We’ve all heard of Superman but have you ever heard of Supergirl? Meet 12-year-old Kara Zor-El who escapes Planet Krypton to find protection and live a normal life on planet Earth.In the SUPERGIRL AFTERBUZZ TV AFTER SHOW PODCAST, we will discuss some of the best moments in the show while including recaps and in-depth discussions of the latest episodes with the insider scoop from cast and crew members.
On this weeks CW’s SUPERGIRL – SEASON 5 – EPISODE 17 – DEUS LEX MACHINA – Mellisa Benoist (Supergirl) herself’s directorial debut, we see Lex Luthor in all his glory. Teased all season with Lex Luthor’s master plan and involvement since Crisis, we finally spill the tea on what has been Lex’s master plan. Though between the long wait between episodes the confusing subplot heavy episode itself, it felt as if we had missed an episode in between.
We being the episode at the end with Lex Luthor having seemingly killed or murdered Margot, the administrative creepy old lady who was lurking around the bodies of those stuck in Obsidian Platinum. Margot is a mid level administrative in Leviathan. To Supergirl and Jon it seems as if finally Lex’s true evil colors are showing, as they get closer they realize the people feel saved by Lex. Lex is a hero. Something he has been to the world in this newly created universe.
We are then taken to the beginning directly after the end of Crisis and finally get Lex Luthor’s side of things. We revisit the family reunion Lex has with his mother, Lilian, explaining to her the collapse of the multiverse and in true Luthor fashion she takes it in stride, teaching him a lesson in moving on. The two conspire in regards to Leviathan, an organization Luthor seems unfamiliar with. They discuss all the ways Luthor must stop Leviathan and put aside his grudge and obsession with killing Kryptonians, mainly Superman and of course our antagonist Supergirl. Secondly they must reach out to team up with his sister Lena, who of course is so mistrustful of Lex that she killed him in a previous universe. Lex uses his new found world to convince Lena to be on the same side. He manipulates her with tasking her to be his partner in his plot to take down Leviathan. Lena, still furious with Kara/Supergirl for betraying her falls into Lex’s plan. The plan involves getting Leviathan to partner up and trust Lex enough that he is able to board their impenetrable ship and take them down from the inside. To do so he will create a bug in Obsidian which we have seen previously with Richard Bates forcing users to be stuck inside.
In another part of Lex’s plan, we have Leviathan assassin Eve Tessmacher, who has been working for Leviathan under duress as they have threatened her family. Lex reaches out a seemingly helpful hand to rescue her from her own conscious as Eve loathes being the Leviathan assassin. Lex explains to Eve his plan to take down Leviathan, to protect her, and in a move to relieve her conscious kills her current intended target for her. Through careful manipulative helpfulness, acts of seemingly caring, kindness, and protection, Lex manipulates Eve into helping him with information and acts to bring down Leviathan even going so far as to have Eve kill Jeremiah Danver’s (Alex’s father and Kara’s guardian) under the guise that he is the one who murdered Eve’s dad. Through this time Eve develops feelings for Lex, which he silently seems to reciprocate. At the last moment when Eve’s tasks are done and she cooks dinner to celebrate with Lex and expresses her feelings, Lex turns the tables and explains that he now holds the threat of killing Eve’s mother if she does not cooperate. He states in the other universe his feelings for her distracted him and he will never allow them to do so again. She is heartbroken and defeated.
We also see Lex Luthor manipulating Richard Bates, who we had previously seen Alex fight inside Obsidian for holding the man his wife was cyber cheating on him with. We see a usually bald Lex dawn a wig and play a concerned bartender in order to convince Richard to program the bug and take action against this man. We also see Lex give the idea to Brainy the only way to stop and the Q waves is by using Myriad. This was in an attempt to create conflict between Kara and Lena again as the two had a heart to heart moment in regards to the passing of Kara’s father Jeremiah.
We also get a glimpse of Leviathan, and Leviathan’s head operative Gemma or Gammenae, the technology god. We see Lex manipulate her by expressing he is trying to do whats best for Leviathan and Leviathan’s plans, including the killing of Margot.
Supergirl, Jon, and Jon’s cousin are seen stopping the beast who was unleashed to swallow the sun. On Earth we see Kara go to the Fortress of Solitude to use Myriad. We see Lena transport there and become aggressive towards Kara for using Myriad which she had promised never to do and was previously forbidden.
Finally we see all the parts of Lex’s plan in action. However Lex could not let well enough alone as he uses the last coordinates of the transport to teleport himself to the Fortress of Solitude. Thats where we end as we discuss all this and more on the Afterbuzz Aftershow.
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The Supergirl Podcast with Tehran Von Ghasri
We’ve all heard of Superman but have you ever heard of Supergirl? Meet 12-year-old Kara Zor-El who escapes Planet Krypton to find protection and live a normal life on planet Earth.In the SUPERGIRL AFTER SHOW PODCAST, we will discuss some of the best moments in the show while including recaps and in-depth discussions of the latest episodes with the insider scoop from cast and crew members.
Supergirl S5 E18 Recap & After Show: ”Oh My G-ds”
Host: Tehran Von Ghasri – @iamtehran
On this weeks CW’s SUPERGIRL – SEASON 5 – EPISODE 19 – SEASON FINALE – IMMORTAL KOMBAT – Brainy’s betrayal is a real sacrifice, Alex becomes the superhero we deserve not the one we need, Kara hates being sidelined, Leviathan G-ds go Wild, and Kara and Lena team up but do they make up?
We being the episode with a clearly conflicted Brainy who is unwilling to let his friends die for the greater good, especially since the death of Supergirl and team seems unnecessary and like a Lex Luthor personal vendetta. Brainy has been betraying his friends in order to stop Leviathan but is coming to the realization that Luthor may have other plans. He meets up with his female Brainy counterpart (played by his real life sister Meaghan Rath) at the bar where she convinced him to go along with Lex Luthor’s plan in the first place. Brainy resolves to not let his friends die and decides to use a Braniac pod to capture the Levathan G-ds. Inside the Leviathan ship we see there is a radiation field that disables and destroys any who attempt to enter without a shield. Brainy has no such shield and puts himself at considerable life threatening risk to insert the miniature code to capture Leviathan.
Lex Luthor on the other hand does have such a pin, as he was extended one when Gemma invites him unto the Leviathan ship, which has a low tech elevator and seems to simply be an old fashioned casino. Lex then enters the actual tech ship and after suffering for a few because of the radiation field is given a pin that protects him. He is told by Gemma to keep it as he is one of Leviathan now.
Kara and Lena seemingly team up but Kara is reluctant to make up. Lena has seen the error of her ways, but Kara reminds Lena she was not the only one hurt. Lena has consistently hurt Kara ever since, by pretending to be Kara’s friend, having Kara steal for Lena, Lena then stealing from Kara, and also trying to kill Kara with Kryptonite. Kara states if Lena is looking for absolution, she will not find it from Kara. However they must work together. Lena works hard to make Kara another Kryptonite suit to protect her from Leviathan who is in possession of Kryptonite. To get Kara to the lab is not an easy task either as Leviathan is searching for her. Kara, used to flying, takes the bus while Jonn Jonnz and Mgann pose as her and fly off gaining the attention of Leviathan power monger Ramakhan, and newcomers Tezumak and Sela. A battle occurs with Mgann being hit. Nia All and Alex join the battle, Alex in her new tech suit designed by Jonn.
On the ship a failing Brainy is visited by Lex Luthor who states he knew Brainy would take this course of action. He takes the capsule as it is part of his plan and hands it to his mother who has a seemingly sinister plot to develop that will form next season. Nia has a dream in regards to Brainy’s actions and says they need to go save him.
The cliffhanger is left at this point. The season ended 3 episodes shy of what it was slated for, the cast and crew did the best with what time they had left. All this and more on the Afterbuzz Aftershow. Stay tuned.