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Supergirl – We Can Be Heroes (2×10)

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Three heads are better than one in most case but on Supergirl, three was just a crowd. At least to Kara.

Livewire made her epic return this week and I totally forgot how much I enjoyed her as a villain.

When Livewire “breaks out” of her high maximu prison, Supergirl is on high alert knowing this girl is the real deal. With the help of her new partner in crime, she attacks a police stake out and Supergirl is no match for the two electrical buddies.

Thankfully, she’s not the only hero in National City. Mon-El just finished up his training and leaped into battle with her. However when he saw that she was in danger, he disobeyed her orders of “helping the civilians” and ran to her aid. All those people he was supposed to protect would have been fried if it wasn’t for the Guardian, who arrived just in the knick of time. With everyone working for the same cause, Livewire and her buddy escaped.

With Guardian left unconscious, Supergirl was finally able to see who the hero under the mask was and she was horrified to find out it was Jimmy Olsen. Back at the DEO, things between them did not end well. He admitted that he wanted to tell her about his “calling” but she wasn’t having any of it, telling him that it was careless because he was a human and he would get hurt. Jimmy wasn’t listening to her though, explaining that he was going to continue fighting the good fight because he was never meant to live in her shadow.

There was also some friction between Jimmy and Mon-El. Jimmy was a bit jealous that Kara was so eager to train her other alien friend to be a hero, even though he had absolutely no desire to be one. As he pointed out, Mon-El only cared about himself, which is why he put all those civilians at risk.

Kara doesn’t want to believe it but confronts Mon-El and asks him why he decided to be a hero. “Is it because you like me,” she questions. Hearing the kindergarten-ish statement “do you like me” from a superhero is pretty comical, I’ll admit, but I guess a question that had to be posed. When Mon-El is unable to provide an answer, she brushes him off as the next hero, which doesn’t sit with him well.

Awaiting Livewire’s next move, Supergirl goes to be with J’onn and M’gann, who was basically dying after being “attacked” in her cell. J’onn initially refused to help the White Martian, unable to forgive her betrayal, but after some persuasion from Alex, he gave in and linked brains with her. There, he saw her sitting in the middle of the Martian war. She was so disappointed in the fact that she lied to him so she closed off and hid in her brain. J’onn forgives her and promises to be there for her and they both wake up. That’s when she admits that she was being attacked by her people, who are coming to get her. Could these be the same people looking for Mon-El?

While Kara was busy with J’onn, Winn gave Livewire’s location to the Guardian in hopes that he’d finally prove himself to Kara. Turns out, the Livewire attacking Supergirl and the police was actually a prototype created by a scientist who was holding the real Livewire captive and draining her powers. Guardian doesn’t stand much of a chance against the 4 of them and neither does Mon-El, who overheard the plan and came to help out.

Pretty soon, Winn is calling Kara to tell her that both “superheroes” were trapped and needed her help. At this point, I kind of understood why she was so annoyed with them – instead of making things easier, they were just extra people she needed to save.

Supergirl and the real Livewire put aside their differences to team up against the scientist who did her wrong. In fact, when they all came together, they were quite a powerful team. That wasn’t enough to convince Kara that Jimmy should be superhero so our favorite team finally parted ways. This will definitely cause a strain in their friendship and I’m sure negatively affect Kara. Plus, she’ll probably need Guardian’s help eventually, convincing her that he should follow his heart’s desires, even if she doesn’t agree with them.

We also haven’t seen the last of Livewire, who played nice with Supergirl and got a head start on running. Who knows, maybe she’ll even stay out of trouble and we won’t have to deal with her again anytime soon?

As for Mon-El, he finally fessed up that he does in fact “like” Kara. He fessed up to remembering kissing when he thought he was dying and explained it was because of her beautiful eyes that reminded him of comets. Kara didn’t say much back as he poured out his feelings making things a little bit awkward and he simply asked that they continue working together, which I’m sure won’t be easy considering she too has feelings for him, she just doesn’t want to admit it. Take some advice from Alex girl and just be happy!

I’ll put any money on the fact that Mon-El and Kara kiss on the Valentine’s Day episode. The couple that fights crime together, stays together… hopefully.

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Supergirl – Schott Through the Heart (3×14)

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Supergirl kicked things off on a really happy note so it was only a matter of time before the episode took a dark turn.

During karaoke night — where we learned absolutely no one at the DEA can hold a tune — Winn found out his father was killed in prison.

He tried to act like he wasn’t phased since his father was a terrible man but loss affects everyone, regardless.

Given that his father was the ToyMan, he had one last spectacle up his sleeve as he was being lowered to the ground.

His coffin exploded into tiny, little pieces which they later realized was part of a bigger plan to make good on his promise to Winn’s estranged mother (guest star Laurie Metcalf).

Who else was impressed with those flying monkeys that spelled out the ominous warning “Surrender Mary” in the sky.

Winn initially refused to forgive his mother for abandoning him 20-years ago and watching him re-live the night his mother never came for him when his father snapped was chilling. This was a side of Wynn we’ve never seen before. Jeremy Jordan is a superb actor; he needs to include that scene in his reel!

However, Mary had a solid reason for leaving: his father warned her that if she stayed, he would kill his only son.

And even from beyond the grave, he vowed to keep them apart.

Now, none of this excuses her estrangement but it does provide some context as to why she stayed away which changes things a bit.

You can’t be mad at someone who thought they were doing the best for you.

The two begin deconstructing the flying monkeys hoping it would lead them to the person carrying out Winslow’s wishes.

Mary figures it out first and heads over to the WWW toy factory where she finds Winslow’s apprentice, a woman who worked maintenance at the penitentiary and learned all of his tricks.

She promised him that after his death, she would make sure to kill Winn as Mary watched and then kill her as punishment for breaking the rules.

When Winn realizes his mother has been captured, he puts his hero pants on and heads over there with Supergirl, the Guardian and Mon-El by his side.

Surprisingly, he didn’t need any of them to defeat his father’s protege; he’s his father’s son so he knows a thing or two about the “tricks.” He just had a better head on his shoulders and used his smarts for good rather than evil which simultaneously put his mother’s worries to rest. He didn’t just survive without his parents, he thrived!

It was definitely fun to watch them take on villainous toys for a change — literal HOT wheels, an angry T-Rex and Supergirl being turned into an action figure!

After the threat had been neutralized, Winn even offered to get to know his mother which means Metcalf will be sticking around for awhile, hopefully.

Winn drama aside, Mon-El was following Kara around because he needed to “talk.”

Exes can be so clingy sometimes. I joke, obviously.

After his talk with Imra, he realized just how terrible it felt to be lied to and wanted to apologize to Kara. Furthermore, he needed to inform her about why Imra lied. Kara didn’t want to get involved in his marriage, however, the reason had less to do with love and more to do with Worldkillers.

Despite what they initially believed, the Legionnaires didn’t land on Earth by accident, Imra and Brainy did it intentionally and kept Mon-El in the dark because they didn’t think he’d want to come back.

What are they looking for? The third Wordkiller, Pestilence, which the DEA has yet to find. Apparently, in a thousand years, she evolves into Blight so finding and stopping her now saves everyone in the present and in the future. Win-Win.

Remember in Supergirl Season 3 Episode 10, Mon-El explains that they hid the secret for stopping a race of world-destroying creatures called the Blight inside their own DNA.

So now, the Legion and Supergirl are on the same side with a common enemy.

Will working together bring Mon-El and Supergirl closer together? There are obviously still feelings on both sides and I’m not sure how long Mon-El can continue on in an arranged marriage.

Alex and J’onn spent some time away from the DEA enjoying a family meal with M’yrnn.

While J’onn is oblivious to M’yrnn’s memory decay, Alex catches on fairly quickly as she once experienced this with her grandmother.

She tells M’yrnn that he has to tell his son the truth as he deserves to know, but M’yrnn doesn’t want to burden his son anymore. He also doesn’t want to force him to lose his father piece-by-piece again.

While his desire to protect his child is noble, dementia isn’t something you can deal with alone nor can you hide it for too long.

When Alex explains that she won’t lie to J’onn, M’yrnn angrily orders her to get out of his house. She honors his wishes by not saying a thing, but he eventually tells his son the truth, which obviously crushes him. Even aliens get debilitating diseases. It’ll be interesting to see how J’onn deals with all of this.

And finally, James Olsen spent most of the episode calling maybe-girlfriend Lena who was missing in action.

Given the climate they live in, I would have worried that she was kidnapped or something but eventually she called back blaming L-Corp meetings and such on her disappearance.

In reality, she’s running tests on Sam to figure out what’s been causing her blackouts.

Lena is one of the good guys so hopefully, she’ll report any findings to her group of besties.

However, I don’t think the tests will reveal much of anything because her brain is intact, she’s simply playing host to Reign, who only comes out to play when she needs to.

And that’s maybe how she’ll figure it out! Maybe, as she’s testing Sam, Reign will appear and she’ll put two-and-two together.

 

 

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Supergirl – Both Sides Now (3×13)

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Supergirl and the DEO are a step closer to the Worldkillers on this week’s episode of Supergirl but unfortunately, Reign is still one step ahead of them.

After pinpointing Julie as the Worldkiller thanks to her still-unexplained visions, Kara and team went to bring her in.

They were expecting a strong entity with powers similar to Reign’s but what they found was a girl sitting with her headphones on singing a song.

Julie got the shock of her life and begged Supergirl not to hurt her, which seemed a bit unusual to me. Why did she think the hero came to instill fear and pain?

When Purity sensed the danger, her switch flipped and those high-pitch shrieks and trembles knocked a few people to their knees.

J’onn was able to cuff her and bring her back to the DEO where Supergirl insisted to get through to Julie. She saw the switch flip but unfortunately, was met with backlash from Alex who wanted to “do it her way.”

Questioning Alex isn’t something I normally do. In this instance though, Kara seemed to have the better approach. Why was it so hard for Alex to believe that this creature wasn’t 100% evil?

Kara begins making headway until Alex ruins it all by angering Purity. When she reveals that they have her crystal upstairs, which will lead them to the Worldkiller’s headquarters, Purity freaks out utilizing her powers to break free from the DEO.

When the crystal is activated, Reign is summoned and informed about her “sister,” which unfortunately cuts into Sam’s mother-daughter bonding time with Ruby.

Lena thought she was doing Sam a favor by letting her take a mental health day and Sam thought she would make all the weirdness up to Ruby by allowing her to play hooky and go ice-skating. Instead, Ruby found herself deserted in the middle of the ice-rink after her mother just disappeared.

Ruby isn’t stupid; she knows something is up with her mother, but I’m surprised she called Lena over Alex. Mother’s can be so gullible sometimes. They think they are protecting their children and shielding them from the difficulties when in reality, Ruby is more aware of what’s going on than Sam is.

When Reign retracts, Sam rushes back to the office to confide in Lena: she has absolutely NO idea where she went after deserting Ruby. Not one single memory. Obviously, this has to be really frustrating. Medically, I’d probably diagnose it to some kind of early onset Alzheimers or bipolar disorder. This is especially true when she became furious when she found out Lena told her daughter that she was sick.

For a brief moment, Reign appeared through her before Sam fought back. Lena assured her she “knew exactly what was going on” and promised to help. What will her diagnosis be?

Honestly, if only Lena, Alex and Kara communicated on the regular. If Lena has told the ladies that information, they would be able to compare it to Julia and Purity.

In an attempt to take her down a second time, Winn located her riding the public transportation. Trust me, as someone who rides the Chicago CTA every day, Purity’s actions were relatively normal. That is until she started using her shrieking vibrato to take down the superheroes, which she found ineffective thanks to Winn’s earbuds. That’s how I tune out the ridiculous people on trains too, who would have guessed?

Stripped of her main power, Purity goes into distress, which becomes dangerous for the commuters. A fight ensues and it’s mainly Supergirl trying to take her down while the rest of the team focuses on getting people out of there.

Eventually, Alex realizes Kara was right this whole time; there’s a struggle happening within Julie. She’s trying to break through while Purity is trying to keep her grasp. The characteristic struggle of good vs. evil with good prevailing for the time being.

Just as they were able to reach Julie and bring her back, Reign crash landed and threatened to kill Alex. Julie, being the brave human that she is, offered herself in exchange for Alex’s freedom. Reign happily accepted since her whole mission was to save her “sister” and train her to be just as powerful.

While defeated all was not lost. The DEO now has a much better understanding of who the Worldkiller’s are and how they operate. The silver lining is that there are actually people inside. Maybe the goal isn’t to defeat them, it’s to save them.

We still don’t know who the other two are, but it’s only a matter of time before they rise.

The other big mystery this week involves Imra and Mon-El. She’s been absent from a few episodes and it’s because things have been a little rocky between the spouses. Everyone picks up on the discord but only J’onn really has the alien confidence to get the real scoop.

Mon-El is hesitant to open up at first but eventually gives us a deeper look at his relationship. His marriage to Imra was arranged. He wasn’t forced to marry her, per say, but he did it knowing that it would bring unity and peace between the planets.

This little fact changes everything for Mon-El and Kara shippers because Mon-El isn’t completely in love with his wife nor is over Kara. We knew that already, but it’s so nice to hear him say it.

Of course, he has respect for Imra and grew to love her but it isn’t on the level of deep, real and passionate as his feelings for Kara once were.

But because of that, he’s confused. He has a wife, but he also he might also have feelings for his ex-girlfriend.

Messy. J’onn agrees, but he gives him some solid advice: be honest. The key to marriage is honesty and Imra deserves to know what he’s really feeling.

He takes J’onn up on that advice and Imra is appreciative admitting that honesty is the on of the qualities she loves about him.

You know how I said mother’s think they’re doing such a good job of keeping secrets from their kids? Well, Mon-El really thought he was covering up his emotions well yet Imra knew exactly what the problem was. It’s obvious after all — any man would be conflicted if he suddenly RETURNED from the future and scored a second chance with the love of his life after thinking he’d never see her again.

He looks at Kara for a little too long, he’s too eager to talk to her and he’s always trying to save her. That man is in LOVE and while it hurts, Imra just knows their time is limited.

But, now that they’re being honest, Imra admits she has to tell him the truth too; the truth about why they really came on this mission.

What do you think she and Brainy are hiding from him? Was their goal always to reunite Mon-El and Kara? Did they need to return to help Supergirl stop the Worldkillers? We need answers Imra.

Naturally, since Mon-El is starting to have feelings again, Kara claims she’s getting over him. Will these two ever just be on the same page?

Haters can say whatever they want, but I’m thoroughly enjoying the romantic aspect of this series. It doesn’t have to be all about fighting villains — Supergirl is allowed to have a love life of sorts.

Alex is still wallowing in her break-up with Maggie, which isn’t a bad thing, it’s just being dragged out. I don’t want Alex’s personal life to interfere with the DEO nor do I want her to become cynical. It’s okay to feel pain, to be hurt and to drink your sorrows in tequila, but then, it’s time to pick up the guns and fight the real fight.

Other Thoughts

  • Man, Mon-El looks GOOD in his tight suit.
  • Did anyone else pick up on some sparks between Imra and Winn? I’m shipping them when Mon-El’s marriage dissolves.
  • Julie’s freak out was epic and totally relatable on many levels.
  • Winn, J’onn and Mon-El talking about cars? Classic.

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Supergirl – For Good (3×12)

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SUPERGIRL FOR GOOD

Anyone else really irritated that this week’s episode of Supergirl didn’t make any progress on the Worldkillers?

In fact, they, and Reign took a backseat for a Lena and Edge showdown; a showdown no one asked for.

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve seen Edge. He’s taken a backburner as National City’s most despised person because you know, there’s an actual threat looming over the city that not even Supergirl knows how to control.

He returns in full-asshole mode, slurring threats at Lena simply because she’s related to the Luthor’s. Karma bites him in the ass almost immediately as his car starts driving itself and goes off of a bridge before exploding in the air. There’s a Polish proverb that states, “zlego diabli nie wezma.” The literal translation is “the devil doesn’t take the bad,” and it most definitely rings true in this situation.

Edge takes Lena’s last words to him: “burn in hell,” as an admission of guilt. He creeps up on them during a news meeting at CatCo to basically tell her he’s going to retaliate until one of them is dead. Sure sounds like a threat to me.

The moment was so threatening, no one seemed to notice Kara’s super-speedy reflexes. She caught fricking glass in mid-air with her back turned to him, people!

Roughly 5-minutes later, Lena collapses to the ground, foaming at the mouth. You would think being surrounded by Supergirl and Guardian, they would have predicted the outcome as I did, but nope.

Kara flies Lena over to the DEO in her regular-person clothes, which correct me if I’m wrong, is a first for the series. Alex gets to show off her medical skills for the second time this hour, the first being while performing a CAT scan on Sam, which we’ll get to in a minute.

Putting Lena in hypothermia stops the poison from reaching her brain and heart and before you know it, she’s awake on the couch at CatCo and ready to get her revenge.

James — who isn’t your ordinary news editor because if he was, they’d be on the list of hottest male professions ahead of cops and firefighters — reveals that the cart barista was shot down by a dissolving bullet.

Lena recognizes that as a product of LexCorp and she follows the breadcrumbs to the real culprit: her mother.

Anyone else happy to see mommy dearest? Same. I’ve never found Lillian to be a compelling villain. She’s more of a pest, one that Lena can’t seem to shake, even though she’s been able to separate herself from virtually every Luthor entity.

Lillian tries desperately to convince Lena to embrace her killer genetics and just take Edge out. We all know what it’s like to hate someone so much, it would be better if they just seized to exist. But sane people don’t act on those emotions; they find another way.

Which is exactly what Lena does. And she enlists Kara to help. Now, at this point, I’m convinced Lena is 100% aware that Kara = Supergirl. How could she not be? It’s an insult to us viewers to expect us to believe that Lena is this airheaded.

And while she’s at it, she has to know that her BF James is Guardian. It’s just too ironic that whenever the two superheroes are around, Kara and James aren’t.

Kara and Lena crash the Park Conservatory Blake Tie Gala, where Lillian plans to take him out.

Lena informs him that either he admits that he wanted to kill her, or she gives her mom the “go-ahead” to do her dirty work. As the strike zone gets closer, Edge confesses although honestly, I don’t think he’s responsible.

Lillian isn’t pleased with her daughter’s decision to spare him and she suits up in the Lexosuit to finish him off. It seems a bit excessive considering her target is Edge, but whatever, do your thing, Lillian. I guess this is how she defines bonding-time with her daughter.

Supergirl drops in to take care of business and Mon-El joins the fight because he “has her back.” At this point, Mon-El is that annoying ex you just can’t seem to shake no matter what because he believes that you can be “just friends.” Hate aside, his idea of hacking Lillian’s drone and using them against her is pretty brilliant, but since when is he prancing around the DEO making calls? I’m not liking this. Stay humble.

Once Lillian is shot down, Guardian prevents Edge from escaping with the confession. In a world where the DEO exist, can you believe they are still using voice records?

So all’s well that ends well.

Except there’s still Sam, who confessed to Lena and Kara about the blackout’s she’s been having after all of her tests come back positive.

On a relatable note, we’re all Sam looking up our symptoms on WebMD and declaring that it’s “brain tumor” bad. Cardinal rule #1: don’t look up your symptoms. Plus, Google isn’t able to diagnose you with “Worldkiller” syndrome… yet.

So like I said, Alex played doctor to help out Sam and found nothing unusual. Sam then broke down informing her besties that since she was young, she’s always had to take care of herself. She also expresses concern about who would take care of Ruby if something were to happen to her. Foreshadowing? I hope not because I truly like this girl gang we’ve built.

But, Regin is a problem. And if we have to neutralize the problem to save the world then bye-bye Sam. And like I’ve been predicting, Alex will adopt Ruby and it’ll be the child she’s always wanted to have.

I wonder why it hasn’t occurred to Sam that maybe, whatever is happening with her has to do with the fact that she crash-landed on this Earth in a pod. You’d think that would be something she’d mention, given the villain uptick in National City. Unless Sam doesn’t even know about Reign because she’s always gone when she’s wrecking havoc.

It dawned on me just how different Reign and Sam really are. Sam doesn’t want to be a burden to her friends and family, she doesn’t want to cause trouble and is so anti-violence, she cringes at the sight of a needle. Reign on the other hands thrives off of it and bringing people to justice; she’s the complete opposite, yet they are the same person.

At least we identified one of the two World Killers thanks to Winn. Now, to get to her before Reign does.

Other Thoughts

  • How long has it been since Sam told Alex about her blackouts? How did Alex’s leg heal so fast? It as if it was never broken.
  • “I don’t have to kill you, you’re already dead Lena.” – Edge. That spoke to me because that’s how I feel sometimes.
  • “Why would you be Cat Grant when you could be Lena Luthor.” Fair point mom. But I do appreciate the subtle reminders that Cat Grant is irreplaceable.
  • I’m glad that despite all the temptation, Lena has chosen to remain inherently good. Being friends with Kara and James shows her that good prevails over evil.
  • Edge’s car is the byproduct of robots taking over the world. It’s scary and it’s unavoidable.
  • I’m done with these Mon-El scenes. For the past few episodes, there has been one scene where the two exes meet at the DEO and re-hash their day with Mon-El telling Kara “he understands this must be hard.” Frustrating much?
  • James should dangle more people from bridges, just saying.

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