's father, General Sam Lane. Also, Cat's tough exterior is shaken by a visit from her judgmental mother, Katherine, and Alex enlists Winn to look into her father's mysterious death.
Well, Kara definitely has some issues she needs to deal with, especially after her anger gets the better of her. She continues to pine for James. But, it seems that James has some reservations. Kara and James's friendship grows. Although Supergirl faces off with a man-made threat, the main storyline focused anger issues or anger management...and prejudices.
From the premiere to now, the carefully placed references about the people's "fear" of , as well as the prejudice against, these superheros have been evident. In this particular episode, the mistrust/prejudice of these "alien" super heroes was made abundantly clear. Very interesting how Henshaw mentions the term "god-like" in relation to Supergirl...hmmm. However, Supergirl displayed humanity which can be forgotten when fear and prejudices influences the population.
Kara and Cat's work relationship is so refreshing. Little by little, we are seeing another side of Cat that is hidden deep within her dictatorial persona that she displays to her staff, especially to Kara. It has become apparent that Cat is role model for Kara. Moreover, is Maxwell Lord showing some romantic interest in Alex Danvers...hmmm? Speaking of which, Alex seeks Winn's help to find out what happened to her father. Hmmm...what is the connection between the Danvers family to the DEO? We are beginning to see a connection via a flashback in a previous episode, and now, with what Winn found out.
More subplots are revealed as Supergirl battles the day to day of being a super hero and being an average civilian. Doesn't look like a "normal life" for Kara is not part of her destiny...or is it?
Well, for now, let's get a sneak peek at Episode 7 - "Human for a Day"
Monday Nights 8/7c on CBS