In Review: Supergirl – The Martian Chronicles

A White Martian by the name of Armek visits National City and plans to take M'gann back to Mars to face punishment for treason.

Synopsis: A White Martian by the name of Armek visits National City and plans to take  M’gann back to Mars to face punishment for treason.

Review: At last ‘Supergirl’ shakes off the soapiness a little and gives us a kick ass story in which the main core characters get some action.

Sure we still have the ongoing sister relationship plot thread with Kara and Alex, but it is put to good use in this episode as the write martians exploit the relationship.

When Armek and another White Martian invade Supergirl’s place of work. All hell breaks loose as J’onn J’onzz, Supergirl and M’gann have to defend themselves and their friends from the White Martian threat. Further complicating matters is the fact that the White Martians can shape-shift in much the same way as their Green counterparts, which means that our heroes have to figure out who among them is the impostor.

By the close of the story. The White Martians are defeated, but it is at great personal cost because M’gann decides that she must leave and return to Mars to seek out other likes her who don’t agree with the ways of the White Martians. This is a sad moment for J’onn j’onzz who has formed a very tight bond with M’gann.

Insofar as the soapier story points. Supergirl has pretty much rejected Mon-El’s romantic intentions, but is now ticked off that he has moved on.

Alex and Sawyer seem to be doing okay for now, but my guess is it will not be long before the two break up given that Alex constantly seems to be concerned for Kara’s feelings.

All in all. This was a pretty solid episode with some great special effects and fight sequences.

Its a shame that the series cannot be like this every week. If it were. Maybe the ratings would not be sliding quite as bad as they have been in recent weeks.

Supergirl - The Martian Chronicles
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