Supergirl Season 1 Episode 6
Personal and professional stress get the better of Kara when she goes too far during a training exercise against Red Tornado, a military cyborg commissioned by Lucy Lane’s father, General Sam Lane. Also, Cat’s tough exterior is shaken by a visit from her judgmental mother, Katherine, and Alex enlists Winn to look into her father’s mysterious death
This episode Kara is dealing with some built up anger issues as seen during the first few minutes of the show. Lucy’s father General Sam Lane shows up with a Military cyborg experiment the Red Tornado. The Red Tornado was created to deal with people from Krypton, The General wants Supergirl to test it out by fighting it. Obviously issues arise during the fight causing Red Tornado to go rogue and the creator to be fired by the Military. We learn the creator wants revenge and send the tornado after the general and his daughter, leaving only Supergirl there to save the day.
Winn is asked by Alex to hack into the DEO in order to find some information on her Father. We learned that he was with Hank Henshaw going after some alien and presumed dead. The only issue is Hank returned a month later claiming not to have any memory of what happened. He was also the one to redact the file of any information.
The true hero of this episode has to be General Lane. His opinion of James is exactly what most fans feel. After this episode and the last I find myself wonder what the point of James envelopment in the show really is. He was suppose to be a sort of mentor/confidant for Supergirl due to his ties to Superman, however i see that role coming more from Cat Grant. Grant is surprisingly becoming one of my favorite characters of the show and in many ways filling the shoes that Diggle plays for Oliver in Arrow.
The final battle with the Red Tornado ended interestingly, not only did Supergirl destroy the cyborg but at the end of the show we see Kara cut her self. So the battle causes her to loose her powers, this will be interesting and I wonder how many episodes this will effect. Also is this the last we have seen from Red Tornado? My guess would be no, it seems he was able to recreate the arm he lost during the first fight. Will he still be able to recreate his entire body?
This was another great episode, with the exception of Jimmy Olsen I am really starting to enjoy the show. It seems we the creators have finally found their footing with Supergirl. I give this episode Two Thumbs Up.
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