Truth be told, there are not many people who were really looking forward to the season 3 of Supergirl. Most of the DC fans have either not seen the show or left in between as they are fixated with Flash and Arrow. But I am one of few who has liked the show since the beginning although there were many inconsistencies and it could have been much better. But guess what, all the skeptics will be totally silenced from now on as the season 3 premiere was out of this freaking world.
The first episode of the new season brought tears and goose-bumps in the same episode. It felt as if I am watching an action-packed superhero movie with great visual effects and set pieces. CW has really stepped up this time and hopefully, it will continue. But before I discuss about the episode, you should know what has happened till now.
I still remember when Andrew Kreisberg (executive producer) confirmed that Superman/Clark Kent is officially going to come into the show in the second season. The show-makers decided to cast Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin for the role of Kara’s cousin from planet Krypton. The character of Kal-El was always shown from a distance in the first season, his face was always obscured, but in the second season, he had a kinda major role.
First, fans thought as Metallo is coming in season 2 who is one of Superman comics classic super-villain. He has appeared in DC animation movies but never on the big screen. The unique thing about him is that he has multiple types of Kryptonite on his chest. Everyone thought that Superman and Supergirl will team up and take him down. But Metallo’s role was so brief that it offended some of his greatest fans.
In the last episode titled “Resist”, we saw Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) up against her own sibling Superman (Kal-El) as Rhea (Teri Hatcher) brain-washed Man of Steel to fight against Girl of Steel. But she managed to break her hold over him and brought him to senses. The evil mother of Mon-El brought an army of Daxamites to colonize National city but Supergirl saved the day at the cost of losing Mon-El forever.
In the debut episode of Season 3, she is grieving and totally lost in her mind. She is pushing harder as Supergirl while abandoning her normal life as Kara Danvers who is a reporter at Catco Worldwide Media. The story is getting more darker as DC movies/shows tend to get but Supergirl is not wearing a black suit (if you know what I mean). She feels guilty of sending Mon-El away and it has totally broken her emotionally. This kind of sacrifice is something Superman acknowledged even he couldn’t have done it.
Melissa Benoist has really shown her acting chops as someone who is bereaved but also has the whole world on her shoulders. Some of her quotes are as follows:
“Kara Danvers sucks right now. Supergirl is great, Supergirl saved the world, so if I could choose to be her, why would I choose to be that sad girl? I don’t like that girl, Alex.”
“That’s what humans do and I’m better than that. I will always make the decision I made. I am not a human. I tried to be, but I’m not. Kara Danvers was a mistake.”
There is a scene in the episode where Supergirl dives underwater and saved the Central City from a missile attack, it may remind you of “The Avengers” scene where Iron Man carries missile over his shoulders and save New York. The difference is she went under and he went above. Check it out.