Listener Email: Gray vs. Gray
25 Jan. 2019

Listener Email: Gray vs. Gray


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!

Cheers,

Gina

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2 Responses

  1. Cameron says:

    My thoughts on why so few agents know Supergirl’s identity is that maybe the majority who knew left the DEO when J’onn got rid of the weapons in favor of stun guns. Could also explain Jensen and why Alex was training all these new and horrible recruits.

  2. Gina says:

    That would be a simple and believable explanation that could have been said on the show by a few throwaway lines in a quick conversation. I think when the writer has to go on Twitter and explain it because so many fans were questioning it, the show wasn’t conveying the plot very well.

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