Monday, November 23, 2015

Supergirl Review: Season 1 Episode 4 "How Does She Do It?"

Supergirl Season 1 Episode 4
“How Does She Do It?”

Kara’s two identities are stretched thin when Supergirl must protect National City from a series of bombings and Kara is tasked with babysitting Cat’s son, Carter. Also, James is conflicted when his ex-girlfriend Lucy Lane seeks to rekindle their relationship

After a week delay and a switch in episodes we finally get episode 4 of Supergirl. Like the first three episodes we are all over the place with this one; but for the first time it fits with the story being told. A lot went on in this episode, between Kara babysitting Cat’s son and trying to stop bombings around National City it seems Kara has to much on her plate. Add in the arrival of Lucy trying to get James back we end up with a cluster. 

The first thing we learn is that Kara is being followed, the tech being used is from Maxwell Lord. So Alex and Henshaw decide to investigate only to learn that it may be the result of an ex employee. By the end of the episode we learn that not only did Lord plan these bombings around National City it was part of a bigger plan to learn more about Supergirl. While Kara was trying to save all the people on the train, Henshaw and Alex assist by trying to prevent a bomb from going off. We finally get to see a little more of Henshaw and ultimately learn that there is a possibility that he will end up as Cyborg before the end of the currently season.

Final Thoughts, I think we have learned a great deal from the switch of the episode. It seems to me the show runs a lot smoother without Jimmy Olsen being present, The Love triangle forming between Kara, Jimmy, and Lucy needs to go away and soon. I am also not sure what Lucy brings to the show only to have her be a distraction from telling of the story and being a connection to Lois Lane. We finally have been given the opportunity to learn more about Lord and its nice to see that the creators of the show have given Supergirl her very own Lex Luthor. Lords need to learn more about Supergirl will be interesting to follow form here on out. I am excited to see what he will become as the show progresses. 

Once again we are left with a lot of pointless story’s, it will be interesting to see if Episode 5 is the starting point of a better build up going forward as the 4th episode seem to have many of the same flaws as the earlier episodes. Do to the structure of this show I have to give this episode One Thumbs Down. Please Leave your comments below 


  1. Learning more about Maxwell Lord and Kara babysitting Cat Grant's son were pretty cool highlights. I hope we learn more about Lucy Lane in future episodes, because in this one she seemed tacked on.

    1. I am not sure if I like the Lucy character, but that might be due to not liking Jimmy Olsen there. His Involvement just seems forced