“Supergirl” Episode Review – S05E12 “Back From The Future – Part Two”

Superman Homepage writer Michael Bailey reviews episodes from the “Supergirl” TV series, airing on The CW.

Check out his review of the 12th episode of Season 5 in which Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) helps Winn (guest star Jeremy Jordan) face his greatest fear. After Alex (Chyler Leigh) sets out to find evidence against Lex (guest star Jon Cryer), Brainy (Jesse Rath) must decide between helping his friend or continuing to secretly work for Lex.

Back From The Future - Part TwoOriginally Aired: February 16, 2020
WRITTEN BY: Rob Wright and J Holtham
DIRECTED BY: Alexis Ostrander

Melissa Benoist (Kara/Supergirl)
Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers)
Jesse Rath (Brainiac 5)
Katie McGrath (Lena Luthor)
Nicole Maines (Nia Nal/Dreamer)

Jon Cryer (Lex Luthor)
Jeremy Jordan (Winn Schott)
Staz Nair (William Day)
Julie Gonzalo (Andrea Rojas)
Cara Buono (Gemma Cooper)
Henry Czerny (Winslow Schott)

5Rating – 5 (out of 5): I don’t have a whole lot to write about regarding this episode. That doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. I did. A lot, actually, but sometimes the more I like something the less I have to say about it. I don’t know if that means it’s easier to write about stuff that I don’t like over stuff I do. It probably has more to do with the fact that while this episode wasn’t world shaking, it was exciting, engaging, advanced the Leviathan plot, and gave me another episode with Winn that dealt with his past and allowed him to go back to the future.

More than anything I liked how much I liked this episode. I wasn’t feeling the show at the beginning of the season, but now that things have settled into a Post-Crisis world, I am back on board with everything. Lena bouncing off of Lex has improved her part of the show. Lex has been a breath of fresh air for the show in general. Brainy has never been better. Alex quitting the DEO not only makes sense, but if it’s permanent it makes her role on the show more interesting. Kara deciding not to date Will is probably the best thing that could happen. Lex thinks he’s playing Obsidian, but is really playing into Leviathan’s plans.

Everything is going very well. The show is definitely back on track and everyone has a role to play and isn’t being given short shrift.

And next week we get Mister Mxyzptlk.

To quote a certain cab drive, “This is gonna be good.”

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February 20, 2020 12:57 pm

5 out of 5????????? I guess it comes down to what one’s definition of this show called “Supergirl” is any more. It is apparent to the max that this show is now a weak excuse for it’s title is and more along the lines of “super-drama” staring a woman that stands around in costume. As far as the ratings go the 9pm time slot doesn’t do it any favors as well. But still, this show is a shadow of what it started out to be or even going back 3 seasons or so.