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    One of my favorite online reviewers actually lives in Kansas (or at least nearby and knows it well). And he has this running gag in his Smallville reviews about how Smallville's "Kansas" looks almost not at all like actual Kansas.

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    Was this the first episode where we heard Kara say "Great Rao?"

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    Honestly this episode just reminds me of how insufferable Alex is as a character when expanded on most of the time.

    It just reminds me of how the first few episodes of the show Alex would harp on Kara for using her powers and trying to put her down and feel bad for "robbing Alex of her joy"/youth. Of course that means despite this flashback that that apparently went on for quite a bit back and forth given they were doing that in the Pilot and after for a while. It doesn't help that for like the first half of the episode Kara had to apparently conveniently forget about her powers when Alex was around so that Alex could seem smart and tell her to use them (which might make sense if it weren't for the fact Kara was already using them on her own actively before that without).

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    I loved the two teen actresses for Kara and Alex. Really great performance and it was almost uncanny how much they looked like their adult counterparts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anarchist View Post
    I loved the two teen actresses for Kara and Alex. Really great performance and it was almost uncanny how much they looked like their adult counterparts.
    Yes, they mirrored their counterparts quite well. Good acting on their parts.

    BTW, couldn't have Kara used the bathroom a little bit quicker for Alex's benefit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PyroTwilight View Post
    Honestly this episode just reminds me of how insufferable Alex is as a character when expanded on most of the time.

    It just reminds me of how the first few episodes of the show Alex would harp on Kara for using her powers and trying to put her down and feel bad for "robbing Alex of her joy"/youth. Of course that means despite this flashback that that apparently went on for quite a bit back and forth given they were doing that in the Pilot and after for a while. It doesn't help that for like the first half of the episode Kara had to apparently conveniently forget about her powers when Alex was around so that Alex could seem smart and tell her to use them (which might make sense if it weren't for the fact Kara was already using them on her own actively before that without).
    I was surprised Kara was able to fly so effectively at such an early period in her life, though the show has never really gotten into how she developed and honed her powers.

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    And though I know it's a big cultural sticking point regarding the ages of the student and teacher I was rather amused at how black and white Alex and Kara treated that, or I suppose the show did.

    Granted they definitely did the right thing in bringing it up to the authorities but it was odd to see the issue tackled in such a blasee way. Unless I missed something the relationship between the two wasn't even treated as predatory or creepy even though the show simply treated it as such/assumed it to be (though it made a bit more sense to treat it as such if we thought he or she was the killer).

    I actually kind of hope to see how that might go if Alex's former friend is brought back in the present as an antagonist of Alex's, given while it's not necessarilly culturally acceptable many real life relationships start out as such and really aren't all that out of the ordinary.

    I mean I outright agreed with the girl "In 5 years it won't even matter", which well, is true. Even less than that in this case. Possibly only a few months away depnding on the school year and her exact age.

    Makes me wonder if this was one of the friends Alex was referring to in having feelings towards when her coming out arc started. She did say it was one of her childhood friends that she had feelings towards and the ending seemed to set up that Alex wouldn't have a normal friend again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    I was surprised Kara was able to fly so effectively at such an early period in her life, though the show has never really gotten into how she developed and honed her powers.
    Yeah there's that too. I guess despite a rough start it does help being already grown and conscious instead of an infant in regards to using powers and learning how to use them quicker.

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    Also, screw Mon-El.
    Not happy for his return at all.

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    I actually all but forgot him until the preview at the end. "OH YEAH. Right."

    The show's really trying to push that soulmates thing with them without any of the effort or heart to make it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anarchist View Post
    Also, screw Mon-El.
    Not happy for his return at all.
    At least he's bringing the Legion with him .

    (Although I actually like Mon-El. And Chris Wood seems cool).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PyroTwilight View Post
    And though I know it's a big cultural sticking point regarding the ages of the student and teacher I was rather amused at how black and white Alex and Kara treated that, or I suppose the show did.

    Granted they definitely did the right thing in bringing it up to the authorities but it was odd to see the issue tackled in such a blasee way. Unless I missed something the relationship between the two wasn't even treated as predatory or creepy even though the show simply treated it as such/assumed it to be (though it made a bit more sense to treat it as such if we thought he or she was the killer).

    I actually kind of hope to see how that might go if Alex's former friend is brought back in the present as an antagonist of Alex's, given while it's not necessarilly culturally acceptable many real life relationships start out as such and really aren't all that out of the ordinary.

    I mean I outright agreed with the girl "In 5 years it won't even matter", which well, is true. Even less than that in this case. Possibly only a few months away depnding on the school year and her exact age.

    Makes me wonder if this was one of the friends Alex was referring to in having feelings towards when her coming out arc started. She did say it was one of her childhood friends that she had feelings towards and the ending seemed to set up that Alex wouldn't have a normal friend again.
    It's not the ages it's the situation. If she had met him when he was a dishwasher and she was a waitress it might not have been such a big deal. But the fact that he was her teacher and had authority over her made it an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwerty View Post
    It's not the ages it's the situation. If she had met him when he was a dishwasher and she was a waitress it might not have been such a big deal. But the fact that he was her teacher and had authority over her made it an issue.
    And it was said outright that the girl was underage.

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    I believe the SUPERGIRL producers should be very careful not to put their actors in situations that could hurt them. I feel this way about Chris Woods, who is not the star, yet he's in a relationship with the star of the show. There's a power imbalance there and it puts him in a vulnerable position if things don't work out either personally or professionally. We already had one actor, Blake Jenner, Benoist's husband, who was dropped from a recurring role on the series after their marriage fell apart.

    So put Mon-El in the same friend zone as Win and Jimmy. I like Mike with Eve Teschmacher, frankly--they make a fun pairing. And I'd rather see a Supergirl/Brainiac 5 romance anyway (but we all know Lena is Kara's true soul mate).

    I thought that we would see the girl that Alex was attracted to at their high school. Maybe we did and we don't know it yet. It doesn't seem right to throw Alex back into the dating pool so soon, but I know that the show has picked up a following in the gay community and they ought to continue with more gay story lines. Maybe an LGBTQ Legionnaire?

    About the teacher and the student. I think there's a rule in law that applies to people in positions of trust. While it might be all right for a 27 year old man to date a 17 year old girl, that doesn't apply if the man is her teacher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    I thought that we would see the girl that Alex was attracted to at their high school. Maybe we did and we don't know it yet. It doesn't seem right to throw Alex back into the dating pool so soon, but I know that the show has picked up a following in the gay community and they ought to continue with more gay story lines. Maybe an LGBTQ Legionnaire?
    Well, Shrinking Violet would probably not take up too much budget .

    (Although I guess there's Dawnstar and Lightning Lass too).

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