Supergirl Recap 1×16

You can also find the recap here

In this week’s Supergirl Kara channels her inner Regina George when she is exposed to Red Kryptonite.

After a long list of praises from Cat on The Talk (CBS’ The View rip-off) Supergirl goes to help save a fireman stuck on the roof of a burning building. There she is exposed to Red Kryptonite, unfortunately she doesn’t know it. Kara’s spiral into antihero/really unenthusiastic villain is gradual at first and relatively entertaining. Red Kara is snarky, bold and “dressing like an adult” according to Cat. But like most tropes a little bit of snarkiness transforms into a malicious arrogance, and the next thing you know Kara is getting Siobhan fired (which will probably bite her in the butt later) and throwing Cat off the balcony of her office (but I mean who hasn’t wanted to do something similar to their own boss?)


Winn and James figure out there’s something wrong with Kara around the same time Hank and Alex do and who else is behind this but of course, Max Lord. (Was I the only one hoping it was Non? Especially considering that originally Red Kryptonite is a natural element from Krypton. Yes? Okay.)

Max thought he could recreate an organic substance from another planet and creates Red Kryptonite instead. I’m starting to think this man has a thing with being locked up, because why tell on yourself? Why not just fix the problem?

Cat is forced to declare Supergirl a menace, and warns National City to stay away from her. The most interesting thing about this is that CatCo is such a trusted name that the entire city gets behind her without evidence or questioning her. What if Cat and Supergirl got in a disagreement and she decided to use her power to slander her? I mean she’s done some petty things in this show (including hiring Siobhan) what’s to stop her from raising that bar? I suppose National City takes place in an ideal world where the media does what it’s supposed to, or at least Cat Co does. In the grand scheme of things, it demonstrates the power the media has on a community especially when it abides by the journalistic integrity intended for journalism.

Now fully embracing her bad girl title, Kara dons a suit similar to Astra’s and Non’s channeling a deeper issue with her and Alex including the fact that Alex killed Astra. After ripping to the deepest parts of Alex’s insecurities, Kara decides to go on a destructive spree but is stopped by the DEO and Max’s ray gun thing that should reverse the effects. Kara, who now fights ruthlessly knocks out all their guns and targets in on Alex, with a presumable look to kill her.

Hank turns into Jon, because he knows it’s the only way he’ll be able to stop Kara from making the kind of mistake that’ll destroy her. He stops her but for whatever reason instead of leaving like he should have he decides to stay and get arrested by his own organization.

Kara now back to her normal self has to relive the horrors of how she has behaved, and apologize, as Kara and Supergirl, and most of those personal apologies go over relatively well, except for James who needs time to sort out his feelings, and just like that my sailing ship gets waterlogged (or some other metaphor about ship issues).


Which of Red Kara’s outfits were your favorite?

Do you think Kara will admit to basically framing Siobhan?

Will we ever see Martian Man Hunter again?

Is this the end of Alex, Hank and Kara?

Should Kara go see someone about her anger issues?



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