Supergirl Season 1 Episode 16 Review: Falling

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Kara received an attitude adjustment on Supergirl Season 1 Episode 16.

At first, it was actually kind of working for her. 

But, there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance, and she blew waaaaay past it. 

Red Kryptonite - Supergirl

Melissa Benoist was fantastic

Don't get me wrong, she's been great all season, but watching her bring out the villainous side of Kara/Supergirl was quite the transformation.

She was so cold when she was talking to Alex in her apartment., and Chyler Leigh was equally great portraying Alex barely holding it together...such a great scene. 

While what happened to Kara was not her fault, this is going to have some major repercussions on her relationships going forward, not to mention on the city's view of Supergirl.

Supergirl, I fear you are having some sort of mental breakdown. Don't worry, it happens to the best of us, and I am happy to take you to Dr. Shuman for emergency Lexapro. That is, if your alien brain will respond to the SSRIs.


Let's break it down. Winn mostly came out of it unscathed, other than losing his new...I don't know if girlfriend is the right word. Friend with benefits? Regardless, Winn and Kara should be okay going forward. 

While Cat, surprisingly, didn't wet herself after being thrown off a building, she's already forgiven Supergirl and is ready to help rebuild her image. 

However, things are much more complicated now with Hank (J'onn), Alex, and especially James. 

The thing about the red kryptonite is, while it made Kara say and do things she normally wouldn't, it doesn't make everything she said completely untrue. James and Alex know that, and they're going to have to find a way to move past it. 

Alex: He likes you, you like him, okay? Rebound relationships, they can work.
Kara: Name one.
Alex: Kim and Kanye.
Kara: I'm embarrassed you even know that.

They keep finding ways to throw a wrench into the potential Kara/James relationship, but we all know they'll get there eventually. As Kara said, she doesn't want to be the rebound girl, so maybe it is a good thing James is taking some time. 

She said some pretty awful things and came on way too strong, but at least her feelings are out in the open now. That's something. 

I suspect Alex and Kara will talk it out, hug it out, and all will be good between them before too long. They've been through so much already since Kara embraced her powers, and they've come out stronger every time. Kara is going to be feeling pretty terrible about breaking her arm, though. 

Alex: Why didn't you run? You could have gotten away.
Hank: Because I'd spend a thousand years in this cell if it meant keeping you, and your sister, safe.

Now I'm really curious about what's going to happen to Hank. I did not expect his secret to come out this season, and he's the one facing the biggest fallout from Kara's crazy spell. Personally, I think he'll regain Senator Crane's trust and earn back his position, but how long will it take?

The DEO needs him; Alex and Kara need him. I do not want to see him locked up for too long, especially with Non still looming. Will Senator Crane take over in the meantime, or will Alex? Let's just hope it's not General Lane. 

As suspected, they're clearly trying to reform Lord into a good guy. It's not just about them working together for a common goal against Non anymore. He legitimately seemed sorry that Supergirl was hurt, and he came to them on his own accord to help cure her. 

Plus, it is so blatantly obvious that he has a thing for Alex. 

Supergirl has her work cut out for her now that she must regain the trust of her city. It could take awhile, but perhaps it will happen sometime around the time Non returns and unleashes Myriad, whatever that is. 

Or maybe it will happen in two weeks when The Flash drops by for a visit. 

According to the episode description for Supergirl Season 1 Episode 17, we have not seen the last of Siobhan. It could be good news for Winn, but it's definitely bad news for Kara. Do you guys want her to stick around? 

Your turn, hit the comments with your thoughts on what may have been the best episode of the series so far. 

Don't forget, you can watch Supergirl online any time if you need to catch up!

Falling Review

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Supergirl Season 1 Episode 16 Quotes

Alex: He likes you, you like him, okay? Rebound relationships, they can work.
Kara: Name one.
Alex: Kim and Kanye.
Kara: I'm embarrassed you even know that.

I'm never using anything from that closet ever again without using surgical gloves.