Monday, November 16, 2015

Supergirl Review: Season 1 Episode 5 "Livewire"

Supergirl Season 1 Episode 5

Kara’s Thanksgiving may be ruined when she suspects her foster mother, Dr. Danvers (Helen Slater), who is coming to town, disapproves of her new role as a superhero. Also, when an accident transforms a volatile CatCo employee into the villainous Livewire, she targets Cat and Supergirl

Do to the unfortunate tragic circumstances in France over the weekend. CBS made the decision out of respect for the effective families to postpone episode 4 of Supergirl. So instead we move forward to what is episode 5. 

Episode 5 is the Thanksgiving episode of Supergirl. This weeks episode introduces us to Livewire, who is a radio host at Catco. While being delegated to reporting on traffic from the Catco chopper an accident occurs in the sky, when Supergirl try’s to save Leslie they are hit by lightning. Due to the lightning strike, Leslie gains powers of energy. This episode is centered around the trio of Livewire, Cat Grant and Supergirl. Livewire is determined to attack Cat and as a result Supergirl has her most challenging villain to face thus far.

We are also introduce to both Alex and Kara mother (great cameo by the original Supergirl Helen Slater). Which brings on the flash back to there youth and the introduction of there “deceased Father” (Finally the we get Dean Cain. If you don’t know who he is check out Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman)
So 12 years ago we learn that the DEO came to take Kara away only to have her adoptive father volunteer to help with there research in her place. During this time the family learns that he died in a plane crash. Only there is some skepticism if this is actually the truth. This might be the most interesting storyline the show has going, I am definitely excited to see where this will go.

Final Thoughts, Episode 5 was the best of the season. I hate to say this but my feeling seems to agree with most of Twitter, Jimmy Olsen was the problem with the show. It seems the show moved a lot smoother without his presence. It also seems they had a lot more time to spend with the rest of the cast without having to continue the awkward love dance between the two. I am also really enjoying the interactions between Cat Grant and Supergirl/Kara, it works and seems to really help with he growth of Kara. Then there is Wynn, my prediction is the internet community will do the same with his character as they have done with Felicity on Arrow and Caitlen on The Flash. Finally if you are a true fan of Comicbook Television than you had to be as excited as I was about finally being introduced to the Parents. Who doesn’t love Dean Cain?

This was the best episode of the season and I put this one up there with the better episode from Arrow and Flash. And for the first time this season we didn’t get Berlanti-ed with a reveal of Supergirls secret Identity. Its about time. I give this Episode Two Thumbs Up.

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