Supergirl Season 3 Episode 2 'Triggers' Review

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Even though Supergirl is based on a comic book, the TV series does a good job on delving on real life human drama.

This is evident with the second episode of season 3 called 'Triggers' as Kara/Supergirl has not fully recovered from her feelings towards Mon El leaving Earth.

The main villain this week centered around a blonde girl robbing banks named Psi.

Psi uses her psychic powers to put fear into the minds of everyone she sees. Her power is similar to the fear toxin that Scarecrow uses from the Batman franchise.

Psi can easily get what she wants and even Supergirl is not immune to her powers.

Psi attacks Supergirl reminding her of her past fears. This includes her fear of small spaces, leaving the planet Krypton and even teasing the possibility of Mon El's death.

I normally don't talk about my personal life when I write articles, but I admired this episode on how it handled panic attacks. Melissa Benoist did a good job with her acting portraying what it was like for a person suffering from panic attacks.

I know from experience that they are nasty to experience. This episode did show that there is hope for those suffering mental health issues and there is a way to defeat them. It's a great message to remember.

The only disappointing thing about Psi is that she wasn't in the episode for that very long.

Still, the episode still had a decent amount of action and high production values. Action is something I always like to see since I don't see much excitement when I watch Marvel's Inhumans each and every week.

The episode also delves deeper into the relationship of the mother/daughter duo of Sam and Ruby. Sam is still gettng to grips with her powers that she discovered last week.

Ruby thinks her mother is a superhero, although we will have to wait and see what happens. There is more to Sam than meets the eye and I like the slow build up to the character.

There weren't that many side stories in this episode, apart from Jimmy Olsen and Lena Luthor not seeing eye-to-eye with one another. Since Lena Luthor bought CatCo, there is a power struggle between her and Jimmy Olsen.

Jimmy Olsen is usually portrayed as a nice guy, but it was interesting to see him feel a little agitated about the change in management. There could be more to this as the series progresses.

At the end of the episode, there is a tease that we will see M'gann again. She tells J'onn that he needs to visit Mars as soon as possible.

We might see Supergirl fighting in Mars in the near future. It will be interesting to see what type of problem Mars has at the moment.

Overall, this episode was decent to watch. It connected to me since it delved upon the topic of panic attacks and mental health.

The episode was also likable due to the character building of both Sam and Ruby. Some people might say the series has too much drama sometimes, but I like the balance between the drama and action.

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