TV Review: Supergirl S1E14 Truth, Justice and the American Way
Supergirl battles the deadly Master Jailer, who is hunting and executing Fort Rozz escapees; at the same time, a second assistant hired by Cat tries to one-up Kara at every turn; James and Kara find themselves in a disagreement over the DEO’s methods.
CBS‘ Supergirl is an interesting episode in that it gets to more of a debate about the ideals of Supergirl, it’s something that hasn’t really come up a lot at this point.
That really revolves around Maxwell Lord’s detention which has just kind of been out there up to this point. He’s been detained, and I myself have been wondering why no one was looking for him, or how he can be detained.
That’s been a big debate here with it outright being called a Guantanamo like situation and that Lord, though evil, still deserves due process and has rights by which he should be afforded.
It’s an interesting debate and dives in to solid discussions. It allows Supergirl to think about what she stands for as a hero. Mixing that with the Master Jailer she has to deal with creates an actual debate along with the entertainment. I want to see more of that in the series, because it’s a deeper look at the character along with the action.
There’s big movement when it comes to personal lives as well. Jimmy wants to tell Lana about Supergirl/Kara, which is the weakest point of the episode as he can just say he’s working with Supergirl and not mention Kara. There’s also the introduction of a new rival for Kara.
The episode is a good one in that it mixes some moral debates along with action. More of this please!
Overall rating: 8.8