Supergirl | Mid Season Review By Caroline B.

51vis7xixolSupergirl is based on DC Comic’s character Kara Zor-El/ Supergirl, who is Superman’s cousin and one of the last surviving Kryptonians. She’s balances the life of a reporter and a powerful alien who fights against anyone who threatens earth.

The fourth season of Supergirl premiered on The CW on October 14, 2018. The season so far deals with real life issues; hate and racism into its storyline and they become the biggest challenge Kara must face. First, Mercy Graves (Rhona Mitra) escapes while Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) continues to work for the DEO and Catco, balancing her duties like always. A new threat rises in Agent Liberty, who is a regular husband by the name of Ben Lockwood (Sam Witwer) when he’s not trying to kill aliens. He abducts Fiona Byrne, an alien telepath and taps into her power to control aliens. Then the president reveals himself as an alien! This brings a rise to alien hate-crime. This season brings a lot of challenges due to hate and also a deals with Alex (Chyler Leigh) accepting who she is, and she finally embraces being gay. While Brainiac offers many funny moments, he alludes that Nia Nal (Nicole Maines) a new character who’s a reporter for Catco is anything but ordinary and she’s not! Nia is an alien who can dream the future and she is the first transgender superhero! The CW is doing TV right!. Meanwhile, Kara tries to convince the world that hate is not the way and so does James/Jimmy Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), in his own way. These concepts are what I think makes this season, so far, great. There’s a lot of talk of accepting people’s differences and not being afraid of who you are.

Season 4 also brings in a new super-suit for Supergirl, at least for a little while, after Mercy and Otis (Robert Baker) send Kryptonite into the air and it hits Kara. The armored suit is made by no other than Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) to filter out kryptonite. The suit had brought a bit of excitement before the season started. It falls a little short to expectations, but it’s in the show for all of two episodes.

Bad guys all need a reason to be bad, Ben Lockwood was a regular college professor until he loses his home and father because of aliens then Mercy Graves helps him become the horrible Agent of Liberty. Sam Witwer has magnificently played evil roles in the past, take Once Upon a Time for example, he gives the Agent of Liberty the perfect look. He forms the Children of Liberty, which are basically alien haters. When Lockwood kills Fiona, Manchester Black’s (David Ajala) fiancé, he decides to take his own revenge.

The DEO gets a new commanding officer that gives Alex a hard time. In thanksgiving, the Children of Liberty mark the houses of aliens to attack them, but Supergirl saves the day and Manchester murders those he finds. Meanwhile, Lena Luthor experiments on a human in order to find the cure for cancer, but it doesn’t work and she just ends up feeling bad about herself. James is also dragged into the Children of Liberty when he tries to convince them not to hate, he almost kills Supergirl when she’s in a weakened state without realizing it but at the last moment, Manchester saves the day, although he’s the reason they were captured by the children of liberty in the first place. Manchester then finds Ben Lockwood and reveals his identity to his wife, and almost kills her but Supergirl interferes. Ben and Manchester both go to jail while a hate mob protests Ben’s arrest. Lockwood tells Supergirl that he will see her soon, so it might not be the last we see of him.

The mid-season finale ends with Supergirl being asked to reveal her true identity to the world exposing everyone she loves, if she doesn’t she can never be Supergirl again. Decisions, decisions, decisions.

The best episode this season so far, is definitely the hilarious action packed cross-over event with Arrow and The Flash. The cross-ever event ends with Supergirl when The Flash and Arrow go to her for help, because everyone knows women can solve everything!

Episodes return Sunday, January 20th at 8pm on the CW.

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Release Date: October 26, 2015

Starring: Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Katie McGrath, Mehcad Brooks, David Hrewood, Jeremy Jordan, Tyler Hoechlin, Jesse Rath

Director: Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg

Distributor: The CW

Genre: Superhero. Action. Drama.

Audience: all ages

Rating: TV-PG

Runtime: 1 hour

Official Website: @supergirl.tv/

Official Social Media Pages:

IMDB Page: @Supergirl

Wiki Link: @Supergirl(TVseries)

fullsizeoutput_3eCaroline Buendia | Writing Contributor & Film Producer
B.A. | TV, Film & Media | Cal State Univ – Los Angeles
Caroline is a senior at CSU-Los Angeles. Next up, she’ll be chasing her Masters. She’s a passionate storyteller, writing and directing are her tools to do it. You can find her stamp in anything she does as carolbcreates. She writes as much as she reads, meanwhile pursuing her goal to have her works on TV, Film, and published. She loves adventures and her stories always take her there. As a proud Latina, Caroline is ready to take on any challenges that may come her way. If it’s easy it’s boring. And she doesn’t do boring. | Instagram @CarolineBuendia| View My Articles

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