Supergirl Season five Episode two Critique: Stranger Beside Me


Is Lena going to lastly grow to be a complete on Luthor?

Supergirl Season five Episode two additional explores the theme of sophisticated technologies and the horrors of it. Or, at least, the viewers are led to think that technologies equals poor.

Via that, and the use of her huge brain, Lena spends the episode attempting to appropriate human behavior.

But, that is just the point. Do we, as humans, have to have to be corrected?

Lena and Andrea2 - Supergirl Season 5 Episode 2

Lena certain appears to consider so soon after her trust was broken with the reveal of Kara as Supergirl.

She believes that humans have an instinct to hurt 1 one more and that it is her duty to rebuild humanity.

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On the other hand, Lena desires to do so by utilizing her AI, named Hope, to infiltrate human minds and appropriate them. Beginning with her lately kidnapped test topic, Eve.

Cue the start off of the producing of a villain.

Lena3 - Supergirl Season 5 Episode 2

Is Supergirl genuinely going there? And why now?

The show has had several possibilities to make Lena the villain. They have constantly teased the fans by somehow pitting Lena and Supergirl against 1 one more.

My mother constantly stated actions speak louder than words. And I was there Eve. I was on the other side of that gun you pulled and I looked down the barrel and I knew that you would’ve shot me. So never inform me that you did not have a decision. There is constantly a decision and you constantly chose the identical point. You betrayed me due to the fact you wanted to. And you liked the energy that it gave you. So if you want me to trust you, attempt telling the truth for as soon as.


Possibly now that Lena knows Kara is Supergirl, she can be Kara’s, not Supergirl’s, arch nemesis. And the two are quite unique.

Supergirl is not the 1 Lena is mad at, it is Kara. She’s the 1 who broke her trust and who was dishonest with her.

The lack of honesty and loyalty is what triggered Lena’s dive into darkness. Betrayal is all she has identified from the people today she is closest with.

The reality that she can now group Kara in with these people today is jarring to her, and now she has lost her faith in humanity.

Kara Danvers - Supergirl Season 5 Episode 2

You can not genuinely blame her, but you can also see that she is going down a dark path.

We have all observed the superhero motion pictures and the other superhero shows. Attempting to repair humanity under no circumstances operates out.

It will absolutely be fascinating, however devastating, to see how far Lena will go ahead of Kara is forced to cease her.

J'onn Jones3 - Supergirl Season 5 Episode 2

On the other side of the episode, J’onn offers with his current encounter with his previously unheard of brother.

J’onn believes that this other Green Martian is definitely his brother due to the fact of a curse that was placed on his people today soon after two ancient Martian brothers’ rivalry pitted the Green and White Martians against 1 one more.

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The discomfort that he feels is a outcome of this curse, brought on by meeting his brother.

There was a entire lot of info thrown at us all at as soon as as J’onn explained additional about his alien race’s history. Of course, there constantly has to be new info that no 1 has ever heard about ahead of. But hey, that is tv.

Kelly Olsen - Supergirl Season 5 Episode 2

And fortunately Kelly’s project she was operating on at Obsidian North would assist J’onn remedy his discomfort. You gotta adore coincidences!

They entered what could only be referred to as J’onn’s mindspace and identified that some of his memories had been erased, which would later turn out to be memories of his brother.

Brainy: Wow, I am sorry, you smell.
Alex: Uh-
Brainy: What? You smell of sewer. Possibly a adjust of garments can assist?
Alex: Wow.
Kara: He’s not incorrect about the smell.
Alex: Okay, effectively y’all smell also. How about that?

J’onn’s brother was a traitor to his people today due to the fact he helped the White Martians. Why? I could not inform you.

For the most element, Supergirl Season five Episode two raised additional queries and answered small.

J'onn Jones - Supergirl Season 5 Episode 2

I sort of got the feeling that J’onn’s brother could possibly turn out to be excellent. But, who knows?

So far it is not seeking excellent for him. Specifically in the finish exactly where he was speaking to himself in the mirror but it was an individual else speaking back? I never know, I am confused.

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Then there have been the (smaller sized) partnership storylines of the episode.

Nia was mildly frustrated with Brainy. It was related to final week exactly where she had a issue with his lack of intimacy but now he is displaying a bit also a lot adore.

Brainy - Supergirl Season 5 Episode 2

Brainy does not know how to meet in the middle for something. He’s constantly at 1 intense or the other and Nia has to accept that or else their partnership will under no circumstances function.

Judging by the finish of this episode, and Supergirl Season five Episode 1, Brainy and Nia’s partnership is headed into the danger zone. Please say it ain’t so!

Kara and Alex - Supergirl Season 5 Episode 2

Alex and Kelly have been seeking a lot superior in the final minutes of the episode.

Alex was freaking out due to the fact she practically poisoned her girlfriend with blueberry pancakes. Which, is understandable, but she was not genuinely worried about possibly killing Kelly.

Alex: When did this take place? When did my feelings for Kelly get so robust and how can I possibly really feel this way about somebody that I barely know?
Brainy: From what I’ve discovered, the heart is not logical.

No, Alex was freaking out more than freaking out about the blueberry incident. She realizes she genuinely likes Kelly, even even though they have not been dating for quite extended, and that frightens her.

She produced this super cute speech to Kelly in the finish and the two continue to rotten our teeth with sweetness.

James Olsen - Supergirl Season 5 Episode 2

In other news, James may perhaps be operating for a senate seat or operating as the media director at the Smithsonian.

Supergirl continues to push James into the path of leaving the show sometime in the mid-season with the standard “I am moving away due to the fact I identified a new job.” At least Winn got to go to the future (miss you buddy).

Andrea - Supergirl Season 5 Episode 2

Andrea continues to be assertive at function by demeaning Kara’s talent and credibility. Although William is now suspicious of Kara and follows her to her fight with J’onn’s brother and the White Martian.

Kara can under no circumstances win at CatCo it appears. One particular can only hope that she runs that spot 1 day.

Kara: J’onn, I never know how a lot longer I can final at CatCo.
J’onn: The Kara Danvers I know is not a quitter. Someone’s attempting to sabotage you, you just ignore them. They are spending all their power on you, you invest your’s on becoming the finest you.

Speaking of William, I can see the seeds that Supergirl is planting for a romance in between him and Kara, even even though he has a wife.

Please do not let this take place. Even if he is a jerk that randomly volunteers at a homeless shelter, I consider I can speak for most fans when I say we are not right here for it and we do not want it. Thank you.

Kara, J'onn, and James - Supergirl Season 5 Episode 2

I will turn it more than to you Supergirl Fanatics.

How do you really feel about Lena’s villain transformation so far? Does the deal with J’onn’s brother confuse you as a lot as it confuses me? And how a lot do we adore Alex and Kelly?

Let me know in the comments!

And never overlook, you can watch Supergirl on the web suitable right here at Television Fanatic.

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