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Supergirl Video: Why Are the Good Guys Trying to Blow Up Kara?

The cast and crew of CBS’ Supergirl reported for duty on Thursday, to launch production on the first episode to follow the pilot (airing Oct. 26) — and things are already looking pretty do-or-die for the titular superheroine!

In the Nov. 2 episode, “We’re testing Supergirl (played by Melissa Benoist), with her abilities and speed… and at the same time we’re trying to blow her up,” shares David Harewood, who plays Hank Henshaw, head of the DEO (Department of Extranormal Operations).

Press play below to see more of the Supergirl squad’s “first day of school.”

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22 Comments
  1. m3rcnate says:

    She is really really cute and pretty. The pilot was way better than the trailer made it out to be. Excited for the show to start, but not expecting too much (it will still be somewhat geared towards female viewers, not because its a female lead per-se but so far the pilot was a love triangle, her making/trying outfits and a “Devil Wears Prada” vibe at her work with the boss).

    • DavidJ says:

      I have no problem with that. The show IS about a 20-something female superhero after all, and I honestly didn’t find the pilot any cheesier or sappier than the typical Flash episode, which gets pretty damn sappy at times with all the Barry/Ivy unrequited love stuff. Fans seem to be able to put up with that pretty well, so it’s strange that they would suddenly have a huge problem with the same kind of thing on Supergirl.

      • m3rcnate says:

        I agree i don’t have a problem with it, i will watch the show and most likely enjoy it. However i think Male lead + sappy unrequited love = okay for us male viewers (don’t love it but manageable). We understand its the CW, and we don’t mind seeing a guy love a gorgeous girl and her slowly realize she loves him, that’s not the end of the world.
        .
        But a female lead with two guys into her, one a “nerdy” excitable awkward “just a friend” type the other a huge beefy black guy…lol harder to relate to and enjoy watching for guys I think.

      • m3rcnate says:

        I don’t actually care THAT much (not a “huge problem” for me personally), but my hope is Supergirl doesn’t lay it on thick.
        .
        My main point is so far in the pilot I am seeing a lot of tropes that I’m not a big fan of; love triangles, unrequited love by a “just a friend” “nerdy, shy” friend (who is actually just a handsome actor in glasses), etc. The Arrow was cool because the thing with Felicity came about naturally, and she would make these awesome/hilarious awkward sexual comments, but Oliver wouldn’t really say or do anything out of respect. The Flash brought something new which was two great scientist characters, one was very naturally funny and the other very sweet and kind.
        So its good for a new show to have its own organic new flavor, something that other shows aren’t doing, something organic. Obviously Supergirl gets more than its pilot to come up with one, but i’m just saying i didn’t see anything fresh and organic in the pilot.

      • Jericho says:

        I only had one issue with the pilot and it was definitely the “Devil Wear’s Prada” vibe. Well that and the stunt casting of Flockhart. The beauty of Flash and Arrow is that they didn’t really go for any big names. Sure both had known actors as the “villains” of their first seasons but neither is what I would call at the level of an over the hill, over lip injected Flockhart.

    • I have to agree 100%. For all the negativity directed at the trailers the pilot turned out a entertaining and kitschy comic book story. The action sequences were enjoyably decent for a television program. And to top it off Melissa Benoist is very, very pretty as Supergirl. I had zero problems with it.

      • Mark says:

        Entertaining yes with a huge plot hole which by the sounds of things things they just going to ignore — TVLINE how about explaining why Superman didn’t sort out the alien prison ship for 16 years and waited for Super-girl to decide to become a super hero.. The more you push this the more you look like idiots

        • ScottJ says:

          Did he know about the alien prison ship? Was it even a threat earlier? And what could he do about it that didn’t involve killing? There’s even more plot holes with that.

          As for him waiting for Kara to decide..we don’t know what he did. There are a few implications in the pilot but that’s all they are.

  2. I’m rooting for the bad guys, because good is dumb. #spaceballs #cantpostvideo

    • Wordsmith says:

      Yay for obscure quoting. Also for persistent negativity. We get it already.

      • Dean says:

        He’s made it clear if it were superman he wouldn’t have an issue. He probably hates women in general, I’d pity his mother if that’s the case.

        • Hating Supergirl for being a derivative turd has nothing to do with what anyone feels about a whole gender. That you are unable to distinguish one from the other is troublesome.

          • Now, her gender is not the issue. The issue is her being KRYPTONIAN. The core concept of Superman is fairly simple. Simple enough for A N Y O N E to understand. The planet is in danger of exploding, Jor-El finds out. In some versions he warns people but they don’t believe him. Ultimately, and what really matters, is that the only one who survives the planet’s destruction is Kal-El, who Jor-El sent out into space in a small space ship right before the planet exploded. It’s their version of Moses. The baby in the basket cast adrift on the sea becomes a baby in a space ship cast adrift in space.

            ANY gimmick to save anyone other than Kal is one more idea Jor-El didn’t think of to save more Kryptonians, whether it’s the Phantom Zone, or another ship, or encasing an entire city inside a dome, or any other dumb idea writers have been coming up for the last 50 years to have some bad Kryptonian for Superman to punch. All those ideas both diminish Jor’s attempts to save more people as well as Kal’s uniqueness, not to mention his status as the one and only Kryptonian in the universe.

            Comic book writers and editors in the 80’s and 90’s understood this, which is why when they reintroduced Supergirl she was no longer Kryptonian, but instead the sole survivor of a pocket universe, a clone of Lana Lang who an alternate version of Lex Luthor bestowed with powers like those of Superboy, the teenage version of Superman from that same dimension.

            Her status as the sole survivor of her universe, along with the Kent’s nourishing her back to health made her and Clark like brother and sister, which made their bond stronger than when Supergirl was just his cousin.

            Her origin was also unique, like his, as opposed to a retreat of his origin for the sake of simplicity and convenience.

          • Hannah says:

            In your analogy, it actually makes sense for Kara to be there. If Kal-El is baby moses, then Kara is Miriam, sent to protect her baby brother (cousin) and watch him as he drifts on the Nile (space). That’s the way the show sets it up, and she took an accidental detour in the phantom zone, which is why she’s younger in this case.

          • If you are to send someone else, make it Lara. If you can build two ships, one for a baby and one for a teenager, then build one ship for a baby and a grown woman. I like the way Byrne originally intended to do it in the 80’s, have Lara escape Krypton while pregnant, arrive on Earth, and die from exposure to Kryptonite that became embedded to the hull of the ship shortly after she gives birth to Kal-El.

            More survivors just mucks it up. Look at the comics of the last 10 years and see how many times DC has had to reboot Kara to make her work within the narrative. If she worked, one simple reintroduction would have sufficed, not required five different origins.

  3. Anita Darline Darline Davidson says:

    What scene?! She must have been so fast I missed it. Lol😐

  4. triggs says:

    Melissa’s enthusiasm is so contagious. Damn excited for the show!

  5. Jimbo says:

    This clip is more joyful than the entire DC Cinematic universe combined. Here’s hoping it paves the way for a bit of levity for DC.

  6. Delirious says:

    … outwards belly button, or navel piercing done with definitely-out-of-this-world piercing tools?

  7. Can’t wait to watch the new Supergirl, it going to be fun.