Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Supergirl Season 2 'Resist' Review

The peultimate episode to the season 2 finale sees National City overrun by Daxamite soldiers, Rhea threatening Lena and Mon-El to marry and Lillian Luthor teams up with Supergirl to save her daughter.

Resist also welcomes back Cat Grant who provides a wayward hilarity to the situation. I'm not sure if it was the right decision to bring her back now as it left little room for the main characters to develop.

TV Review: SUPERGIRL: Season 2, Episode 21: Resist [The CW] | FilmBook

The plot felt awfully familiar to the season 1 finale except that there's more than one main antagonist facing Supergirl's wrath. Rhea's development seems to have taken a step back as she now appears to be a one-dimensional evil queen intend on controlling and invading humanity. 

Cat's speech to the citizens of National City were again recycling Supergirl's inspiring speech from last season. Even though, this speech was in itself empowering, it didn't provide depth or emotion within the story.

 SUPERGIRL: Season 2, Episode 21: Resist Images [The CW] | FilmBook

However, Lillian coming to Supergirl to help her save Lena was a far more interesting development. It seems a shame that she is beginning to show more depth and complexity at the very end of the season and not before.

Alex/Kara's relationship seemed to lack the emotion and strength which has made their story so powerful. There was an underlying distance between them which deflated the emotional beats of the episode.

Also, Rhea's defeat felt far too easy for Supergirl to achieve and Mon-El's exit felt very out of character. His calm departure held no emotional investment to show how far his and Kara's relationship has evolved. 

 SUPERGIRL: Season 2, Episode 21: Resist Images [The CW] | FilmBook

Unfortunately, Resist fails to bring the season to a satisfying and exciting conclusion, simply because the antagonists haven't been developed enough to portray them as real people. The emotional connections Supergirl has with her family were distant and the plot felt more of a rejurgitation of the season 1 finale. 

I sincerely hope that the last episode of season 2 fairs better because I really adore this show, and want it to succeed but in order for it to do that, the writers need to address the weaknesses found in their antagonists. 


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