Supergirl (2015– )
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Fight or Flight 

Supergirl's powers are put to the test when one of Superman's most formidable enemies, Reactron, shows up in National City to take her down. In the meantime, Cat makes plans to run an expose on Supergirl.

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... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
... James Olsen
... Alex Danvers
... Winn Schott
... Director Hank Henshaw
... Cat Grant
... Maxwell Lord
... Lucy Lane (as Jenna Dewan Tatum)
... Ben Krull / Reactron
... Male Newscaster
... Female Newscaster
... Agent Vasquez
... Second Engineer
... Waitress
... Bus Driver
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Supergirl's powers are put to the test when one of Superman's most formidable enemies, Reactron, shows up in National City to take her down. In the meantime, Cat makes plans to run an expose on Supergirl.

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Trivia

Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) titled her article "Millennial Falcon". In real life, Flockhart is married to Harrison Ford, who played the Millennium Falcon's pilot Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and its sequels. See more »

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At the scene of the traffic collision, Supergirl's path is blocked by a fallen electricity cable that appears to be live as it is sparking and dancing around. She grabs the cable and snaps it which 'kills it'. Live wires do not spark and dance, and snapping the cable would have no effect; That's not how electricity works. See more »

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Kara Danvers: What about this passage? Um... "Supergirl embodies the worst traits of her generation. The earnestness without purpose. The unshakable belief that she has a right to be heard even when she has nothing to say."
Cat Grant: That is a magnificent point.
Kara Danvers: I transcribed your interview. She's not like this. You're... you've taken her out of context.
Cat Grant: I have given her context. I hate to break it to you, but the world is tough, and what is she going to do when she has to face a real threat? Oh, I know. She'll call ...
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References Homeland (2011) See more »

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Performed by Leon Bridges
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Losing Interest
9 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

I have come to now accept what this show is going to be. It's not going to be as grounded or mature as I hoped, it's got a lighthearted side that i'm not sure even Flash has at it's lightest. That's all good and dandy, but the show still has to write well developed characters. They still have to create a quality show to keep my interest, and right now, that's lacking. Again, I don't think Supergirl is a bad show as of now, it's just not all that interesting.

One of the main issues that a lot of people have had with the show is its constant reliance on the name drop of Superman. While that has definitely been warranted, I think this episode explained a lot as to how he will be used in this show. His name is just to be used as a plot device like this episode did. Like it or not, that's just what the show is. But I do believe the arc of this episode was to try and show Kara's hope for dependence from her big cousin, so I wouldn't be shocked if his presence in the show is significantly toned down.

Speaking of tone, I think all of the character's annoying quirks were toned down this episode, even the still obnoxious Cat Grant. They also did a strange thing which is make Jimmy Olsen a bit more unlikable and try to make us feel sympathy for Winn. I don't particularly care about the romances on this show, but I thought Olsen was one of the only redeemable qualities so that was a bit disappointing.

The villain of the week was reactron who didn't get much development but he was really just there to show that Kara can apparently take down someone that Superman can't. The ending moment with Kara instant messaging Clark was sweet, but I didn't really believe Superman couldn't take him down. No part of him seemed 'unstoppable'. So in all, the episode really suffered from bad writing. The jokes fall flat and I don't really see where the show is going. But it's not a bad episode because nobody annoyed me like the first two weeks. It's just not all that interesting.

+Possible closure with the Superman references

-Weak writing

-Where is the show going?

6.0/10


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