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    Visit the Episode GuideSUPERGIRL - SEASON ONE
    LIVEWIRE
    EPISODE NUMBER - 105
    An accident transforms an outspoken radio personality into the villainous Livewire, who can channel and even turn herself into electricity -- and who targets Cat and Supergirl. Kara's foster mother comes to visit for Thanksgiving, causing friction with Alex.

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    This was definitely my favorite episode so far. And there's definitely a lot of potential for Livewire to come back later on, especially with the reveal of the Danvers history with Henshaw.

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    CBS for aired Livewire out of order. It was created as the fifth episode:

    Ep 4: "How Does She Do It"
    Ep. 5: "Livewire"

    CBS skipped episode 4. It's too soon for the network to be meddling with continuity. A series is fragile this early in its run, when each week builds crucially on the last. I remember when FOX murdered Firefly by (among other things) scrambling the episode order. Ever since, I'm sensitised to how television series suffer when networks shuffle episodes from the order that their showrunners intended.

    With luck, CBS will air episode 4 in the fifth week, and nothing will be confuisng. With more luck, the network won't do this again for a long time.

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    Edit: I didn't know the reason and replied later in the thread after learning it.
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    CBS swapped the episodes around due to the Paris situation.So far no date for Ep4.
    One source:
    IGN article ~Beware of spoilers for Supergirl and NCIS: Los Angeles.~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    CBS swapped the episodes around due to the Paris situation.So far no date for Ep4.
    One source:
    IGN article ~Beware of spoilers for Supergirl and NCIS: Los Angeles.~
    I enjoyed the Livewire episode...however...what was happening in episode 104 that would be insensitive to the French?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brother Freyr View Post
    CBS for aired Livewire out of order. It was created as the fifth episode:

    Ep 4: "How Does She Do It"
    Ep. 5: "Livewire"

    CBS skipped episode 4. It's too soon for the network to be meddling with continuity. A series is fragile this early in its run, when each week builds crucially on the last. I remember when FOX murdered Firefly by (among other things) scrambling the episode order. Ever since, I'm sensitised to how television series suffer when networks shuffle episodes from the order that their showrunners intended.

    With luck, CBS will air episode 4 in the fifth week, and nothing will be confuisng. With more luck, the network won't do this again for a long time.
    I was wondering why they were talking about Thanksgiving this week instead of next week.

    Quote Originally Posted by LtColCarter View Post
    I enjoyed the Livewire episode...however...what was happening in episode 104 that would be insensitive to the French?
    From the official description, it looks like National City suffers a series of bombings.
    Meh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livestick View Post
    From the official description, it looks like National City suffers a series of bombings.
    Ahhh...ok

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    Just as Haven jiggered their presentation when a high school was shot up a few years back..

    This is television. FICTION. It has nothing to do with real life. I'm getting sick and damned tired of everybody being so afraid of offending somebody. Or at least using that as an excuse.

    Just goes to show you how effectively the perpetually offended / terminal whiners have "trained" our society.

    Bombing, mass shootings, and whatever other sort of disaster you can think of are horrible events. And we all mourn the lives lost in these events.

    But changing the TV schedule has 0 effect on these events, or the people that have lost loved ones. Maybe it's just a way TV execs like to fool themselves into thinking they're doing something about things they have no control over. But I'm tired of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starsaber View Post
    This was definitely my favorite episode so far. And there's definitely a lot of potential for Livewire to come back later on, especially with the reveal of the Danvers history with Henshaw.
    That there is.. Especailly after the clips of his eyes glowing.

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    Just as Haven jiggered their presentation when a high school was shot up a few years back..

    This is television. FICTION. It has nothing to do with real life. I'm getting sick and damned tired of everybody being so afraid of offending somebody. Or at least using that as an excuse.

    Just goes to show you how effectively the perpetually offended / terminal whiners have "trained" our society.
    Same here. I was rather irked when i heard the exces at the studio cropped Spidy 3, due to the twin towers attacks, to remove the towers from the film, but imo that is actually giving INTO the fear these terrorists want to cause..

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Same here. I was rather irked when i heard the exces at the studio cropped Spidy 3, due to the twin towers attacks, to remove the towers from the film, but imo that is actually giving INTO the fear these terrorists want to cause..
    Spiderman 3? Do you mean the first Spiderman movie with Toby Maguire?

    As for the episode shuffling...I was unaware that it too place until someone brought it up on here. If you'd had someone injured or, heaven forbid, killed in France...would you want to see a show with bombings in the city? I don't think it is giving in to terrorists...I think its being compassionate to the people affected by the Paris attacks.

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    I know it was ONE of the Toby ones...

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    I know it was ONE of the Toby ones...
    Yes, it was the first one.


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    I doubt it'll seriously make a difference. Supergirl is still largely episodic. The only thing we may have missed out on is a little stuff to do with Lucy Lane based on the feel of this one.

    But ultimately I have no problem with changing an episode order for this reason. It'd be thoroughly insensitive to air an episode of a tv show, which is ultimately there to make money, if it strikes to close to home when it comes to a tragedy on that sort of scale. It's not like editing out the Towers out of friends episodes, or thinking about renaming the Lord of the Rings film, those were ridiculous. It was just putting back an episode for a while which ultimately will have little baring on the show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P-90_177 View Post
    I doubt it'll seriously make a difference. Supergirl is still largely episodic. The only thing we may have missed out on is a little stuff to do with Lucy Lane based on the feel of this one.

    But ultimately I have no problem with changing an episode order for this reason. It'd be thoroughly insensitive to air an episode of a tv show, which is ultimately there to make money, if it strikes to close to home when it comes to a tragedy on that sort of scale. It's not like editing out the Towers out of friends episodes, or thinking about renaming the Lord of the Rings film, those were ridiculous. It was just putting back an episode for a while which ultimately will have little baring on the show.
    I concur!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LtColCarter View Post
    As for the episode shuffling...I was unaware that it too place until someone brought it up on here. If you'd had someone injured or, heaven forbid, killed in France...would you want to see a show with bombings in the city? I don't think it is giving in to terrorists...I think its being compassionate to the people affected by the Paris attacks.
    I probably wouldn't be watching TV in the first place if I had. Even if I was, I wouldn't care because TV and reality are separate. You'd have to be really oversensitive for something like that to bother you.
    Meh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livestick View Post
    I probably wouldn't be watching TV in the first place if I had. Even if I was, I wouldn't care because TV and reality are separate. You'd have to be really oversensitive for something like that to bother you.
    Welcome to the US of 2015. We have been trained rather well, haven't we?

    Ever hear of Lewis Napper's "Bill of No Rights" ?

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    The purposes of holding back episodes like that isn't for the sake of the general public and the worry that people are "over sensitive". It has nothing to do with that. It's called good taste. Not to mention the fact that there may well be people out there who have friends or family in Paris and watch the show, and all general courtesy dictates that you don't give them a reminder of some tragic trauma when it's still raw in the mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Livestick View Post
    I probably wouldn't be watching TV in the first place if I had. Even if I was, I wouldn't care because TV and reality are separate. You'd have to be really oversensitive for something like that to bother you.
    You try having a family member die...and then see a similar death on television. If you're in the least bit human...it will affect you.

    Quote Originally Posted by P-90_177 View Post
    The purposes of holding back episodes like that isn't for the sake of the general public and the worry that people are "over sensitive". It has nothing to do with that. It's called good taste. Not to mention the fact that there may well be people out there who have friends or family in Paris and watch the show, and all general courtesy dictates that you don't give them a reminder of some tragic trauma when it's still raw in the mind.
    I agree...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LtColCarter View Post
    You try having a family member die...and then see a similar death on television. If you're in the least bit human...it will affect you.
    Been there, done that.

    Lung cancer claimed both my parents, roughly 15 years apart. That didn't give me any reasonable expectation that I wouldn't see horrific anti-smoking messages on TV, deaths from cancer on programs, etc.

    Just have to deal with it, that's all there is too it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annoyed View Post
    Been there, done that.

    Lung cancer claimed both my parents, roughly 15 years apart. That didn't give me any reasonable expectation that I wouldn't see horrific anti-smoking messages on TV, deaths from cancer on programs, etc.

    Just have to deal with it, that's all there is too it.
    I feel for you, man. Same thing got my dad. But there's a difference between a disease and a sudden and unexpected death. We have time to start coming to terms with death when we see it coming, as tragic as it may be. Now granted, people every day die from sudden and unexpected means like car crashes and other accidents, but even then the human brain can wrap its head around that. But when it comes to violent death, that's tough for people to absorb and take in.
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