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I caught up with Supergirl shooting in North Vancouver yesterday at a place called "The Shipyards" near Lonsdale Quay for episode 508, directed by Marcus Stokes.
There was some scenes early in the day that I will do a separate blog on later on with Julie Gonzalo, Mitch Pileggi and an unknown woman. This post will focus on the scenes shot later in the morning & through the afternoon. Melissa Benoist as Supergirl was on set publicly in her costume for the first time since her recent wedding to former Supergirl actor Chris Wood. She seemed to be in all sorts of good moods through out the early part of the day. David Harewood as J'onn J'onzz and Mitch Pileggi as Rama Kahn joined Melissa on set for these scenes.
The scenes the trio shot were taking place in the "National City Tar Pits". The scene had the two heroes show up at one end of a dinosaur exhibit, Supergirl holding a gun from Luthor Corp. After arriving J'onn and Supergirl looked at each other a bit confused as if they werent sure what the problem was, then a couple moments later an earthquake happens, sending the non-aliens there to the ground. At the other end, Rama Kahn was standing there, seemingly waiting for the confrontation with the heroes. Supergirl yells out his name at him, and he replies to her with her name and references to an apparent prior interaction they had elsewhere. After the conversation between the two, the heroes decide to run at Rama (why cant they fly at him? Why are they running at regular human speed?).
A bit later, they did another scene with the trio. Rama now standing further back in the exhibit, J'onn on the outer edge of the exhibit, and Supergirl in the middle, still with her "sonic cannon" (what I heard it being called by a crew member) gun near a crater that was now on the ground. Rama "throws sand" at J'onn which irritates him enough that he leaves where he was standing and moves over to where Supergirl is. The two heroes then have a chat which ends with J'onn leaving, and Supergirl seemingly being left to take on the big bad by herself. She also did a scene where she seems to shoot the gun in the direction of Rama Kahn. Whether it had any impact is unknown.
At the beginning of her shooting day, Melissa showed up and surprised a group of school children that had stopped to watch the filming. She came over, high fiving them all, and even telling them a little bit of what she was going to do in the scene. A bit later, as any of you who follow her instagram already knew, Melissa decided to have some fun with some of the props on display. Melissa got up onto one of the dinos and had photos of her riding it like a bull, then went over and got a photo of her hugging a t-rex leg.
Eventually my camera ran out of battery, and I decided it was a good time to call it a day. This is the last episode before they start shooing the 5 part Arrowverse cross over Crisis On Infinite Earths, so it will be interesting to see if anything happening in these scenes are connected to the mega-event.
At the bottom of the page is video from the scenes.
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Supergirl season 5 will start in October on The CW in the U.S. and on Showcase in Canada.
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