Supergirl Season 1 Episode 5 Review: How Does She Do It?

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We might have backtracked a little, but it was still another high flying outing for this new heroine.

Supergirl Season 1 Episode 5 found Kara struggling to juggle many different commitments and it showed us that even if you're one of the strongest people known to man, you can still overdo it.

From watching Carter to saving people from bombs, Kara tried to keep everything in order, but let's get one thing out there: Kara is the WORST babysitter. I know she has a lot on her plate, but it's not plausible that she'd forget about Carter. 

Cat's zingers were on point tonight. She may be a hardass, and deep down we know she can be nice, but she needs to trust you firstly. Cat has all these walls up, and that's what's gotten her so far in her career.

Maxwell really is shaping up to be the Lex Luthor in all of this, and I don't know whether I'm feeling it. Sure, it was a good move to have Maxwell be the one who set it all up to test Kara, but it's kind of reminding me too much of Smallville. 

That said, I am intrigued about them declaring war on one another. This should make for some interesting dynamics with Kara. To date, we've witnessed her nice side, so it should be a fresh change to have her on the warpath for Maxwell. 

However, there did appear to be some lingering feelings between Maxwell and Alex, so she's going to have to have a sisterly chat with Alex to make sure she doesn't go to bone town with him because that would just complicate things even more than they already are. 

Speaking of sisterly chats, I wholeheartedly agree with Alex's observation about Kara being placed in the friend zone with James. I did laugh out loud at her comment about the phantom zone, but it was clear she had her sister's best interests in mind. 

It was a bit odd that Lucy trusted Kara pretty much instantly, but to be fair, Kara is a very nice person, and she is very approachable, Still, I'm not surprised Lucy didn't think there was a possibility that she was seeing James. 

Initially, I thought Lucy was going to be a bitchy character because it's obvious Kara is going to be the other woman at some point, but Jenna Dewan Tatum's Lucy seems like a genuine enough character. I hope she sticks around for a while. 

It was cute how James immediately went to check on her. He did spend much of the hour complaining about how she left him for her work, but when we got the real reasons they parted, I sort of went on her side. 

As for Hank, he's going to be the thorn that keeps pinching the Danver sisters. There's going to be a lot more to come, and I have no doubt in my mind that by the end of the season, he's going to be the big villain. 

"How Does She Do It?" was another solid outing for this CBS series. Now that we're getting into the meat of the story, I'm getting more invested in all of the characters. I can't wait to see what's coming next!

What did you think of this episode? What are your thoughts on Lucy? What's next for Maxwell and Kara? Hit the comments below!

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Note: Supergirl Season 1 Episode 6 airs Monday November 30 at 8/7c on CBS.

How Does She Do It? Review

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Supergirl Season 1 Episode 5 Quotes

Salad. Burger rare. Go!


Kara: Don't worry, Miss Grant. He wouldn't be safer with Supergirl.
Cat: Oh, this is getting annoying. Go.