I liked this episode but it wasn't quite what I was expecting. Adapting a well regarded issue like this one comes with certain expectations. I was hoping that Supergirl would stand as a beacon against the intense hatred being displayed by Agent Liberty and the Elite. Instead she doesn't even really try to address the issue with the public and then she destroys a weapons satellite because she doesn't agree with it. Not exactly the actions of a hero who is trying to set a positive example.
At first I didn't find it believable the the President would appoint a known alien hater and killer to head the Office of Alien Affairs but then I remembered that President Trump has appointed people to head agencies that they are completely unfit for and that are actively trying to undo the work those agencies are responsible for and then it felt natural.
I do like that the Elite seem to have their own followers and supporters. Not everyone is going to agree with with the Children of Liberty and probably enjoy seeing the xenophobic murderers get what is coming to them. Unfortunately the Elite aren't solving anything. They are just adding to the hatred and fear.
I will say that I love this incarnation of the Elite. They are all good actors and they seem to be having fun in their roles. Having a Morae as part of the group is a nice touch.
I wonder if J'onn is right about Manchester having a death wish. It is possible. Why else bait the Martian Manhunter like that?
Lockwood has regained control of the Children in a chilling manner, bashing in the head of a supporter who was trying to orchestrate a coup. That's a far cry from his speech to the Graves about how they don't kill humans. The dude is losing it.
I wonder if the President will be revealed to be the true big bad of the season. He has done some really shady things lately and he didn't tell the DEO about the weapons satellite he was preparing to launch.
It was nice seeing Supergirl and Alex working together again. I miss Alex being in on the secret.
I'm not sure why Kelex and Brainy can't stand each other but now I really want a Brainy/Kelex buddy cop style spin-off.
Dreamer is developing her powers quite nicely. I was wondering how useful she would be in the field but they seem to be making her powers precognition like. Plus they gave her some weird dream blasts.
Lena may be in bed with the government but she's not completely stupid. She will give the government meta human soldiers but she will not share the process on how they are made.
A really good episode that just didn't quite live up to its title.
Thank you. Somehow I didn't find that when I looked, although I did find it as part of Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told Volume 1, which is very expensive. The DVD of the movie adaptation is cheaper.
Did you find the comic?
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