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Azie Tesfai Co-Writes and Debuts as Guardian

So set photos and paparazzi shots have leaked to show Azie Tesfai suiting up as her brother's mantle, Guardian, and joining team Supergirl. Today, The CW released the first official photo of the new Guardian and gave us a bit more about the episode that Azie co-wrote for this season. As mentioned before, this will be episode twelve titled "Blind Spots" and addresses racial inequality. David Ramsey directed the episode and will also appear as John Diggle. This episode will air September 21, 2021. “Supergirl” will air one more episode this Tuesday, May 11, and then return on August 24 at 9pm ET for the final run of the series. Check out Kelly's new threads below:

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#22 I hope we at least see her train!Meadows 2021-05-30 10:54
You know, I hope we at least see Kelley train some for her role as Guardian. Maybe Alex can train her some on the side, and maybe Kara and Hank, etc., can help. It will be a little difficult to believe if she just comes out kicking butt. Of course, I can always engage in suspension of disbelief to see Supergirl herself. :)
+1 #21 RE: Azie Tesfai Co-Writes and Debuts as GuardianLibertyPrime 2021-05-10 08:23
Quoting muckle9999:
I lasted the first 3 seasons of Supergirl with no problem at all. But during the 4th season I started to drink Stoli Vodka while watching the show. By the end of season 5 I quickly switched to Dry Martinis,chilled straight up with an olive. If things go the way I think then I will have to announce to the forum that my name is Muckle9999 and I'm an alcoholic. :o

I have occasionally indulged in self-medication, myself. :lol:
+1 #20 RE: Azie Tesfai Co-Writes and Debuts as Guardianmuckle9999 2021-05-09 13:30
LibertyPrime
As for political elements of the show, they are what they are. If you have lasted this far, I assume you have found a way to deal with their inclusion and how well or poorly you feel they have integrated them.

I lasted the first 3 seasons of Supergirl with no problem at all. But during the 4th season I started to drink Stoli Vodka while watching the show. By the end of season 5 I quickly switched to Dry Martinis,chilled straight up with an olive. If things go the way I think then I will have to announce to the forum that my name is Muckle9999 and I'm an alcoholic. :o
+1 #19 RE: Azie Tesfai Co-Writes and Debuts as Guardianjacksc01 2021-05-09 10:56
Quoting LibertyPrime:
As for political elements of the show, they are what they are. If you have lasted this far, I assume you have found a way to deal with their inclusion and how well or poorly you feel they have integrated them.

What matters is a good story well told.

That said, I thought Guardian was a hilariously bad direction for James, and I don't anticipate that to change for Kelly's iteration.

Cooler costume though.


That is so true Liberty Prime - I myself have no problem with the poiltical statements - in fact I like them - I think they sometimes give a moralistic viewpoint to what is happening out there. However, not all parents feel that way and have stopped their children from watching the show - that was their way of dealing with it. I saw the other day a film clip where there must of been at least 200 children watching the first viewing of supergirl (season 1, episode 1) . They loved it - unfortunately many of those children have parents who no longer feel that watching the show is appropriate for their kids. I think by now we have all learned to handle what you can with the politics- so that is nothing new or eye opening. However, I have spoken to some little ones who miss seeing the show because their parents handled it by turning it off. Just would have been nice to give them at least one last episode they could look at. (Think this is more of a forum topic - so any further things I have to say about the topic of show politics will be placed there :-) )
#18 RE: Azie Tesfai Co-Writes and Debuts as GuardianLibertyPrime 2021-05-09 10:23
As for political elements of the show, they are what they are. If you have lasted this far, I assume you have found a way to deal with their inclusion and how well or poorly you feel they have integrated them.

What matters is a good story well told.

That said, I thought Guardian was a hilariously bad direction for James, and I don't anticipate that to change for Kelly's iteration.

Cooler costume though.
#17 RE: Azie Tesfai Co-Writes and Debuts as Guardianjacksc01 2021-05-09 10:17
Quoting KET1:
Quoting jacksc01:
I don't like the character of Dreamer & I feel that she shouldn't keep getting new powers at the whim of the writers. I didn't like the episode where her room mate saw Dreamer on TV and stated "I think she is even stronger than SuperGirl." I like the message that Dreamer communicates to people who are transgender that they are no different from anyone else & that they can be heroes too. Kelly will be giving that message to people of color. However, please writers could you stop using SuperGirl for the rest of this season to deliver political messages - Can't you just let these last episodes be of adventure and fun.


Not gonna happen.

Well, the showrunners already said at the beginning of this season that the series would once again delve into topical subject matter, such as BLM. And considering that most (if not all) of the cast and crew are activists in their real lives as well, they're naturally going to gravitate towards material that they feel has more inherent meaning than merely bland, fluffy 'entertainment' that's largely run of the mill everywhere else. So suck it up, because they're doubling down on it this season as well, b/c the folks behind the series consider addressing current events to be one of this show's inherently defining aspects. It's always been part and parcel of the series since episode one, when Kara questioned what right did Cat have to name the budding new hero anything.



That is a shame because many young kids don't know how to "suck it up" many of them just want to see their hero fighting the villian. Many don't even know what some of the politics are about. Would have been nice to give them some episodes to be able to look at too. So when these kids ask their parents why they can't see the show - the parents will just say "suck it up." Wow, what a message to give a kid.
#16 RE: Azie Tesfai Co-Writes and Debuts as Guardianjacksc01 2021-05-09 07:14
Just an FYI - I see where October 19th Melissa will be publishing her first book with her sister called "Haven's Secret" about two sisters with extraordinary powers. Sounds great.
+1 #15 RE: Azie Tesfai Co-Writes and Debuts as GuardianBrierrose 2021-05-09 06:27
Quoting RobertAnthony:
I myself do not want any of the final shows to devolve into propaganda on Critical Race Theory, Marxism, silencing dissenting voices and the ruling of one party (like in CA and to an extent here in CT).
Kindly refrain from insulting my home state, CA. Your comments are incorrect. If you don’t live somewhere then you can’t really know what’s going on there.
+1 #14 RE: Azie Tesfai Co-Writes and Debuts as GuardianCatPat 2021-05-08 19:26
The show is ending. I am sure there are giving each character time in the spotlight. I would prefer to see more Supergirl and I think we will in the back 13. The star was on maternity leave for the earlier episodes and the show went on. They added her in to the first 5 episodes she missed with a primo story arc that has been far better and more entertaining than most past seasons. That's a good thing. At least they didn't have her dissappear and bring in a new character to wear her super suit.

It was clear during COIE that Kelly would make her debut as Guardian at some point. Azie wrote the story and I hope it is good. I will wait and see. I look forward to the Spring finale and the back 13.
+1 #13 RE: Azie Tesfai Co-Writes and Debuts as GuardianCatPat 2021-05-08 19:03
Quoting RobertAnthony:


That has been my complaint since the jump the shark season 4. And it is one of the many many many, many cultural reasons why this country is facing the Marxist mess it is in right now.



... as opposed to the Authoritarian mess it was facing? Neither of which are appealing.


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