In Review: Supergirl – City of Lost Children

When an alien attacks National City, Supergirl and the DEO learn the alian is a Phorian, an otherwise peaceful race with telekinetic powers

Synopsis: When an alien attacks National City, Supergirl and the DEO learn the alian is a Phorian, an otherwise peaceful race with telekinetic powers, Guardian gets a lead on the Phorian’s address but instead of finding the culprit, he finds a very scared boy named Marcus.

Review: There’s a fair bit going on in this episode. Jimmy is reassessing if he is doing any good as the Guardian because people seem to be fearful of him when he rescues them.

But the big thing is National City is once again threatened by Aliens, but not the Aliens that we initially believe to be the threat.

Much of this story centres on Jimmy Olsen bonding with the young boy Marcus. Jimmy is helping the DEO by trying to get Marcus to open up about his mother. Who is the alien that is believed to have attacked the city.

We soon learn that the so called attacks are actually a side effect of something else entirely.

Lena is still working with Rhea on the new technology, which winds up being a portal and the means for the Daxamite invasion fleet. It turns out that each time the portal is operated. It interferes with the Phorian’s abilities by causing them to lose control.

There was a lot to like in this episode, but at its heart it is the performance of Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen that really drives it home. The fact that we actually get to see Jimmy Olsen as apposed to the Guardian was a treat. We get a better story with Jimmy Olsen than we would have done has he remained as the Guardian. As Hank points out to him. You don’t need a costume to be a hero. 

The story is also helped by the continuing scenes between Lena and Rhea, but the climax if the story is literally when the proverbial crap hits the fan for both National City and Supergirl.

The Daxamite Fleet has arrived and its huge.

It be interesting to see how this develops in next weeks episode. Will it be a case of a Superman and Supergirl team up?

Supergirl - City of Lost Children
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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