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Supergirl "Still I Rise" Episode Synopsis

Less than a week to go until Supergirl returns following new episodes of Stargirl! As the press release schedule for the show starts to return to a normal pace, we are now getting a first look at the third episode back-titled "Still I Rise". Per the synopsis the episode is very much an A and B plot. The first is Supergirl and guest star Jhaleil working to save a low income housing structure and the B plot is Nia learning more about her powers from her mother. How that is possible isn't quite known but hey, Brainy does have a time-traveling ship! Read the synopsis for yourself below:

NIA SPENDS TIME WITH HER MOM – Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) intervenes when a building in the Heights that was set aside for low income housing is suddenly at risk to be sold to a major corporation. Supergirl recruits Orlando (guest star Jhaleil Swaby) to help her win over the city, but things go awry when Nyxly (Peta Sergeant) shows up. Meanwhile, Nia (Nicole Maines) trains with her mother (guest star Kate Burton). The episode was directed by Jesse Warn with story by Jess Kardos and teleplay by Nicki Holcomb & Jen Troy (#610). Original airdate 9/7/2021.

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+1 #12 morgan edgedaryl772003 2021-08-22 08:14
"Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) intervenes when a building in the Heights that was set aside for low income housing is suddenly at risk to be sold to a major corporation. " back in season three this would have morgan edge plot written all over it but now that he's gone they'll probably just use some morgan edge knock off
+2 #11 RE: Supergirl "Still I Rise" Episode SynopsisCatPat 2021-08-21 00:03
Nia trains with her mom? A dream-scape perhaps? Sound interesting.

I assume many will be moaning that Supergirl is being super social justice warrior, but it's true to the character. Both she and Superman were designed that way in the comics and I am not sure why this comes as a surprise to anyone.
#10 RE: Supergirl "Still I Rise" Episode SynopsisZoya 2021-08-20 17:34
Quoting jacksc01:
I don't usually do this, but just to clarify my comments below because I know how quickly people love to take things the wrong way and because due to the title of the episode my comments may be taken out of context by those with other things on their minds.

Now some judgmental people will think I don't like Nia for other reasons. If that is the case try to move your mind up some. In this age where there seems to be little tolerance for diversity and being African American I love the message that her character sends out that all people are equal and that we should all be viewed as being equal and that all of us have the capability of being heroes. I think she is a very beautiful person. She has the same message that Kelly (another beautiful person with a message) will be sending in her episode - I just don't like her TV character, Nia'spersonality comes across for me as being very self conceited and she seems to have never ending powers and I don't appreciate that she takes up time in this last season of the show that I would rather see spent on Melissa or Chyler. I also like Kelly but I really think she comes across more as a fill in then she does an actual character - hopefully the episode she will be featured in will prove me wrong.


Kelly and Nia are cardboard characters, and no amount of 'special episodes' will really rectify that this late in the series. what doesn't help is the weak acting skills on display when they go up against the stronger original leads. this show is just not playing to its strengths by sidelining their strongest and showcasing their weakest week after week.
#9 RE: Supergirl "Still I Rise" Episode SynopsisZoya 2021-08-20 17:32
Quoting muckle9999:
Quoting KET1:
Obviously, the big question with this synopsis is, "Has Nia's mother suddenly come alive again, or is it merely a dream?" Great to see Jesse Warn take the directorial reins again for this ep.

KET

Well, I couldn't care less if moma nia was alive or dead or in a coma. To me this signals less air time for Melissa and that's a no no.


right? the more they post these synopsis the more I worry the show has moved too far off of their path.
+1 #8 RE: Supergirl "Still I Rise" Episode SynopsisKET1 2021-08-19 19:34
Quoting muckle9999:

Well, I couldn't care less if mama nia was alive or dead or in a coma. To me this signals less air time for Melissa and that's a no no.


Not necessarily; Nia's heroic journey came about b/c of Kara exposing her secret ID to her. Dreamer is her protégé. The return of Nia's mother might become a more interesting development than it appears on the surface if Nyxly set it up to get at Kara.

KET
+1 #7 RE: Supergirl "Still I Rise" Episode Synopsismuckle9999 2021-08-19 18:29
Quoting KET1:
Obviously, the big question with this synopsis is, "Has Nia's mother suddenly come alive again, or is it merely a dream?" Great to see Jesse Warn take the directorial reins again for this ep.

KET

Well, I couldn't care less if moma nia was alive or dead or in a coma. To me this signals less air time for Melissa and that's a no no.
#6 RE: Supergirl "Still I Rise" Episode SynopsisRomulus 2021-08-19 17:19
Should be interesting. I'll tune in as always. :-)
+1 #5 RE: Supergirl "Still I Rise" Episode Synopsisjacksc01 2021-08-19 16:42
I don't usually do this, but just to clarify my comments below because I know how quickly people love to take things the wrong way and because due to the title of the episode my comments may be taken out of context by those with other things on their minds.

Now some judgmental people will think I don't like Nia for other reasons. If that is the case try to move your mind up some. In this age where there seems to be little tolerance for diversity and being African American I love the message that her character sends out that all people are equal and that we should all be viewed as being equal and that all of us have the capability of being heroes. I think she is a very beautiful person. She has the same message that Kelly (another beautiful person with a message) will be sending in her episode - I just don't like her TV character, Nia'spersonality comes across for me as being very self conceited and she seems to have never ending powers and I don't appreciate that she takes up time in this last season of the show that I would rather see spent on Melissa or Chyler. I also like Kelly but I really think she comes across more as a fill in then she does an actual character - hopefully the episode she will be featured in will prove me wrong.
+1 #4 The titleRobertAnthony 2021-08-19 16:27
Still I Rise comes from a poem by the late great Maya Angelou.

The subject matter...discrimination. So yet another SJW trope checked.
+1 #3 RE: Supergirl "Still I Rise" Episode Synopsisjacksc01 2021-08-19 14:25
Okay - I am going to be honest - I preface my remark by saying this is my opinion. We have had 2 prior season 6 episodes which centered on Nia - I am tired of Nia and her powers (which grow with every episode). Of course just like with some superheroes that previously appeared on SuperGirl - they will not stop until Nia's powers match that of SuperGirl - again making that major flaw of taking away the uniqueness of SuperGirl's powers by making one of the other Superheroes that work with Kara, surpass our titular hero's powers. SuperGirl was suppose to be the strongest of the Superheroes on earth (according to how the show was going - I'm not talking about what the comic books might have). Yet the writers never miss a chance to give someone else powers equal to hers or better. I hope this is the last episode in which Nia is heavily concentrated on. It is becoming more evident that even for season 6, the focus will not be centered on SuperGirl. Even in the last season they still find something to draw attention away from the lead.


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