Thursday, April 21, 2016
JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Supergirl Season 1 Episode 20 - "Better Angels"
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.
Based on the comic book series by:
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 20 - "Better Angels"
Supergirl is forced to do battle with an unexpected foe and must risk everything - including her life - to prevent Non and Indigo from destroying every person on the planet.
Wow! What an emotional Season One finale this was! I was definitely tearing up.
Myriad is controlling every citizen in National City...and Superman!?! Wow! Crazy!?! And, I thought we were going to see a Super team up...haha! Anyways, very interesting that J'onn brings in Eliza to break through to Alex...and it works! Well, it is the human brain after all...haha! There are always "triggers" in everyone that their minds will respond to. Speaking of which, Supergirl and Cat's plan to get through to the populace of National City just may work...with Supergirl as the "trigger." And, it works! Fascinating, isn't it!?! The human brain. However, it does not deter Non and Indigo on their desire to destroy Supergirl's world and those that she loves. Well, Non definitely has a deep-rooted hatred for her...that's no secret.
When Myriad fails to control the people, Non and Indigo turns it up to full capacity in order to kill every person in National City....and the world. Knowing this, Supergirl continues to try to save everyone, despite the odds. She is willing to sacrifice her life in order to save everyone...including her own personal happiness. She promised her mother, and she is determined to keep that promise. While Kara contemplates what she must face, she starts to say her "good-byes" to those she loves. Really!?! They really know how to make this very emotional...that could bring viewers to tears! Well, I did, anyways.
Oh my goodness! James remembered the kiss...haha! Where will they go from there?!? It was such a cute moment...haha! I would love to see them explore more into this relationship. And...it looks like they will...we will have to see in the next season!
Like many television drama series, this Season One has left us with cliffhangers and potential subplots! The general gives Max a Kryptonian power source...hmmm. What are they up to!?! Knowing Max...it is never good, but his intentions to protect Earth is good!?! As for General Lane, it is apparent that his trust for the aliens only goes so far...he still has his suspicions, and he will continue to find ways to protect Earth. Alex finally tells Eliza about Jeremiah...and their determination to find him. J'onn J'onzz is back in charge at the DEO. The cool thing is that now he doesn't have to hide his true identity. He can now go out and protect National City, as well as the entire world, in his true form. But, the kicker is the end of the finale! An alien ship lands in National City! And...it's a Kryptonian ship...just like the one Kara arrived in! Whoa! Now, who is in the pod!?! Gah!!! We have to wait til Season Two...C'mon!!!! The wait is definitely going to be killer! Who else survived from the destruction of Krypton! However, one thing I was disappointed with is the Super team up with Superman! Awww...I so want to see these cousins teaming up and actually spending time with each other. The series does, after all, focus al lot on family...right!?! Plus, the symbol of the House of El stands for "stronger together"...right!?! Hopefully, it does happen sometime in this series!
This first season was definitely an awesome start for this series. There was a lot of character development and world building. We got back histories which tied the various subplots together. The cast is amazing. The casting pretty much spot on! Melissa Benoist totally made this character hers... I don't think I will be able to see anyone else as Supergirl, except her...haha!
Now, we must wait til the next season...that's going to be an excruciating wait...hahaha! I am SO totally a fan!