Supergirl Season 1 Episode 2 Review: Stronger Together

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"Stronger Together" turned out to be more than just an episode title, it's a motto that incorporates the kind of superhero Kara wants to be. 

On Supergirl Season 1 Episode 2, Kara realizes that while her cousin works better alone, she is at her strongest with her friends and family by her side. 

That doesn't mean it's always easy. The more people involved, the more room there is for conflict and disagreement. 

I loved the scene with Alex teaching Kara how to fight. It's never easy forcing someone to realize their weaknesses, no matter how important it may be to their survival. Alex hated doing it, but by the end knew that it was absolutely necessary. 

Maybe I'm not DEO material after all. I think I know why my cousin prefers to work alone.

Kara

Kara is struggling. In her mind, she figured all she had to do was unleash her powers and she'd be unstoppable, but she's quickly learning that is not the case. It takes practice, and Cat's advice could not have come at a better time. 

Start small and work your way up. It seems so simple, but when you're trying to save the world, you tend to want to speed up the process. It was fun to watch James and Winn help Kara master the smaller saves. 

How hilarious were James and Winn in the alley waiting for Kara? It was funny that they both assumed they were the only ones who knew her identity. Kara probably should have let them know that the other knew, but that wouldn't have been nearly as entertaining. 

I'm glad they brought up the notion that glasses don't really count as a disguise. I'd say it makes sense that Kara is concerned her boss might recognize her, but if that's the case, she should be wearing a mask. Her pictures are everywhere, if Cat hasn't figured it out after staring at magazine covers and news reports, she's not going to in person either. 

I like that we get flashbacks from Kara's childhood on her home planet. While Superman was a baby when he left, she actually remembers her life there and can use that knowledge to help the DEO. That along with the new computerized version of her mom, Kara will be more than just the brawn on the team. 

It looks like we're going to have a mixture of the bad-guy-of-the week formula along with the overarching villain, which personally works for me. For Kara to truly take Cat's advice to heart, she's got to start out small and defeat weaker bad guys before she'll be ready to defeat her aunt. It will probably be a few episodes before she and her aunt come face-to-face again. At this point, neither of them is ready. 

Can we all agree that Alex is a bad-ass? I know this is Kara's show, but she took down that alien guy while injured. She has some serious skills. Kara picked the right teacher. I'm definitely looking forward to watching them train together. 

So far I'm really enjoying Supergirl and can't wait to see where it goes. It has a great balance of action, humor, and drama and the cast is knocking it out of the park. It may have only been two episodes, but it is already my favorite new show of the fall. 

Okay, so who, or what, is Hank? He's obviously not human, but can he be trusted? What are your theories? 

Don't forget, you can watch Supergirl online any time! 

Stronger Together Review

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Stacy Glanzman is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter.

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