by Paul Kelly
With shades of 'The Happiness Patrol' and 'Ark in Space', this felt like an episode from the classic era. Internet consensus seems to be that it was a better episode for Frank Cottrell-Boyce than his earlier effort, 'In the Forest of the Night'. Well, yes it was... but that's hardly a ringing endorsement. It's like saying that nappy rash is better than piles. It's likely true, but you still wouldn't want either infesting your nether regions.
The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay
These three books by Suzanne Collins tell the story of Katniss Everdeen, a sixteen-year-old girl struggling to survive in a cruel, oppressive society, the difference she makes to that society – and the terrible price she pays.
Romantic disappointment was definitely a theme as Kara and Winn both discovered that their alien honeys haven't been telling the truth about themselves.
How did I love this episode? Let me count the ways.
My apologies for spoilers, but this is a depiction of events in the past century, showing some period in 1952. In this episode we cover the return of the king who abdicated, the Duke of Windsor, for his brother’s funeral. We see the frustration of Philip, who wants to keep his last name and who doesn’t want to live at Buckingham Palace. We hear plenty of complaints about the Duke of Windsor’s wife, the American divorcée, but we also see that Princess Margaret also has an illicit involvement. Queen Elizabeth II and Winston Churchill have their first official meetings.
This episode was as politically topical as last week. Actually, it was as politically topical as this morning. Was the commentary on the current administration's policies intentional? When was this episode written?
Not much can be said for the case of the week in this episode, which provided little in the way of laughs and mystery. Instead, the drama that engulfed the lives of those around Liv takes center stage, pushing likable characters to do very unlikable things.
All is revealed. Apparently, Kara is hot for Mon-El because she can't break his nose when she kisses him. I can see where that could be a plus.