Wednesday, February 24, 2016

JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Supergirl Season 1 Episode 14 - "Truth, Justice and the American Way"

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.

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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 14 - "Truth, Justice and the American Way"
Supergirl does battle with the deadly Master Jailer (Jeff Branson), who is hunting and executing escaped Fort Rozz prisoners. Also, Cat hires a second assistant, Siobhan Smythe (Italia Ricci), who immediately tries to one-up Kara, and Kara and James disagree over the DEO's methods.


*My Thoughts*

Uh oh...Kara has got some competition on the CatCo-front...haha! Kara is still reeling from the death of her aunt Astra. Keeping the truth from Kara is taking its toll on Alex. Of course, Hank takes the brunt of Kara's anger as he takes the blame for killing Astra. Looks like the city has noticed Maxwell Lord is missing. James and Lucy's relationships looks like it is running into an obstacle...basically, all the secrets and lies are getting in the way of their relationship working.

Kara is currently deeply emotionally since the death of Astra. This is definitely clouding her judgment and her values. With her encounter with the Master Jailer and a little advice from James, Kara comes to several realizations. Kara seems to have lost sight of, or more like blurred the lines, of justice. In the end, Kara knows what is right...and does the right thing.

Like any other person, Kara/Supergirl struggles with the overwhelming responsibility of protecting the city and those she loves. Sometimes, even her emotional demeanor can conflict with doing what's right in the name of justice... It seems that justice is not absolute, even Kara learned that in this episode.

Wow... I am really enjoying how this series tackles real issues, but with some extraordinary abilities. The incorporation of current events into the storyline(s) brings realism to these characters...which I absolutely enjoy watching! The cast of Supergirl are amazing! I love how much their characters have grown and developed as the series continues!

Until the next episode!

For now, here's a sneak peek at the next episode!

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