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  1. I know. I think the problem is they wanted to go to their mid-season break with a cool cliffhanger so they had Reign so grossly overpower Kara and leave her on the edge of death for shock value. Not taking into account the narrative question of "Where do you go from here?" Having your villain initially be stronger than your hero is fine, it gives the hero a reason to work harder and find the strength within themselves to overcome their limitations and blah blah...we all now how that works. But they made Reign SO powerful that not only did she hand Kara her ass she was able to fight Kara, J'onn, Mon-El, Imra, Brainy and the Legion ship, all at the same time and barely even break a sweat. There was no way for Kara to overcome that. They made her too strong too soon. And then they added two more World Killers for what as far as I can tell is no reason, since one should have been more than enough. Which meant for the whole second half of the season why Reign, let alone Purity and Pestilence, didn't bother to show up or snap Kara and the others in two whenever they fought. Then they dismiss the other two, giving their power to Reign making her even stronger, and yet she still can't even manage to kill anyone except Sam's mom. Then the get rid of Reign, bring her back in her pure, no weaknesses form, and she is out of most of the fight until the end, and even then she doesn't kill anyone until Kara throws her into the lava thing (which is weird that it killed her, didn't she fly out of it earlier?) and even then it's accidentally with her heat vision.
  2. Odds are yes. J'onn and his mind reading should have made short work of a vast majority of plots, which is why he was inexplicably sidelined or missing from episodes where he would have been really useful. In Brainy's case I'd say he'll always be charging or something whenever his intellect would be useful, or else he WILL pretty much solve the plot in the first five minutes but because Winn isn't there no one in the DEO will actually understand what he says and so he'll basically be ignored, and this will probably become a running joke.
  3. I've pretty much avoided anything remotely spoilery ever since the season 3 finale of Xena was ruined for me back in the day and I don't keep up with casting/behind the scenes stuff for that same reason. So I went into this blind and had no idea anyone was leaving. Sam...I am very glad she survived and will presumably be going away, because hopefully she'll be taking Ruby with her. I know Alex is focused on being a mom and that's fine but I was concerned she would be saddled with Ruby and no offense to the actress but her character annoys me. Winn...I think I'm going to miss him more than I realize. Even though he hasn't had as much to do recently. He brought a lightness to the more serious stuff that I don't think Brainy can replace. But I'll give him a shot, even though his affectations can be a bit grating. J'onn...I should be more bothered, but Harewood looks bored half the time and J'onn really has nothing to do, despite being arguably more powerful than the star of the show. I think both the character and the actor are wasted anyway. Mon-El...ehh, I'm fine either way. He bugged me in season 2 but he became more tolerable for me in 3. At this point I wouldn't necessarily mind if he stayed around but I am also okay with him leaving. Chris Wood does look better with the beard though.
  4. Forget every single Daxamite. Kara killed Mon-El's mom. It may have been Lex's machine and Lena who made it work but Kara was the one who pushed the button. So her speech about not killing rings hollow on that alone.
  5. S03.E22: Make It Reign 2018.06.11

    What would be the point of 'lethal' weapons in this scenario? Three pissed off Kryptonians were invading the DEO. If they had howitzers it wouldn't have done any good. Only kryptonite could have stopped them. Well, normal kryptonite. Alex managed to kill Alura with a kryptonite sword. I don't know how exactly shooting one in the back only managed to slow her down, and she must have been quite flexible to reach around and dig it out. This does go a long way against Kara's argument however. The outrage she and Clark have about anyone having kryptonite. Then this happens. Guys, THIS is the reason you have it. Yes, it does need to be kept secure so not just anyone can get to it, but considering there has been a hostile Kryptonian enemy several times I don't think you have a leg to stand on with the whole "It should not exist!" diatribe. I would also like to make my vote known for the "Wait, what?" category of evil plans. As far as I can tell the only real difference between Earth and Krypton is the color of the sun it orbits. They didn't appear to have a dramatically different atmosphere or anything, unlike in Man of Steel, and even then they were able to adapt pretty quickly. I just don't get the point. Getting rid of the human infestation I can understand, but they don't need to waste time terraforming for that, Reign could just enjoy herself and slaughter every last human with her bare hands and heat vision. It seems like the whole thing was just an excuse for why Reign doesn't just swoop in and beat every in the DEO to death, Kara and Mon-El included, in a few minutes.
  6. This is probably my biggest problem with the season. The pacing is WAY off. Putting aside the massive break they were forced to take in the middle of the season which would have screwed up any narrative no matter how well done, they wanted to end on Kara getting the crap beaten out of her so they hurried up and turned Sam into Reign. Instead, what I think they should have done is spent the first half of the season introducing Sam and (ugh) Ruby and letting us see how Sam became such good friends with Lena and Kara (instead of just telling us she already was) with an occasional WTF moment of Sam sticking her hand in boiling water. Near the big break she starts having weird dreams and then the mid-season finale is Reign finally manifesting, leaving the audience with a "holy crap!" moment rather than a "oh the star of the show, will she be okay?" moment. Then the World Killer plot can actually kick in when the show comes back, rather than getting started and then having to take a long nap.
  7. Well, I think Supergirl managed quite a feat here. Weaving together three or four different plot lines into one episode...and all of them dull as dishwater. First of all, Argo City and Alura? Now? That's the kind of thing you do in a season finale, not a throwaway subplot of a meandering episode. On a separate note, I know they had to replace the original actress but I still fail to understand why they picked Erica Durance to play Alura. Dean Cain and Helen Slater were fine because they are meant to be stunt casting and are playing the same characters they always were but ED is just...well, I'll be polite and say distracting. Alex and...whatever the guy's name was. What even was that? Did the episode run short? I mean, seriously, all of that just so Alex can decide...actually, I'm confused. Was Alex saying at the end she did still need to be a mom NOW or not? Winn and Ruby. Hooray. Poor Jeremy Jordan looked so bored. And not in a Winn is supposed to be bored here way, I mean genuinely "am I really getting paid for this?" bored. And I'll give the actress playing Ruby credit. She is trying. She just doesn't have a lot to work with, and I still think they are directing her to act way younger than she can passably be. I found it odd that J'onn stood there and yelled when Alex took off. You're worried she might get in trouble? You do remember you can fly, right? I know Alex Danvers is a good agent and all but the day a human on foot can outrun a Martian is the day J'onn should pack up and go home. To be fair he did catch up to her, but only after it was dramatically appropriate. Lena and Reign. So, the mighty World Killer has spent how much of this season in a box? This wasn't a bad episode. It wasn't a good one either. It was pretty much the definition of filler. Which doesn't make much sense, especially considering how much was going on (or should have been) and how close it is to the finale. It is, right? Somebody tell me it is. How many episodes are left?
  8. S03.E19: The Fanatical

    Wasn't that the very thing that let Cat figure out he was Guardian?
  9. S04.E23: We Are The Flash

    It certainly looked that way to me. Which is the part I don't understand. Speedsters shouldn't be able to do that. They can travel through time but I have never seen any indication they can manipulate it like that.
  10. S04.E23: We Are The Flash

    Good point. So, alternate theory. She went back in time just to see her parents and the rest of their family when they were younger, saw her dad in trouble and decided to step in and help, not knowing it would trap her.
  11. S04.E23: We Are The Flash

    I liked the stunned look on Devoe's face when Joe actually started to resist his power and turned the gun away from his head. Sure, it didn't end so well for him, but points for the extraordinary willpower. Barry and Ralph's fight with the many Devoes gave me Matrix Reloaded flashbacks. Which, for the record, is not a good thing. At least now I understand what Devoe was doing last week. I thought he had been planning to use the STAR Labs satellite all along. I'm actually glad the show spelled out the fact he just used it to replace the one satellite Barry destroyed because I completely missed that. I'm guessing Nora stepped in to help Barry because he was supposed to die stopping the satellite (I still don't understand the time reversing thing), which is probably the whole reason she went back in time in the first place, but after she interfered it screwed something up and trapped her, much as killing Barry's mom did Thawne.
  12. S03.E19: The Fanatical

    It's funny, actually. I thought the Ruby/Myr'nn scenes were the only ones where she didn't bug me. Her easy acceptance of his being from Mars and the simple joy he got from playing the game with her. On the other hand, I'm not too enthused with the idea of Alex being sidelined on Ruby-sitting duty. I got the out of the blue "I want to be a mom" stuff was an easy excuse for them breaking up her and Maggie but I am really hoping everyone is wrong about her getting Ruby and that she and Sam are going to leave at the end of the season.
  13. S03.E19: The Fanatical

    I like Kara, I really do, but this season she does seem to more under the impression the world revolves around her. I guess it kind of comes with the territory of being a nearly indestructible uber-being. And again she's telling Lena what to do. James got shot a lot. If his mask comes off that easily, how has he not been unmasked before now? Was there anyone surprised when Coville showed up at the end?
  14. S04.E22: Think Fast

    It IS a mess, but I think that's the point. Mind you, I don't think it's a point the Flash writers are deliberately making, except to say that time travel can be messy. I think the idea is pre-Flashpoint Caitlin was an ordinary girl with nothing special in her DNA, unlike Cisco who had the meta ability waiting for the particle accelerator to blow up in his face. Then Flashpoint happened and while Cisco didn't change apparently Caitlin's genetics got scrambled (as did that of DIggle and Lyla's child) and not only did she have a meta gene but it was one that existed outside of the particle accelerator or the bus. There was at least one guy in the past, Deathbolt, who had powers and yet was not in Central City at the time of the dark matter explosion. I'm curious to see where Caitlin's story is going to be honest.
  15. S04.E22: Think Fast

    I could be wrong but I don't think that's exactly true. Prior to Flashpoint, Caitlin was not a meta. She checked herself and didn't even possess the meta gene. Flashpoint altered the timeline. Caitlin has had Killer Frost in her since she was a kid NOW but that wasn't true before Barry went back and saved his mom. Caitlin never had powers before Flashpoint, just like Diggle and Lyla didn't have a son and Cisco's brother was alive.