Supergirl season 4 episode 4 review: Meet Manchester Black; Red Daughter update

Manchester BlackTonight, Supergirl season 4 episode 4 had some big challenges. It told another story without a whole lot of Supergirl. Beyond just that, it also featured the continuing battle of the DEO and Agent Liberty.

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For the Big Bad alongside Mercy Graves, the #1 objective tonight was to try and spread further fear in the minds of National City. Rather than conquer the world overnight, they can win over the world over time. The best way in order to do that is to orchestrate an event that will drive more fear among citizens than anywhere else: A place featuring kids. That’s why the local fair became a target and Kara found herself having to do something that Alex initially didn’t want: Her being back out in the open sooner than she should be. The atmosphere wasn’t completely cleared up at the time in which she was back out there and life in the suit was far from perfect.

Luckily, this is when some other people came to the rescue — most notably, J’onn J’onzz. He worked alongside his new pal Manchester Black in order to help Fiona, someone who meant the world to him. She was forced to control some of those who attacked the fair. Eventually, she was rescued, but she didn’t quite make it. Manchester has lost someone he holds dear and with that, he must find a way to move forward. At the end of the episode, we saw Manchester decide to stick around National City — one way or another, he still has a role to play in what’s next.

As this episode went along, James did find himself in a position where he had to adopt Guardian again. Yet, in the process he’s ended up becoming a statement figure for the Agent Liberty movement — something that he never wanted in a million years.

CarterMatt Verdict

One of the priorities for this episode was showcasing Alex as the leader of the DEO and the writers did a good job of showing how unglamorous it must be. After all, getting told off by the new President isn’t exactly the easiest way for someone to live, but she has to take that while balancing everything else, as well. (At the end of the episode, Alex did receive some “oversight” to look at how she is running the operation.)

Meanwhile, we do think that the Agent Liberty story is one of the best ones that we’ve had a chance to see on the show in a while.

Red Daughter tease

She was hiding out, as well, while there was Kryptonite in the air. Now, she is back into her training … whatever take means.

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