Posted 17 November 2015 - 11:44 PM
I felt that this was a rather strong episode. The only thing that really bothered me was the Kara/Jimmy stuff. I'm just not feeling the love triangle that is brewing between Kara, Jimmy, and Winn. Plus Kara came off pretty crappy looking when she dashes over to Jmmy right after Winn said he was thankful for her and kissed her on the cheek.
Now we know why the DEO knows so much about Kryptonians, and how they knew about Kara before she even became Supergirl. They have been tracking her for a long time, and almost took her from the Danvers before Mr. Danvers said he would work with them and give him all his notes and research about Superman. I don't know. They could have let the DEO take Kara and then just called in Superman. He would have gotten her back in a jiffy. It definitely creates a mystery as to what reallt happened to Mr. Danvers.
Helen Slater did a good job as Eliza Danvers. The episode did a great job establishing the relationship between the Danvers women. Eliza has instilled in Alex a desire to always protect Kara and has been harsher on her than on Kara, with good reason. Kara lost her entire world and then arrived on Earth to discover that her cousin was a grown man. At least at the end Eliza praised Alex and criticized Kara, which was good and bad for Kara.
The Thanksgiving dinner was awkward, as Thanksgiving dinners can be. Winn trying to avoid the awkwardness by complimenting and passing the food was pretty funny.
Speaking of, we learn that his father is a bad man and in jail so he doesn't really have any family to speak of. Or at least none that he gets together with during the holidays.
I'm guessing Jimmy and Lucy rekindled their romance in the skipped episode. Has Lucy decided to move to National City to be closer to Jimmy or is she just visiting?
Some good insights into Cat here. We learn she has a son (who was in the skipped episode) and that despite her massive success her mother still views her as a failure. I think Cat was humanized a little more here. She clearly cared for Leslie, though she had na odd way of showing it. She connected with Kara on a personal level, and even sent Kara way from the fight and confronted Livewire herself. Then she used herself as bait to capture Livewire.
I'm not the biggest Livewire fan, but I liked her a lot in this episode. They used her powers in inventive ways and I loved her lightning whips that she used to knock Supergirl around with. The fact that she could turn to electricity and could absorb Kara's heat vision made her a worthy foe. I hope she makes a return appearance sometime during the season.
Other than the romantic triangle I felt this episode was firing on all cylinders. It deepened Cat's character, had a fun villain, introduced the mystery of what really happened to Mr. Danvers, had Winn more or less admit his feelings for Kara, and had Helen Slater. You can't ask for more than that. Or at least I can't.
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