This episode is better written. It’s a better story line. It takes things more slow and that’s what Supergirl needed.
Episode two revolves around Kara Danvers’ (Melissa Benoist) boss – Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) – trying to get an exclusive interview with Supergirl and using James Olson’s (Mechad Brooks) connection to Superman to get it.
After the first episode being to action-packed and fast-moving, Cat Grant’s advice to Kara couldn’t be more perfectly timed. She says that if she was speaking to Supergirl, she’d tell her to start with small acts of kindness and then work her way up. So Kara did exactly that and the media presented her as the hero of National City.
There was also a nice balance between the air time of the characters. There was a bit of everything and it worked really well. We got to see the bond between Danvers and Olson grow stronger, Kara’s sister – Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) – acted like a maternal figure for Kara and tried to help her from stronger and fight better and Hank Henshaw (David Harewood) started to accept Kara into the DEO.
Viewers also had the villain of the week, which didn’t play a major part in the episode but it was a good addition. Kara had to deal with a Hellgrammite and her Aunt Astra (Laura Benanti) – who just to clarify is Kara’s Mother’s twin sister – coming back.
Alex Danvers is probably one of the best characters in the show so far. She’s awesome. All of Kara’s life, Alex has been trying to protect her by working as an agent with the DEO and now she’s training her. Plus, Alex managed to kill the Hellgrammite whilst she was badly injured. She’s officially awesome.
Who – or what – is Hank? At the end, we see Hank walk away from Alex and for a moment his eyes glow red. This was a brilliant episode, it was really well done with some amazing special effects and another fantastic cliffhanger. I applaud you, Supergirl.