Supergirl doesn’t do “subtle.” Even before its move from CBS to The CW and open embrace of the Arrowverse saturation-bombing approach to superhero genre staples, it’s been a series that takes it’s basic premise of re-staging Superman and Superboy story-setups from the Gold and Silver Age of comics as a female Millennial coming-of-age drama as license to play things broad and arch from the very beginning. It doesn’t simply telegraph it’s big story beats or the goal of its character arcs, it points to the outfield like Babe Ruth calling his home run shot – practically begging the audience to judge it on how well it hits the point everyone already knows it’s aiming for.

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