Synopsis: An attack is made on the President as hot-button, alien vs human rights issues heat up in National City. Supergirl and the DEO are assigned to protect the President and bring in the responsible party.
Review: Lynda Carter makes her debut as the American President and judging by some of the intonation she uses while making her big speech at the end of the episode. She could almost be channelling Hillary Clinton. In fact the only thing missing was Donald Trump, which had he had a presence might have made this episode a little more entertaining.
The story sees Supergirl having to protect the President from an alien attack. The Pres is in town in order to launch a new policy, which enables aliens to live in America and enjoy the same rights as everyone else.
Of course Hank AKA Alien Manhunter objects to this policy because it would make the hidden underground alien presence on earth harder to police.
When the President is attacked by fireballs Supergirl is quick to prejudge and lay blame on the new alient visitor who as it turns out isn’t from Krypton. This causes her to drop the ball significantly when the real aggressor has kind of been hiding in plain sight.
Alex gets shown a bar in which most of national cities alien population can drink and socialise in peace. And it proves to be a useful resource in the DEO’s investigation into the real attacker of the president.
All in all this story was a servicable set up for what looks like it could be a larger arc given the reveal that the President isn’t as human as we are led to believe.
Lynda Carter plays the role well and there is even a fun little line thrown in, which tips its hat to her Wonder Woman days. And we also get a fun moment in which Supergirl does the Wonder Woman spin in order to put out the fire, which is burning her suit.
We also get teased with a little more Lena Luther, but as yet we do not know whether or not she is a force for good or as bad as her Brother Lex, but with Katie McGrath playing the role. It will be fun finding out.
The close of this episode has a few reveals. A big one being that Alien Manhunter is no longer the only member of his race on planet earth.
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