‘Supergirl’: S. 3, Ep. 1 Review – ‘Girl of Steel’

Last night we got to see the premiere of Supergirl’s third season! This season of Supergirl looks to be another really amazing season, with a really good plotline. We’ve seen Supergirl battle a Kryptonian, Daxamites, and a slew of other villains. She also usually has a human nemesis as well; those have included Maxwell Lord and Lillian Luthor. This season sees no difference.

Season three, episode one of Supergirl is titled ‘Girl of Steel‘. The episode opens with a very elegant scene featuring Mon-El and her mother Alura Zor-El. The episode is about her overcoming her loss of Mon-El. How do you overcome a break up that wasn’t a break up? This is the battle that Kara faces in the episode. She has to face the human side of a break up. She has to deal with heartache, and the lonely feelings that come after a break up. She has an internal fight with herself to break away from these feelings. No, we don’t want to see her in pain, but seeing her in pain helps you understand her actions better. She’s been distant from her friends and family since Mon-El’s departure. She tries to deal with it on her own, while not realizing that’s not the the thing to do. Experiencing your first real heart break is a hard thing to deal with, but it can be done.

There are many more aspects of this episode. Most if not all of the main characters are dealing with some kind of problem. Maggie and Alex are having problems with their wedding. Hank is having problems because the girls aren’t as focused as they think they are. James is having problems trying to run Catco and manage his friendship with Kara. Lena is trying to avoid more problems, after what she just had to deal with. Things are kind of in a debacle after the Daxamite invasion. Everybody has to regroup and refocus on the bigger picture. The bigger picture of course being the protection of National City and the free world.

There’s a new threat in town. A villain by the name of Bloodsport who’s an ex-military guy. There’s also Morgan Edge (Adrian Pasdar). He’s a land developer that is looking to gentrify the inner city of National City. He hires Bloodsport to help him pull off his evil plan in ‘Girl of Steel‘. Bloodsport has to pull off some amazing things to get the plan going. Edge also pulls a move on Catco. Things seem to be going pretty bad for Supergirl and the gang. If anyone can pull through and defeat the bad guys, it’s them.

There was also the introduction of Reign in this episode, she will be a villain later on in the season. For now, she’s just an innocent bystander who witnessed Bloodsport attempt to level a city block. There was also a mysterious spaceship at the end of the episode, along with a zombified version of Kara’s mother. Also, I feel Mon-El has a mental connection with Kara that will bring him back to Earth. He tells her to “Wake up!” in a scene in which she is seen unconscious. I feel like there was a lot more to that. Will Mon-El return this season? That’s a big question on a lot of people’s minds right now.

There was so much going on in this episode from Kara dealing with the loss of Mon-El to Alex and Maggie’s wedding problems. This episode delivers a lot of emotions. The acting, the plot, the scenes, everything was great. It wss definitely a first episode to remember. The political statements about global warming and gentrification were well embedded into the episode as well. This episode setup some pretty intense story-arcs and a pretty interesting season. A slow elegant start, a slow paced but steady story, and a very weird/peaceful/creepy ending. This was the way to start out season three of Supergirl.

Grade – 8/10

‘Supergirl’ airs on Monday at 9/8c on CW

– Rascal F. Kennedy

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, (Melissa Benoist) 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 (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later, Kara was living in National City and still concealing her powers, when a plane crash threatened Alex’s life and Kara took to the sky to save her. Now, Kara balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work for the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), a super-secret government organization whose mission is to keep National City – and the Earth – safe from sinister threats. At the DEO, Kara works for J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood), the Martian Manhunter, and alongside her sister, Alex, and best friend, Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan). Also in Kara’s life are media mogul Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart), James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), a photo journalist who moonlights as Guardian, a masked vigilante, Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath), and Mon-El of Daxam (Chris Wood), whose planet was ravaged by Krypton’s destruction. As Kara struggles to navigate her relationships and her burgeoning life as a reporter, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, SUPERGIRL is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Robert Rovner (“Private Practice,” “Dallas”) and Jessica Queller (“Gilmore Girls,” “Gossip Girl,” “Felicity”).

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