In Review: Supergirl – The Bodyguard

Lex tasks Supergirl with protecting Andrea from an anti-tech extremist; Lena moves forward with Non Nocere, with Lex's help.

Synopsis: Lex tasks Supergirl with protecting Andrea from an anti-tech extremist; Lena moves forward with Non-Nocere, with Lex’s help.

The Story

When an attempt is made on Andrea Rojas’s life. Lex insists that Supergirl become her bodyguard in order to make sure the launch of Obsidian North’s new VR Lenses goes smoothly. This is a ploy on Lex’s part to get in close with the top brass at Obsidian, which he hopes will hook him up with Leviathan. Elsewhere Lena is getting closer to human trials for her invention, which she gets to test on some prisoners, but when it goes wrong with one prisoner she calls on lex for some help.

Having left the DEO Alex is struggling to adapt to civilian life and is feeling somewhat less supported when helping Supergirl with her missions and dealing with aggressive aliens.

The Acting

Julie Gonzalo gets a lot to do in this episode as Andrea prepares to launch her latest VR lenses, but winds up being a target, which means being protected by Supergirl. Gonzalo’s scenes with Melissa Benoist are a great deal of fun to watch as she objects to Supergirl’s precautions getting in the way of her moment to shine. But the best part is seeing Andrea transform for the first time in this universe into Acrata.

Willie Garson puts in a great performance as a prisoner called Steve who takes part in Lena’s experiment. Garson’s scenes with Katie McGrath are really strong and sort of illustrate why Lena is trying to make people less inclined to lie and attack each other in that she is looking to protect the victims like Steve. Lena is having doubts though given that she is beginning to recognize that he wanting to essentially control people’s minds sort of does make her a villain. Lex talks her out of this line of thinking though.

Overall

An interesting and somewhat underwhelming episode, which does its bit to move the story arc along, but gives us a villain who doesn’t really wind up being that much of a villain. By the end of the episode, all the characters are sort of where they need to be for the next stage in the story arc. I liked the B story concerning Lena and the Prisoner called steve more than the main event. But found this to be pretty much a filler episode.

8.8
Supergirl - The Bodyguard
  • Story
    7.6
  • Acting
    9.5
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.6
  • Incidental Music
    8.6

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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