Supergirl – Livewire

Only just caught up with this episode as I was away on the weekend.

Another strong episode, sticking with the theme of Supergirl learning about her abilities but also working with others, in this instance teaming up with Cat Grant in order to bring down Livewire who was inadvertently created by both of them – by Cat who pushed her to be meaner and more aggressive, and by Supergirl whose Kryptonian physiology gave Livewire her powers when they were both struck by lightning. And on top of that, Kara’s foster-mom Helen Slater popped by to unfairly berate Kara’s foster-sister Alex for not looking out for Kara.

Supergirl meets Supergirl
Supergirl meets Supergirl

There’s more as well – the growing potential for the love triangle between Win, James and Kara; and the secrets about what happened to Alex’s dad and his links to Henshaw and the DEO – but this is mostly about Cat and Kara bonding. For perhaps the first time, Cat actually appears to be a human being and is a bit more sympathetic . . . and there’s also the hint of a possibility of a maybe of a bit of foreshadowing where Cat might end up guessing Kara’s secret ID. That, I think, would be for the end of the season.

It was good a episode even though they did what so many other shows do and parallel two stories – Cat and Kara’s relationship alongside Alex’s and her mothers – just to drive the message home. It was a little jarring, too, that Kara knew Lucy Lane but that – I’m pretty sure – is because this episode was rearranged in the schedule due to the terrible bombings in Paris the other weekend.

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