With “Falling” the show presents the dark side of Kara with great performances and promising development that poises Supergirl to make amends for her actions that resulted in significant penalties to her image and relationships with her allies in another solid well-crafted episode.
“For the Girl Who Has Everything” could have easily been a season finale as it served as a smart reminder of the series progress, reinforced the reoccurring themes of family and what makes a hero, had a significant death, and reset the status quo to some key relationships.
Supergirl doesn’t shy away from this method in the least, as “Stronger Together” is an almost exact replica in many ways to the pilot. Some slight advances in the story, and one big advance that could have been saved for at least another cluster of episodes without issue, but the main emotional beats are more or less in sync with the pilot.
This week commemorates five years since the premiere of My Generation, and although it got poor ratings and was canceled it does not mean it was a bad show. It’s almost always a shame when a network is unable to commit to their programming schedule and it’s only more disappointing when the show is one of quality that was just unable to find its audience in time. There’s no use in trying to elucidate as to why the show was canceled, it’s perhaps more suitable to appraise the show for what was produced, as little as there was. With its very short run and minimal critical recognition, it’s likely this show has been obscured by time, and with every year that goes by it goes unnoticed. This should not be the case as for those who watched it could see that it was a show that had interesting stories to tell, and stimulating ways to tell them using the documentary style device to enhance the myth-making of the characters and the world around them.