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Fort Rozz Recap

It was episode 2 of 4 in this little oasis of new Supergirl episodes we are getting in 2018 before a nine week hiatus befalls us in February. That said, the show's season 3 is continuing to head forward with some of the best episodes so far! Tonight certainly fell into that category! An all women mission to the mighty Fort Rozz meant the team needed to be augmented with some not so reputable figures. Psi joins the team out of self preservation if nothing else, but Leslie has seemingly turned over a new leaf. That doesn't mean she wasn't as spark-filled as she usually is! Here are the moments that stood out the most to us!

  1. Blue Star: Fort Rozz is orbiting a blue star, so apparently when Kara pushed Fort Rozz into space, she REALLY pushed Fort Rozz into space! Its been orbiting a blue star ever since. Because of that, Kara won't have her powers and it also seems to affect men in a negative way. Supergirl creates an all-star girl team to go with her to Fort Rozz.
  2. Sarah Douglas: There is a prisoner on Fort Rozz that knows all about Reign and her world killers which is why Supergirl has to go to Fort Rozz in the first place. That dark priestess is of course, Sarah Douglas from Superman II fame! (She played Ursa). While getting to the priestess is top priority for Supergirl, it's not good for Reign, which is why her Sanctuary fortress hologram sends her off to the prison to stop Supergirl's team from getting the priestess.
  3. Maggie Texts: Alex is watching over Ruby while Sam prepares for a big business deal. While watching her, she gets a text from Maggie looking for her passport. That makes Alex reflect on her choices and where she is in her life. Sharing this information with Ruby allows Ruby to share that she is getting bullied by a girl, Erika played by Vanessa Przada, at school. This gets Alex off the couch and in action!
  4. Reign Arrives on Fort Rozz: The prison has become a maze of female packs and mis-used powers. Once Livewire and Supergirl get through the crazy fog, they encounter the priestess played by the incredible Sarah Douglas! While her performance was impressive and scary, it was brief as Reign arrived to mute the Priestess. In that moment, Supergirl learned two things. Reign's powers aren't drawn from a yellow sun and there are other World Killers!
  5. Alex Drops the Hammer on Ruby's Bully: There was quite some speculation on who Vanessa Przada was going to play on Supergirl, but now we know she was the bully! Alex lays down a master-class in intimidation and sets the girl right! We were loving this scene, so well done by Chyler!
  6. Reign's Fear: Reign seems to be on top of everything but more like a weapon to be used rather than a person. To that end, Psi can really only get to Sam when trying to find the fear inside. For a moment, she breaks through and we see Sam is obviously most afraid of losing Ruby. It gives Sam a moment to see where she is and what she is doing. The disruption is long enough to get Reign to flee.
  7. Livewire Saves Supergirl: OMG, this broke my heart. It shows how Supergirl is Supergirl however. She always strives to save EVERYONE and it shows that she did, at least for Leslie. She turned a villain into a hero and in doing so, that hero saved Kara. Mon-El said it best in the end, Kara saved "[Leslie's] heart for the better", and she did it without her powers. We've said it time and time again, it's one of the best things that the Supergirl writers get, Supergirl must inspire!

In the end, this episode moved the plot forward pretty well. We got confirmation on two other World Killers, saw Livewire turn back into Leslie, somewhat tragically, and Sam turned to Alex for help admitting that she is loosing time. I think it's hats off to Brit Morgan who did such an amazing job as Livewire. Her performance really gave weight to the character.

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Comments

#52 RE: Fort Rozz RecapStewart Tick 2018-01-27 07:10
"People forget, especially comic book lovers that "canon" set by the comics is not the only "canon". Even within comic book series you have changes and differences here and there."

Yes - but that's really just human nature, isn't it? Our brains are wired so that we process new information at first by attempting to put it into already-familiar categories. I really don't think my fellow comic aficionados and I are deliberately "forgetting". It's just that we see something different from our familiar comic-book stories, and automatically respond with, "Hey, that's not how I remember it!"
#51 RE: Fort Rozz RecapInk Slinger 2018-01-24 15:48
Quoting Kelly:
People forget, especially comic book lovers that "canon" set by the comics is not the only "canon". Even within comic book series you have changes and differences here and there.

This show, from the very beginning has stated it is "based" on the Supergirl comics, but they would be forging their own way, making their own canon. So when things like the "blue sun" debates come up, I simply chalk it up to "this is the creative choices of these writers...." and it is certainly their right to make those choices.


But I'm not a comic book lover. Only ever owned Spiderman comics. Just a Science and Word lover. I wish the Series would create more Supergirl rogues independently of the comics. Villains that take inspiration from the source material. And I really liked this episode. But it could have been scarier on the 'ghost ship'.
#50 RE: Fort Rozz RecapKelly 2018-01-24 12:17
People forget, especially comic book lovers that "canon" set by the comics is not the only "canon". Even within comic book series you have changes and differences here and there.

This show, from the very beginning has stated it is "based" on the Supergirl comics, but they would be forging their own way, making their own canon. So when things like the "blue sun" debates come up, I simply chalk it up to "this is the creative choices of these writers...." and it is certainly their right to make those choices.
+1 #49 RE: Fort Rozz RecapLittlegoldfish666 2018-01-24 10:59
Decent ep this week. Awesome team up if I may say so. It's good to see Imra getting to do something now other than stand about. But dang, Livewire. Ended up being the hero in the end. I'll miss her, even though we didn't get to see her that much over the seasons. I'd love to also see some more Lena/Sam scenes. Their scenes are always good

I didn't think I'd say this but I thought the Alex/Ruby scenes were sweet. I thought Ruby was a whining brat when she first appeared but she seems to have settled down thankfully and I thought they were setting this up for Alex to take her in if Sam couldn't be saved (I really hope they can save her) and was against it. But Alex is adorable with Ruby so I may change my mind on that matter.

as for the blue sun thing. I've never read the comics but folks on fb say the blue sun makes them more powerful so why completely disregard that in the show? Couldn't they have had Fort Rozz orbit a red sun instead? Also does the blue sun actually affect males the way they said in the show or was that changed too?

Oh almost forgot about Brainy. He is fun. Still not convinced about the wardrobe and makeup but the character itself is good so far
#48 RE: Fort Rozz RecapInk Slinger 2018-01-24 10:42
Quoting Supergirl.tv Admin:
I've lost where I saw this so I can't quote it but I think someone was asking what a Blue Sun would do in the comics and if I'm not mistaken, Blue Suns actually give Kryptonians even more power to the point its hard for them to control the easiest of tasks for fear of destroying things.

Any comic aficionados out there have info?



O yes Eric. That was so very, very disappointing to me. I have wanted for ages for an episode where Kara goes to a blue sun and becomes so unexpectedly powerful that she has difficulty controlling her powers. It would be, for us, to see a version of her unseen years on Earth when she learned to control her powers.

I really hate that they took that away. If all they wanted was to have Kara Powerless, they could have just had Fort Rozz circle a read dwarf, as they are by far, the most common star in the universe. It also makes sense. The fact that Blue stars produces enormous amts of energy compared to a yellow star and more massive.

If Krytonians gets their energy from solar radiation, then they would be absorbing massive amts of energy from a blue star.

They should have shelved this for future use instead for ruining astro physics.
#47 RE: Fort Rozz RecapSupergirl.tv Admin 2018-01-24 10:11
I've lost where I saw this so I can't quote it but I think someone was asking what a Blue Sun would do in the comics and if I'm not mistaken, Blue Suns actually give Kryptonians even more power to the point its hard for them to control the easiest of tasks for fear of destroying things.

Any comic aficionados out there have info?
+1 #46 RE: Fort Rozz RecapInk Slinger 2018-01-24 09:16
Loved this rag tag team of women. It's like Firefly with a crew of women, lol. Makes me want to see a show in an alternative universe where Kara is based on her New 52 persona, leading a rag tag team of bad girls reluctantly doing good on a homeless Kryptonian Spaceship running from a Galactic militia trying to stay off the radar, while getting into trouble because of SG's need to do good.

Can't believe they just killed of LiveWire, just when I started to really like her. Really loved her and Kara's dynamic. So refreshing from her normal relationship with all the other characters on the show. I'm really hoping Psi could become a frenemy. She was so much more interesting in this episode. A good character development for her and Livewire. Not so much for Saturn Girl. Kinda boring interaction with Kara. Although I do think she is keeping something from SG after her encounter with Psi. I actually do not think it was deliberate on Psi's part. Maybe Saturn Girl's telekinesis coming in contact with Psi's telepathy created the vision?

I loved the moment where Kara refocused Reign's attention on her, then stood fearlessly and defiantly, ready to die, not so much because she has a deep bond with Live Wire, but because Live Wire is a member of her team, and she was their Leader.
#45 RE: Fort Rozz Recapstarlord 2018-01-24 07:55
I can’t see them killing off Livewire. She is electricity for crying out loud. They have to think a way for her to return. Such a fan favorite you don’t Kill off. She has been on the show Since season 1. Noway this can be the end.
#44 RE: Fort Rozz Recapks774 2018-01-23 19:51
Quoting CyberRylei:
And Livewire's laugh in Supergirl's face when she asked for help, I thought Kara's hidden pout was fabulous.

Kara’s reaction was the best XD There were several brilliant and hilarious line exchanges in this episode, especially between Brainy and Winn like when Brainy thought he had to explain to Winn what “turbulence” was.

Cool to note that even without her powers, Supergirl still defeated that Fort Rozz prisoner that attacked them! (using the combat training from Alex :))

AHA weren’t those the ghoulish ghost things that appeared to Sam before she became Reign? Where did they come from and what are they and what do they mean????

Lastly, RIP Livewire.. you will be missed :(
#43 RE: Fort Rozz RecapStewart Tick 2018-01-23 18:14
"I don't debate the purists in here who think whats in the comics should 100% follow into here. Sorry, nope, I like a bit of original and the fact the world killers are not like the comics 100% and the blue sun thing eh, I don't sweat it. If you want be pure then the fact her powers come from the yellow sun basically means ANY other colour sun will mean she has none .So in that case the comics got it wrong and the show got it right."

No, I didn't mean to suggest that I'm a "purist" and think that the TV show should totally parallel the comics in all aspects. The "blue sun effect" was just something that was unfamiliar to me, since I had never seen it in the comics. I was wondering what the significance of it was to the story. And yes, the explanation that has been offered here makes sense to me, too.

"I'm not familiar with the comic books but does Psi use nursery rhymes or is this something new to the show.."

Again, it appears to be something new to the show. There have been several versions of Psi in the comics, but I don't recall reciting nursery rhymes ever being a part of them. (I wonder if this new part was inspired by the character of Alice in "Alice In Wonderland" - who was always reciting nursery rhymes...)

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