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With the understanding that one needs to temporarily shut down any higher brain functions to watch and enjoy an Arrowverse show, there's been some particularly lazy and bad writing this season.
Why does Alex even need to be kept in the dark about Supergirl being her sister anymore? The interrogation danger has passed.
Also, a couple of episodes ago, Supergirl goes into a men's prison as Supergirl, but then is somehow able to quickly, in a matter of seconds, disguise herself as Kara with business casual clothes that fit her perfectly and that happened to be lying around the library of a men's prison?
And then at the end of last night's episode, after Brainy gives a little speech about the importance of upholding the country's laws and the Constitution, two super-powered vigilantes, operating outside of any US legal systems or law enforcement, attack a Cabinet Secretary and several federal agents (who had actually already capitulated in response to Brainy's speech). Dreamer first blasts them, throwing several agents and damaging their vehicles. And then Guardian seizes a random private citizen's truck and throws it at Lockwood before even attempting to subdue him with his gadgets or his fists. Then J'onn Jones, who like Guardian is a trained superpowered fighter and could easily take a freshly superpowered inexperienced fighter like Lockwood in one-on-one combat, resorts to throwing him into a fuel truck, destroying the truck and causing a huge fireball that could kill and destroy anything within 50 feet, including the truck's driver.
I know the heroes destroy stuff and endanger people all the time trying to stop a rampaging super-villain hell-bent on destruction, but none of this seemed necessary in this instance. No one's safety or property was in any danger until Guardian and Dreamer came along.
And speaking of Dreamer, whatever happened to her first superpower — her ability to see the future? That would be an especially useful means of averting dangerous and damaging confrontations.