Supergirl “Childish Things” Episode Review

A familiar DC Comic villain makes his debut in Supergirl. Meanwhile, plenty of relationship drama in this week’s episode.

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This episode started out strong with that chilling introduction to Toyman. It was really cool seeing him utilize a yo-yo to get out of prison. However, from there everything went south, quickly.

I’d give credit to the creative team for trying something different this week by focusing on someone else other than Kara. And to some extent it succeeded in pointing the spotlight on Winn. But the execution was rather poorly. Not a knock on the actors, but the feel just wasn’t really there. Especially with all the drama that Winn went through, I just felt that disconnect between the show and the viewers.

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Truth is, the episode would have benefited more by putting less of what happened this week. It was just too overcrowded with the relationship drama between Lucy and James, the pseudo date between Alex and Max Lord, Hank infiltrating Lord Technologies, and Winn’s family drama. It just sucked out a lot of energy from the viewers point of view.

The saving grace of this episode was how Toyman gave me the creeps, especially with how he set the meet between his estranged son, and meeting with him in a defunct arcade. The same can be said when Supergirl first confronted him. I just wish that Toyman had a lot more screen time and continued giving us the creeps, like Mark Hamill did in the Flash. Here’s to hoping that he returns soon.

As for the resolution to the Winn storyline, it did somehow give us that emotional push when we saw how torn he was about kissing Kara and telling her how he really felt.

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As for the remaining story threads in this episode, it was good to see that the show did not shy away from utilizing Martian Manhunter/Hank throughout the episode for something more meaningful. The downside to this was seeing more of the god-awful tandem of Alex and Maxwell Lord.

As for the James-Lucy front, nothing was really added to the dynamic and the episode could have just foregone this plot. The plus side on this however is that it validated how well a detective Cat Grant is.


The Score: 2/5

Supergirl tried to connect to its viewers by putting the focus on Winn’s character and his family drama. The downside of this is the episode was too crowded, thus failing to highlight the could have been great character arc for Winn.


Gino is the Gladiators’ resident TV and Comic book reviewer. He is a lawyer in the making at day and full-on geek by night. He believes that the lightsaber is the best weapon during a zombie apocalypse. #AgeOfTheGeek

 

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