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Welcome back to Maid of Steel! This is a podcast dedicated to the CW TV series Supergirl and this week we’re jumping into the psychedelic action with Season 3 Episode 2 “Triggers”, featuring the DC and well-known Supergirl villain Psi, aka Gayle Marsh. Psi was portrayed by Yael Grobglas, an actress whom I, for one, hope returns to reprise her villainy role at a later date. We have not nearly seen the extent of Psi’s character! Read more…
Supergirl vs Psi
What brought the Girl of Steel to her knees? Turn’s out Kara’s phobia is a deeply rooted one, going back to the time spent in her pod after Krypton exploded. Wow… all of that made perfect sense! I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I fully understood all of the events of this episode, and did so without cringing. It hasn’t happened in at least 24 episodes.
As Kara is still on her way out of the funk she’s been in for the last x months since Mon-El was literally shipped off planet, this episode really played the tough love card well. If Kara wants to act like a baby, if she wants to be immature, if she wants to keep things close to the vest, then the people around her are going to respond accordingly. Lena, as her new boss, will play the boss card; Alex, as her sister, will stare Winn down in order to get information about her sister. Characters acting in character is so uncharacteristic I almost didn’t know what to do with myself.
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Cougar’s Comic Corner
Martian Manhunter: Rings of Saturn
I’ve already suggested the first volume in the MM 1998 series, so since next week’s episode features a MM story, I thought I’d continue with the second volume. I have this entire series myself, and I recommend it HIGHLY. Here’s the summary:
The Martian Manhunter, one of the key heroes in The New 52, stars in this new title collecting his popular 1998 series. Featuring moody art by writer John Ostrander’s frequent collaborator, Tom Mandrake. After suffering colossal injuries at the hands of the evil Malefic, the Martian Manhunter has returned to Mars in an attempt to heal himself. But while he’s away, Saturnian ships arrive to reclaim Jemm, Son of Saturn, who is still recovering from being used as a pawn in “DAY OF JUDGMENT.”
Collects the 1998 MARTIAN MANHUNTER #10-17 and 1,000,000.
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Psi did have a Livewire vibe to her and it was great; I’d still put Livewire in the top spot for favorite villain on the series but Psi would be behind her currently. It would be great to see her back but I’d definitely want some backstory on her and how she got her powers – did she ever try to use her powers for good to help calm people or were they always fear based?
I believe they showed on the DEO bio for Psi she’s from Chicago, IL. As a metahuman wouldn’t the NCPD get rights to locking her up? If they hold Livewire they should hold Psi as Livewire is just as dangerous if not more so. I wonder if we’ll see the metahuman police division mentioned once Maggie goes, hopefully to Gotham, or will everyone go back to being locked up at the DEO?
You’d think kids would be discussed pre-proposal…this goes back for me wanting to see Maggie tap the breaks on the proposal and that cause tension instead; I get why Alex did it but it felt out of character arguably for Maggie to agree so fast given she’s been the logical one in the relationship. They could still mention kids and have it be part of the split but it wouldn’t be the only reason they break up. To me that would have felt more organic, and less confusing on why the plot when they knew Floriana was only going to guest since they didn’t have her signed for the season, than they’re just now having these talks and it’s going to break them up because they have to explain why Maggie isn’t there.
Happy belated anniversary Karen! Now that we know she’s team DJ what say you Emilee – DJ or band?
Lol to Karen’s “hard candy shell” line. The discussion about approaches by Kara and Clark and how they’re blinded to their powers at times was GREAT!
Lena telling Kara off was just great. Also great so far this season is Reign for me because of how the plot has been handled so far and because of Odette’s acting.
I don’t hate Mon completely, I actually liked his early stuff when he had the anti-hero vibe going, but I do dislike with an extreme feeling the handling of him overall; had they handled Mon/Kara better last season I could have enjoyed the scenes about them this season better. I don’t mind Kara missing someone she cared about but the problem is I don’t get why Kara cared that much about Mon – yes he could be sweet but he also had a bad habit of not listening to her because he simply thought he knew more which often made things worse and I just don’t get what made Kara want to date him – being friends okay but he didn’t seem like the kind of guy S1 Kara would have dated after showing multiple times he put his own thing over hers (see trying to kill Mxyie even though she told him to back off; he could have told her how to defeat him without the macho bull they had him displaying most of that episode). They just handled Mon poorly once he hooked up romantically with Kara I felt and it really turned me off to him; they kept telling us he was a hero but didn’t show anything heroic until the finale I felt and again the romance was very much a miss in my opinion as it was mainly told from Mon’s POV thus Kara felt arguably out of character with him and at times it did feel like he was in episodes just to say he was there thus I had moments of feeling like that time could have been used by others and grown other plots…I just didn’t like his handling. Mon I’ll admit started off interesting to me and I often enjoyed his comedy but the romance plot just killed the character for me so his mentions in this season often have me groaning more than cheering.
Lol at UPSMan for Reigndrop! 🙂
https://mobile.twitter.com/comickergirl/status/921770422026113024/photo/1 – Kara repairing the hole in the elevator.
Will we get a double Cougar’s Comic Corner before the vacation or post it if not included in one week or will it still be included Karen from the stockpile of knowledge?
Hang in there Emilee, one day you will get to create a “Things Karen Learned” post! 🙂
Another awesome podcast episode team!