One of the great things about science fiction is that you can use it to illustrate social issues without being preachy about it. If you do it right, anyway. Supergirl, for most of this season, feels like they’re clubbing us over the head with the idea.
The DEO and their allies are dealing with the ramifications of last episode as they deal with more events in “Ahimsa.” Supergirl is out cold and in her new armor as the others look on worriedly.
This is a season finale. So there will likely be spoilers in this review. Bear that in mind before reading.
Falling back on what I really think is becoming an overused trope, Supergirl starts off fighting what appears to be Hank Henshaw. He’s clearly intent on beating the hell out of her, and she’s very confused. Then, of course, we get a different scene and “24 Hours Earlier.” The writers really need to come up with something else for us to open their shows with. This is getting old.
There are a lot of things you don’t want to be doing in the opening of any sort of adventure/sci fi/superhero show. One of them is be in an isolated research station. That just never works out well. True to form, the scientist running an outpost dedicated to studying global warming gets a nasty surprise as most of his team become the designated redshirts in “Changing.”