Supergirl is back folks! With a hint and a wink and a nudge in the form of a new DEO building the creators subtly (not so much) celebrated their move to The CW. The season started right where the last one left off with Supergirl finding a pod similar to the one she arrived in. Inside is a … guy who we know nothing about because his hard exoskeleton or “skin” makes it impossible for the DEO to do any tests on him.
Back at her normal job, Kara is questioned by Cat Grant about what her next position at CatCo. will be, but Kara doesn’t know because she was literally promoted 12 hours ago. In Cat’s defense I would assume Kara would have had some ideal job figured out because it’s not like she wanted to be an assistant forever, but on the other hand it takes a while to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life, which the show deals with somewhat delicately.
A bunch of rich people are taking a trip to space in a rocket that begins to crash back to earth after it launches. Supergirl goes to save it but can’t do it by herself and gets aid from Superman! After saving the rich people Superman (played by Tyler Hoechlin of Teen Wolf fame) and Supergirl have a cute hero bonding moment.
She brings Supes back to the DEO where the Man of Steel is greeted with adoration and respect by everyone except for J’onn (or Hank what name is appropriate?) whom apparently he has beef with. Supergirl invites Superman to stay and help figure out who her mysterious stranger is while working out of CatCo.
Alex finds out that Lena Luthor (Lex Luthor’s little sister) was supposed to be on the failed rocket launch but didn’t show up, and if we know one thing it’s never trust a Luthor. Clark and Kara rule out Lex because he’s in prison (really underestimating the power that rich people have in prison here) and go to question Lena.
Lena pleads innocence claiming that she “is just a woman who is trying to make a name for herself outside of her family” which Kara and really the Supergirl staff understand as they both are fighting for their own sense of legitimacy outside of Superman’s shadow.
Following the interview, Kara asks Clark how he does it all, and seem to have his life together; he lets her know it not what it seems (see every Superman movie ever and Smallville).
At the DEO Alex does some digging and finds out that Superman and J’onn have beef because J’onn is housing Kryptonite at the DEO, which he takes as an affront. Winn, who apparently works at the DEO now (or is trying to) finds out that Lena Luthor was not the shuttles attacker, but the target.
Supergirl and Superman save Lena from her attackers second attempt to kill her. After, Kara who has been trying desperately to have a first date with James decides after two-ish (?) days of trying that she isn’t sure if they should be together, which, come on girl you didn’t even try!
After crushing James (and my) heart into the earth, Kara gets read by Cat who tells her to get her life together and make some decisions about her future (and as someone who doesn’t have their life together at all I completely resonate).
The DEO finds out that someone hired an assassin to kill Lena, and at her company renaming ceremony she gets attacked again. Superman helps Supergirl save a building from collapsing, and Alex and Lena take down the assassin, who Kara finds out was hired by Lex.
Kara decides she wants to be a reporter (not quite sure how that doesn’t keep you in Clark’s shadow… but whatever) and Cat whole heartedly supports her decision revealing that she knew Kara would be a reporter since she saw her resume.
Cat seems to be considering leaving her post (Calista Flockhart will only work in LA and filming has been moved to Vancouver) and Kara solidifies that I will never have a successful ship by telling Jimmy she just wants to be friends.
Superman decides to stay in National City, meanwhile a mysterious doctor who works for Cadmus has taken the body of the assassin and is going to transform him into Metallo.
Quotes and questions
“We’re moving back to Gotham” – Shout out to the terrified civilian who verified that Gotham exists in the Supergirl Universe and foolishly thinks Gotham is a safer place
“I don’t need a Star Wars reference right now Winn, I need a plan” – It’s always a good time for a Star Wars reference Kara!
Why can’t they let Jara/ Karolsen / Jimmy and Kara be great? WHY!?
Do you guys trust Lena Luthor?
Who do you think the man in the pod is?
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