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Brian O'Neill
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Posted: 07 November 2017 at 12:47am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Yeah, they need to move on from it. There have been signs in the previous two episodes(I haven't seen tonight's) of Maggie reasserting herself on and off the job. Kind of like how they finally gave J'onn some significant screen time and character development, and actually using his powers again.
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Posted: 07 November 2017 at 4:59am | IP Logged | 2 post reply


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I swear (but can't prove) they decided to axe the Alex/Maggie relationship before last season finished. I was actually surprised Maggie returned this season but looks like they are still heading for a breakup.

By all accounts, Floriana Lima had only wanted to do a year on the show for a smaller role, and the writers were making her character more prominent in the hopes that she would stick around.

I don't mind how they handled the Alex/Maggie relationship, but I could do with fewer scenes of Chyler Leigh crying.
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Posted: 07 November 2017 at 9:54am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

From last night's episode, where they apparently wrapped it up... there was something like a ten minute scene with Alex and Maggie discussing their relationship. I don't know exactly how long it was because I fast forwarded through it, with my wife's grateful approval. 

I know it's the CW, but for mercy's sake, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. And undoubtedly, the next three or four episodes will have Alex mourning her lost relationship to overexcess. 

Believe it or not, there was actually a story around the Alex storyline, and I thought it was pretty good. I didn't think that enough lead to chase off the Daxamites would cause human harm - as they established in the episode and again in last night's episode - but it was an interesting and possible premise. And I REALLY like Kara as Batgirl... using detective skills instead of super powers to figure out the problem and find out what was going on.

I did have a little problem with Supergirl not being able to hold up two halves of the plane when she had just been lifting the whole thing from inside, but okay. I guess they have to establish limits for her.

I don't know if I'm getting tired of the suddenly-best-friends status of Samantha, but I guess the show needs us to invest in her before she becomes a super villain. Sigh...
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Posted: 07 November 2017 at 10:27am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I did have a little problem with Supergirl not being able to hold up two halves of the plane when she had just been lifting the whole thing from inside, but okay. I guess they have to establish limits for her.

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I thought it was being able to carry something you can get a steady grip on vs trying to carry two things that you can only get a hold on by the tips of your fingers. Having tried and failed to do the latter on several occasions, I immediately understood Supergirl’s predicament. 
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Posted: 07 November 2017 at 11:57am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I definitely thought it was a grip issue, not a strength one.




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Posted: 07 November 2017 at 2:06pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I guess the scripts for this show haven't improved.
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Posted: 16 November 2017 at 3:53am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I really enjoyed the latest episode, with the teen Kara and Alex trying to solve a murder.  How sad is it though that their (possibly) best episode mostly ignored the entire regular cast and setting?
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Posted: 16 November 2017 at 4:01am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I thought this week's Riverd...er, Midvale...episode was a nice change of pace.
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Posted: 18 November 2017 at 2:54pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

The episode was really an homage to Smallville. And a really good one, in my opinion! (Note the references to Chloe Sullivan, and apparently using the same school building for the exterior shots.)

I've seen some chatter online that this episode was done because Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh were getting really stretched out in time commitments for the "Crisis on Earth-X" crossover, so a sort of fill-in episode satisfied the gap. And the two substitute actresses playing the younger versions of Kara and Alex were excellent! They not only resembled the main characters physically, but got their mannerisms perfectly down pat.
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Posted: 18 November 2017 at 8:14pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

  1. Yeah, the series has recently had episodes where they basically gave J'onn, and now Kara and Alex, a 'week off', because all of those actors have significant screentime in the crossover
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Posted: 20 November 2017 at 11:12pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Argh! On tonight's episode, Mon-El returns from the future and introduces Supergirl to his wife--a black-haired Imra Ardeen (Saturn Girl). What the heck--?!? At this point, I think Berlanti just likes messing with the fans.

Up to now, I've tried to cut these producers (TV and movies) some slack because I know some things just don't translate to screen, but to go out of your way to do something arbitrary tells me they enjoy sticking it to us.
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Posted: 27 November 2017 at 2:31pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I actually think the writers found a clever (and emotional) way to introduce the characters the Legion of Super-Heroes. (Irma's hair color isn't a deal breaker for me.)

I'm curious enough to see how this all plays out this season as they introduce Brainiac 5 and other members.

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