Supergirl Review: “The Last Children of Krypton”

Supergirl and Superman’s pleasant days of stopping crime and disaster take a more serious turn when Project Cadmus sends Metallo against them.

Title: “The Last Children of Krypton”

Cast and Crew
Director: Glen Winter
Writers: Robert L. Rovner and Caitlin Parrish

Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers / Supergirl
Tyler Hoechlin as Superman / Clark Kent
Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers
Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott
David Harewood as J’onn J’onzz / Martian Manhunter / Hank Henshaw
Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant
Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen
Frederick Schmidt as John Corben / Metallo
Rich Ting as Dr. Gilcrist / Metallo
Ian Gomez as Snapper Carr
Brenda Strong as Cadmus Mystery Woman
Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer
Sachin Sahel as McGill
Paul Lazenby as Fireman
Chris Wood as Mon-El


Project Cadmus sends two versions of Metallo against the Kryptonians, Cat Grant takes a sabbatical, Kara goes to work for, like, Snapper Carr, and Mon-El awakes.

High Points

The show’s superheroic adventures continue to be the kind of old-school comic-book that Legends of Tomorrow overplays. The opening establishes a suitable tone, before the plot turns a little more serious. How many old comics started this way?

It’s perhaps a little too silly and obvious in places, but it never loses the sense of fun.

Low Points

Why did J’onn take so long to join the fight? He’s nearly as strong as the Kryptonians, and immune to Metallo’s kryptonite powers.

The show has the superheroing down; they need to work on the real-world drama.

The Scores:

Originality: 2/6 There’s nothing we haven’t seen before and the show continues to shove Kara Danvers into the Clark Kent mold.

This episode introduces a Snapper Carr like no other, though he was a reporter in some of the animated series. I’m hoping we see just a little of the old beatnik, buried beneath the gruff Perry-Whitewashed exterior.

Effects: 5/6

Acting: 4/6 The leads remain strong, though the acting overall was less even this week. They’re trying to do Winn Schott as a nerdier Cisco, but he’s overplaying the part.

Story: 4/6

Emotional Response: 5/6

Production: 5/6

Overall: 5/6

In total, “The Last Children of Krypton” receives 30/42

3 replies on “Supergirl Review: “The Last Children of Krypton””

  1. The way they are appearing to write out Cat Grant is being handled well Its not like we started the season and they are no longer around and written out with a line of dialog like Star Gate Season 9 where Richard Dean Anderson is just not there anymore with no on screen explanation.

  2. The cast, set, and character changes have been introduced gradually so far which helps ease the transition. It’s solved a few of the problems about last season (Superman staying away for no logical in-show reason, for example), and it’s keeping it’s lighter comic-y feeling.

    Sure there are some places they’ll need to tread carefully yet but so far I think it’s certainly doing better on CW rather than being strangled by budget and other restrictions on CBS.

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