Supergirl - S5|EP01 "Event Horizon" (TV Review)

Oscar Rendon | St. Louis, MO | October 7th, 2019

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Supergirl - Season 5 stars Melissa Benoist (as Supergirl/Kara Danvers), Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, Azie Tesfai, and David Harewood. Supergirl returns for it’s 5th season after a tumultuous season 4 finale of revelations and new brewing questions. Lena knows Kara’s secret, and a mysterious figure from J’onn J’onzz past.


SPOILERS AHEAD


At the jump of the season premiere we see Lena in a VR simulation confronting Kara about her being Supergirl and we get a much more villainous/menacing Lena who wants some sort of revenge.. why you ask? I don’t know. Lena sells CATCO to a new character Andrea Rojas who takes over James job and changes the direction of the Media company. As far as the start goes it was a good reintroduction but again, Lena mad with revenge is a little out of place. Meanwhile, a new character causes mayhem at a school trip and Supergirl’s cape is damaged in the process. The new suit is awesome and it looks more grown up for a more grown up Kara. Overall, the villain introduced was not memorable and tied more to J’onn than it did Kara but we’ll let it slide since the episode on an emotional level was geared towards Lena and Kara’s friendship. Kara telling Lena the truth about her secret identity was powerful and I thought we were going to subvert expectations but at the very end Lena goes full villain! So for that I didn’t like the episode that much.


The Grade

C-


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