Brief Thoughts On ‘Supergirl’ Season 6, Episode 9

by Erik Amaya

Supergirl is back on The CW this week, but as seems to happen with superhero shows nearing the end on the network, a promo for next week‘s episode has gone missing. Maybe it was left behind in the Phantom Zone…

As for this week’s return episode, we have to admit we really missed the interaction between Kara and Alex. That is the core of the series, after all, so it was nice to see an episode bookended by scenes with just the two of them. As for the bigger plot, we’re glad Zor-El (Jason Behr) quickly saw the error of his ways. Or, at least, we hope that’s the case. Thanks to Superman & Lois, Kryptonians besides Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) and Kara are hard to trust and it definitely feels like Zor-El could convince the citizens of Argo to invade Earth “for their own good.”

Meanwhile, we still find Andrea Rojas (Julie Gonzalo) unconvincing in just about every situation except Lena’s ex. Sure, that one episode always framed them as friends, but the emotional charge is so similar. As Kara’s boss or as a shadow thief, though, she’s lacking something. Also, we hope her inability to turn Catco around means Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) will buy the business back from her. The final season wouldn’t be right without one last appearance from her, right?

Oh, and one other point — did anyone else notice the Central City Citizen is the fourth best news source in the nation? This is the same paper ran by Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton) and an intern with no other staff — they even lost their photographer! Somehow, Iris is just behind The Daily Planet, The Daily Star and The Gotham Gazzette? We seriously doubt that, but we appreciate the shout-out to other corners of the Arrowverse. See also: the mention of Clark when Kara and Zor-El land at the Fortress.

Supergirl airs Tuesdays on The CW.

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