Synopsis: CADMUS attacks National City with a Kryptonite-powered villain who ends up seriously hurting Supergirl. Superman blames Hand because the Kryptonite was stolen from the DEO. Meanwhile, Kara’s first day as a reporter doesn’t go as planned after she meets her new boss, Snapper Carr.
Review: Supergirl and Superman come face to face with Metello and take what would amount to a total beating for an ordinary mortal.
The dynamic between Supergirl and Superman continues to provide the second series with a fun start, but it is lessened this week to introduce some new elements into the fold.
We get our introduction to Snapper Carr who is not only Kara’s new boss, but is a total jerk to boot. If you thought Cat was tough on Kara in the shows first season. She has nothing on this guy.
We also say farewell to Cat Grant as a full time series regular and this episode kind of acts as her swan song. But she does manage to get a few constructive swipes in at Kara’s expense before leaving for challenges new. The scene in which Supergirl bids her a farewell was well executed and not overly sentimental.
The main crux of the story this week was the fact that Superman and Kara’s relationship had somewhat made Kara’s relationships with her sister and the DEO somewhat strained. Which was a fact that CADMUS and Matello were taking full advantage of.
It was only really when all sides of the issue buried the hatchet and reunited that they were able to defeat Matello. This felt a tad preachy, but no more so than a lot of the shows that we grew up on in the eighties and nineties.
I also have to give credit to the writers for teasing us all with an awesome cliffhanger in preparation for next week.
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