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Supergirl “Call to Action” Review

The Children of Liberty continue to get bolder and further their plan to rid the world of aliens. Supergirl and Alex deal with the consequences of having Colonel Haley as oversight. James and Lena argue over how to deal with the Guardian’s notoriety with the Children of Liberty. Plus, Manchester Black is continuing his revenge against the Children of Liberty, and I doubt J’onn or the others would approve of his methods.

We first run into the Children of Liberty as they are picking on a nice alien couple out for a walk. Manchester Black and Supergirl come to help, as something falls from the sky. Agent Liberty wrote a manifesto of sorts for his followers. Now, Supergirl, Alex, and Brainy must work to dissect the manifesto to figure out their plan. Colonel Haley doesn’t want to waste any resources on the Children of Liberty because it isn’t an alien problem. She wants the FBI to handle the Children of Liberty, but Alex isn’t going to just let it go. So, they work under the radar.

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Both James and Manchester Black decide to take different approaches with the Children of Liberty. Manchester captures one of the children and decides to interrogate him, while using some force. On the other side, James wants to go talk with them. James wants to understand the Children of Liberty, and he hopes that he can maybe talk some sense into some of them. Lena isn’t exactly thrilled about James’ new approach. She wants him to go on a debate television show to officially disavow the Children of Liberty. James decides to meet with the children rather than go on the show.

Kara takes James’ place on the debate show and has to go up against Agent Liberty himself, Ben Lockwood. While Kara holds her own, Ben shows them just how many people he has on his side. It’s starting to become a scary world out there. They’ve even turned dogs to their side. The Children of Liberty have found a way to train dogs to be able to detect aliens. After detection, the children begin marking houses with an infrared paint. According to the manifesto, the children are to go out at sunset and target the alien homes.

The team goes out to work on removing these marks to help save the aliens. Brainy is removing a mark when a group finds him. I wasn’t sure if he could fight his way out, but he tells them he will beat them with physics. I don’t even think Brainy laid a hand on any of them; yet, they were all on the ground within minutes. It was a hilarious scene, and I love getting to see more from Brainy.  

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Supergirl and team are able to stop the Children of Liberty, with some help from a dragon. A little girl’s pet lizard grew to a giant dragon to protect his family. It was a completely ridiculous scene, but it was so much fun. Could it get any better than a girl with a pet dragon? During the ruckus, James decides to reach out to Tom, his contact from the Children of Liberty. James wants to discourage Tom from ruining his life by attacking aliens. Afterwards, James wants to meet with someone who can take him directly to Agent Liberty. A group picked James up, blindfolded, to presumably take him to Agent Liberty.

One of the more intriguing storylines is that of Nia Nal. Once again, James and Kara find her asleep at her desk. When they ask her about it, she claims to have narcolepsy. James and Kara are concerned for her health and offer to help her in any way they can. Kara even invited Nia over for Thanksgiving dinner, where Nia can talk with her mother, who has many doctor friends in National City. Eliza attempts to help Nia, but Nia claims to already have a doctor, despite saying the opposite to Kara. It’s clear now that she’s lying about the narcolepsy, but what is happening with Nia?

Editor's Rating

Overall
So much happened in this episode. Along with the Children of Liberty, Lena has been experimenting with the harun-el in hopes of finding a cure for cancer. When the hearts in her experiment keep dying, she becomes discouraged. But, one of the hearts has become invincible, and Lena is ready for human trials. The Children of Liberty may have been stopped for today, but they are hardly out of the picture. Ben Lockwood is being offered his own TV show, where he can incite people on a regular basis, with an even wider reach. Lena is right; it feels like they are on the brink of a civil war between humans and aliens. With no end in sight, I’m curious to see how they can actually discourage the unrest between the two sides.
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