[Review] Supergirl Episode 6×10: “Still I Rise”

written by redheadedgirl

SPOILER WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT

Hello, it is your Made of Fail stunt correspondent, filling in to talk about Episode 6×10 of Supergirl. This will be hilarious, because I haven’t watched the show since maaaaaybe Season Three, and all I really got from Tumblr is that Kara has bangs now.

*pauses*

Dayna has informed me that the bangs grew out in the Phantom Zone, which is for the best, really. Bangs take a lot of maintenance and Kara is very busy.

Plot A: Kara versus gentrification! She and Brainy are doing PSAs that go super viral, and realize they can use those lessons to help convince the City Council to keep low income housing instead of letting Amazon some tech conglomerate take it over. This is a bit heavy handed, but all the facts regarding gentrification and recidivism are accurate.

Plot B: Nyxly makes a “you can have your dead mom back for a day if you get me out of the Phantom zone” bargain with Nia to get back into the real world (where she has no powers) and then convinces Mitch the Weasel (who just wants his ex back so they can go back into the alien menagerie business and live evilly ever after) to help her hunt down Supergirl. They kidnap a scientist who’s been working on cryo-something in order to lure Supergirl to them, where they trick her into disarming the cryobomb with her heat vision. Somehow this gives Nyxly back her powers.

Nyxly then freezes Supergirl to the ground and is all “HAHAHA THIS IS MAGIC AND YOU CAN’T FIGHT MAGIC” and then Supergirl summons…Wikipedia tells me this is Mxyzptlk, and he looks like he could have been played by Spy Kids-era Alan Cumming.

Related to Plot B is Plot C: Nia gets to hang out with her dead mom for the day, confronting dreams and Nia’s fear of her powers, and this seems like it would be very touching for people invested in this.

My main comments: YAY, ALEX AND J’ONN ARE STILL AROUND. ALSO WHERE IS LENA.

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Supergirl airs Tuesday nights at 9 Eastern/8 Central on the CW. Redheadedgirl can be found on Twitter @redheadedgirl.

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