Wednesday, December 9, 2015
JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Supergirl Season 1 Episode 7 - "Human for a Day"
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 7 - "Human for a Day"
Kara and her friends must rely on their inner strength and courage when an earthquake strikes National City. Also, Alex's mistrust of Hank reaches a breaking point when the earthquake traps them in the DEO with Jemm (Charles Halford), a powerful alien escapee.
Well, it was apparent that Supergirl's showdown with Red Tornado took its toll on her. Kara has to go about her day without her powers. Kara definitely feels helpless when a natural disaster hits National City. This time, Supergirl is not available to save the day. I can see how this episode focused on the strength of humanity, especially in the midst of a catastrophe...even Kara hone in on her humanity to help others.
On the DEO side, some truths were revealed between Alex and Henshaw. Since Alex found out about the death of her father, the need to find out the truth finally got the better of her. And...oh boy! What a truth was revealed! Oh yeah! This is getting better with each episode. Now...that's a secret...hahaha!!! Now, where will they go from there, now that Alex knows!
I am absolutely giddy with excitement for more from this series!
Well, for now, let's get a sneak peek at Episode 8 Winter Finale - "Hostile Takeover"
Monday Nights 8/7c on CBS