Monday, December 14, 2015

Supergirl Review: Season 1 Episode 8 "Hostile Takeover"

Supergirl Season 1 Episode 8
“Hostile Takeover”

Kara goes toe-to-toe with Astra when her aunt challenges Kara’s beliefs about her mother. Also, Cat is threatened with being removed as the CEO of CatCo after a hacker exposes her private and damaging emails

First and foremost we have been Berlantied…..but more on that in the Final Thoughts section. Episode 8 starts exactly where we saw Episode 7 leave off, Astra and her army confront Supergirl. It looks like Astra has developed a suit which will fight the affects of Kryptonite. Her entire goal is to convince Kara to join her, as she said to help save another world. Astra challenges Kara’s memory and her belief in her mother, by telling her that she had a way to save Krypton but Kara’s mother stopped her and allowed the planet to be destroyed. Astra allows herself to be caught and locked up as a distraction for the real plan, which was to allow her army to break into Lord Industries. 

Also during this episode we see that Cat Grant had her email hacked letting out damaging information. This was all being done by the chairman of the board of Catco. Jimmy, Wynn and kara work to expose the truth and save Cat from resigning from her spot in the company.

Final Thoughts:
So it only took a few weeks but we had another Berlanti Moment. Cat figures out that Kara is Supergirl. I guess this makes Cat the smartest person in National City. Surprisingly I feel ok with this reveal, this might open up what has become one of the best parts of this show to more opportunities.

As for Astra, is she really trying to save earth or is this a trick in which she wants to take over the planet? I know I am not sure, this is an interesting twist which seems could go either way. I know that this will cause Kara to question everything she knows to be true.

Finally I love the fact that Hank Henshaw is the Martian Manhunter, this really does help with the show, I am now excited for this character and how it will help. For now he is still a secret except to Alex, I loved the fight scene at the end with him.

I give this episode Two Thumbs Up. Another solid episode and great way to build going forward. Let us know what your thoughts on the episode are, leave your comments below.

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