‘Supergirl’ Breakdown: “Triggers”

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Kara Danvers is still sad. ugh.

It’s time once again for the breakdown of this week’s episode of “Supergirl.” It’s your one of many stops to find out the deets on what occurred over in National City this week. What makes this stop different from the rest? I’m little more blunt and sarcastic.



This week, Kara Danvers’ world are colliding as a psychic villain named Psi paralyzes her and the citizen’s with the greatest fears. Originally, she thought it had something to do her trauma from being in that pod from Krypton. She was so traumatized by relieving this, she actually had panic attacks from it. It turns out her fear was that Mon-El would be going through the same things she did in the pod…or he might be dead.

Samantha and her daughter Ruby returned for something that I spent the most part of the episode going “Why should I care about this?” The subplot for them wasn’t any spectacular because it was just lame to a certain degree. She was trying to move on with her life but her daughter wanted to talk about it. It could have been done better. The subplot doesn’t really tell me why I should care until the end when it’s revealed that she’s helping Lena run her companies.

It also seems that they were going for some metaphorical shit in this episode as Psi looks a lot like Kara. I think it was intentional on how similar both look to each other. It’s kind of like that Psi is the physical manifestation of her fears about Mon-El. When she lets her fear control her, Psi is running free and doing whatever she want because Supergirl can’t stop her. It wasn’t until she stopped worrying about the consequence to sending Mon-El away that Psi was stopped. She stopped letting the fear run and control her both sides of her life. Don’t worry though, because she did the same thing last week. Next week, she’s be back to depressed Kara. She has every right to be but if you are going to have it be a common theme, then don’t have it come across as being resolved.

This episode is pretty much is a continuation of last week’s episode. The week theme was “moving on.” I like that the whole “Kara misses Mon-El” is continuing but it would have been better to air with the premiere as a two-hour premiere. While it did build a lot of the story for the season, it felt like something we’ve already seen. Having Samantha be in charge while Lena (Is it just me or does Lena occasionally have a British accent?) is running Catco is actually genius. It puts her in the mix more because I have a feeling that she will be having a bigger part as the season progresses.

The dumbest move of the night was the fact that Kara was planning on changing in an elevator. Does she not realize that those have cameras in them and that anyone could open it up and see that Kara Danvers is really Supergirl? It also didn’t help when she was having a panic attack and was in there for what was probably a couple of minutes.

“Triggers” was definitely better than the premiere but should have been with it instead of a week later. It progresses the story but not until the last five minutes. It pretty much spends most of the episodes tying loose ends from the premiere.

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