Supergirl Season 1 Episode 6 “Red Faced” Review
Red Faced brings some unwanted terror to National City. Supergirl is flying around higher and further than the DEO would like as she gets a call from Alex asking why she is out there and to which she replies to clear my head. As this happens Supergirl hears a disagreement between two drivers, so races to stop them. While stopping the cars before they hit some children that are crossing the road, she totals the cars and one of the drivers were not happy and goes to punch her.
Supergirl’s reaction to the driver that tries to punch her ends up scaring the children she had just saved and brought her flaws to the forefront. Henshaw after that displaying that Supergirl gave to the world started to question whether Supergirl really has the discipline for the job and once she cools down Kara herself starts to realise where she went wrong. The anger issues that Kara was facing as Supergirl spilled out into work and her “Normal Life” where she rants back at Cat when she is having a go at her because of the influence of Cat’s mother. This shocked Cat and the viewer could see the shock, but it added even more respect to the relationship. Cat and Kara seem to be getting closer together even after the events of How Does She Do It when Kara lost Cat’s son Carter.
Lucy Lane with the introduction of General Lane her father adds another dimension to the character, as a non-comic reader the thought was Lucy worked with James at the daily planet, but it turns out she works for someone else. General Lane brings not only his presence to the episode but the threat of a Robot that Supergirl is asked to fight to test on whether they could use it to protect the world. General Lane doesn’t seem to like Superman or Supergirl. The problem then becomes when Supergirl’s anger issues are taken out on the robot and it goes into self-protection mode and disappears into the city.
Red Faced has the right balance of action and drama, with the fight scenes between Supergirl and the Robot really well done. The drama, however, was also really well done because the characters are developing well with the addition of General Lane the love triangle seems to be going in the favour of Lucy but then James and Kara have some deep moments just keeping her in the running. Winn also is the key to finding out what happened to the Alex’s father, but the question becomes will he risk doing something illegal?