Supergirl Puts The Secret Identity Genie Back Into The Bottle

This is a great time for comic book fans as we are getting a lot of really good adaptation of the characters we love (The Flash, The Walking Dead, Marvel Movies) with only a few missteps (Fantastic Four). And Greg Bernlanti and crew have been doing a great job bringing the DC Universe to television. And where I love The Flash and Arrow, I'm having a hard time with Supergirl. The show is popular and doing well… but there is something about it that doesn't sit well with me and I think the last episode showed me what that is.

Spoilers below if you haven't seen the most recent episode.




Last month we had the big reveal that Hank Henshaw was really J'onn J'onzz and Cat Grant figured out her assistant Kara was actually Supergirl. I liked both reveals as it changed the attitude of Henshaw which I thought was a bit too comic book-ish and the whole keeping the secret from Cat was a bit too sitcom to me.

But this week, they put the genie back into the bottle. As the video below shows they pulled out a classic / cliche comic book trope to save Kara's secret identity. Meaning the painfully awkward moments at Catco are now back on the table. This is a good show that could be better without those awkward moments and the stereotypical appearances of General Sam Lane. Here's hoping that the producers at least start to downplay those things as the season progresses.


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Dan WicklineAbout Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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