‘Supergirl’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 1 Episode 3: ‘Fight or Flight’

November 12, 2015

comics, Superman, television

Welcome to Supergirl Guys, our new regular feature breaking down the highs and lows of CBS’s Supergirl TV show starring Melissa Benoist in the super smiling title role. Your travelling companions on this journey are Superman super-fan Chris Haley, and Flash recap veteran Dylan Todd. This week, Supergirl goes up against a foe that even her cousin Superman could not defeat. Can she bring down Reactron without the help of Superman, her cousin, or will it be cousin Superman to the rescue? You caught that he’s her cousin, right? ‘Fight or Flight’ was directed by Dermott Downs and written by Michael Grassi and Rachel Shukert. Dylan: So this week Kara faced off against one of her cousin’s nemeses: the metal-masked, nuke-zapping Reactron. What did you think of this melts-faced weirdo? Did his characterization match up with the comics at all? Chris: Well, yes and no. His name was Reactron and he did have radioactivity/radiation based powers, so that’s something! Reactron actually started as a Supergirl villain, so there’s some precedent there too. Pre and post-Crisis he was a military guy though instead of some kind of power plant worker? I think that’s what they said he was before he got turned into Reactron, right? And he blames…

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