Supergirl 4×19 – The American Dreamer | Review
In the episode of the last week of Supergirl – our review HERE – we witnessed the construction, almost complete and perfect, from the plan set in motion by Lex Luthor, after his daring escape.
Taking advantage of the Red Daughter, the doppelganger of Supergirl coming from Kasnia, Lex had fed a machine in the media of the mud against the heroin that he had brought from a side again the surge of feeling anti-alien with the head of a belligerent Ben Lockwood, and the other to the complete downfall just Supergirl.
The heroine had decided to opt for a new strategy that would place at the forefront of his alter-ego, Kara Danvers.
From here it resumes this week's episode, titled American Dreamer.
Kara then decides to put aside momentarily the costume super-heroine and monetize, instead of the quality of the reporter, beginning a investigation time to unmask the conspiracy hatched by Lex and their connection with the mysterious Amertek.
The streets of National City, meanwhile, Dreamer is the last bastion that separates aliens and extremist while Brainiac offers his help to James, whose conditions are more and more critical due to the side effects of Harun-El. The two must make a journey into the mind of the latter in the research of the trauma that is causing these side effects.
The American Dreamer has a good, very good, intuition or to move the attention on Kara, on the its quality journalism, putting on the bench – at least for this episode – Supergirl.
The sin that neither the writers nor the showrunner have the courage to embrace it in toto this choice and do converge in a way that is not entirely convincing some of the subplots with the protagonists, James and Nia on all.
The first one starts to deal with the consequences of exposure to Harun-El, consequences, in addition to bringing a strong dose of drama enough end in itself, which up to this time, they are devoid of stain, especially in terms of plots over the longer term.
It goes better with the Nia, the character is still bitter that he lived a few discrete times during the season, that becomes the main heroine of National City, contrary to Lockwood and his. Also here, the intuition is good but the execution leaves something to be desired in sinning a little bit of trivia – the interview on live TV – and a bit of dullness – violence that generates violence with the same Lockwood is the victim of the revenge of the alien.
Ultimately, Supergirl is turning a little round to the main themes of this fourth season – the clash between aliens and humans with his message, pro-diversity, the arrival of Lex Luthor and his conspiracy broad-spectrum – loitering before sinking the shot. Certainly the choice is penalizing the series that, in view of the final episodes, is going through a period of very irregular, alternating good episodes with mere fillers that not succeeding in this sense, not even to make the most of the secondary characters.
Episode 19: The American Dreamer
Duration: 45 min approx.
Director: David Harewood
Screenplay: Dana Horgan, Daniel Beaty & Jess Kardos
Cast: Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Jeremy Jordan (II), Mehcad Brooks, Chris Woods, Katie McGrath
Production: Warner Bros.
Distribution: The CW
Release date: April 28, 2019
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