SUMMARY: Cat Grant struggles to reconnect with her son Adam, who has a much easier time connecting with Kara. J’onn saves a racist Senator from a fellow Martian. The audience learns a lesson about tolerance, unless they are paying attention.
“As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” – Mike Godwin
Syd: Welcome to Tales from the Krypton, where we just watched episode 11 of Supergirl. The show’s creators must have been dissatisfied with the fans’ reaction to the last episode – which was actually one of their better ones – so they released this episode, which makes the previous one seem like a masterpiece by comparison.
Margaret: The funny thing is, I was fine with the last episode. I thought that it did some interesting things and I liked that. This episode just infuriated me. Let’s go back to last week.
Syd: Two episodes ago, I posited the perhaps controversial opinion that Jessica Jones is less grim, more life-affirming, and more inspirational than Supergirl. I can no longer see that viewpoint as controversial. Jessica Jones belongs to a category of television and film that doesn’t show a genocide onscreen. Certainly, it is a broad category, but it is one to which the first season of Supergirl inexplicably doesn’t belong.