“Supergirl” Episode Review – S02E14 “Homecoming”

Superman Homepage reviewer T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao) reviews episodes from the “Supergirl” TV series, airing on The CW.

Check out his review of the 14th episode of Season 2 in which Jeremiah Danvers returns after being rescued from the clutches of Cadmus.

HomecomingOriginally Aired: February 27, 2017
WRITTEN BY: Caitlin Parrish and Derek Simon

Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers/Supergirl)
Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers)
Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen)
David Harewood (Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz)
Jeremy Jordan (Winslow “Winn” Schott)

Chris Wood (Mon-El)
Floriana Lima (Maggie Sawyer)

Dean Cain (Jeremiah Danvers)
Helen Slater (Eliza Danvers)
Brenda Strong (Lillian Luthor)
Tamzin Merchant (Lyra Strayd)

3Rating – 3 (out of 5): The latest installment of Supergirl is a solid one… even if it left this critic wanting for more in substance. Dean Cain returns as Jeremiah Danvers, while this should be a great thing, it immediately becomes cliché once Jeremiah is taken to the DEO. Viewers are aware of Jeremiah’s capture and servitude to Cadmus, however the trope of family at odds, and the friendly betrayer take viewers from 0 to 60 in moments, on a speedy journey to nowhere requested. Danvers as the enemy within denies viewers his pleasant and friendly self, failing to truly make use of not only a good actor in Cain, but a former Superman player as well. We’re supposed to be less critical of this, having been treated to Supergirl and Mon-El consummating their feelings, and the other couplings that have sprouted up as is wonted by Cupid’s onslaught. However, much of what occurs with Jeremiah just doesn’t add up, particular his blasé’ approach to reassuring his own daughter of his innocence.

So, you rooted for Kara and Mon-El, and you received your heart’s desire. Are you bored yet? I’m not one for contentious pairing in fiction or otherwise, but the two of them together, Kryptonian and Daxamite, explain why the planets were at war with each other: out of sheer boredom. While their happiness may be fetching, it’s also without any tangible, palpable connection. If we remove all of the fictional and meta-textual reasons for the two of them together… actually, we could leave them all to remain, and there would still be no grounds for either of them to be together, aside of there being no one else. This would now make two relationships I have to avoid mentally, and if Winn doesn’t do right, I’ll be surrounded by the most boring relationships ever.

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March 2, 2017 1:29 pm

Guy with robot arm bests Jon???? Nope! Here’s the deal. All these stupid relationships are slowing down all the CW shows. At best, all they are is filler. A way to take up space and time. I think it’s obvious now that Supergirl’s move to the CW is now producing less Supergirl and more grounded story lines. It really shows how much that CBS put into this series compared to what the CW has been able to show or accomplish. I know they’re doing their best but they are turning all the CW shows into weekly soap operas. Even Arrow… Read more »

March 2, 2017 5:53 pm
Reply to  redcape

it is a bit soap operaish, as are all those in the flashverse, but i can get past that, particularly b/c of melissa and the sfx are pretty spiffy, especially for tv. i remember watching smallville back in the day, and it was the same, but the visuals were excellent for tv and there was live action comics blessed with eye candy, lol

March 15, 2017 4:54 pm
Reply to  redcape

I pretty much agree, redcape. This season has been such a letdown. I was hoping for great things, especially with Mon-El, but it has all been disappointing. (As a side-note, Chris Woods is from this area, and used to attend church with friends of mine. In fact, he has been directed in church plays by one friend who also directed me in plays years ago. So Mon-El and I have had a director in common! All the more reason that his usage on the series has been disappointing.)