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***There are spoilers for the end of Supergirl Season 1 ahead***

As it’s the only show I’m caught up on, I’m watching just Supergirl again this TV season. I made my boyfriend sit down and watch the first season with me over the summer and he loves it too. His admission went something like this:

Me: *a few episodes in, catching his eye and nudging him with my elbow* Sooooo????

Him: I actually… like it a a lot better than I thought I would.

Me: *hits him with a pillow* DIDN’T I TELL YOU??? I TOLD YOU YOU WOULD LIKE IT AND THAT YOU SHOULD WATCH IT YOU NEVER LISTEN TO ME- *muffled screaming as he hits me in the face with another pillow*

*epic pillow fight ensues ending in tickling*

I just watched the recording on my DVR and thought I’d share my thoughts on how the premiere went and where this season might go~

This season starts off immediately where the last left off. Supergirl and Martian Manhunter chase after an object crashing into National City. They discover it’s a pod just like the one that carried Kara and Clark to Earth, and inside is a boy. They don’t know who he is, but are determined to find out. They take him to the DEO office in National City to figure out his identity.

A new space shuttle, Venture, has all 200 passengers on board and is about to launch in National City. A reporter named Clark Kent is in from Metropolis covering the story. When he hears on the news that the shuttle has had an engine failure and is going down, Superman springs into action. Kara hears the same newscast and rushes to save it, too. Together, Superman and Supergirl safely bring the shuttle down and save everyone inside.

In investigating why the shuttle failed, they found one person to have been missing onboard when it launched. Lena Luthor, sister of Lex, was supposed to have been on it, but said she cancelled last minute due to complications with planning her renaming ceremony. She has taken over LexCorp after Superman put Lex away. She plans to rename it L Corp, to show the company’s adaptability and solidarity with the community. Clark doesn’t believe her alibi, but Kara decides to give her the benefit of the doubt. At said renaming ceremony, the perpetrator strikes again: this time, targeting Lena. Who is this man? Who would send him to kill her, and why?

The whole while, Kara is struggling with a few things. Cat has promoted Kara and offered her any job she might want. Things with James are great, but does she really want to make that leap from friend to girlfriend? With so many options on the table, Kara isn’t sure how to be – well, Kara. She knows how to be Supergirl. She isn’t so confident how to be just Kara.

I take back (mostly) everything I said about Tyler Hoechlin. I was skeptical when he was cast because I don’t think he has quite the Superman look. Even clean-shaven he has a perpetual 5 o’clock shadow. My boss and I decided he doesn’t have quite the Superman jaw, either XD But after his very first scene as Clark Kent, I was sold. He has the stuttering, bumbling, eager to please farm boy DOWN. I’m still not too convinced about his Superman – he’s barely taller than Kara and not so beefy as Henry Cavill, but now that I think about it more, it works. This isn’t his show, and Kara needs to shine. It will be interesting to see how Kara handles her cousin being more popular than she is.

I feel like the premiere was set up to show how much growth Kara is going to go through. She grew mostly as Supergirl last season, obviously because she had just started out, but Kara didn’t get quite the same treatment. Here, Kara has basically the world at her feet. Her boss, the most powerful woman in media, is giving her the power to choose for herself what she wants. That’s huge! Kara’s decision will impact her whole future, and how she grows as a person, as a character. I’m really excited to see where her decision takes her.

I didn’t want to spoil too much more, but that’s the basic gist of it =D I’m so glad she moved to the CW, where she will be much more at home with her partners Arrow and Flash. Already chomping at the bit for those crossover episodes!!! I will shut up now until the season is over! Enjoy!

– Kathleen

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