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Trinity Recap

Tonight was another all new episode of Supergirl! "Trinity" held some major plot points that moved season 3 even further into the depths of Reign. It also had some "firsts", like Lena's first visit to the DEO, and Alex's first time wearing a superhero suit that Winn made for her! Furthermore, we explored the shadowland that Sam is stuck in but no longer alone! It was easy to see key points, but here's what stood out to us:

  1. Lena's Trial: Well it wasn't a real trial, but the DEO did come down hard on Lena. That said, Lena had some great points. She doesn't work for the DEO and she doesn't have to answer to them. It's like a moral gray area because both sides have points. Lena having Kryptonite however, is a personal disappointment for Kara.
  2. The Reign Forest: Our friends at Supergirl Radio coined this perfect phrase for the dark forest. The forest was very fascinating. It's looking more and more like this is a real place for non-corporal bodies. The evidence comes from Lena and Alex looking at Kara's body on the ground, yet Kara perceiving herself in the forest. That is true for Julia and Sam as well. Just what is this place? Kara said it's the Kryptonian valley Juru? We're not sure if that's spelled right.
  3. A Morally Gray Request: Throughout Supergirl (the show's) history, Kryptonite has been treated like the most dangerous substance in the world. Its implications furthered only because it can manipulate Kryptonians. The fear isn't so much that it could kill them, it[s more that it might be manipulated to turn a Kryptonian into an unstoppable weapon. An example might be Superman vs Supergirl in the season 2 penultimate finale. So when Kara asked Guardian to confirm Lena doesn't have any more Kryptonite, we can understand her need to know, but it also crosses a line and puts James in the middle.
  4. James' Moral Compass: Much like in season one, James was the guiding force for Supergirl. He has a strong moral compass. His best friend is Superman! So it didn't surprise us that James chose to take Lena at her word and not break that trust. While we still can understand why Kara asked him to check on the Kryptonite, we think his move not to check is consistent with his character.
  5. Trinity Battle: This was an incredible battle! WOW, we ended up not tweeting at all because it was so captivating! First, Alex finally gets a new suit! Something that will keep her powered enough to stand with Supergirl and Martian Manhunter! Next you get Supergirl vs Reign and she does pretty darn well considering her powers are being diminished as well as she just completed the mental stress of going into the Reign Forest! Finally, Purity and Pestilence end up fighting and cancelling each other out! Their deaths mean that the blight no longer takes hold in the 31st century and the future is safe!

Final wrap-up points: Tonight's episode was a big win for The Legion and Saturn Girl. Her sister is alive and the blight no longer exists! Reign is powered up with the old powers of Purity and Pestilence! James and Lena come clean to each other about who James is and ... LENA CAN MAKE KRYPTONITE!!!! WAHHHH!

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#82 RE: Trinity Recapevrafter 2018-05-13 21:24
Quoting Kelly:
Heat vision, freeze it and break out, brute strength to break through ALL could have been used to get her out of the packaging. In just the first episode of this season she was under water for several minutes and was able to lift a submarine into the air


Oh my gosh... That really WAS from the first episode of this season, huh? Feels like it was years ago. lol
#81 RE: Trinity RecapKelly 2018-05-13 18:28
Quoting Stewart Tick:
OK, sure - we're talking about a fictional character, so it's all a matter of opinion, isn't it? The writers have told us that Kara needs oxygen to survive (like a human), but nothing more than that - so who knows how long she can be without it.?
As you guys have probably already surmised, I just enjoy seeing real-world chemistry and physics principles (the stuff I teach every day) being incorporated into science fiction in creative and original ways. And I remembered the bit about the dangers of inert-gas asphyxiation as soon as Captain Past mentioned it. Of course, my response was "Wow- that's clever!" But of course there's no "right" or "wrong" answers when you're dealing with fictional scenarios.
Perhaps we just agree to disagree on this one...


I get where you are coming from, to me it isn't about whether or not she needs air, that has been answered......she needs air. It is the inconsistency of her strength and in the case of air, how long she can hold her breath....that is the problem for me. And I'm sure we are about to get at "please take this to the forum...." lol
#80 RE: Trinity RecapStewart Tick 2018-05-13 18:18
OK, sure - we're talking about a fictional character, so it's all a matter of opinion, isn't it? The writers have told us that Kara needs oxygen to survive (like a human), but nothing more than that - so who knows how long she can be without it.?
As you guys have probably already surmised, I just enjoy seeing real-world chemistry and physics principles (the stuff I teach every day) being incorporated into science fiction in creative and original ways. (And I particularly enjoy attempting to do that in my own fan fiction stories! :) And I remembered the bit about the dangers of inert-gas asphyxiation as soon as Captain Past mentioned it. Of course, my response was "Wow- that's clever!" But of course there's no "right" or "wrong" answers when you're dealing with fictional scenarios.
Perhaps we just agree to disagree on this one...
#79 RE: Trinity RecapKelly 2018-05-13 18:06
Quote:
From Wikipedia:

"According to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, in humans, "breathing an oxygen deficient atmosphere can have serious and immediate effects, including unconsciousness after only one or two breaths. The exposed person has no warning and cannot sense that the oxygen level is too low."
If it takes this, in order to explain something, afterwards....then it failed in its primary execution.
#78 RE: Trinity RecapBrandtm2 2018-05-13 17:38
Quoting Stewart Tick:
Well, to each their own...
But I disagree.

Personally, I find the inert-gas asphyxiation explanation convincing.
Thank you, Captain Past;it never occurred to me - and I'm a physics teacher!)

From Wikipedia:

"According to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, in humans, "breathing an oxygen deficient atmosphere can have serious and immediate effects, including unconsciousness after only one or two breaths. The exposed person has no warning and cannot sense that the oxygen level is too low."


All right to each his own and I disagree with Supergirl's asphyxiation. She is not an Earth human but a Kryptonian who came here "with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men". The U.S. Chemical Society quote shouldn't apply. Above all as Kelly said, it's bad writing. It's the Supergirl show and therefore she should be the hero and not be the victim in the climactic scene.
#77 RE: Trinity RecapStewart Tick 2018-05-13 14:32
Well, to each their own...
But I disagree.

Personally, I find the inert-gas asphyxiation explanation convincing.
Thank you, Captain Past;it never occurred to me - and I'm a physics teacher! :)

From Wikipedia:

"According to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, in humans, "breathing an oxygen deficient atmosphere can have serious and immediate effects, including unconsciousness after only one or two breaths. The exposed person has no warning and cannot sense that the oxygen level is too low."
#76 RE: Trinity RecapKelly 2018-05-13 12:35
Heat vision, freeze it and break out, brute strength to break through ALL could have been used to get her out of the packaging. In just the first episode of this season she was under water for several minutes and was able to lift a submarine into the air. But, she can't break out of toy packaging, but the sweep of a dinosaur tail breaks her out? Bad writing, no explanation was needed, it was just bad writing.
+1 #75 Plastic Package AsphyxiationBrandtm2 2018-05-13 06:52
The explanation of Supergirl's asphyxiation in the plastic package was a very good one. But I'd rather she holds her breath and uses her powers to bust out of the package. Even an Earth human can hold their breath for a minute. A Kryptonian should do better. See "The Science of Superman" where the author suggests that "Krypton's atmosphere had a lower oxygen content than our own,Kryptonian lungs would be larger and able to extract oxygen from the air more efficiently." Or maybe this superior respiratory system can better adapt to the shock of asphyxiation and enable Supergirl to hold her breath longer than an Earth human. I'd rather the writers consider ideas like these instead of continually finding ways to diminish Supergirl for the sake of "drama". It's better drama to see Supergirl find a way to overcome obstacles than to see her helpless in the climactic scene. That is not my idea of "drama" a plot closer to 1418 than 2018.
+1 #74 RE: Trinity Recapsuperbill 2018-05-12 13:45
Quoting Stewart Tick:
I noticed a couple of people here have mentioned the recent "plastic package" scene. Maybe some of you missed it, but Captain Past did offer a logical explanation for this at the time: inert-gas asphyxiation. Remember, Toyman knew that Kara needs oxygen - he said that "even you need oxygen" when she was standing in his vat of quicksand. So his "assistant" would have known this, too. If the plastic package was filled with a colorless and odorless gas (most likely nitrogen or argon) before it was dropped over her, Kara would not have noticed anything unusual and would have continued breathing normally. But after a few breaths, her bloodstream would have lost so much oxygen that she would have passed out. (It happens very quickly, due to the very steep oxygen-pressure gradient.)
But if that were the case, then the writers should have told us so. You know, have Alex or Winn say that the package must have been filled with nitrogen or argon, and that's why Kara passed out. Besides, in the final analysis, even that explanation doesn't really work. If Kara had been asphyxiated, she would have been unconscious already - not struggling to get free...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inert_gas_asphyxiation


This is plausible and upon reviewing SG is clearly passing out (great acting by MB). But she was in there a very short time and did not completely lose consciousness. An explanation would have been nice, though.
+1 #73 RE: Trinity RecapStewart Tick 2018-05-12 09:39
I noticed a couple of people here have mentioned the recent "plastic package" scene. Maybe some of you missed it, but Captain Past did offer a logical explanation for this at the time: inert-gas asphyxiation. Remember, Toyman knew that Kara needs oxygen - he said that "even you need oxygen" when she was standing in his vat of quicksand. So his "assistant" would have known this, too. If the plastic package was filled with a colorless and odorless gas (most likely nitrogen or argon) before it was dropped over her, Kara would not have noticed anything unusual and would have continued breathing normally. But after a few breaths, her bloodstream would have lost so much oxygen that she would have passed out. (It happens very quickly, due to the very steep oxygen-pressure gradient.)
But if that were the case, then the writers should have told us so. You know, have Alex or Winn say that the package must have been filled with nitrogen or argon, and that's why Kara passed out. Besides, in the final analysis, even that explanation doesn't really work. If Kara had been asphyxiated, she would have been unconscious already - not struggling to get free...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inert_gas_asphyxiation


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