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Reign
ThomasDrufke21 November 2017
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So Mon-El returned from the dead somehow as he was found in a ship in the ocean, with other people locked away in pods. He pulled a Chris Pratt in Passengers and woke up before anyone else did and it's apparently been 7 years on his end since he left National City. Whether you care about the Mon-El and Kara relationship or not, it sure seems like something that's going to stick around for awhile. How exactly it will continue after it was revealed Mon-El has his own wife now is not up to me, but I would hate to see a strong character bond go the wayside in this prototypical CW route they are taking.

Meanwhile, Odette Annable is having quite the season as Samantha Arias aka Reign. I'm really appreciating how patient they are being with developing her into the villain she is in the comics. Typically, the Arrowverse will rush this storyline (with the exception of Slade), and it seems like the show is finally taking the right steps into having a valuable big bad this season. I guess it remains to be seen if Reign will indeed be season 3's big bad, but they are certainly planting the seeds. Annable is doing a wonderful job at balancing the wonder and terror of finding out you have superpowers, especially after being lied to about it for decades.

Those were the two main arcs this week, with J'onn J'onnz having a small side arc with his father exploring the likes of National City. Overall, it's another okay episode for the show, but I'm far more excited for where they may take Samantha's arc this year. It's definitely something to watch for.

7.1/10
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9/10
Finally, Reign!!
lassegalsgaard-4528426 January 2018
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So, the reason why this season has been very interesting up to this point, is because they are introducing Reign. A character that I am very excited to see because of the connection the character has with the Worldkillers. So far, this season has been quite the disappointment as they have presented depressing character arcs and weak villains. The one thing they have done well is how they have handled the character of Samantha Arias. They have done a good job of setting her up and to slowly show her journey to becoming Reign. She has begun to realize that she actually has superheroes, but the truth about where she comes from has not yet been revealed. Until now, where the writers have presented the best episode of the season this far. I was expecting to hate this character, because of the return of a character that I have always found useless, but it ended up becoming a marvelous and extremelymemorable episode.

One of the best storylines of this season is the progression in Samantha's arc. She finally learned where she came from by visiting her adoptive mother who showed her the pod that send her to Earth. This also confirms that she was the child who was send from Krypton by the end of Season 2. I am very happy that they waited this long to finally reveal everything about her, because with the great job they did with setting up her relationship with Ruby, it becomes so much more heartbreaking to see her transform into Reign by the end of this episode, opening up a lot of possibilities that I am so excited to see.

There is also a very sweet subplot with J'onn and his father. I liked to see how M'yrnn is slowly adapting to things on Earth, and I like that he finds it complicated to reunite with J'onn because of the high regard he has for his work. So, in many ways, this episode also featured a lot of great development for J'onn, as he slowly starts to realize that he misses having someone in his life. The decision to have them move in together was very sweet, and I think it will provide some great moments for upcoming episodes.

Now, this episode also features the return of Mon-El. I have never liked his character, as I have found him rather useless. However, in this episode he was anything but that. His storyline was the most intriguing and I love the way they are going with his character, as he is no longer just the guy running after Kara. He actually has a purpose this time around, and even though we don't know what it is yet, I suspect it has something to do with the Legion as Super-Heroes, as both Mon-El and the newly introduced Saturn Girl are parts of that team. I can't wait to see what they do with those characters, and how it will fit into the future of the show.

The only thing that I didn't really get was how the only thing that could stabilize the ship was at the D.E.O. The organization has never been down in that spaceship before, so how did they get that device from the ship to begin with. That bothered me a little bit, but ultimately, it didn't take that much away from this great episode.
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8/10
Refreshing episode
jaijames645 November 2019
This episode had to have different directors. Really wonderful acting, great dynamics in every relationship.
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9/10
Finally, Reign!!
lassegalsgaard24 April 2018
Warning: Spoilers
So, the reason why this season has been very interesting up to this point, is because they are introducing Reign. A character that I am very excited to see because of the connection the character has with the Worldkillers. So far, this season has been quite the disappointment as they have presented depressing character arcs and weak villains. The one thing they have done well is how they have handled the character of Samantha Arias. They have done a good job of setting her up and to slowly show her journey to becoming Reign. She has begun to realize that she actually has superheroes, but the truth about where she comes from has not yet been revealed. Until now, where the writers have presented the best episode of the season this far. I was expecting to hate this character, because of the return of a character that I have always found useless, but it ended up becoming a marvelous and extremelymemorable episode.

One of the best storylines of this season is the progression in Samantha's arc. She finally learned where she came from by visiting her adoptive mother who showed her the pod that send her to Earth. This also confirms that she was the child who was send from Krypton by the end of Season 2. I am very happy that they waited this long to finally reveal everything about her, because with the great job they did with setting up her relationship with Ruby, it becomes so much more heartbreaking to see her transform into Reign by the end of this episode, opening up a lot of possibilities that I am so excited to see.

There is also a very sweet subplot with J'onn and his father. I liked to see how M'yrnn is slowly adapting to things on Earth, and I like that he finds it complicated to reunite with J'onn because of the high regard he has for his work. So, in many ways, this episode also featured a lot of great development for J'onn, as he slowly starts to realize that he misses having someone in his life. The decision to have them move in together was very sweet, and I think it will provide some great moments for upcoming episodes.

Now, this episode also features the return of Mon-El. I have never liked his character, as I have found him rather useless. However, in this episode he was anything but that. His storyline was the most intriguing and I love the way they are going with his character, as he is no longer just the guy running after Kara. He actually has a purpose this time around, and even though we don't know what it is yet, I suspect it has something to do with the Legion as Super-Heroes, as both Mon-El and the newly introduced Saturn Girl are parts of that team. I can't wait to see what they do with those characters, and how it will fit into the future of the show.

The only thing that I didn't really get was how the only thing that could stabilize the ship was at the D.E.O. The organization has never been down in that spaceship before, so how did they get that device from the ship to begin with. That bothered me a little bit, but ultimately, it didn't take that much away from this great episode.
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