‘Supergirl’ Recap and Review: “Damage”
This is it. The end of Sanvers as we know it. Just because we knew it was coming doesn’t make it any easier. But this week’s episode of Supergirl, “Damage,”reminded me why I fell in love with the show in the first place: the focus on multidimensional female characters. Several of them.
In addition to Sanvers, which I’ll get to in a moment, there was also an incredibly strong storyline featuring Lena Luthor. Poor Lena is constantly battling public perception of her based on her brother and mother. It doesn’t help that Morgan Edge sauntered back in accusing Lena of poisoning the children of National City with the device she created to rid the city of the Daxamites at the end of Season 2. Lena decides to step away from both Catco and L Corp in order to prevent the public from thinking there was any bias toward her. She wallows a bit with a glass (or two) of wine, but Kara and Samantha refuse to let her be alone.
This episode explores the bonds between Kara and Lena, and the addition of Samantha to the sisterhood. Sadly that may not last for very long with an upcoming reveal.
Back to Sanvers. There’s no easy way to approach this. However, the writers and creators did a great job with bringing this part of the Sanvers journey to an end. Ultimately Alex’s desire to be a mom and Maggie’s desire not to, was what pulled them apart. But not until after some hot breakup sex. Which of course we didn’t really see. But it was definitely hinted at.
There were many tears all around, but things could have been far worse. For once, a lesbian did not have to die at the end of a storyline. Or the beginning. Or the middle. There simply wasn’t any death involved. That, to me, is a huge step in the right direction.
Alex and Maggie’s relationship was groundbreaking. Not only in terms of Alex’s coming out story, but the representation of a complex female relationship for a full season. While Maggie will surely be missed, it’s Alex’s journey we are here to watch. She and Kara will be doing some serious bonding over pizza and pot stickers for the very near future. Alex will bring the beer.
Micky Small is a graduate student in Digital Media and Performance at Arizona State University by day, and building a production company with original female superheroes by night. Check out the trailer for her new all-female superhero film, The Violet Blaze Chronicles. Follow her @femmepwrdprodhttps://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/supergirl-recap-and-review-damage/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/hard-conversation-supergirl-season-3-episode-5.jpg?fit=520%2C347&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/hard-conversation-supergirl-season-3-episode-5.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1EntertainmentTV ShowsChyler Leigh,Floriana Lima,Katie McGrath,Lena Luthor,Melissa Benoit,Sanvers,Supergirl,supergirl recap,Supergirl reviews,supergirl season 3 episode 5This is it. The end of Sanvers as we know it. Just because we knew it was coming doesn't make it any easier. But this week's episode of Supergirl, 'Damage,'reminded me why I fell in love with the show in the first place: the focus on multidimensional female characters....Micky SmallMicky Smallfemmepoweredproductions@gmail.comContributorMyFantasySportsTalk