TV Club: Supergirl finds herself in a metal cage of emotion

Oh Supergirl. I just don’t know what to do with this show, which sometimes makes bizarre missteps yet does them with such earnest enthusiasm that it feels cruel to fault it for trying. “The Darkest Place” maintains the stylish cinematography and delightful character interactions of the show’s much improved second season. But it falls back on the “throw everything at the wall and see what sticks” storytelling approach of the messier first season. It’s an episode full of reveals that will have a major impact on the show going forward. But everything is so disjointed that it’s hard to feel the emotional impact of it all.

For one thing, “The Darkest Place” is weirdly structured. There’s no real A, B, or C plot so much as a bunch of storylines running in parallel to one another. We open in media res with a Kara/J …

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