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I was so sad to see the writers of the show take SG over the line of breaking the law by breaking and entering and stealing! Then to attempt it justify it by having Kara be so intent on gaining Lena's trust again. How on earth does breaking the law build the trustworthiness of a person's character?

They have had Kara cross a line from which she cannot return. She can apologize and return the items or see the light of her error but once over the line, but she's crossed over it and has lost her integrity and the moral high ground and imperative that is foundational for her as a superhero and who she is as a person.

I love SG and to see them ruining the character like this is disheartening and to be honest I'm quickly losing interest in the show. Blurred Lines...no it should have been Crossed Lines or Stepped over the Line, there are morals that are not negotiable, criminal activity is one of them. SG is now a criminal.

So very sad.
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Thanks for the insightful reply. I suppose in this morally ambiguous world it was nice to have a hero who wasn't tainted by the decay of morality. I completely agree with you on the writers and producers stuff. Here's hoping they don't totally destroy the character and the show. The poor ratings are I think indicative of how people are feeling about the direction the show is taking.
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Years back in a comic book or novel, I remember Superman telling someone that he had to follow the law, because if he with all his powers couldn't succeed without breaking the rules, he would lose both his power as an example and his moral authority.

So it was disheartening to see Kara justify it with, "I won't get caught."

But I don't think it is an indication that Kara is forever fallen because of that. The episode examined how even the best people can talk themselves into doing the wrong thing with good intentions.

I would hope that we see some real growth from Kara because of this. If not, I would count it as a missed opportunity.
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Very true. But, in today's morally ambiguous, anything goes world, this was bound to eventually happen. It's a real pity they (the writers) took Kara down the road they did, but she's been crossing lines since the beginning (as in: bending, breaking and using the law haphazardly when it suited her, either as a member of the D.E.O. or as a solo agent). I guess, in SG-world, superheroes (and super-villains) can break laws and can get away with them because that's what they do.

As for losing interest in the show, don't despair completely just yet. This season and most of last has been very trying on the fanbase and many have already thrown in the towel in frustration. Things might improve and we all have to judge and assess each episode on its own merits. Some angles will work and other certainly won't. We've all seen that.

So, in the real world, SG, J'onn J'onzz (and any superhero that operates above the law, really) would be bona fide criminals. But, since this is a silly, fantasy TV show, they can explain it away (or not).

In truth, I've lost complete faith in the writers, showrunners and general direction of the show (as currently mandated by Berlanti, Schechter, the EPs and PTB at the CW and WB). Having Queller and Rovner at the helm has been a major mop-up / hatchet job because they were promoted to full EPs in order to shore up the show after the departure / dismissal of two key figures between the end of Season 2 (Adler) and part-way through Season 3 (Kreisberg). Their marching orders, simply put, was to groom and prep the show to be sacrificed to the all-consuming COIE storyline and do a major reboot once all is said and done.

In my opinion, the show has not recovered from the initial departures / dismissals and they're simply managing major damage control (and in the process, through extremely poor decision-making, doing more damage because they were placed in positions on a show they're ill-equipped to manage). In truth, they might actually be good showrunners on comedy shows, dramas or other adventure shows, but superhero shows are definitely not their forte. The same can be said of Guggenheim (who, by the way, is the lead EP on the COIE extravaganza).
"One Less Day (Dying Young)" - Rob Thomas, from the CD/LP/Download Chip Tooth Smile. (2019)
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