How does she do what? Is that what you’re wondering? How does Supergirl juggle being a superhero, working for the D.E.O., working for Cat Grant, and having a love life? Not very well is the answer. As her sister Alex notes, “She’s spent more time in the friend zone, than the phantom zone.” Kara talks James Olsen into getting back together with his ex-girlfriend, Lucy Lane, the sister of Lois Lane. And she volunteers to babysit Cat Grant’s son, and he almost gets blown up in a train explosion.
But as a superhero, she is getting a lot better. She’s able to catch a high tech drone that’s spying on her. She saves a building after it’s been bombed. And she stops a high-speed train. But unfortunately, she doesn’t stop the suicide bomber before he blows himself up. But that’s really not her fault, because Maxwell Lord orchestrated all those events. Too bad she can’t prove it. Supergirl confronts Lord at his high-rise, much like Superman did with Lex Luthor in ‘Lois & Clark.’ And events play out the same. The hero tells the villain that they’ll get the proof they need eventually, and the villain smirks and says something like, ‘blah blah blah, bring it on.’
This episode was postponed a week because of the tragedy in Paris and it’s understandable. There was a random bombing and a suicide bomber in the mix. But, the will he or won’t he that James was dealing with the entire episode wasn’t the only thing we missed last week. Hank Henshaw used his glowing red eyes and super-esk ability to break into and defuse a bomb. Which begs the question, who is Hank Henshaw? Alex doesn’t seem to be aware of his other worldly abilities. So who, or what, is he.
In Dc Comics, Hank Henshaw’s alter-ego is CYBORG SUPERMAN. He’s a former astronaut turned super villain, who shares Superman/Supergirl’s same powers. Cyborg Superman is half man, half machine. And he blames Superman for this condition, which befell him after a solar flare. And while Cyborg Superman is the popular choice, given the name of the character, I’m still betting on some kind of twist. I think Hank Henshaw may be the shape-shifting Martian Manhunter. But we’ll just have to wait and see what’s revealed. I hope gruff Hank isn’t a villain though, whoever he is. Because they already did that on their other show, The Flash, and that would be a tad derivative.
Long story short, in this episode we see Supergirl as a very neglectful babysitter. We meet Cat Grant’s shy son, who has a big crush on Supergirl. We see Winn mooning over Kara, who only seems to have eyes for James. And we see Kara mooning over James, who has a rekindled interest in Lucy Lane. There was a lot of boyhood crushing and mooning going on this episode, along with some pretty good visual effects. The flying and heat vision looked exceptional this go around. So if you want to find out who’s going to end-up with who. Stay tuned! I’m sure all will be revealed….
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