TV Review: Supergirl S1E6 Red Faced

Melissa Benoist Supergirl 1Stress makes Kara go too far during a training exercise against a military cyborg commissioned by General Sam Lane, while Cat’s mother comes to visit and Winn helps Alex investigate her father’s death.

CBSSupergirl adds a familiar faces for fans of DC Comics as Red Tornado makes its debut on the series along with General Lane.

While the introduction of those characters may have kept the comic fans focused, really the episode is about women and expectations of how they react in public. Coming up a few times, there’s talk of Supergirl/Kara not keeping her cool and how that is a societal faux pas. It’s nice for the episode to really just put that out there as it has danced around the “lady like” subject for some bit.

We also get to see Supergirl have a lot of issues taking on the Red Tornado. With its strength and ability the character really gives her a run for her money.

The episode in many ways takes on the ending of Man of Steel. How the ending is shot mimics the anger Superman had on his face facing Zod. Both touch upon how these two beings are supposed to be so much better than us all, but like every person they too have anger underneath it all that some times just needs to come out in cathartic rage. It’s interesting the television show can make you think of that film in a different way.

The ending gets really interesting in that it grows the mystery of Alex’s father and Cat’s reaction to her mother. Plus…. Supergirl bleeding!?

Overall rating: 8.2