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Old 01-04-16, 12:58 PM
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Supergirl (S1E09) -- "Blood Bonds" -- 1/4/16




KARA MUST FIND A WAY TO RESCUE HANK FROM ASTRA'S HUSBAND AS SHE TRIES TO REFUTE CAT'S ALLEGATIONS THAT SHE'S SUPERGIRL, ON "SUPERGIRL," MONDAY, JAN. 4

"Blood Bonds" - With Astra in captivity at the DEO, her husband, Non (Chris Vance)
, captures Hank, leading to a tense standoff between the two sides. Also, Kara continues to refute Cat's allegations that she is Supergirl, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Jan. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM)
on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:

Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers/Supergirl)
Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant)
Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers)
Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen)
David Harewood (Hank Henshaw)
Jeremy Jordan (Winslow "Winn" Schott)
RECURRING CAST:

Peter Facinelli (Maxwell Lord)
Glenn Morshower (General Sam Lane)
Alura/Astra (Laura Benanti)
Laura Benanti (Alura/Astra)
Chris Vance (Non)
Robert Gant (Zor-El)
Briana Venskus (Agent Vasquez)
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Rey Hernandez (Commander)
Ric Sarabia (Alien Soldier)
Michael Albala (Scientist)
Hope Lauren (Comatose Woman)

WRITTEN BY: Ted Sullivan and Derek Simon

BASED ON: The Characters Appearing in the DC Comics

DIRECTED BY: Steve Shill

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Re: Supergirl (S1E09) -- "Blood Bonds" -- 1/4/16

Man, Melissa Benoist does it for me in that outfit.
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uh oh, fan rage incoming.
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Re: Supergirl (S1E09) -- "Blood Bonds" -- 1/4/16

Wasn't Supergirl's costume just something Winn threw together? Shouldn't it burn?
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Re: Supergirl (S1E09) -- "Blood Bonds" -- 1/4/16

Wow, didn't expect the MM reveal to Kara that soon. I like it though since it gave them an out with the Cat reveal.

Glenn Morshower is excellent as Gen Lane.

Originally Posted by mwbmis View Post
Wasn't Supergirl's costume just something Winn threw together? Shouldn't it burn?
Didn't Supes give Jimmy the material for the cape to pass on to Kara?

Originally Posted by madcougar View Post
Man, Melissa Benoist does it for me in that outfit.
Yes, yes she does.
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Anyone else care to comment on how they feel when Kara is computer chatting with Clark at the end of the show? They've done this before and it always cracks me up a little bit. I'm kind of expecting Kara to check facebook and find out that Clark has written on her wall, 'Sup cuz.'

I suppose if Kara carries a cell phone it wouldn't be right if Clark wasn't technically literate too.
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Well, we all saw that "Martian Manhunter impersonates Supergirl to preserve her identity" bit coming from a mile off.
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Re: Supergirl (S1E09) -- "Blood Bonds" -- 1/4/16

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
Glenn Morshower is excellent as Gen Lane.

Didn't Supes give Jimmy the material for the cape to pass on to Kara?
It's a good point I planned to bring up at some point. They picked the perfect actor for General Lane. The guy they picked for Non on the other hand...he's a complete miss.

Let us all pretend that Supergirl's cape is from Krypton and invulnerable on Earth. The reason why DC removed Superman's invulnerable cape back in the 80s? Because artists wanted the freedom to draw the visual of Superman with a shredded cape during a fight on covers.

TV ratings have been soft for all programming the past couple of weeks, even considering the season. I hope CBS didn't make a mistake bringing Supergirl back so early. This would have been a better episode to end the Fall season with.
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Originally Posted by hanshotfirst1138 View Post
Well, we all saw that "Martian Manhunter impersonates Supergirl to preserve her identity" bit coming from a mile off.
And done really fast!
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CBS usually waits a season or two before they dumb it down. In this case, they've simplified Kara's motivations and entanglements to the point of insipidness. "The goodness of human nature" used as crisis solver... again!!! One of the most promising shows of 2015 is rapidly on the way to becoming one of 2016's major disappointments.
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Re: Supergirl (S1E09) -- "Blood Bonds" -- 1/4/16

I've noticed that Kara's wardrobe is getting more and more dorky as the season progresses. They were trying to make her as frumpy as possible in her scenes with Cat this episode.

I also love how their "hidden" base/computer room inside the Catco building is getting bigger.
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Re: Supergirl (S1E09) -- "Blood Bonds" -- 1/4/16

I was surprised that they revealed Martian Manhunter to Kara so soon. But, in the grand scheme of things it did work out clearing the reveal to Cat. Cat seemed really snarky to Kara with the whole Supergirl thing in this episode. Almost to the point of being a bitch. Got a little annoying.

I'm sure we'll be seeing Astra and Non in a future episode. Right now it seems like Maxwell Lord is Kara and Alex's main adversary.

Saw the show got a slight ratings bump, which is good. But, it looks like there is no new episode next week.
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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
Let us all pretend that Supergirl's cape is from Krypton and invulnerable on Earth.
We don't have to pretend. The said in the first episode that it was gift from Superman made from something out of his spaceship. It's the Silver Age cape.

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And done really fast!
Yeah, it's kind of like the writers came up with it, then figured it didn't work and dumped it one episode later.

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CBS usually waits a season or two before they dumb it down. In this case, they've simplified Kara's motivations and entanglements to the point of insipidness. "The goodness of human nature" used as crisis solver... again!!! One of the most promising shows of 2015 is rapidly on the way to becoming one of 2016's major disappointments.
The production values and casting are good. The writing really needs work.

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
I've noticed that Kara's wardrobe is getting more and more dorky as the season progresses. They were trying to make her as frumpy as possible in her scenes with Cat this episode.
She's probably desperately trying to hide her identity from an increasingly suspicious Cat.

Originally Posted by madcougar View Post
Man, Melissa Benoist does it for me in that outfit.
I have no comment at this time.
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Re: Supergirl (S1E09) -- "Blood Bonds" -- 1/4/16

All the feminist rhetoric makes it difficult to masturbate to this show.
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all the feminist rhetoric makes it difficult to masturbate to this show.
bwhahahahahaha!
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Re: Supergirl (S1E09) -- "Blood Bonds" -- 1/4/16

Originally Posted by diesteldorf View Post
Anyone else care to comment on how they feel when Kara is computer chatting with Clark at the end of the show? They've done this before and it always cracks me up a little bit. I'm kind of expecting Kara to check facebook and find out that Clark has written on her wall, 'Sup cuz.'

I suppose if Kara carries a cell phone it wouldn't be right if Clark wasn't technically literate too.
I commented on this before. That fact that they're doing AOL type chat shows you how old the show's writers are. Clark and Kara would both be Millenials- of course they'd at least use Facebook, Skype (or some other type of video chat). Using old text-based chat gives them an out on Superman.
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Re: Supergirl (S1E09) -- "Blood Bonds" -- 1/4/16

The "hot" way to connect with younger viewers these days is including on-screen text messages. I've been surprised we haven't seen inane texts from Clark to Kara on the screen like "Way to go, cuz!!" after she beats a villain.
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Originally Posted by hanshotfirst1138 View Post
Yeah, it's kind of like the writers came up with it, then figured it didn't work and dumped it one episode later.
It went from Supergirl finding out to him covering for he as Supergirl within a minute of run time. That is a bit too quick to go from finding out, the whole shapeshifter matter and then asking for that favor.
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Re: Supergirl (S1E09) -- "Blood Bonds" -- 1/4/16

Maybe they should adopt a Smallville pace for some of you.

She saved his life and he did her a solid. Pretty basic. Also, I think Kara was intentionally dressing frumpier because of Cat. Now that plot is over I'd imagine her wardrobe will be back to normal.
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I like the fast pace of this show. It has a lot of competition so needs to keep people interested

Who as the chick at the very end ?
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I preferred Cat knowing. The deception was kind of dumb. No way Superman sits out those attacks either. Supergirl is facing too difficult challenges too early. Still like the show and love Melissa.
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Originally Posted by johnnysd View Post
No way Superman sits out those attacks either. Supergirl is facing too difficult challenges too early.
It's pretty clear to me after nine episodes that this writing staff doesn't have a single person familiar with DC Comics in virtually any incarnation. I'll guess that Berlanti brings in his "comic book" guy as a consultant to make sure nothing is ridiculously out of whack, but comic book people aren't running Supergirl like they've run Flash for two seasons. It boggles my mind we haven't had a Streaky reference yet even as an in-joke.

Somewhat disappointing but not unexpected. CBS is footing the bill and they probably wanted their kind of network writers.
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She saved his life and he did her a solid. Pretty basic.
I think J'ohn could have handled himself (escaped at the least). He was trying to keep his identity a secret so he could still head the DEO.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
Maybe they should adopt a Smallville pace for some of you.

She saved his life and he did her a solid. Pretty basic. Also, I think Kara was intentionally dressing frumpier because of Cat. Now that plot is over I'd imagine her wardrobe will be back to normal.
NO!!!

It is just surprising at times. Likely used to some shows just dragging things out. Eight episodes in and quite a few things have happened, at least....what, three seasons of Smallville slowness? *Smallville can be entertaining, however once I look back its flaws are REALLY big*
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Still like the show and love Melissa.
She's good.

Real good.

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