Review: Supergirl 4×16-“The House of L”

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]

Director: Carl Seaton

Writers: Dana Horgan & Eric Carrasco

Starring: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh & Katie McGrath

Summary

In the wake of Lex Luthor’s return, the show flashes back to what he’s been doing for the last two years and how his secret machinations and plans have affected Supergirl & Lena.

Positives

It is great to finally get an episode focused on Red Kara or as the show calls her, Snowbird. Melissa Benoist is fantastic. She does a solid Russian accent and the performance is full of interesting intricate moments. Because she is a clone, some of her natural instincts are similar to Kara’s but there are distinct differences. Additionally, there is an innocence to the character that Lex manipulates and corrupts. Benoist plays all of this very well.

The reveal of how involved Lex has been this entire season and even in prior seasons is brilliant. It gives this season even more of a focus and I already thought this year was fairly tight. Lex manipulating a superhero, cold war is a great plot. It goes to show how powerful he can be.

It is so cool to see Lex in the mech suit. I loved it.

Negatives

There are no negatives worth mentioning.

Verdict

This is another fantastic episode. Snowbird is a fascinating character. Benoist gives a wonderful performance that is incredibly sympathetic. Cryer continues to excel as Lex and it was really fun to see all the pieces of the season come together.

 

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Sean Blumenshine

I am currently a senior at Wichita State University studying communications. I started reading comics in 2013 because of how much I loved Man of Steel and season one of Arrow. My favorite hero is the Green Arrow and my favorite villain is the Joker.