Listener Email: The Mind-Wiper Got Mind-Wiped
16 Oct. 2019

Listener Email: The Mind-Wiper Got Mind-Wiped


Gina wrote in to share some thoughts about the Supergirl season five episode titled “Stranger Beside Me”!

Hi, Supergirl Radio!

First of all, I LOVED your discussion last week surrounding Hope and her homicidal tendencies. It seems your view of her was spot on and the fact she has become a much bigger role was pretty apparent in this episode.

I’m still confused as to how much time has passed. I thought a good amount of time has passed considering how established of a couple Kelly and Alex are, but apparently, maybe not if Alex doesn’t know blueberries can kill her girlfriend? I guess it’s established Alex falls and falls hard for certain women which explains how quickly the last serious relationship went. But at the same time, she knew Kelly’s touch and knew her enough to tell between the two Kellys.

I am liking the perspective Kelly brings to the show and her psychology background coming to the forefront with J’onn. It’s ironic the mind-wiper got mind-wiped a long time ago.

Are they really playing with the idea of James becoming Senator? Really? With him somehow going from Art Director to running CatCo, I guess there’s not many qualifications needed on this Earth! I’m really hoping he does the Smithsonian thing, which still seems a little out there, but probably the most different of the two and the most realistic.

Once upon a time, I did like James (thought probably not since Season 1). But, I do think it’s a good time for him to leave the show. The poor guy can’t get a focus and he’s just becoming the butt of jokes, nowadays. Which is sad since he is an iconic character in his own right. There was such high hopes to making this Jimmy Olsen something bigger and I think the writers just mucked that up royally.

I can’t tell if I like this Lena going off the deep end to the point where she’s merging human DNA with homicidal Alexa DNA. My understanding is she’s basically putting Hope’s prime directive into Eve’s brain? Is she just trying to create an army of mindless humans that don’t lie to you nor have feelings? Does this mean she’ll do the same to herself much like Lex gave himself cancer to get Lena’s help?

Cheers,

Gina

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