Gina sent in some thoughts about “Suspicious Minds” after listening to our podcast discussion on it!
I will be honest; I was dreading listening to this week’s Supergirl Radio episode only because I knew you hated this episode and I found the episode to be really good. But even in disagreement, the podcast was still making me laugh and I continue to appreciate how much you two have fun no matter how good or bad the episode was.
I completely understand why you felt the way you did. Even as I enjoyed it, I did realize how everything wasn’t good vs bad; just gray vs gray. However, I’ve come to the conclusion that the show, as much as I love it, hasn’t had the best track record in writing. I think the whole mindwipe was just a way to create that shocker at the end. I feel like the writers had this shocker in mind so they back tracked on how they could get there in a forty-five minute show.
First of all, I was totally with you both on the number of people in the DEO that knew Kara was Supergirl. I mean, do the writers not look back and watch any past episodes? I noticed that this season, though, we haven’t seen Kara dressed as Kara in the DEO. The last time that happened was in season one. But all through Seasons 2 and 3, she was dressed as all kinds of Kara at the DEO.
Second of all, they did something similar in Season 2 when they brought in Jeremiah. Now THAT angered me more because everyone seemed to have had a lobotomy and it was to make Mon-El look good. If you’ll recall, everyone was so trusting in letting Jeremiah back into the DEO after all these years, giving him clearance on everything. Only Mon-El was the suspicious one (who I don’t believe is the most brilliant guy in the bunch). I feel like they did that to make him look good but, as they did here, also to cause friction between Alex and Kara.
I enjoy a good Alex and Kara conflict as much as I love a good Alex and Kara couch scene. But, the writers seem to go through extremes to get there and I feel like that’s what they did here. I’m not saying it’s a pass, but I’m just saying that’s what the writers of this show do.
Those last scenes leading up to Alex’s mindwipe were so heartbreaking and so well-acted. I wished they took the time to really figure out a better way to get us there, but here we are.
Anyway, wished I wrote this before the podcast, but also wanted to wish you girls a Happy New Year!