With the season opening with one of it’s strongest ever episodes, Supergirl was going to be hard-pressed to come up with the a follow up that didn’t fall flat. And it did deliver. With the DEO’s supposedly hidden supply of kryptonite (we know, it’s so stupid, don’t do that guys) being stolen, the limits of trust between the Kryptonias and the DEO agents is put to the test.
As if we needed more convincing of Tyler Hoechlin’s worth as Clark Kent/Superman, episode two of Supergirl continues much in the same strength as the week before. Superman is working with his cousin to help save the day all over the place, and honestly, we can’t get enough of it. The pair emblems of the House of El are worth getting giddy over. Hoechlin impresses at every turn, taking the character in his stride with what seems like a natural ease.
With Kara finally deciding that her future is in the footsteps of her cousin’s mortal persona as a reporter for Catco, it is all change at the media mogel’s company. Enter Kara’s new boss, Snapper Carr (Ian Gomez), he’s tough on Kara and not out of a deep-seated affection a la Cat (Calista Flockhart). He seems to genuinely despite our heroine and her peppy attitude.
It’s all leading to the departure of Ms Grant. She’s done her time, it’s now her chance to move on to pastures new (we reject this idea and wish whole-heartedly to see Flockhart return on a regular basis). She’s the mentor that is seemingly no longer needed by both Kara and Supergirl. Even if we all know she is. She can’t be done giving the uh… duo heart-felt pep talks just yet.
It’s not all as great as the first week back, with the bad guys (a probable set up for a returning villain) that are a little unconvincing and a bit odd for us as it sees Desperate Housewives‘ Brenda Strong trying to take down our heroes. It will be interesting to see where this setup finally takes us, if anywhere at all.
In a show that is truly about showing just how powerful all women are, we also get to see a decent dose of Alex (Chyler Leigh) kicking some serious ass, and not only that, she’s saving Kara. It just goes to show you don’t need to be a superhuman to be a hero.
Of course, it all works out in the end and the mystery alien in still within their midst. We’re sad to see Cat Grant depart, but it will open up new doors for Kara and give her a chance to fly as her human counterpart, with her feet firmly placed on the ground. A new era of Catco has come, and this time with James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks, who had little to do this week, sadly) in the hot seat.
Oh, and we would love to just watch that final clip of Clark talking to Perry White over and over again, if only to hear him say the word ‘jiffy’ multiple times.
Supergirl is currently airing on Mondays on Sky1.