Thursday, February 11, 2016
JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Supergirl Seasonn 1 Episode 13 - "For the Girl Who Has Everything"
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 13 - "For the Girl Who Has Everything"
Kara's friends must find a way to save her life when a parasitic alien attaches to her and traps her in a dream world where her family is alive and her home planet was never destroyed. Also, Alex, Hank and the DEO must fend off a Kryptonian attack while Kara is out of commission.
So that what it was on Kara's apartment ceiling! Figured it had something to do with the Kryptonian plans to take Earth. What was heart-wrenching was the hallucination that Kara was trapped in. But, wow, to play on Kara's ache for her home Krypton really put a number on her. Bad enough that she lost her family then to lose them...again...in a hallucination. Too funny... how Hank tries to fill in for Kara at CatCo.
Definitely a deeply emotional episode involving Kara's family on Krypton, AND her family on Earth. It was heartbreaking to see Kara go through that loss...AGAIN! Plus, to find out who was behind it. Internally, it is apparent that Astra is divided when it comes to Kara...even til the end. Family loyalties and soldier duties definitely causes conflict. Didn't look like Kara was totally okay after coming out of that hallucination. Well, Non is definitely going to take this personal. What is he going to do next!?!
Looks like Maxwell Lord's intelligence is used to help bring back Kara to reality; however, caution must be used when Maxwell Lord is involved. Hmmm...more details of the Kryptonian's plan for Earth are realized. Even Maxwell Lord sees this realization.
I was shedding some tears with this episode. Kara not only deals with protecting the ones she loves on Earth and being Supergirl; she also has that internal conflict of "where she belongs" when she continually feels that loss of her family and home on Krypton. The cast continually develops their characters in which bringing them to life with so many complexities to their personalities and relationships with each other. Loving it!
Until the next episode!