Supergirl Recap 2×17

This week’s episode really drives home this theme of Kara and Mon-El’s “forbidden” conflicting worlds relationship theme, almost pulling a Romeo and Juliet in the process.

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To make up for being an ass-hat last week Mon-El has stepped his boyfriend level up to like 98% (which probably means they’ll be together for a while) and makes her breakfast. They spend some time together before getting interrupted by an alien attacking the city. Kara beats him (obvs) but when they get back to the DEO they find out that there’s a hit out on her.

J’onn benches Kara from helping in the search to find out who is trying to kill her because it’s too dangerous. Mon-El asks his parents to meet him at his job and then proceeds to straight up accuse them of taking a hit out on Kara. They deny it, and beg him to return to Daxam, again.

Meanwhile, at Kara’s apartment, Kara, Winn and James are playing Settlers of Catan (which seems pretty boring with just three people) and Kara is going out of her mind with boredom. Mon-El shows up and tells the others about him questioning his parents. In the middle of them dissecting whether Mon-El’s parents are their perps, Mon-El is attacked mentally by a telepath that forces him to attack Kara. The two fight and Guardian jumps in (and is promptly shoves out) to help. Winn catches the telepath with a stapler, and they bring him in.

J’onn and the telepath have a telepath off and J’onn wins, the other guy caves and reveals that the Daxamites were the ones to set the bounty.  Everyone thinks they should attack their ship, but J’onn shuts them down because the President ordered him not to get involved with the ship.

Kara and Mon-El are cleaning the window he broke when Mon-El suggests they run away like Romeo and Juliet (because theirs is also a forbidden love story GET IT) Kara shuts him down by letting Mon-El know that the two die at the end (spoiler alert!) and suggests strongly that they should talk to his mom.

Mon-El contacts the ship and they meet up with his mom in the Fortress of Solitude. Mon-El asks his mother to call of the bounty, for the sake of their relationship, but Mama Daxam isn’t having it, Kara gives an inspirational speech (so on brand) but Rhea still isn’t having it and attacks Supergirl with a Kryptonite sword.

Kara tries to fight her, but is stabbed again, Mama Daxam is ready to kill her when Mon-El stops her by agreeing to go back to Daxam to save Kara’s life. Kara flies back to the DEO and fills J’onn and Alex in on what happened. She wants to go and save Mon-El’s life, but J’onn forbids it as the plan goes against the president’s orders.

Mon-El demands as condition for his return that his parents need to be better leaders. His parents disagree with him, his mother so much so that she sentences him to ship-jail/time out until they get to Daxam (in four years).

Winn recalculates the portal from episode nine so that they can be transported on the Daxamite war ship. Supergirl and Winn show up, Supergirl to distract Rhea and Winn to break Mon-El out of jail. Supergirl and Mon-El’s mom fight and she tries to stab her only to reveal that “she” is Martian Manhunter. Winn breaks Mon-El out of jail and Kara goes through the portal to help J’onn. Mon-El’s parents, Supergirl and J’onn fight, with Rhea determined to kill Kara. Mon-El and Winn go to help them, and in a snap decision Mon-El breaks a window in the ship causing a vacuum that almost sucks his parents into space.

Mon-El’s dad realizes that his son chose his girlfriend over them and lets Mon-El go much to his wife’s dismay. J’onn gets chews out by his boss (the President) for not obeying her orders but he isn’t fired. It’s revealed (again) that the president is an alien.

Mon-El’s parents are looking at Earth as they fly away. And Mon-El’s mom tells his dad that he has betrayed her, his family and his planet. He tells her that they’ll work through it and that he’s still by her side, and instead of thinking maybe he’s right… she kills him, and vows to return to Earth.

Malex and the Ex

After going to a yoga class (relationship goals tbh) Maggie and Alex run into Maggie’s ex, Emily on the street. Maggie and Emily have a semi awkward conversation when Alex has the (terrible) idea to invite her girlfriend’s ex to dinner with them so the two can catch up, to which Emily agrees.

Maggie and Alex arrive for their dinner date with Emily, and she is 45 minutes late. Alex is embarrassed because Emily totally bailed and because she was really hoping that Maggie would get closure.

Alex finds Emily and tries to find out why she bailed on dinner. Emily divulges that the reason her and Maggie broke up was because Maggie cheated. Alex (and frankly I) are shocked, and leaves Emily standing there.

Alex confronts Maggie for lying and her tendency for keeping things to herself. She lets Maggie know that she doesn’t have to be guarded with her, and the two make up right before Kara interrupts them with a call for help. Later, Alex makes Maggie apologize/ get closure with Emily and the two go on their way.

This episode… this episode wasn’t particularly captivating but that doesn’t mean it sucked either. The purpose was clearly to establish a new “big bad” with Rhea, which if that means more Terri Hatcher so be it. I can’t decide if this overwhelming theme of Romeo and Juliet in relation to Kara and Mon-El is foreshadowing or an attempt to make us care about their relationship, but I don’t. I have accepted the fact that we’re going to have to deal with them being together (which… fine) but I really need the writers to do something with Kara’s career, and with James.

They have done so much with Winn, Alex and J’onn this season, but James is still a two-dimensional character that has barely been fleshed out. As for Kara’s career, if Mon-El actually does love her he’ll encourage her to do more with her life, and I’m saying this as someone who was unemployed for two months.

Musings

Mon-El cooking Kara breakfast was very stay at home dad like

Maggie’s ex looks A LOT like Alex, meaning Maggie has a type

What was Alex going to do with the wrench?

Apparently, I have been spelling Daxam wrong this whole time, for that I’m sorry

 

Supergirl Recap 2×16

This week’s episode explores who you were verses who you’ve been by giving insight into pre-Earth Mon-El and the reality in Winn’s relationship.

All Mon-El’s lies

The Danvers sisters are hangout with their respective baes in their respective apartments, when there is a broadcast over the television from Mon-El’s parents demanding he be freed. The DEO locates Mon-El’s liberators and he claims (lies) he’s never seen the ship that his parents are on. Supergirl goes to meet them and gets bubbled before she retreats.

Mon-El asks the DEO to stand down as he intends to relinquish himself (so brave, so noble, such a liar). As he is getting beamed up, Kara hugs him getting snatched up in the process (I’m not going to lie, it was low-key cute). Everyone on the ship bows to Mon-El and we meet Lois Lane I mean Mon-El’s parents and find out that Mon-El is the prince of Daxxom (insert sarcastic gasp of surprise here).

His parents are so delighted to see that their son is alive that they invite Kara (you know a Kryptonian, their natural enemy) to dinner. At dinner we discover that Mon-El’s parents are essentially President Orangutan Bum, and that Mon-El lied about all of his past, including, how he escaped Daxxom. Kara is disgusted because her boyfriend is high-key garbage and leaves the dinner early.

Kara tries to help Winn with his Lyra problem to avoid her relationship issues but her friends and her sister know better, suggesting that she sit this one out. Alex tries to get Kara to forgive Mon-El signifying that there might be more to his story then she knows.

Mama Daxxom stops by the DEO unannounced (which is kind of rude?) and asks Kara to let/tell Mon-El to go back to Daxxom with them so that their planet can start over. Kara who clearly isn’t in the forgiving mood tells Mon-El to take responsibility to make Daxxom better and reunite with his family.

Later, Kara and Winn talk about why he forgave Lyra (which is totally different then Kara forgiving Mon-El he was in a place of privilege and left people to die, she was trying to survive) and whether she should forgive Mon-El.

Kara goes back to her apartment and Mon-El is there brooding. He’s there ready to tell her the truth before he leaves Earth, the truth being how much he loves her. Kara asks him if he was ever going to tell her the truth and he says he doesn’t know so she breaks up with him.

Mon-El returns to his parents’ ship but refuses to go back to Daxxom with them, telling them to go home and never come back. As he has grown up and moved past their antiquated ideas.

Winn’s Con Artist Girlfriend

While the DEO is dealing with the Mon-El issue, Winn is playing hooky with Lyra. She talks him into breaking into the National City Art Museum so that they can have sex amongst the art (how Renaissance – esque).

Maggie calls Winn into the National City Police Station because someone stole Starry Nights from the museum he just broke into. Since Starhavenites… (?) don’t show up on camera, it looks like Winn was in the museum by himself on the security cameras, making him the number one suspect.

Maggie thinks Lyra set Winn up, but he refuses to accept this, and gets 24 hours to clear Lyra’s name. It turns out Lyra has a record of setting up her “boyfriends” and stealing valuable art. Winn finds and confronts Lyra and she admits to playing him. She tries to get away, but Winn brought back up (Guardian and Alex) and she gets caught.

In DEO custody, Lyra tells Winn the reason she tricked him was because her brother is being held hostage by art stealing gangsters. Despite her tragic backstory J’onn won’t help her brother, because he’s intertwined with a bigger DEO case. Winn foolishly decided to take matters into his own hands and frees Lyra from the DEO.

Lyra and Winn show up to the drop of point for the art she stole. They gave the art dealers fake art, and the art thief boss threatens to kill them when Guardian comes in as backup. James losses the fight and is about to die but the DEO, lead by Alex busts in and catches them. It turns out that this was Winn’s plan all along (because he’s a smart cookie) and Lyra reunites with her brother.

Lyra plans to leave, (because their relationship was a shame) but Winn tells her he still has feelings for her and they kiss before she walks away.

A Musical Crossover

Later, Winn talks to Kara about the crossover device she got from Cisco. Winn thinks he and Cisco would be good friends (AND THEY WOULD OMGAHgjhajhafs) and Kara thinks about taking an interdimensional vacation after her breakup.

The DEO has a morning meeting (for the first time ever lol) to announce that their new prisoner (Musicmaster) will be coming through to be detained (what a great transition). Musicmaster announces that he’s been looking for Kara, and hypnotizes her, he grabs the interdimensional thing to search for Barry and Kara faints, still under his spell.

She wakes up as a 1920s lounge singer and beings to sing on The Flash.

I really enjoyed the overall themes of growth and seeing things as they really are in this episode, Mon-El as a character has grown and changed drastically since the start of the season, and this episode really demonstrated that. Him lying was a sort of catalyst of the lies he told when he got there. Unless Mon-El’s parents are going to be transitioning into villains’ this was essentially a filler episode. I’m not sure how I feel about Lyra being this secret art thief, while it does make her a more interesting and dynamic character, I would love it if the Supergirl/Arrowverse writers would realize that you don’t have to destroy a relationship to make it better. On again, off again relationships are exhausting and annoying.

I also just wanted to be noted that though I HATE Karamel with the passion of… our sun, I like Mon-El as a backdrop of basicness. Kara and Mon-El’s relationship is problematic, but not only because Mon-El spent most of it lying to her. It’s the situation create that caused the lie that’s the problem. Mon-El lied to Kara because she judges him harshly, mostly because she’s expecting him to backslide into the guy she first met, and because she expects him to hold true to the stereotypes she holds close about his people. Kara wants Mon-El to be something he’s not.

Mon-El is trying to desperately to be who Kara wants to be, because he loves her, and that’s sweet in theory but he is changing because of her not for himself. I agree with Alex and Winn, Kara needs to see Mon-El’s point of view and while I love the thought of them breaking up, I don’t think she should’ve broken up with him on this episode.

Musings

Are DC properties legally allowed to reference Marvel (Winn mentions She-Hulk)? Or is She-Hulk a general term?

“To Make Daxxom Great Again” – Mon-El is a descendant of trash

You would think after all he’s been through Winn would do a background check on his girlfriends

Super friends are back!

EVEN MON-EL’s MOM knows he isn’t good enough for Kara!!

LMAO at the guy demanding Hamilton tickets as a bribe. Which are impossible to get even on Earth 38

When did Winn become a relationship expert?

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Supergirl Recap 2×15

This week’s episode is a follow up to last week as Cadmus reveals what they intend to do with the National Alien Registry and Kara attempts to write. There are also a lot of strong messages toward the way the US immigration situation is being handled right now.

Alex Davers professional bad-ass

This episode starts off innocently enough (which in truth is the first warning sign) a very white family is on a road trip and the parents are doing a disservice to Bruno Mars as they jam to 24K Magic. They get pulled over and the cop tells them that their tail light is broken and offers to fix it (am I crazy to assume this is a nod to Philando Castile?). Instead of doing that however, he arrests the man and throws him into an unmarked black van. His family tries to escape but are abducted also.

This family is one of 20 that has been kidnapped by Cadmus and the DEO is scrambling trying to figure out what Cadmus is up to and how to stop it.

Alex is still stressing about her dad, she thinks there’s still some good in him, and she wants to make sure he has room for redemption when the DEO eventually takes Cadmus down.

Winn is doing a meet the friends with Lyra and James and they’re super cute together (like they’re my 3rd favorite couple on this show after Jara #keepthedreamalive and Malex). Winn is telling James his plan to keep his relationship thriving when Cadmus blows a hole in the bar and starts snatching up aliens. The only mistake here is there are four badass fighters in this bar (Alex, Maggie, Lyra and James) so the four get in a fight with the agents. They are over powered and the Cadmus agents get everyone including Lyra leaving Winn (and me) distressed.

Back at the DEO Winn is trying to figure out a way to get Lyra back and Alex is burdened with guilt. Though they catch one of the Cadmus guys, J’onn is unable to read his mind. Alex buried under the shame and onus of what her father did, she goes into the Cadmus guy’s cell and starts beating the crap out of him for answers; he refuses and J’onn pulls Alex off of him.

Somehow Jeremiah finds his way into Alex’s apartment while she’s alone. He tells her that Cadmus is going to kill all the people they abducted but he can stop them if she helps him by stealing equipment from the DEO. She agrees without question and he turns into a disappointed J’onn. He thought that Alex’s intentions might’ve been compromised by her emotions, her verifying his fears gives him no choice but to suspend her.

Kara goes to comfort Alex after what happened, and she asks her to get J’onn to put her back on the case. Kara refuses, telling Alex that though J’onn should not have tricked her, he was right in thinking that her emotions have compromised her reason.

Maggie, who has declared herself a ride or die, is willing to help Alex with whatever she needs (hence the name) and the two foolishly decide to take on Cadmus themselves. They find the alien kidnappers under a bridge trying to get another one. Malex rescues the alien and Alex decides that she must go to Cadmus alone (what could possibly go wrong?)

Despite her best efforts, Alex is caught, luckily for her, by her dad. She finds out that Cadmus is sending the aliens back to their homeworlds’ (ala Assaulter in Chief). Alex is disgusted and she begs her dad to see reason. Even though he did save all these aliens from being executed (Lilian’s original idea) he can do more. Lilian threatens him, but in the end, he sides with Alex. He fights with Lilian to hack into the ship and stop it from leaving, while Alex tries to stop it from the inside.

She calls the DEO and asks Winn to help her override the ship, she has no success and the ship begins to take off. Luckily for us and them (mostly them, I would love to see Alex in space) Supergirl stops the ship from leaving the earth’s gravitational pull, and her and Alex share a beautiful supportive moment.

Kara and the Fake News

Distraught Kara wants to find a way to warn aliens that Cadmus is snatching people up. The DEO can’t release a statement so Kara decides to take the matter to Cat Co.

When Kara pitches the story to Snapper, he shuts it down. Kara doesn’t have enough sources and due to #FakeNews and alternative nonsense, journalists now need AT LEAST two sources to have work published at Cat Co. Kara tries to reason with Snapper and tells him she can get him an exclusive interview with Supergirl.

Supergirl and Snapper have their exclusive interview; she verifies that Cadmus is doing mass abductions but she can’t tell him how she knows that (how about from the government?) Snapper low key tries to get Supergirl to whistle blow which she refuses and instead of doing any more journalistic work they both leave, with Snapper refusing again to write the story.

Kara runs into Lena at Cat. Co because they’re supposed to be getting lunch together but Kara forgot. She tells Lena about her writing troubles and asks her for advice (instead of talking to her friend James, who’s just the stupid head of the company). Lena tells her that if Snapper won’t publish it, just do it online yourself, which seems like the advice you get from someone who got their job through nepotism.

Upon learning that Cadmus is abducting people Lena volunteers to help figure out where her mother is hiding. At her apartment, Kara is deciding if she should post her blog piece about Cadmus when Mon-El bursts through the door. He tells Kara to follow her heart because she’s the most moral person he knows (barf), she listens to him and does it.

Despite doing the right thing, and saving her sister from hurtling into space Kara is fired from Cat Co. for posting her rogue blog. Mon-El comes to comfort her and Kara decides she’s fine because who needs a job that fulfills your dreams and gives you strong ties to your humanity when you can just be Supergirl and Mon-El’s girlfriend instead?

I always appreciate a Supergirl episode that shines a light on society’s ills and if you have been paying attention to this show at all you’d would know that the Supergirl writers are big defenders of immigrants. The underlying theme of the mistreatment of immigrants woven into the episode nicely. What didn’t work this week was the inconsistency. Feel free to take a look at the Supergirl recap from the first episode or re-watch it where Kara tells James that she wants to focus on her career and then breaks up with him. NOW she has no career and a boyfriend who she knows nothing about and no career to focus on or advance. And her lack of career could’ve have easily been avoided. Not to mention that one of the head writers for this episode was a woman.

Musings

JAMES COULD’VE PUBLISHED THE ARTICLE! He was at the bar when aliens got snatched up! He is the CEO/ Editor In Chief/ HEAD BLACK PERSON IN CHARGE. Kara didn’t have to get fired!!! What nonsense AHHHAJHAUDgdjbawsdh. Writers PLEASE utilize James as a character in a powerful position.

I appreciate the Superman nod to Dean Caine

Shout out to Anonymous who commented on last week’s recap and demanded more James and lo and behold we got more James… now only if the writers would utilize him properly.

Shout out to myself I guess for stating the obvious for weeks on end… Mon-El is a prince

There have been so many guest stars of old Supermen, Supergirls and Wonderwomen that I’m waiting for Adam West to show up

“We think everyone is lying until we can prove they’re not” – Snapper. That seems like a healthy way to build relationships…

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Supergirl Recap 2×14

This week’s episode brings back Cadmus (exciting!) and continues to look at the disaster that is Kara and Mon-El.

Mon-El and Kara sitting in a tree

We start with Mon-El waking up in Kara’s bed, with Kara nowhere to be found, and him looking vulnerable. Kara’s TV is on with reports of Supergirl being well, super just as the day begins. The two share a gushy moment while getting ready for work, and Kara tells Mon-El that she doesn’t want anyone to know about them yet, because she doesn’t want to complicate things. Mon-El agrees and then the minute they step into the DEO he tells everyone.

At the Danvers family reunion dinner Kara and Mon-El get in a fight because he’s suspicious of Jeremiah (rightfully so) and Mon-El refuses to hold his tongue about it. She’s actually mad because Mon-El REFUSES to listen to her and she kicks him out of the party.

Jeremiah escorts Mon-El out and lets him know that he’s read the file Cadmus has on him and know who Mon-El really is/was (a prince probably). Mon-El meets with Winn to tell him his theory about Jeremiah, Winn agrees to help Mon-El with his search for proof, and Mon-El ends up admiring Winn’s relationship with Lyra. He asks him how he manages to have a loving and healthy relationship. Winn advises Mon-El to listen to Kara (duh) and not to try too hard.

After the big fight with Cadmus and her dad, Kara is crying forlorn on her couch when Mon-El stops by. Somehow, he’s learned how to listen and sits down providing a shoulder for her to cry on. Winn interrupts their moment to tell Kara that Jeremiah took the National Alien Registry.

Cadmus Dad

Winn’s Cadmus tracker alerts the team that Cadmus is active and moving cargo. Not wasting any time, Supergirl and Martian Manhunter go after the various Cadmus vehicles and workers, kicking their butts along the way. They open the semi-truck which is believed to have the cargo inside, but the only thing in there is Jeremiah.

Kara and J’onn bring Jeremiah back to the DEO where he has an emotional reunion with both of his daughters. He tells the DEO that Cadmus has a nuclear fusion bomb made from Kara’s heat vision (from episode seven) and they’re going to use it to destroy National City. Mon-El is suspicious of Jeremiah (because obvi) and voices his suspicions to Kara. She writes his feelings off, still caught up in the euphoria of her family reunion.

The Danvers decide to have a family dinner at Kara’s house and everyone (except Winn and James) is invited. At dinner, Jeremiah asks if he can rejoin the DEO and he gets the okay without having to go through a background check.

Winn finds out that Jeremiah broke into the DEO mainframe and tells Kara. Kara questions Jeremiah and he makes up some excuse about catching up on their adventures. Alex is PISSED that Kara believed Mon-El over Jeremiah accusing her of being lost in lust.

Winn finds Supergirl’s heat signature, so Alex, Supergirl and a bunch of DEO agents go to check it out. When they get to the location… nothing is there. Because it’s a trap! J’onn goes after Jeremiah who it turns out is part Cyborg! They fight but Jeremiah gets away with all the DEO information. Luckily, Winn put a tracker on Jeremiah and they find him with Lilian and Cyborg Hank Henshaw. Cyborg Hank blows up so train tracks so Supergirl goes and saves the passengers (didn’t this just happen on The Flash?) Alex chases after her dad, and questions him, she ends up letting him go, because the other alternative is killing him.

This episode felt a little… messy but I still enjoyed parts of it. I’m excited to have Cadmus back, even if they aren’t as powerful due to their outlaw status. They are a dynamic and high stakes adversary for team Supergirl. The writing for Supergirl has improved a lot this season but I still see the show relying heavily on basic television tropes which can make it dull. Jeremiah betraying the DEO and his family right after he got back from being kidnapped for a long time is super obvious (so much so that Mon-El figured it out in the first 10 minutes). I just wish there were more episodes that caught me by surprise, like when we found out Lilian Luthor was the head of Cadmus or that Hank Henshaw is Martian Manhunter. Also, maybe it’s because I hate them together, but Kara and Mon-El’s constant fighting is already emotionally draining, and this is the second episode.

Musings

Where does Mon-El live?

I’m now convinced that Kara’s only dating Mon-El because she can have sex with him without breaking him

Shoutout to Pam in HR!

Where does Supergirl rank in the DEO hierarchy? Is she Mon-El’s boss? Do her and Mon-El get paid for saving people?

A 24 shout out! My mom was excited…

Alex’s reactions to Jeremiah were the most believable, but not to her character. I would like to believe that Alex Danvers would use more scrutiny

Isn’t Alex also still in her honeymoon phase?

I felt like Eliza should’ve been more emotional? She hasn’t seen her husband in 14 years and she seems pretty put together

What do you think Jeremiah and Lilian’s deal is?

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Supergirl Recap 2×13

Every little thing she does

This week’s episode is a Valentine’s Day Episode! It dives deep into unhealthy relationship constructs, the importance in communication and honesty (you know unlike #hurtbae).

Kara’s got a Stalker

We start this week where we left off last, with Mr. Mxyzptlk professing his love for Kara and asking her to marry him. Kara is confused because she doesn’t know him from Adam, and Mon-El is put out (both figuratively and literally, Mr. Mxyzptlk sends him to the DEO in his undies) because he’s being cockblocked. Kara obviously says no to his proposal, but Mr. Mxyzptlk vows to get her to fall in love with him eventually.

Kara checks in at the DEO and finds out that Mr. Mxyzptlk is a 5th dimensional being capable of warping time, space and reality. His kind is also frequent on multiple worlds including Daxxom and Mars. J’onn tells Winn to research any past human run ins with these beings.

The next day there is a bank robbery in National City and Supergirl is there to stop it. She is about to catch the robbers when Mr. Mxyzptlk appears and tries to help her by drawing the thieves’ guns on them instead, almost killing them. Supergirl saves the bank robbers but is unable to catch Mr. Mxyzptlk.

That night Parasite (who should be dead; see episode 6) starts attacking National City. Supergirl and Mon-El show up to save everyone, and so does Superman!? It’s actually Mr. Mxyzptlk dressed as Supes so that he can save the day and impress Kara. He vows to continue to terrorize the city until Kara agrees to marry him. Frustrated, Mon-El is ready to kill Mr. Mxyzptlk and reveals that if you get him to say his name backwards he’ll go away forever. Kara is annoyed by Mon-El’s chauvinistic hot-headedness and tells him to leave, letting him know she’s got this. Kara gets back to the DEO and her and Mon-El get into a huge fight because he refuses to listen to her, and Kara doesn’t really respect him.

Mon-El runs into Winn, who’s busy thinking and like a fool lets slip to Mon-El that all the assorted instruments behind him are for tracking and stopping 5th dimensional imps. Winn then leaves the room, allowing Mon-El to take whatever’s at his disposal. Meanwhile, Kara is trying to learn how to say Mxyzptlk backwards.

Mon-El meets Mr. Mxyzptlk in a dark ally and has taken it upon himself to duel with him to the death for Kara’s hand. The two, dressed in garb from the late 1700s (HAMILTON) start fighting long enough for Kara to show up. Mr. Mxyzptlk continues his spiel about how he will do anything to get Kara to marry him, and much to Mon-El’s dismay, she agrees.

Mon-El goes to Kara’s apartment to talk her out of marrying Mr. Mxyzptlk and she shuts him down and promptly breaks up with him. Kara meets Mr. Mxyztptlk at the Fortress of Solitude (to be married on the soil of her people) and turns him down, again. Mr. Mxyzptlk is pissed and brings a giant ice statue of Jor-El to life to fight her. Kara wins, but Mr. Mxyzptlk threatens to continue causing destruction until he gets what he wants. Kara is tired of playing nice and sets the atomic cauldron to self-destruct which will kill them both, because Kara would rather be dead then with Mr. M (sick burn bro). Mr. Mxyzptlk freaks out because though he can bend reality he can’t make Kara NOT kill herself and begs her for the passcode to stop it. She tells him and gets him to spell (which in many ways is the same as saying) his name backwards, forcing him to disappear forever.

Mon-El returns to Kara’s apartment and apologizes for being a patronizing asshat. He admits that his feeling for Kara are strong and he doesn’t know what to do with them. She admits to tricking him into thinking she doesn’t have feeling for him, as part of her plan and they kiss or whatever.

Maggie Hates Valentine’s Day

                While brunching with Maggie, Alex gets a Valentine’s Day card from her mom which is dorky and cute. Maggie proceeds to go on tirade about how much she hates Valentine’s Day (I mean same girl, but chill) clearly making Alex uncomfortable.

Later at Kara’s apartment Alex tells Kara about Maggie’s dislike for Valentine’s Day and how she’s disappointed because after years of being single AF she was hoping to have at least one Valentine’s Day where she can be cheesy and gross like everyone else.  Kara encourages Alex to make a Valentine’s Day that fits Maggie’s tastes and likes in hopes that maybe she’ll come around to it.

Maggie enters her apartment to find it Malentined (Maggie x Valentine) up with all her favorite things (including scotch, tiramisu, and a sexy Alex) and she’s pissed. She yells at Alex for not listening to her and respecting her feelings about Valentine’s Day.  She then tells Alex the true story of how she was outed to her parents on Valentine’s Day by a friend she had feelings for. Maggie’s parents weren’t understanding and they kicked her out, which is why Valentine’s Day is so triggering for her.

After realizing that she was low-key being a jerk, Maggie runs into Kara at the DEO and Kara tells Maggie, to give Alex a break. Kara recognizes Maggie’s distain for Valentine’s Day, but she points out that relationships are a system of give and take, and maybe she can look past whatever she’s got going on to be emotionally supportive of Alex.

Maggie leaves a present and a note for Alex and it turns out she has thrown her a Valentine’s Day prom as a means of apologizing for her actions and showing how much she cares about Alex.

Winn’s Alien Date

                Winn is day drinking when he gets accosted by two angry aliens at the Alien Bar (aka the bar with no name). He is saved by Lyra an alien who “doesn’t like bullies”. She and Winn get to talking and he learns she’s from Starhaven a once utopian paradise. After they spend some time bonding she asks Winn out on a date as repayment for saving his life.

Winn is a little iffy on dating Lyra, and after some non-advice from Mon-El, Winn decides to go for it. He’s late meeting Lyra because he was securing dinner plans at a upscale restaurant, but she doesn’t care, all she wants to do is bone.

Despite their first date being more like a sex appointment, Winn and Lyra go on a second date. Lyra is weary of Winn because she doesn’t believe that human actually want to date her for her, but for the experience, and Winn is weary because the last girl he dated turned evil. They both agree to work it out in the end.

This was probably one of the most amusing episode this season (not counting the crossover). BUT Kara’s relationship with Mon-El can’t be made to last because their fight demonstrated how unstable this relationship is going to be. The issues they have with each other are major and not something you can really compromise over and they haven’t even determined the status of their relationship yet. Maggie’s coming out story was a little cliché but I suppose there’s a truth aligned with the cliché -ness of things.

Musings

Mr. M is watching all dimensions and Supergirl is the fiercest in all of them? Does Wonder Woman not exist or is she just a wimp!?

I appreciate all the Hamilton refences!

Is Rao Mon-El/a Daxxom God? Are they Mono or Polytheistic?

J’onn sending love notes to M’gann is just ❤ ❤ ❤ THE CUTEST!

If you were curious (I was) the cover of “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” was by Sleeping At Last

“Tall Dark and Blandsome” is the winning quote of the episode

I couldn’t help but wonder how James would’ve handled the Mr. Mxyzptlk situation, if ya know Kara and the writers didn’t ruin them.

The Supergirl writers were really #WITHHER, there was a Nasty Woman reference

The people on Earth 38 are very confident that Superman won’t turn evil. I mean this dude has an Atomic Fusion Cauldron in his basement, that could kill everyone in the tri state area at the press of a few buttons.

My brother suggested the possibility of Mon-El becoming a villain after he and Kara broke up in the middle of the episode and even though it’s off brand, I really want this, because if one thing has been made clear in this episode, Mon-El didn’t exactly handle no well.

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Supergirl Recap 2×12

Lena Luthor is my Friend

Lilian Luthor is on trial

Lilian Luthor is on a very public trial (ala OJ or the Boston Bombers) for being the head of Cadmus and trying to kill all the aliens. Kara goes to check in on Lena, who is being scrutinized for testifying against her mother. Kara encourages Lena to go talk to her mother to find closure, and she complies.

Lilian gives Lena an offhand apology about how she’s treated her her entire life. She then tries to justify herself by explaining to Lena that she is a product of her father’s affair with another woman. Lilian then apologizes again and tells Lena she wants to start over as a family.

Metallo (who is in jail for trying to kill #teamKrypton – see episode 2×2) receives a package in his cell right before he’s supposed to testify in court. He gets a little passionate while on the stand and the next thing you know he’s revealing Kryptonite in his chest and is attacking the court room. He frees Lilian from her handcuffs and the two of them walk out of there like they just finished brunch, not caused a terror attack.

Since she was the most recent person to visit the jail, the National City PD think that Lena is the one who gave Metallo the Kryptonite. Kara goes to tell Lena to be careful and she is promptly arrested. Later, video footage is released that shows that Lena is the one that stole the Kryptonite, but Kara refuses to believe it.

Lena who’s being taken to an unknown location by her mother and Metallo, demands to be taken back to jail. Her mother tells her it’s no use because everyone thinks she’s an accomplice by now. Instead, she encourages Lena to join her crusade for the good of family. The three end up in one of Lex’s storage facilities where he keeps weapons to “even the playing field” for humans against aliens. The vault is only accessible by Luthor DNA however, and Lena is the only one who can open it. She refuses, and tries to leave but is stopped by Cyborg Hank Henshaw.

Winn discovers that Lena was framed by Cyborg Hank and then locates Metallo using the Kryptonite tracker. The Kryptonite in Metallo’s chest is impure and unstable, close to nuclear levels. Kara goes to save Lena despite the fact the when Metallo’s chest explodes the Kryptonian radiation will kill her. Supergirl fights Metallo and Cyborg Hank in order to save Lena, but is losing badly. She tries to talk reason, telling Metallo that the element in his chest is going to explode and kill him. He doesn’t listen and their battle continues.

Lilian and Cyborg Hank dip, leaving an unconscious Lena to fend for herself while Supergirl and Metallo fight. Supergirl isn’t doing well because of the Kryptonite-light, but Martian Manhunter comes and saves Lena and Kara at the last minute.

Lena thanks Kara for believing in her… by sending her a bunch of flowers (all the Lara shippers rejoice).

Fixing Friendships

Cat Co. is planning to put Lena on the front cover stating that she’s guilty and Kara tries to object. Kara turns to James to stop it, but James true to his Metropolis roots does not trust any Luthors.

Metallo goes to break Lena out of jail but he’s confronted by Guardian. The two fight, but James is knocked out by Metallo and his Kryptonite. Metallo, abducts Lena and takes her back to her mother. After getting his butt handed to him, James returns to the DEO where Alex patches him up. James thinks there is something wrong with Metallo’s new Kryptonite, but Kara is too pissed off at him getting hurt to notice.

Kara is still mad that no one believes in Lena even though all evidence points elsewhere, and James is hurt that Kara has faith in Lena, but none in him. He tells her that he doesn’t need her protection, but her trust, and unfortunately, she leaves the conversation open ended.

Kara and James apologize for not hearing each other, make up and decide to be friends again (even though James clearly loves her).

Mon-El and Kara’s awkward times

Kara and Mon-El run into each other at the bar, after Kara has been actively avoiding Mon-El ever since she told him that they wouldn’t work together and she ran into him and Eve at Cat Co. She asks him about their date and she tells her it’s went swimmingly.

In her anger toward James, Kara accidently runs into Eve and she drops all Eve’s paper work. The two get to talking and Kara asks Eve about her date with Mon-El. Contrary to what Mon-El told her, Eve tells Kara that it was the worst date of her life because Mon-El wouldn’t stop talking about Kara.

A frustrated Kara goes to a training room to destroy some equipment and let off so steam. Mon-El walks in on her during this moment and chimes in telling her he misses her. Kara admits that she’s been avoiding Mon-El because she’s mad that he was dating Eve. Mon-El is confused as to why she is mad, and instead of telling him the truth, Kara pulls a Mon-El and denies everything and leaves.

Kara apologizes to Mon-El for pulling an Mon-El, and admits her feelings for him (bleh). The two are about to kiss, when they are interrupted by a magical light, that turns into a man named Mr. Mxyzptlk who announces his love for Kara.

I’m realizing that I’m starting to enjoy Snapper more and more mostly because any episode with him speaks to the importance of proper reporting techniques which is critical in this day and age. The episode itself was good, but I think focused on too many of Kara’s relationships at once. I think we could’ve narrowed it down to two, with Lena obviously being one of them.

Questions and Quires

Kara and Donuts are the real OTP to be honest

Wouldn’t it have made more sense to send Martian Manhunter to save Lena instead?

“I’m the personification of the American way” – is honestly so perfect for so many reasons. Mostly because Superman was created as a representation of immigrants in the 1930s and how they help shape America.

Kara admitting she ruined the potential of a perfectly good relationship as a way to tell Mon-El she has feelings for him is the most infuriating thing to happen on this show

Comic book shout out to Lex’s war suit, and the black mercy

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Supergirl Recap 2×11

This week episode of Supergirl focuses on Kara, despite being honest and trying to do right by everyone, isolates herself.

M’gann’s Ex

After M’gann told J’onn that the White Martians were coming for her, he starts secretly following her everywhere much to her annoyance. She finally tells him to stop; as much as she appreciates his attempt she isn’t in danger yet. Of course, at that exact moment they are both attacked by a White Martian. Supergirl, steps in to hel,p but the Martian gets away.

The three (M’gann, J’onn, and Supergirl) head to the DEO to find the Martian. Kara and Winn have a tense conversation about how she’s still salty that he’s part of Guardian.

J’onn and Supergirl try to help M’gann and insist she stay in the DEO for protection but she refuses. When J’onn tries to get M’gann to see reason she reminds him that it isn’t his fight and goes about her day.

Later at the alien bar, M’gann is cornered by the White Martian who attacked her and it turns out he was her husband! It also turns out that she tried to kill him, so it’s safe to say they had a happy marriage. He tells her that if she doesn’t return to Mars he will kill all the people she cares about including Supergirl and J’onn.

Not one to take threats lightly, M’gann is getting ready to skip town when J’onn (who must’ve spent his life time on Mars as a spy because he’s constantly coming out of dark corners) jumps out and questions her actions. He tells her that a life on the run isn’t a life to live and she has friends who are willing to fight for her in National City. He gestures that he wants her to come back with him, and she presumably agrees.

With M’gann in tow, J’onn tells Winn that she has agreed to help fight the White Martian when M’gann shows up. The M’gann who arrived with J’onn reveals himself to be Armeck and they get into an explosive fight that knocks out the power. When Winn fixes the lights, it’s revealed that the Martian is gone meaning he’s one of them.

Everyone gets paranoid and tense accusing each other of being the Martian (as homage to The Thing a movie I’ve never seen but the trope is clear here). J’onn and M’gann come up with a fire test (which exposes Martians when they are incognito) everyone takes turns and it’s revealed that the Martian is Winn. Armeck fights off everyone and escapes, he causes the reactor that powers the building to become explosive so the team splits up to find the real Winn, because he’s the only one smart enough to recode the passwords and shutdown the reactor.

They all split up to search for Winn, and along the way J’onn and M’gann find a cocoon but instead of Winn, Alex is inside. J’onn finds Armeck and they fight. Armeck gets the upper hand and it appears as if he is going to kill J’onn when M’gann stabs him in the head killing him.

The real Winn, fixes the reactor, and they are all saved by a fraction of a second.

Later, M’gann decides that she needs to go back to Mars (after all that) to find other White Martian like her. Her and J’onn share an intimate moment that is semi relationship-y, semi family-ish… it’s in a very weird place. And she leaves.

Earth Birthday

Kara heads to the Alien Bar (does this place have an actual name?) to further explain to Mon-El why she rejected him (because that’s really what he needs right now) and does horribly, making things even more awkward between them. Alex is also there, and was completely aware that Mon-El had feelings for Kara, because it is completely obvious.

Kara and Alex then get to talking about Kara’s Earth Birthday, a celebration of when her pod crash landed onto earth (like in the opening title). Kara has taken it upon herself to plan an elaborate evening just the two of them, but Alex has to cancel. Maggie, has surprised her with tickets to see The Barenaked Ladies. Kara pretends she’s okay with it but you can sense the dismay and see it all over her face.

Alex later meets up with Maggie to pregame before the concert. Maggie realizes that Alex isn’t as excited as she should be to see one of her favorite bands and she asks her what’s wrong. Alex is feeling guilty because she left her sister hanging on her “birthday” during a time when Kara seems to be going through a lot. Maggie encourages Alex to go talk to Kara before the concert.

At the DEO while Kara is helping J’onn and M’gann find Armeck Alex checks in with Kara again and she admits that she was a little hurt by Alex ditching her, but dismisses her feelings telling Alex she was being immature and that she’s over it.

While they are searching through the DEO for Winn, Alex and Kara finally hash out how Kara felt about being ditched on her “birthday”. Kara admits to her feelings being hurt and feeling a strain on their relationship, because Kara is used to Alex always being there and now she’s less available. Midway through them talking out their issues, it’s revealed to Kara that there are two White Martians (three if you count M’gann) in the building, Alex (who never did the fire test) is the other one. The two get to the reactor and battle it out, Kara eventually beating the fake Alex.

Later, Kara is home alone watching TV when she gets a knock at the door. Alex is there with a cupcake and a candle. Though she didn’t confess her emotions to the real Alex, due to the telepathic link she has a brief dream-like memory of their conversation. Kara confesses again, and Alex reminds her that she’ll always be there for her. Alex also thinks Kara emotional congestion is tied to her (invisible) feelings for Mon-El that she is denying herself. Kara admits that she is afraid of putting herself out there because every time she does it ends badly.

The next day at Cat Co. Kara runs into Mon-El who is heading to a date with another girl. Kara pretends to be happy for him, but leaves dejected.

I enjoyed the execution of this episode a lot more than others, because there was a lot at stake, which I haven’t felt on Supergirl for a while. I appreciated the nod to the comic books and keeping the mythology of Martians and their weakness to fire a part of the story. Plus evil Winn was awesome.

Kara’s relationship problem continue to frustrate me, but this week I felt for her, because her loneliness was apparent. After last week’s episode, Kara put a riff in her relationships with Winn and James and with Alex unavailable she doesn’t really have anyone. I think Alex is wrong about Kara liking Mon-El and if she does it isn’t really about him, but that he was available and focused on her when no one else was, which is what I said last week.

But, Kara’s fear of making herself vulnerable because it ends badly is ridiculous, if only because SHE is the one who ended her relationships (all three of them). She put herself out there with James and then promptly ended it because of… I still don’t know. As for Adam (Cat’s son) their “relationship” (if you can call it that) ending was sensible, she didn’t want him to get hurt, but she should’ve told him that. There’s less risk with Mon-El because he already told her how he feels.

Questions

Are you guys sad to see M’gann go? Because I am!

Do you think Mon-El is dating that girl to make Kara jealous?

Kara needs more friends, where’s Lucy? And Lena (she’s in next week’s episode so maybe Kara will be less lonely then)

When do you think Cat will come back?

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Supergirl Recap 2×10

Kara has a nemesis

Livewire, a name that we haven’t heard in a while, is being interviewed by a prison shrink ala the Joker and Harley Quinn, and is still despondent and cheeky. While the prison shrink tries to figure Livewire out, a prison guard helps break a prisoner out of prison and then they both taser the prison psychologist and free Livewire.

Malex are investigating the prison break and Kara using her press credentials to get into the cell and ask questions.

Winn gives Suprgirl and Mon-El the rundown one Livewire, and reminds us of episode 1×18 where his ex-girlfriend goes crazy pants bananas and frees Livewire from prison the first time.

In a laboratory somewhere in National City it’s revealed that Livewire is actually being held hostage by some mad scientist type dude who is stealing her powers to build an army.

The DEO gets security footage from the prison and it’s revealed that Livewire didn’t break out from prison, she was abducted. Kara must come to terms with the fact the she wrongly villainized someone (again! Mon-El being the first), but they (Winn) aren’t sure where Livewire is.

Kara arrives and saves Winn, James and Mon-El and it turns out the scientist who was siphoning off Livewire’s powers also experimented on himself and attacked Kara. Livewire in true nemesis form, save Kara (all part of the dance) and escapes.

M’gann has a meltdown

M’gann is right where we left her, in a cell, where she seems to be doing fine until she has a complete break down and starts to scream. Her psychotic break is noticed by the DEO and when J’onn goes to see what’s up M’gann screams so loud the glass keeping her in shatters, and then she faints.

Alex runs some scans on her and can’t physically find anything wrong, she suggests that J’onn mind mend with her, but he refuses, not wanting her to be able to access any of his memories or emotions.

Alex tries to convince J’onn to mind meld with M’gann again and he refuses because she is the focus of his hatred, Alex suggests that he forgive her, because in the long run it’ll be better for him.

When M’gann is clearly about to die, J’onn has a change of heart and agrees to bond with her, Alex and Kara have J’onn’s back, volunteering to assist him if anything goes wrong.

J’onn finds out that M’gann is reliving her past. She’s scared that the other white Martians will find her and kill her. J’onn reassures her that she’s fine and let’s her know that she actually helps him, a green Martian too. She apologizes for lying to him, stating that she just wanted to be his friend.

M’gann who’s feeling much better, thanks J’onn for his help and he decides to let her go but not before M’gann tells him that she was being attacked by other white Martians who are coming for her.

Guardian is exposed

After busting some bad guys, a very tired Winn tells James that they need to tell Kara that they’re Guardian.

James invites Kara to his/Cat’s (I MISS YOU CAT) office to essentially tell her he’s Guardian but when she enters she goes on a tirade about Livewire instead. James insures her that she’s not alone, but instead of acknowledging Guardian’s hard work she decides to lean on newly trained Mon-El.

This rubs James the wrong way, mostly because it feels like (to both him and I) that he’s being  replaced by Mon-El, but instead of sharing his feeling or telling her what he was supposed to tell her, James deflects and their meeting is cut short, by Livewire who is attacking a police station.

After being injured, James is taken to the DEO office where Alex’s checks to see if he has a concussion. Kara is pissed that she is the only one who didn’t know about Guardian (except for Mon-El, but honestly when does Mon-El know anything?) The two argue about his involvement and his safety. Kara is convinced that James will die, and James is frustrated by Kara’s double standards as she’s okay with Mon-El, someone who isn’t a superhero for the right reasons, fighting bad guys because he won’t get hurt. Kara threatens James when he disagrees with her, and the two leave the DEO on bad terms.

Winn lies to the DEO and uses the knowledge of where Livewire is to play the hero with James, Mon-El over hears Winn telling James Livewire’s location and follows him there. The three of the attempt to rescue Livewire and fail getting captured instead.

After being saved by Kara Winn is chewed out by J’onn for insubordination. Supergirl tries to get Winn and James to stop being Guardian but again they refuse. She decides to back down and will no longer try to stop them, but she refuses to support them either.

 

Mon-El graduates from Superhero Kindergarten

After confessing last week that he wants to be a superhero Mon-El and Kara begin training. Mon-El has improved greatly in his training and Kara thinks he’s ready to go out on the field.

Livewire attacks a few cops in a car garage so Supergirl and Mon-El (who doesn’t have an alternative 3rd name) go to stop her.

While battling Livewire, and her surprise accomplices with similar powers, Mon-El, determined to help Supergirl (instead of following instructions), injures Guardian who arrives just in time to save a police officer but is knocked out in the process. Supergirl removes Guardian’s mask (isn’t there like some unspoken superhero rule that you don’t remove another hero’s masks) and finds out he’s James.

Despite ending her argument with James without a resolution Kara takes his words into consideration. She questions Mon-El and his actions in the garage reprimanding him for not following her instructions. She brings up their kiss from two episode’s ago and Mon-El continues to deny his feelings for her.

Mon-El meets Kara at her apartment later and confesses what we all knew, that he has feeling for her. Kara doesn’t feel the same (really not a surprise here) and Mon-El accepts it saying they should just move on.

I loved the relationship complexities and unsaid things in this episode especially between James and Kara. Though a lot of how James feels about Mon-El has surface value logic, I think a lot of his disgruntle-ness has to do with the way they handled their “relationship” at the beginning of the season. Also, I know a lot of people (probably outside of the Black Girl Nerds readership) ship Mon-El and Kara but I don’t see it, and neither does Kara, at the very most they seem like brother and sister to me. If they do get together (and they probably will) it will be because Kara is lonely and friendless because of the fallout between her and team Guardian and Alex being preoccupied with Maggie, so they probably won’t last long.

I appreciate the juxtaposition of Livewire’s speech and her being broken out of prison. Though cinematically this is something that is used often, it was very well done in that scene.

Musings

Does Kara know that Maggie knows that she’s Supergirl?

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Supergirl Recap 2×09

Supergirl is back Y’ALL!!! This episode is slowly leading us toward the revelation (or suspected revelation) that Mon-El is Daxxom royalty.

People are being snatched up

Kara and Snapper are accosted by a woman whose daughter is missing. Kara in all her internalized Supergirl glory, promises that they will find this woman’s daughter. Snapper reprimands her, partially because her missing daughter isn’t news, and because… what if they don’t.

Annoyed Kara goes to the alien bar, and finds out that Mon-El is working there, because all their other employees are dead (raising the question, who owns this bar?) Mon-El (who’s a terrible bartender btw) suggests that Kara stop looking for trouble (clearly this man doesn’t know her AT ALL). Kara meets with Maggie to do some investigating on that lady’s missing daughter and the general increase of missing people in National City.

Meanwhile somewhere else, a relatively attractive man is meeting with a doctor, who kidnaps him; the doctor, is working with Roulette.

Kara finds Mon-El in the Cat Co elevator on his day off and, Kara allows him to come along on her search. They both end up at the creepy kidnap-y doctor’s office. The doctor true to his nature tries to kidnap Kara and Mon-El and reveals himself to be an alien. Supergirl tells Mon-El to go get Alex, but instead he follows her through the portal, that promptly shuts off leaving them stuck on the other side. To make matters worse, the planet that they have travelled to has a red sun, making them powerless.

Kara and Mon-El are saved by a local named Joe and find out they’re on Maldoria a moon notorious for slave trade. We also find out that there was slavery on Daxxom; Supergirl determined to save the missing humans “surrenders” to the Maldorians to get into their slave trading fortress.

Supergirl finds the missing girl (played by Harley Quinn Smith) and finds out that Roulette is the one behind all the missing people. Roulette justifies her dabbling in slavery by blaming Supergirl for shutting down her Alien fight club. A Dominator makes an appearance, and buys all the humans.

Supergirl reassures the missing people that they will get out of their current predicament soon, and Mon-El tells her to chill. He questions her incessant need to save people and she lets him know it’s the least they could do, as they’re the only ones to survive from their planets.

Kara refuses to let the Maldorians take the Earthlings and gets electrocuted before Mon-El and the other humans stand up for her and beat the crap out of the Maldorians.

While they are escaping, Mon-El stops one of the Maldorians from harming Supergirl. When the Maldorian goes to shoot him, one of the Dominators stops him and indicates that Mon-El is someone to be respected and unharmed, allowing everyone to escape. They are found by the DEO and return safely to the portal, except for Harley Quinn’s character who gets snatched by a Maldorian. Despite having no powers, Supergirl goes to save her, and Alex assists throwing a yellow sun grenade towards her, temporarily restoring her powers. Everyone is rescued and Supergirl destroys the portal.

Back at Cat Co. Kara presents her story about people being kidnapped and sold as slaves on another planet (which, honestly sounds like something you’d read in the National Enquirer). She tells Snapper off, and lets him know she will continue to follow her heart for good stories, he pretends to not care, but secretly is proud of her.

Two hooded figures go to Maldonia to search for Mon-El and end up kill the creepy doctor.

Winn’s trauma

At the beginning of the episode Supergirl is pursuing some bank robbers with high grade weapons and has it taken care of for the most part, but Guardian steps in much to her displeasure and takes down the other two thieves. When the last one gets away and heads toward Winn, James tells him to handle it. Winn employs the old hit them with the car door trip and presumably takes him out. While Winn is in the middle of celebrating his victory, the thief gets up, assaults Winn and gets ready to kill him, when James steps in.

Supergirl is annoyed by Guardian, and is a bit bored of saving possessions and not people. This isn’t surprising considering a couple of weeks (?? I don’t actually know the time line of the crossover) ago she was saving another dimension from alien destruction.

Kara, asks Winn to research the connection between the missing people and notices his black eye. When asked, Winn tells her he got mugged.

James goes to the DEO to check up on Winn (still confused as to how he is continuously able to just walk in there but whatevs) and Winn flips out. The trauma of almost dying is too much for him, and he’s struggling with feeling powerless. Alex is stressed because where is Kara (less stressed than when she was kidnapped by Cadmus but OK) and asks Winn to keep her posted on Kara’s reporting mission.

Alex grabs a team to go find Kara and the DEO find out that Kara isn’t on Earth.

Alex asks Winn to come with her to Maldoria and he freaks out because he’s still traumatized from his almost death, Alex gives him some encouraging words and he reluctantly agrees.

The DEO gets through the portal and goes to save Supergirl, Alex tells Winn to stay by the portal, so they have a way home and he tries desperately not to freak out. While waiting for them he gets attacked by Maldorian, but this time he defends himself, restoring his confidence.

Winn apologizes to James for freaking out earlier and the two bond over the fact that Winn went to another planet.

Happy Alex is Happy

Alex is living in the land of sunshine and rainbow because she has a girlfriend!

A deliriously happy Alex volunteers to go with Kara to help find the missing people, but Kara tells her it’s cool and to stay in her happy bubble.

Alex, Winn and J’onn find out where Kara is and that the moon she’s on has a red sun. J’onn reveals that he can’t join the rescue mission because Maldoria’s atmosphere is toxic to Martians. Alex, is plagued by guilt because she was too deliriously happy to do her job properly I guess.

She gets so plagued by guilt that she breaks up with Maggie, because apparently, Alex’s misery and success are mutually exclusive.

Later, Alex apologizes to Maggie about her melt down, and Maggie reveals that she know that Supergirl is her sister, and the two agree to get back together.

I missed this show and I really enjoyed the ties in between assumed responsibility and fear. I am a little concerned about Maggie knowing Kara’s secret, this seems like the kind of thing that will blow up in Alex’s face if their relationship ends on bad terms, and seeing as Alex is ready to break up with Maggie every episode, that could be soon.

Despite everyone’s distain for Mon-El he has some great one liners, I also like looking at his character as an embodiment of white male privilege, he gets a lot of positions he isn’t qualified for like AT ALL and seems to be very content with not fighting to eradicate injustices.

Questionable Quote-ables 

Where did James learn to fight? Why have I never asked this before?

“Giving blood is against our religion” my new response to The Red Cross, who refuses to accept my anemia as a means of leaving me alone.

“It doesn’t matter whose fault it is” is usually said by the person whose fault it actually is Mon-El.

How do you capture the sun’s energy into a grenade? Can this be used for other things?

Is that other world portal destroyed forever? Because they literally just discovered a means of teleportation, that’s amazing.

Kara’s outrage about slavery makes me think that either her history teacher failed to bring up the US slavery involvement all together or she was very put out by it as a child.

Do you think Alex should’ve confirmed Maggie’s belief that Kara is Supergirl? Do you think their relationship will last?

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Legends of Super Flarrow Crossover

The CW (aka DC TV) did a 4ish (more like 3.2) cross over of all their DC shows. My recap of Supergirl can be found here. I also contributed the Legends of Tomorrow recap, but if you want a recap of the entire cross over from start to finish you can find that here!

Invasion! The Finale

The final tie into the crossover is jammed packed by transitions smoothly from Arrow.

Nate, Cisco, Mick, Felicity and Amaya go back to 1951 to kidnap a Dominator and find out why they’re attacking Earth, while Oliver, Barry, Ray and Sarah go to a meeting with the President. Kara wants to go too (for back up) but Oliver’s masculinity is threatened so he tells her to stay put. And besides me questioning when Oliver became someone who’s afraid of strong women, I’m also confused as to why flipping SUPERGIRL listened to him at all (it stinks of patriarchy).

Caitlin and Professor Stein are trying to develop a way to stop the aliens neurologically, Caitlin calls Stein’s daughter in for help, but he’s stressed because he later plans to erase her from existence.

Amaya, Mick and Star Spangled Idiot (Nate) go to pick up the Dominator while Felicity (who is suffering from the effects of time travel) and Cisco are benched and must stay on the ship. While procuring a straggler, they are met by the government who shoots the alien and them, taking them back to their base.

Cisco and Felicity are freaking out because they now have to save Mick, Amaya and Nate, who are in their cell trying to communicated with the Dominator. They find out that the Dominators are just trying to figure out if the new metas (the JSA) are a threat. The unknown government agents take the Dominator out for questioning, and Nate, Amaya and Mick are rescued by Cisco and Felicity. Cisco convinces the others to save the Dominator and it leaves, but not before Cisco can steal a transponder.

Meanwhile, in 2016 Sarah, Ray, Barry and Oliver are waiting for the president. It turns out their ‘meeting’ is a trap, by the same people who captured Mick, Amaya and Nate in the past. The four of them take out the agents (except for the old guy of course) and find out that the Dominators are threatened by Barry (does that mean that Barry’s the most powerful hero on Earth 1, or does he just mess up the space time continuum AGAIN?) and want him to surrender himself.

Felicity, Amaya, Mick, Cisco and Nate fly back to 2016 and get a call on the transponder from the Dominator they saved. He lets them know that if Barry doesn’t surrender they will deploy a weapon that will kill all metahumans. Barry is willing to sacrifice himself (which, I mean I LOVE Barry, but Wally is Kid Flash so…).

The Dominators are closing in on Earth as a means of leveraging. Cisco uses the transponder to vibe onto the Dominators ship. The Dominator they saved serves them with the Catch 22 of by becoming a hero you create more villains (which eventually become a danger to the universe). Cisco comes to an understanding of Barry’s actions (because now he too has played with time).

Stein’s daughter is struggling with her project, and Caitlin gives Stein some parenting advice. Stein apologizes to his daughter for being a jerk, and she comes to a realization about the weapon.

Barry decides to turn himself in (bye Barry) but Oliver and all the heroes stop him. The Dominators invade earth as a distraction from the bomb they’re about to release. The team fights a small group of Dominators in Central City and Supergirl saves Oliver’s life (because she’s better than him).

Stein has completed his device that will cause pain to the Dominators Barry and Supergirl fly/run around to place it on all the aliens, while Sarah and Cisco are on the wave rider trying to figure out how to stop this bomb from dropping. With the help of the wave rider’s tractor beam and Firestorm they stop they stop the bomb from dropping (Supergirl could have probably helped, but whatever). The Dominators retreat, the President (who is a BLACK WOMAN) honors the heroes and then they have a goodbye/celebration party. Oliver apologizes to Kara for being an ass hat and Cisco gives Kara (and the CW) a way to crossover.