After the revelation that President Olivia Marsdin is an alien swept the country, Supergirl found herself as a beacon of hope for the world to unite and accept the differences among the citizens. Doesn’t look like it worked though.
On Supergirl Season 4 Episode 2, President Marsdin resigned as Supergirl paid her a visit at the White House. (Where was Cat Grant? You’re telling me that Cat Grant, the Press Secretary and Supergirl’s first supporter, wouldn’t have been present at a meeting between these two ladies? The meeting should have happened in National City if the writers couldn’t have even brought Calista back for a five second scene.) Meanwhile, Mercy Graves strikes again, but this time she goes after a much closer target.
Mercy and Otis Graves arrive in National City, causing a spike in hate crimes against aliens. Elsewhere, Kara is riding high (literally) after the events of Supergirl Season 3, and Superman being off-world is just letting her get even more time to shine.
On Supergirl Season 4 Episode 1, “American Alien,” the drama over Kara Danvers vs. Kara Zor-El seems to be gone as she’s embraced both sides of her identity and is finding a nice stride as a lead reporter for CatCo and the only Kryptonian hero on Earth. Is it too good to be true? Meanwhile, a new reporter, referred by Cat Grant, is introduced as Kara’s mentee, and Alex continues leading the DEO.
When Supergirl Season 4 Episode 1 premieres, Kara is high on life. She’s embracing her identities as Supergirl and Kara Danvers, and, for once, Kara’s life is exactly how she wants it.
Here at The TV Type, we had the opportunity to watch an early screening of the Supergirl premiere episode. One thing I’ve had to tell myself, too many times to count, going into Supergirl Season 4 is to give the show a fresh start. This is the first season without the input of Andrew Kreisberg who, let’s face it, dragged the female hero down with his misogynistic and predatory behavior.
As Reign and the witches attempt to turn Earth into a new Krypton, the final battle leads to interesting results, which send our beloved characters on several new paths.
Supergirl Season 3 Episode 23 marks the end of a rocky, messy season, and Kara’s life is now on track once again, or so it seems. Meanwhile, two (three, maybe?) consistent characters take their leave, another unmasks, and Kara’s debate between Kara Danvers and Kara Zor-El seemingly comes to a close.
Stranded on Argo City, Kara, Alura, and Mon-El attempt to find a way back to Earth, or at least a way to warn their friends at the DEO that danger is coming. Meanwhile, Sam’s condition worsens.
On Supergirl Season 3 Episode 22, “Make It Reign,” the three sisters attempt to revive Reign from her dormant state as their plan to turn Earth into the next Krypton goes into effect. Elsewhere, as Reign gets stronger, Sam gets weaker, and time is almost up for Sam to make her final recovery and escape from the Worldkiller mess. Will death be her future?
After discovering her mother and a small portion of Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton, Kara leaves Earth to spend some quality time with her mother. However, once she arrives, strange things start to happen to Kara Zor-El causing her to feel like an outsider in this life, too.
On Supergirl Season 3 Episode 21, “Not Kansas,” Kara and Mon-El struggle to figure out what’s happening in Argo City, while the DEO deals with high-tech weaponry hitting the streets of National City. Was J’onn’s final call the right one, though?
After absorbing the powers of the other Worldkillers, Reign sets her sights on Ruby to finish destroying Samantha Arias, which is the only piece holding her back from total power.
On Supergirl Season 3 Episode 18, “Shelter from the Storm,” Ruby’s life is in danger as Reign begins hunting her, while Kara still struggles to understand Lena’s point of view on this entire fiasco. Meanwhile, the Legion returns to the future… until Brainy’s calculations prove that Supergirl and her team “need” just one of the Legion members to exponentially increase their odds of defeating Reign. Why couldn’t it have been Imra?
The Worldkillers have finally been united, and their plan to destroy Earth begins with an eclipse that threatens to lower the temperature and take away Supergirl’s powers for good.
On Supergirl Season 3 Episode 17, “Trinity,” Kara is taken aback after learning Lena was hiding such a huge secret about Sam and kryptonite from her, while Sam struggles to stay alive in the Kryptonian valley she’s been trapped in.
Though the pair originally started out as frenemies on Supergirl, Winn and James have grown close, especially over the last two seasons.
Their friendship seems to be the one part of their lives that is “normal,” or whatever anyone with an alien as a friend can call normal. As Winn dealt with the death of his father and arrival of his mother on Season 3 Episode 14, James clearly helped him through it, and it just shows how far their friendship has come, even though we’ve seen so little of it.
After Kara’s revelation during her coma in the Supergirl mid-season premiere that her current life is all because she took on the human identity of Kara Danvers, we need to see stories that reflect that.
This mental block she experienced in the mid-season premiere of Supergirl seems to have cemented that Kara Danvers is just as important as Supergirl, if not more important, and that she needs to appreciate the “human” life she’s been able to lead. But why—after many revelations of how important Kara’s life as Kara Danvers is—is her life outside of being a superhero solely about being a love interest and ignores any other part of her life, especially her career? Let’s see Kara embrace her career more and the writers develop stories utilizing her skills as a reporter, rather than just as an alien.