REVIEW: Supergirl Season 3 Episode 1 – Girl of Steel

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Check out the out review of the Supergirl premiere below!

Supergirl: Girl of Steel – 4/5

Supergirl probably has my favorite season opener of all season openers I’ve seen so far this fall. I typically don’t like it when shows front load their episodes, but for some reason I’m totally okay with this one. We got our first glimpse of Erica Durance (Smallville) as Kara’s mother. We have 3 NEW villains joining us for the season! And Mon El is back! Jk. I know, that was mean.

At the end of season 2, we had to say goodbye to Mon-El. Was I the only one ugly crying? Yes? No? I’ll be okay. As well as seeing another ship being sent off and saved from Krypton. What was in it? Who was in it? We got this answer and more.

As the season begins, we see that Kara is still heartbroken and depressed over losing Mon-El. As she put it, he didn’t die and even Clark said he couldn’t have made the same sacrifice she did.

Just like most of us, she has buried herself in work and isn’t really dealing with her feelings. Which, I guess is great for National City; crime is at an all time low and Supergirl has turned the city around single handedly and is National Cities heroine.

However, because of Kara’s personal struggle, the entire team is on eggshells and it’s putting a strain on all her relationships including Alex and Maggie’s wedding — Eek! She even has a verbal throw down with James and quits her reporter gig at CatCo! Kara, girl, I get it. I’ve been you. I feel you. But I’m going to need you to cut your hair like the rest of us, not implode your world.

In the end, after an epic battle, and harsh words from her sister Alex, Kara realizes her shitty ways and tries to come back to earth and not hide in being Supergirl. She’s gonna be okay.

But let’s talk about the best part! The introduction of these Villains in order of appearance!

General Talbot, I mean, Morgan Edge played by Adrian Pasdar.

Pasdar will be playing a douchey businessman who also happens to be the leader of an underground Mob Organization. The character of Morgan Edge is no stranger to the CW Super TV Universe, he was also a recurring villain on Smallville.

Edge tries to to buy Catco out from under Cat Grant, who has become the Press Secretary for the White House. Lena Luthor, however, swoops in and buys it before he has the chance. Initially I thought Edge would just be a foil for Lena this season, but since Supergirl threatened him with his own words it seems like he’ll be more reminiscent of Maxwell Lord in the upcoming season; a little bit of everything.

Robert DuBois AKA Bloodsport (David St. Louis)

DuBois is one of three characters known as Bloodsport. Bloodsport uses high-tech weaponry, including sometimes Kryptonite bullets, and has the ability to teleport them into his hands from a remote location or tesseract.

According to his CHARACTER BREAKDOWN The Watchtower received, DuBois is an ex-military man who has infiltrated his former base and stolen a variety of articles that he uses to cloak an underwater nuclear device.

He’s currently only listed as a one off Principal character, but I can’t imagine Supergirl writing in such a popular character to only have him disappear. I wouldn’t be surprised if they have him back.

Samantha March aka Reign (Odette Annable)

If you thought that woman bumping into Alex was random think again? We just got out first look at REIGN!

Remember the button at the end of season 2? Maybe not, because if you were like me you were balling your eyes out saying goodbye to Mon-El…seriously, can he come back? Turns out, the other pod to escape Krypton was housing a bio-engineered weapon called Reign, also known as a Worldkiller. I feel like Worldkiller needs no explanation.

Annable will be playing a very different version of Reign than what comic book fans have come to know from the New 52s. Samantha March is a single mom living on Earth and has no idea who or what she really is.

What does this mean for Supergirl going forward? In an interview with EW, Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg says,

“…the journey that she takes this season is watching her realize her heritage and see how it manifests.”

“Usually on these shows,” Kreisberg continues, “you either meet the big bad at the end of episode 1 or you meet them at episode 7 or 9, and you realize that they’ve been pulling the strings the whole time, and were out there working with their multi-year plan to take down the heroes or destroy the city. When we were figuring out Reign, one thing we’ve never really seen on any of these shows is we’ve never seen the big bad become the big bad.”

Personally, I love that we’re getting to see a villain’s journey alongside our regularly scheduled Supergirl journey.

What do you think? Are you excited for this season of Supergirl? Make sure to comment and let me know!

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