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‘Supergirl S2E01: The Adventures of Supergirl’ Review

Spoilers ahead!

“The Adventures of Supergirl” kicks us off with the new season of Supergirl. It’s also the first glimpse we get of the show now being on the CW instead of CBS. Despite that, it picks up with the family and friends dinner, when it’s interrupted by something crashing to Earth. As it turns out, it’s a pod just like the ones that Kara and Clark arrived in. The man inside is immediately taken to the DEO and remains unconscious for the entire episode.

Credit: Supergirl/The CW

This is also the episode where we get our first look at Tyler Hoechlin as Superman. While I think he makes a better Clark Kent, he’s a more upbeat Superman than we’re used to seeing lately. It’s a nice change of pace for the character and they also did a great job with making sure Supergirl stayed the star of the show. And while she stayed the star, she still had some internal struggles in this season opener. Let’s just say that things with James didn’t last very long and while it ends abruptly, it feels necessary.

There’s a lot to unpack in this episode with it’s move to the CW. Calista Flockhart continues to play Cat Grant, but she isn’t going to be in as many episodes. It will be interesting to see how they handle this as the season goes on since she is easily a fan favorite. They’ve thrown in Lena Luthor, Lex’s sister, who will likely be back for another episode or two. The witty banter between Supergirl and Superman works very well and there are even some lines from other characters that make you remember how light-hearted and fun this show can be. We also find out that there’s a history with J’onn and Superman, so hopefully we see more on how that plays out in future episodes.

With having a lot of bad guys and gals to choose from, this week went with John Corben, who we see becoming Metallo to end the episode. Corben tries to kill Lena Luthor more than once this episode and we have no clue what his plans are as Metallo now, but we know Cadmus is behind it. It’s safe to say that this episode gave us a lot of various things to watch for throughout the season, but it is off to a great start.

We do know that there’s a huge crossover coming this season, plus a musical episode with Supergirl and The Flash. With those already set, we can look forward to how they incorporate Supergirl into the other Earth and how it will affect her world.

The Good

  • Superman didn’t take over the screen and make Supergirl feel like the secondary hero.
  • Winn still gets to work with Kara at the DEO.
  • Tyler Hoechlin was more impressive as Clark/Superman than expected.
  • Cat Grant is here to stay!

The Bad

  • The relationship between James and Kara abruptly ended and was a bit awkward.

Favorite Lines

  • “I used to change his diapers.”
  • “Your cousin smells good.”
  • “We’re moving back to Gotham.”

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