The Elite Assembles When Supergirl Returns
by Erik Amaya
Now that Nia Nal (Nicole Maines) has embraced her destiny as Dreamer, Supergirl is taking a brief late-winter hiatus. But when it returns, Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) superfriends will face off against The Elite, a team Manchester Black (David Ajala) assembled to carry out his long-term goals. Will Kara and her fam have a chance against a lethal set of alien-enhanced vigilantes?
Meanwhile, releasing Ben Lockwood (Sam Witwer) seems like a mistake as the complications of the Children of Liberty do not require a figure head. In fact, the moment Ben’s son took up the mantle would’ve been stronger if it had just been some random lad; proving the hate is coming from places other than ideologues like Lockwood. But then, that’s the danger this show has always been up against by using the anti-alien crusade as a metaphor for racism.
Also, did it seem like the show was setting up exist strategies for Alex (Chyler Leigh) and James (Mehcad Brooks)? The happiness Alex says she wants is so at odds with her life, that she’d have to move back to Midvale to find her joy. And with James and Lena (Katie McGrath) on the outs again, he had even less of a place on the show than he’s had most of the season. That said, it wouldn’t be the worst idea for the show to refocus on the Superfriends. It’s already sort of doing that.
Supergirl returns March x on The CW.