'Supergirl' Season 5 Episode 16: William is investigating Lex and fans can't stand it: 'Idiotically reckless'
Viewers thought the show has enough characters who could do a much better job that William
William Dey (Staz Nair) has something to do at last. He hasn't been anything but Kara's (Melissa Benoist) love interest this whole season. However, fans are not really thrilled.
The latest episode of 'Supergirl' saw Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) take a trip to virtual reality in order to avoid dealing with the grief of losing her father Jeremiah. The other sub-plot involved William investigating exactly what Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) was up to, and almost stumbling upon the demonic organization of Leviathan. It turns out that he just might be on to something.
Viewers are not exactly pleased that he gets to investigate, especially when the show has characters like Nia (Nicole Maines) and Kara. There has been some resentment towards him for quite some time, and it doesn't seem to be dying out anytime soon.
A viewer wrote, "We have other characters (fan favorites) that could fill any of the roles they've given William this season."
Some are wondering why the show insists that they root for William. "I just hate how hamfisted william feels like we hardly know this character at all and they want me to root for him? last week they proved that theres true value in focusing on characters people care about and even all this alex content this week."
Another tweeted, "That was a pointless episode NGL. But it WAS fun seeing evil and over-the-top VR versions of J’onn, Brainy, Nia, and ELIZA, so that happened. (Hank for sure chewed up some scenery, too!) And William remains the most idiotically reckless investigative journalist EVER."
"The more they try to fit william into the plot, the character is more unbearable to me," wrote another fan.
A fan wrote, "They’re giving William all the investigative reporter scenes when Nia is literally capable and has a better reason to be in this storyline ughh."
Another fan observed, "So why is William checking this out? Why did Kelly tell him and not have her federal agent girlfriend check it out?!?"
A fan called him 'damn useless'. "WILLIAM YOU ARE SO DAMN USELESS!! YOU HAD A DAMN SUSPICION, YOU SHOULD HAVE TURNED YOUR HAPPY ASS AROUND & ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING RIGHT FOR ONCE!! But Kudos to keeping the 'Patient Bracelet'".
'Supergirl' airs on CW Mondays at 9 pm.