Warning: SPOILERS ahead for Supergirl Season 3, Episode 5

The main problem facing the showrunners of Supergirl is the same as that which has bedeviled everyone, from Richard Donner to Zack Snyder, who has tried to tell compelling stories within the mythos of DC Comics’ most reflexively-overpowered super-family: creating compelling drama around effectively death-proof figures whose godlike abilities make them capable of solving almost any crisis. For the most part, the series’ solution has been the same one comic book writers figured out decades ago: the powers are for the spectacle, so the drama has to come from the human issues that not even ...

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