‘Supergirl’ Breakdown: “Girl of Steel”


Kara Danvers is sad

Welcome to the first breakdown of the CW show “Supergirl.” Since the sharing of my thoughts on “Big Brother” was such a popular thing, I thought I would do it/bring it back for shows that I’m going to watch anyways. This will contain spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the newest episode, you really need to get on that shit.


The episode follows the aftermath of what occurred last season. It’s pretty much an episode where Kara is just depressed, moody, and grieving the fact she had to send her boyfriend Mon El into space in order to save his life and the entire city. She pretty much just turns off being Kara Danvers and becomes Kara Zor-El/Supergirl the entire episode. Because she’s turned off Kara Danvers, she becomes distant from her friends and is just really a bitch. Melissa Benoist’s performance in this episode was rather good. She plays a much more pissed and jaded Kara. You can tell that she is just over it all due to she had to sacrifice her boyfriend.

This was very reminiscent to what Buffy Summers experience when she had to sacrifice her boyfriend Angel to save the world in “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.” Buffy left town for months and became disconnected with her friends and family. It took two episodes to finally get back emotionally and not cut out her friends. “Supergirl” rushed this into just one episode. By the end of the episode, she’s back to being Kara Danvers like nothing happened. There was no really resolution to it besides her almost drowning. It was just anticlimactic.

“Girl of Steel” isn’t a bad episode, but it isn’t the way that I would have opened the season. I get that they have to deal with the events that occurred in the finale, but they way they did it made it drag. This episode dragged A LOT. I am glad that they returned to the Kara is trying to balance the issues of her personal life and her life as Supergirl.

This episode really doesn’t raise my hope that this season will be better than the one before it. “Supergirl” is still the weakest out of the entire DC Universe on the CW and it feels like it doesn’t want to change that. It needs to grow and it doesn’t seem to be doing that. I really hope the this improves over the course of the season, if it doesn’t, it will be a shame. So much potential.

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