Supergirl: Red Faced Review

Written by Liz Britton

Supergirl opens up with a reminder of last week’s lesson: mother/daughter relationships are hard. Kara’s boss, Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart), deals with an annoying mother belittling every career choice Cat has ever made.

In a similarly confrontational fashion, Lucy Lane (Jenna Dewan Tatum)
along with father Sam Lane (Glen Morshower) order Supergirl to fight their newest weapon: the Red Tornado.

Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) takes her work frustrations and love troubles out on the robot, but goes a bit too far when she freezes and then rips off its arm. It immediately goes into “self-preservation mode” and flies off, leaving its creator devastated and jobless (getting fired over Supergirl beating his robot? Harsh).

After this grueling session, Kara gets to deal with an awkward game night with best friend Winn (Jeremy Jordan), crush James Olson (Mehcad Brooks) and crush’s girlfriend Lucy Lane. Not only does she get to sit in on the power couple crushing it with a word guessing game, but she also has to listen to Lucy bash her alternate identity Supergirl.

I wasn’t that impressed. It’s like when you see a movie star in person and you’re like, “Is that it?” I guess that’s it. Plus, she’s totally not [James’] type.

Unable to keep her anger bottled up any longer after being criticized by Cat Grant, Kara absolutely loses it at work and yells at her boss. Immediately, Kara starts to apologize but is told by Cat, “We’re going.”

And they go.

They head straight for the bar where Cat gives some valuable professional vs. personal advice. She tells it like it is.

Whatever you do, you cannot get angry at work. Especially when you’re a girl…When I was working at the Daily Planet, Perry White picked up a chair and he threw it out of the window, because somebody missed a deadline. And no he didn’t open the window first. If I had thrown a chair, or, my God, if I had thrown a napkin, it would have been all over the papers. It would have been professional and cultural suicide.

So what can we do as women? Cat suggested going to a kickboxing class and getting it out the good old fashioned way: through exercise.

But Kara, being Supergirl, can’t just walk into a kickboxing class.

So she dukes it out with a car while James Olson uses a punching bag. Kara quickly realizes that she’s not angry over Lucy Lane tearing her apart or her job giving her some major low self esteem issues – she’s angry over not being normal the second her parents sent her off to Earth before they died.

(Careful what you wish for, Kara!)

Luckily, she takes her anger and uses it to defeat the Red Tornado and save the day.

All is good in the world of Supergirl.

Until she starts to pick up broken glass after a drink was spilled at work and cuts herself.

Wait, what? Supergirl can’t get hurt…

Leave a comment below with your thoughts on this week’s episode!

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