For James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), the path of liberty appears clear. Or, at least, that is what this preview of next week’s Supergirl suggests.
For those who saw this week’s show, James seemed to be swayed by the Children of Liberty and their insecurities. And as the show continues to follow this metaphor down its various rabbit holes, the notion that hate comes from a place of fear kept James from calling out the Children of Liberty. It may eventually turn out to be one of the biggest mistakes anyone on the team has made this year. Granted, it is understandable why he would want to empathize with the group’s foot soldiers. They are being manipulated by a charismatic leader — even if he tries to convince them that they are all Agent Liberty. Nonetheless, he’s using their hate more than their fears to create his movement.
But it remains to be seen whether or not James himself truly gets swayed or if he and Kara (Melissa Benoist) have decided to let Guardian get deeper into the group to learn of its inner workings.
Meanwhile, Brainy (Jesse Rath) continues to prove a worthy addition to the cast with his misunderstanding of the show’s cliches and his amazing “fight” on the National City streets. I think it’s safe to say we’ll happily accept more of that in episodes to come.
Supergirl airs Sundays on The CW.