SUMMARY: Supergirl breaks Non’s hypnotic spell by broadcasting platitudes to the citizens of National City. Supergirl and J’onn confront the Fort Rozz prisoners and end up killing everybody. Kara is rewarded with a promotion and a new boyfriend.
Syd: Welcome to Tales from the Krypton, where I am broken. Fuck this show. We just watched episode 20, the season finale, and I want to burn something. The episode starts where the last one ended, with Alex and Kara locked in mortal combat.
Margaret: This show has done nothing to improve its choreography. I guess they are both limited by the fact that Kara is supposed to be super strong and super fast and the budget. They can’t have a lot of special effects, but it really does hurt them when they build up to a big fight and it just feels lackluster.
Syd: I know we mentioned it last episode, but Alex’s Kryptonite Battle Armor is the dumbest fucking costume in the world.
Margaret: The way they break Alex out of mind control also is just so stupid. J’onn flies Eliza in to talk her out of Myriad, again making him basically just work as a mind blocker. Eliza tells Alex how Jeremiah always believed her to be the strongest out of all of them and that she could break out of this. I don’t advocate for the killing of characters lightly, but it would actually have been more interesting if Alex killed Eliza.
Syd: This has got to be the most ineffective mind control I have ever seen. People can just think their way out of it? How was Non expecting to take over the world when anyone could just hope hard enough and have his hold broken? Does the transmitter stop sending signals after the effect is broken? Is there a possibility of people’s minds being retaken over? I mean, this is supposed to be a scientific device that targets human brains, not a magic spell that stops working when you disbelieve the illusion.
Margaret: Part of me wishes they would have just given a pseudo-science answer. Something along the lines of, “The rush of endorphins caused by thinking about Jeremiah or seeing the S is fighting against whatever it is that Myriad does to control the brain.” However, they also attempted that by explaining how Clark was effected by saying it was because of Earth Kindergarten and I was annoyed at the ridiculousness of it. So, I may just be at the point where nothing they can do in that area will appease me.
Syd: It’s not that I want a pseudoscience explanation, I just want the writers to be aware of their limitations. If they had said the mind control was a magic spell, I would be fine with it being broken this way.
Margaret: Alex forced J’onn to take her to a city she knew would be doing its best to mind control her. It crippled J’onn and caused her to be used as a pawn against Supergirl. The show decided to break her out as opposed to exposing her decision as a terrible one that actually worked against the good of everyone. For Alex to have to come to terms with the idea that her decisions have consequences would be interesting to see.
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