Listener Email: Supergirl Doesn’t Wear A Mask
10 Dec. 2018

Listener Email: Supergirl Doesn’t Wear A Mask


Gina wrote in to share some thoughts about the Supergirl season four episode titled “Bunker Hill”!

Hey, Supergirl Radio!

I’m going to keep this pretty short than my usual ramblings.

First off, I absolutely have loved the last two episodes. I think because there was depth and grit (and when I mean that, I don’t mean it necessarily being ‘dark’) to them. Like you, Rebecca, I have problems with the heavy-handedness and subtext becoming text the show is known for.


These last two episodes have pretty much left that behind and just got down to good storytelling and good conflict, both external and internal.

Great use of Nia in this episode and revealing her powers which were put to good use. My new favorite Trinity has to be Kara, Nia, and Brainy! What an alien trio! 🙂

Two things I have a problem with towards the ending of this episode:

1) Why does the President even think Supergirl has another identity? Is it just a given? The difference between Agent Liberty and Supergirl is that Supergirl doesn’t wear a mask. If President Whats-His-Face wants to see who she really is, well…wasn’t he technically staring right at her? The whole point of the show was that she wasn’t herself until she became Supergirl. (I know, schematics! She doesn’t use her real name…etc, etc…) Although, if she said, “Okay. I’m Kara Zor-El…” which is REALLY who she is, does that count? How many Karas in the world are there besides Kara Liberty?

2) What doesn’t make the above work, anyway, is that…doesn’t the DEO already know who she is? I mean, she was parading around all of season two as Kara more than half the time! Is this a situation of yet another dropped sort-of-storyline that the writers hope we’d forget? But, how can we forget when a whole season showed her as Kara Danvers in the DEO? And, I’d be shocked if they didn’t also announce that Kara was Alex’s sister at some point.

Cheers,

Gina

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2 Responses

  1. Cameron says:

    I totally agree with your point about Supergirl not wearing a mask. We all know Cat gave Supergirl her name, but does the public of National City? I mean there’s a Superman. Maybe “Super” is a family name 😉

    As for point #2, maybe more people left the DEO than we thought back when J’onn got rid of the guns. That’s why Alex was training new recruits like Jensen.

  2. Daryl says:

    That’s possible Cameron because in the season two episode “Alex” the deo as a whole was on the list of people who knew her secret identity

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