Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season
Just this month Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-Ray and DVD. This set contains all 19 episodes from the fifth season of Supergirl, including the series' milestone 100th episode. I got the chance to give the Blu-Ray set the once over and I'm here to share my thoughts, so keep reading to find out more.
In season five, Supergirl faces threats, both new and ancient. National City becomes enthralled with addictive virtual reality technologies created by CatCo's charming-but-secretive new owner, Andrea Rojas. As Kara uses the power of the press to try to expose this danger, she must contend with challenges put up by rival reporter William Des, renegade Martian Malefic J'onzz, a shadowy organization called Leviathan, and the shocking return of Lex Luthor who, in addition to his plot for world domination, seeks to claim the soul of Supergirl's best friend (and his sister) Lena. With humanity choosing to lose itself in technology, can Supergirl save the world yet again?
The fifth season of Supergirl was certainly full of many exciting adventures, all of which can be revisited in this gorgeous Blu-Ray set. Not only are all 19 episodes available in this set, there's also a bonus Blu-Ray disc that contains the complete Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event. In addition, there's also a full panel of special features related to this epic crossover, each focusing on a specific element. There aren't many special features related to the regular season itself outside of deleted scenes (always a treat to watch) and a gag reel, but I realized this is probably because the ongoing pandemic made creating further special features, which there surely should have been because Supergirl surpassed 100 episodes this season, impossible to do.
This season was also notable for Kara leaving behind her traditional skirt costume for an updated look with blue pants and a golden belt, which is strikingly reminiscent of Superman's costume. This season also, as mentioned before, features the series' 100th episode, one of the best in the series to date, in which Supergirl works with Mister Mxyzptlk to attempt to change the past for the better as regards her friendship with Lena Luthor (with interesting consequences). This was a great way to revisit past episodes of Supergirl and showing just how much Kara has changed since we first met her, as well as providing an important moral on why it's important to move forward and not stay hyper focused on the mistakes of the past.
Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season is certainly a Blu-Ray set worth picking up. Whether you've been following Supergirl since the beginning or you want to experience Crisis on Infinite Earths in full, this is a set you should definitely add to your collection.