Written by: Dana Horgan & Katie Rose Rogers
Directed by: David McWhirter
After a mellow start to the season last week, Supergirl returned to build the foundations to a multi story layered season. Its safe to say this seasons theme is going digital. The opening credits highlight this as the Supergirl logo pixelated into creation. This is something we have seen on the Arrow TV show as the Arrowhead has changed every season.
“NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT TO CREATE THE FUTURE”
The arrival of Andrea Rojas (Julie Gonzalo) and her Obsidian contact lenses seem to be playing a large part of the digital story. Marketed as a step forward in modern technology I can tell they will be used in a sinister way. Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) who changes from hero to villain every season may just be tipped over the fence with the use of this technology. This is the story I feel will have the most devastating effects on Supergirl.
As J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood) learns the existence of a brother, its technology once again that comes to save the day. Kelly Olsen (Azie Tesfai) have been experimenting with Q rays, something Brainy (Jesse Rath) believed were invented further in the future. With the Kelly’s help the mystery surrounding J’onn and his brother starts to unravel.
EMOTIONS RUN DEEP
The season theme may be digital technology but this episodes theme was certainly ‘emotions. Brainy and Nia Nal (Nicole Maines) are learning about love and the early days of being in a relationship. On the same journey, if not slightly earlier in the relationship is Kelly and Alex (Chyler Leigh). J’onn and his connection to his brother Ma’alefa’ak are bringing up feelings exclusive to martians that J’onn has never experienced before.
Finally our leading lady who has to share the screen a lot this week is having a hard time with her new boss. You would think Kara (Melissa Benoist) has gotten used to juggling her real life and her alter ego, but Andrea is presenting new problems at Catco. The most interesting development is that with new British team employee William Day (Staz Nair). Initially he appears to be a double crossing manipulator but as the episode draws to an end is fair to say there is more than meets the eye with William.
With multiple stories being established at the start of this season it seems like a slow start. However, I will say that I think the writers are doing a great job building the foundations to what could be a very complicated season. I am positive all the work going into these early episodes will provide huge rewards as the season continues. Its episode 2 and I will predict this now. Kara’s next love interest will be William Day. Just like being at school when you act like you don’t like someone it actually means you do like them.