Synopsis: When a new threat emerges in National City, Kara/Supergirl teams up with her cousin, Clark Kent/Superman, to stop it. Kara is thrilled to have family in town but it leaves Alex feeling a bit left out.
Review: Supergirl picks things up on The CW and a few changes are already evident. Most noteworthy is a change of set for the DEO and the addition of Lena Luther.
When a craft from Krypton crash lands Supergirl and Hank Henshaw are somewhat intrigued.
The big story here though is the guest starring role for Tyler Hoechlin as Superman.
Hoechlin pretty much nailed it and could teach Henry Cavill and the makers of the recent ‘Superman’ movies a thing or two about how it should be done. This version has more in common with Christopher Reeves and Dean Cain’s version of the hero than it does the dark Henry Cavill version.
The chemistry between Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl and Hoechlin’s Superman was a lot of fun and a proper partnership. I also particularly enjoyed the fact that Superman has issues with Hank aka Jon for keeping Kryptonite on site at the DEO, which I’m sure could come into play in future episodes.
The return of Cat Grant was fun and hopefully her downgraded status to recurring character will not have to much of a negative effect on the series as things move forward.
Special effects wise the move to the CW does not seem to have had too terrible of an effect on them. I’m not sure what the budget was for this first episode, but as far as the visual go. It didn’t seem to be any worse off than what we seen last season.
In terms of the characters and such. We see some backtracking on the relationship status between Kara and Jimmy Olsen. I think this is a good thing because last season that whole relationship seemed to be very forced and truthfully they are better friends than they are boyfriend and girlfriend.
The introduction of Katie McGrath as Lena Luther was well executed and McGrath as ever was fairly convincing, but like most people. I’m waiting for her to turn her evil on like she did back in the days of ‘Merlin’. I mean is she to good to be true with the rebrand of Luther Corp to just L Corp. Or does she had a master plan?
The central through line in terms of the story is an assassin is out to kill Lena Luther and Supergirl and Superman have to team up in order to stop him.
However the twist at the end when we see the badly injured assassin being transformed into a new super villain will likely whet the appetite of viewers for the coming weeks.
All in all this is a stronger season opener for ‘Supergirl’ than I expected. The backtracking on the romance between Kara and Jimmy could have been handled a little better, but no that it is out of the way. The show can hopefully move forward.
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