In Review: Supergirl – We Can Be Heroes

When Livewire apparently breaks out of prison, Supergirl sets out to recapture her.

Synopsis: When Livewire apparently breaks out of prison, Supergirl sets out to recapture her.

Review: Supergirl goes back to the land of soap opera this week by giving us several ongoing character beats and plot threads and the trouble is. None of them seem to be the dominant storyline.

We see Livewire come back, but she gets very little to do other than be abducted and have the generic evil scientist siphoning her powers from her in order to make more Livewire’s.

Elsewhere Mon-El admits that he has a thing for Supergirl while pretty much trying to help her with Live Wire. And Alien Man Hunter forgives Mgan and has to take the bond with her in order to save her life from a horrible psychic attack, which sows the seeds for things to come.

Kara also finds out that James and Winn are responsible for The Guardian, which must be the worst kept secret of the entire season. Kara is not happy either. She’d rather things be how they were and to be honest so would I. I’m not liking the Guardian stuff.

Brit Morgan was a welcome return to the show as Livewire, but I do wish the writers had done a little more with her as apposed to relegating her to little more than a plot device to force the revelation that James Olsen is the Guardian. 

The stuff with J’onn J’onzz and M’gann was a good idea, which would have been better had they focused the main bulk of the episode on it.

Melissa Benoist and David Harewood continue to carry most of the load on this series when it comes to acting and playing the leadership roles. 

But as far as story goes. This is the weakest episode we’ve had for awhile.

Supergirl - We Can Be Heroes
  • The Good: The Martian Man Hunter stuff with M'Gann
  • Two many story beats going on at once.
  • Story
  • Acting
  • CGI
  • Incidental Music

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:
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