TV Review: Supergirl S1E19 Myriad

Melissa Benoist Supergirl 1Kara must devise a way to free her friends when Non and Indigo employ mind control to turn all of National City’s citizens into their own army.

CBSSupergirl last week gave us the beginning of the end game for the first season as National City was enslaved by Non with a mysterious signal that turns individuals into zombies.

The goal?

To use the zombie brainpower to solve issues. Yes, Non’s big plan is to use crowdsourcing to solve Earth’s problems….. yes this was a weapon that was created in the hope it could be used to save Krypton, but yeah. Even the weapon is kind of cute in a way.

Beside the master plan, the episode is actually good. The stakes feel high as Non and Indigo team up to take on Supergirl and the few folks she has to help here.

There’s some really horrible parts, like Superman being enslaved (the excuse given is eye rolling, as well as the lack of his actually being used). There’s some silliness absolutely, but, the episode feels like there’s some pretty heft battles going on and even though there’s lots of space in the battles, lacking a feel of an epicness to it, the episode still feels pretty big in the battle.

The first season is wrapping up and this story arc has done a good job at setting itself up. Here’s hoping it sticks the landing. Not a super strong episode, but it’s entertaining.

Overall rating: 7.8