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A scattered Supergirl checks in on all the storylines it forgot about

I have to imagine the pitch meeting for “For Good” involved the writers sitting in a room, trying to remember all the plot threads they’ve left dangling at various points. “We kind of established Morgan Edge as a major character this season and then did nothing with him.” “We haven’t seen Lillian Luthor in a while.”…

An impressively female-centric Supergirl goes where no man has gone before

Given that it features multiple characters heading off into space like it’s the most casual thing in the world, “Fort Rozz” doesn’t exactly feel like a cost-cutting episode. But it’s not too hard to spot the fact that virtually every scene in this episode takes place indoors on either a pre-existing or easy-to-build…

Supergirl’s return is stylish, confident, and full of new superheroes

It’s always a joy to watch a TV show hit its stride and it really feels like Supergirl is doing that in its third season. There have been some filler episodes like “Triggers” and “Midvale,” and there’s yet to be a standout outing the way the first season had “Falling” and the second had “The Adventures Of Supergirl.”…

Melissa Benoist says Supergirl crew is “recover[ing] together” after Andrew Kreisberg allegations

While promoting the limited series Waco at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Supergirl star Melissa Benoist responded to a question about the sexual harassment allegations against EP Andrew Kreisberg, telling reporters that the cast and crew have “recovered together” since the news broke late last…

Christmas comes early as Supergirl’s mid-season finale delivers a great final fight

As a rule, Supergirl mid-season finales tend not to be my favorite thing in the world. They have to touch on the season’s biggest dangling plot threads while leaving stuff open-ended for future stories, which leaves little room for the kind of smart, self-contained stories that elevate the best episodes of Supergirl.…

Take note, Hollywood: TV did right by its female superheroes this week, and was better for it  

The women of the DC and Marvel universes have gotten short shrift on the big screen. Yes, Wonder Woman was better than we could have hoped for, and Gal Gadot continued to kick all kinds of ass in Justice League. But Wonder Woman is the only female character in that team-up movie who’s not a love interest or a mother,…

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The crisis continues in Arrow's piece of The CW's Earth-X crossover

There’s television, and then there’s “event” television. It’s the kind of thing you’re supposed to watch right when it happens — big sporting events, awards ceremonies, series finales, shocking conclusions, and so on. When these events are fictional, they’re often intentionally packed to the gills, designed for promos…

Supergirl hops Earths, punches Nazis as The CW’s crossover extravaganza begins

TV crossovers are strange beasts. At their best, they recapture the childlike joy of throwing all your toys into the sandbox and telling stories about Sailor Moon rescuing Batman. At their worst, they confuse half of a show’s audience and make binge-watching an absolute nightmare. “Crisis On Earth-X, Part 1” is a…

Mon-El’s return to Supergirl comes with a timey wimey twist

“Wake Up” feels different than your average episode of Supergirl. There’s very little in the way of action and there isn’t a traditional villain for Kara to fight. It’s pretty much just a straight sci-fi character drama with a Twilight Zone-esque twist at the end. It’s an outing that easily could’ve felt like filler,…

A flashback-heavy Supergirl heads back to Riverdale… er, Midvale

“Midvale” plays like a backdoor pilot for a series about the teenage Danvers sisters solving murder mysteries in between calc assignments—a sort of Smallville but for Supergirl by way of Riverdale. Only it’s not, at least not to my knowledge, which makes the show’s decision to set almost this entire episode in 2007 a…