– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Last night saw the premiere of Supergirl on The CW. All in all, it was an okay episode, one that was buoyed more on the strength of its lead than the strength of its writing.

It did, however, show us a side of Supergirl that we rarely get to see — a more vulnerable and dark side. One that’s less happy-go-lucky, and a bit moodier. Makes sense, given the loss of Mon-El last season.

While she may have overcome some emotional pitfalls least season, that’s not to say it’ll be easy from this point forward. This latest episode, “Triggers,” she’ll be going up against someone with crazy good psychic abilities. It’s not clear just how powerful she is, but it looks like she very much has the ability to bring Supergirl to her knees — or so the trailer teases.

Supergirl is based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, who after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul Cat Grant. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, head of a super-secret agency, enlists her to help protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats.

Are you looking forward to next week’s episode of Supergirl? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Supergirl airs on The CW on Mondays at 8/7c.

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  • Kronx

    I wish they had explored Kara’s rejection of her “humanity” a bit more. Let her cut her ties one by one and see how it shakes out. I wonder if they were hesitant to go that dark after criticism of Flash last year. It was good seeing her lash out at her sister. Ironically, it was the most human she’s acted by trying to not be human, and wall away her emotions.

    I must admit the opening chase made me laugh pretty hard when the car pulled out in front of the truck and just stopped in the road. They clearly never looked to the left to see if traffic was clear. And had those bad guys never heard of Supergirl? What was their big plan? A gun? Sheesh.

  • Victor Roa

    that’s the most comic book plot I’ve ever seen, now all it needs is a George Perez cover art

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.