Supergirl Season 4 Episode 4 Review: ‘Ahimsa'

Supergirl is in its fourth season and things have been going well so far.

The season is getting better, although the stuff I saw in episode 4 kind of upsets me. I'll probably have to wait and see what happens in future episodes to see if the show can get back on track again.

Bear in mind this review will contain some pretty big spoilers for the episode called 'Ahimsa'. If you don't want to be spoiled, click away and read something else instead.

Anyway, this week's episode was kind of boring especially if you are a fan of Supergirl herself.

The air is still full of toxic kryptonite which means Kara is still stuck inside the funny looking suit that Lena Luthor built for her.

Supergirl is quite stubborn in this week's episode because she defies Alex's orders and wants to continue fighting. Supergirl's stubbornest nearly costs her life and Alex is not happy about it.

It was interesting to see Alex using her official authority to tell off Supergirl and her reckless behavior.

I will have to side with Alex though because Supergirl is not 100% yet and the suit is weak if it comes under too much fire.

While Supergirl herself was not in this episode much, we get a side story involving J'onn J'onzz and his quest to find Fiona who was the alien advocate that was kidnaped by the Graves twins and Agent Liberty.

I actually thought Fiona was killed off in an earlier episode, but she's still alive but in real bad shape.

We get introduced to an all-new good guy as J'onn J'onzz gets to meet a man calling himself Manchester Black.

Black is the fiance of Fiona and it looks like he's replacing Jimmy Olsen as another badass hero on the show.

I'm still annoyed Jimmy Olsen can no longer suit up as Guardian, but Manchester Black is a good alternative. We don't get too many details about the character, but he's sure going to be in a recurring role.

This week's end climax is where I did not like where the show is heading. This is mainly due to what happens to Mercy Graves and Otis Graves at the end of this episode.

Anyway, the Graves twins are at a carnival and they're about to stage yet another alien terrorist attack.

The DEO and Supergirl take note of this and a big battle ensues. Supergirl is slowly getting her powers back as the kryptonite is slowly getting eradicated.

Elsewhere, Manchester Black and J'onn J'onzz find Fiona, but she's in bad shape. After a short reunion, Fiona dies for real this time. It's sad to see the character go, although she isn't the only death we see this week.

As Supergirl gets her strength back, an alien impales both Mercy Graves and Otis Graves. He is getting revenge since they used mind control on him to attack the carnival.

I'm super disappointed that the Graves siblings are dead as they have been really cool bad guys.

I was hoping they would have survived much longer in the season and it's kind of a bummer to see them get killed off so early!

Agent Liberty is still the big bad guy this season, but he didn't really do anything in this week's episode. I'm hoping he finds some cooler replacements after the Graves siblings died.

At the end of the episode we see Colonel Haley will be back to oversee what happens in the DEO. The President of the United States made this order as he was unhappy with Alex's work earlier in the episode.

The clone of Supergirl is still hanging around too, although nothing else is revealed about her. She could be the other main villain that won't be revealed until much later in the season.

While this week's episode was not as bad as last week, it was still disappointing to see the demise of Mercy and Otis Graves.

Not to mention Supergirl again took a backseat on her own show this week for the second week running.

With kryptonite no longer poisoning the atmosphere, I'm glad that Kara will be back in full health and we should see more Supergirl herself in the episodes that are to come.

Verdict: 7.0/10

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