Story by : Lindsay Sturman
Teleplay by : Emilio Ortega Aldrich & Chandler Smidt
Directed by: Gregory Smith
Starring: Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Katie Mcgrath, David Harewood, Jesse Wrath, Nicole Maines, Jon Cryer, Azie Tesfai, Staz Nair, Julie Gonzalo
Synopsis “Lex tasks Supergirl with protecting Andrea from an anti-tech extremist; Lena moves forward with Non Nocere, with Lex’s help”
It’s time for the launch of Obsidian which puts a big target on the back of Andrea Rojas. In steps Supergirl as her personal bodyguard.
The pairing of Supergirl and Andrea is something we don’t see very often but after this week’s episode I hope we see more. I found their onscreen chemistry to be brilliant and the way they bounced of each other a fresh new take for the show. Andrea who is pushing full steam ahead with Obsidian gives Supergirl a new challenge this week as not many people say no to her. Andrea feels unstoppable with Supergirl by her side but is very close to losing it all until the chaos reignites her powers we haven’t seen since pre Crisis.
LEX LUTHOR HERO OR VILLAIN?
I have been very vocal with my praise for Jon Cryer’s Lex Luthor and once again, with an increased screen time this week delivers a great performance. The show is giving Lex a very different story arc this season with him being portrayed as the good guy. We all know that everything Lex does is to benefit himself but he genuinely seems like he cares about preventing Leviathan. This can only mean that they offer some form of threat to him and he needs them out of the way.
Using the angle that they are a threat to humanity is surely just another one of Lex’s plans to ensure everyone around him does exactly as they are told. Brainy is the one who is suffering the most with this having pledged his allegiance to Lex for the greater good but being unable to tell his friends. This is a heavy burden that is starting to take its toll on him.
The ongoing battle with which side Lena is on continues this week as she makes progress with her plans to remove aggression and hatred from the world. We know her heart is in the right place but with the involvement of Lex we start to wonder if there is a line she won’t cross to achieve success. She is walking a fine line between hero and villain and I really don’t know which side she will end on.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR, MAYBE?
Kara and William spend some more time together this week which could be the start of something between the pair. Having been a very obvious build up (I predicted this in episode 2) this season but, as with most relationships Kara has, it’s not going to be plain sailing. Fingers crossed this does blossom into something more as I think they make a great couple and it’s about time Kara got a break.