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Supergirl: 6 Ups And 4 Downs From Episode 2 'Stronger Together'

Not quite Super, but not #Terriblegirl either.

Following on from last week's hugely-anticipated, mostly-successful pilot, the question was where would Supergirl - the show, not the character - go next? After all, pilot episodes are generally filmed quite far in advance of the rest of the series, before it's even confirmed there's going to actually be a 'rest of the series'. It's not always a true reflection of a show, and much like you don't judge a book by its cover, don't judge a show solely on its pilot. Stronger Together, then, picks up where that last episode left off, and thankfully it's very much in keeping with the same tone. It rapidly advances the plotline of Kara's aunt, Astra, being one of the main villains, and we get to learn more about the titular hero as she continues her development into a fully-fledged superhero, as well as getting more of the supporting characters as well. There was action, drama, twists, and the pre-requisite training montage set to an upbeat, empowering tune. On the whole I'd say it wasn't as good as the pilot episode, which really felt more fun, but if this is what the show is going to be like going forward for the rest of Season 1, then it's definitely not going to be #Terriblegirl.
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