Virgil Vox, on 27 June 2018 - 11:41 AM, said:
Getting rid of Winn. According to interviews, the actor was ready to move on but still. I figure if they had actually done something with Winn this season he might have decided to stay.
I don't know about that. From what I gather, Jeremy Jordan's first love is musical theater and he wanted to get back to that. Which suggests he would've moved on anyway.
And I think he did fantastic work in a couple of episodes this season, particularly the one with Winn's mother.
What a disappointing end to Reign. It felt like the writers created this powerful, complicated villain and then had no idea what to do with her so they had her locked up for a good chunk of the season and then just use some stupid magic fountain that exists in someone's mind to get rid of her.
It's an alternate mystical dimension of some sort, albeit accessed mentally. I guess it's like the demon dimension in Legends of Tomorrow
where Sara and Nora were trapped while their bodies were possessed by Mallus.
The time travel. Seriously, what was that? Reign kills several characters before dying herself and Supergirl feels she has betrayed her values and can suddenly just time travel at will? I know there was more to it than that but it literally came out of nowhere and was so deus ex machina.
It could've been worse. At least she didn't spin the Earth backward.
What bugs me is that it doesn't seem to make sense -- Supergirl realizes she was wrong to kill Reign and needs to find another way, but she ends up finding a way that just gets Reign devoured by demons or whatever? How is that different? I guess maybe the idea was that Reign was trapped in some sort of mystical Phantom Zone equivalent rather than killed, but if so, it wasn't well-conveyed.
I didn't like Jimmy outing himself as Guardian for several reasons. The first is that he has barely been Guardian this season and he doesn't seem to be that well known in the city.
I got the sense that he's established a reputation offscreen even though we didn't see it, not unlike Thunder in Black Lightning
The third reason is that he only does it because he takes his helmet off to tell a woman he will save her child and she calms down. Honestly, if he had left the helmet on and said and done the same thing the woman probably would have calmed down.
Uhh, no, he clearly tried it with the helmet on and she just kept on panicking and trying to rush into the burning building. She didn't trust him to do it for her, not until he took the mask off.
I still think he could've just split the difference and switched to something like the original Jack Kirby Guardian helmet, which reveals the eyes and lower face in the vein of Batman's or Captain America's cowl. But I imagine the writers have a story direction they intend to go with James being outed.
I did like the ending, showing that there is a consequence to Supergirl using time travel. She has created a clone of herself which ends up in Siberia.
It wasn't the time travel that did it, it was the Harun'el rock. Remember, it also split Reign and Sam apart. It's apparently based on the black Kryptonite created by Smallville
and later added to the comics, which was probably inspired in turn by the synthetic kryptonite from Superman III
. Black Kryptonite splits a Kryptonian into good and evil halves. In the closing scene, we saw that when Supergirl grabbed the Harun'el to go into the Dark Valley, tendrils of black smoke rose from it, and the camera followed those tendrils to Siberia, where the duplicate Supergirl appeared.