In Review: Supergirl (S6 – Ep4) – Lost Souls

Supergirl finds an opportunity to escape from the Phantom Zone but it comes with some dangerous strings attached.

Synopsis: In ‘Lost Souls’. Supergirl finds an opportunity to escape from the Phantom Zone but it comes with some dangerous strings attached.  Lena joins the Super Friends on a mission but finds she disagrees with their plan of action.

 

The Story

Alex and the team continue to track the prime phantom in hopes of finding his stash of lost souls. But they are also working on a way to try and rescue supergirl from the Phantom Zone. Which gives Lena and opportunity to apply her scientific genius to the task. However, when it becomes apparent that the Crystalis of Lost souls is going to harden, which would make the Prime Phantom unstoppable. Alex is forced to make a difficult choice that Lena does not agree with.

Meanwhile, back in the Phantom Zone. Supergirl, Nxylgsptinz, and Zor-El have found a means of escape from the zone. But it is riddled with problems.

 

The Acting

Peta Sergeant once again impresses as Nyxlgspinz as she starts to show her true colours and general selfishness. The final scenes between her and Melissa Benoist are fairly well played. Although we all know that Supergirl will survive.

But for my money. The best acting performances in this episode came out of the conversation between Alex and Lena when it came to deciding not to use Lena’s invention for going after Supergirl. Both Chyler Leigh and Katie McGrath did an excellent job of selling that scene.

 

Overall

Admittedly. I wasn’t particularly wowed by this episode despite the solid acting performance. The last-minute decision by Supergirl not to leave the Zone and destroy her means of escape seemed kind of tacked on as a last-ditch effort to keep her in the zone for at least another week.

The story beats concerning Alex and the team’s efforts to free the lost souls and capture the prime phantom was a little stronger. Brainiacs comfort eating was a fun element that lightened the tone a little. And provided a little time for Brainiac and Nia to work on their relationship, but also allowed for Nia’s dreams about Kara and Alex in Midvale to play out somewhat. That said. I can’t help but feel that Dreamer gets a little short-changed at times with these storylines.

Overall. The episode does what it needs to do.

 

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8.6
Supergirl (S6 - Ep4) - Lost Souls
  • Story
    7.6
  • Acting
    9.8
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.0
  • Incidental Music
    8.0

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net 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: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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