Supergirl Recap 1×13

The published article can be found here

This week on Supergirl we learn what happens when a giant flower sits on your chest. The answer is your viewers get a what if episode… sort of.

Kara has been attacked by what we later learn is Black Mercy and while everyone else tries to figure out how to save the superhero, Kara gets to live on a Krypton that hasn’t be blown to smithereens, where she gets her own Kelex and everyone’s okay, even though there’s no one else on the planet besides her parents, Astra and baby Superman.

Back at the DEO Alex and Hank try to figure out who sent the flower. Their first guess of course is Maxwell Lord (because it’s always Maxwell Lord). Unfortunately, and obviously he has no idea what they’re talking about and hasn’t made any moves from his “collectable display case” (yet).

It’s later revealed that Non is behind this, and honestly I was more concerned with Astra’s leadership decisions. Shouldn’t he be reprimanded at this point, it’s not like this is the first time he’s disobeyed ordered.

While Hank/ J’onn tries to fill in for Kara at Kat Co (it goes horribly) Alex is visited by Astra who lets her know that the infestation on Kara’s chest is a Black Mercy and the only way for it to get off Kara is for her to realize her dream Krypton is fake.

With Max’s help, Alex decides to join Kara’s consciousness, however there’s a catch. If Alex dies in her consciousness she dies in real life (kind of like Inception). Alex is able to rescue a heartbroken Kara (through sisterly bond) who has had to relive the trauma of losing her loved ones all over again.

Alex, Hank and Kara go to stop the Fort Roz prisoners from their plan to use the solar flares to spread a virus that does… something, possibly. To be honest, I’m really confused on what their plan is.

A very pissed off Kara takes on Non, while Alex and Hank/ J’onn/ Martian Manhunter fight Astra who’s tethering on the line between antihero and villain, unfortunately we don’t really get to see where that will go because Alex kills her. Alex lets Kara think Hank killed Astra (which, how can that go wrong?) but Kara gets to say goodbye to Astra allowing them to mend their broken relationship.

We find out that the myriad is operational (whatever that means) So it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of the insufferable, and now in charge (?) Non.

 

Other things

I have also had the pleasure of being a guest contributor for a really cool blog: Black Girl Nerds  and I’ll be doing weekly recaps of Supergirl  (if you like superheros, or girl power, or well established female relationships you should definitely check it out). I’ve never written recaps before so it’ll be a learning curve but here’s the first one!

‘Supergirl’ 1×12 “Bizarro”

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, and the importance of educating citizens, Arlington Public News presents their Black History Month project. Throughout February APN will talk to Arlington residents and notable POCs to talk about the impact that black people have made on society and what black history month means to the Arlington community. I am assisting in this project through videography and serving as a main contact person while I organize interviews.

Here is the compilation of interviews that have been done, it will be updated throughout the month.

Restorative Justice

Here is the original blog post along with interview 

In partnership with the Community for Restorative Justice (C4RJ), the Arlington Police Department is giving first-time misdemeanor offenders a second chance through restorative justice programs. Restorative Justice is a way to give the victim a voice and to let perpetrators see the impact of their actions, and it allows both the victim and the perpetrator to see each other as humans.

“For many years, the Arlington Police Department has been a partner with the Community for Restorative Justice. Community for Restorative Justice is a local non-profit. They’re really the only restorative justice program that’s truly recognized in the state at this point.” – Chief Richard Flynn.

The Arlington Police Department is one of twelve towns that are reference partners with the Community for Restorative Justice, as is the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.

For more information about the C4RJ, whom they serve, and how they help, visit their website at http://c4rj.com/.

 

Public Records

Over the past couple of months, Northeastern journalism students along with The Boston Globe and WCVB (ABC) conducted a study throughout the state to test how easy it is to obtain public records in the legally mandated amount of time. APN spoke to Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine to find out how Arlington did.

I conducted research and interviews for this segment