Morgan Edge resurfaced on Supergirl for an epic takedown of Lena Luthor.
While Edge was a mediocre villain at best, it was really Lena’s show. Her whole life, she’s struggled to prove that despite her crappy genetics, she was a good person. And then, the one good thing that she thought she did ended up being her takedown.
Edge stirred the pot early on in the episode by giving a press conference in which he insinuated that Lena caused several children to fall ill as a direct result of the bomb she set off in the season two finale to get rid of the Daxamites. Not only was he slandering her name, he was doing it at her hospital. Sadly, lead contamination isn’t just a narrative pulled from comic books, it’s a real-life story that unfolded in Flint, Michigan, which Lena actually draws attention to. And unlike National City, Flint doesn’t have a Supergirl to save the day.
With the negative press affecting both CatCo and Luthor Corp, Lena made the decision to resign temporarily until her innocence is proven. A decision that Jimmy Olsen whole-heartedly supports.
Lena calls a press conference to tell the people, who are all chanting to “lock her up,” yet another real-life nod to Hillary Clinton’s press conferences.
Despite tests that Lena ran with Wynn before detonating the bomb, she can’t say with 100% certainty that Edge is lying. Before she can even finish apologizing, a scorned parent of one of the children fires his gun.
James takes the bullet for her – in the shoulder, so he’s fine – thus proving he doesn’t actually hate her as much as lets on. In fact, I think we might see a relationship bloom between these two!
The bullet may have missed her, but it left its mark emotionally. Maybe she just had to admit what was so blatantly obvious to everyone else – she was evil.
Personally, I was less invested in the self-loathing pity party and more so enjoying that she was getting sloshed off of wine and wearing a hoodie.
Lena may have given up but her friends Kara and Sam worked tirelessly to prove her innocence. Sam’s quick thinking skills of hacking into bank accounts led them to find a connection between all the children: a food truck.
The food truck was located near a pool, which was contaminated with a chemical found in the chlorine cans that mimicked the symptoms of lead poisoning. Lena recognizes the company, Acme Corp, immediately because it belongs to Edge. They always say, know everything about your enemy.
Edge was poisoning children on purpose to take a shot at Lena for buying out Catco from under him. Talk about petty.
Lena is pretty resourceful but confronting someone as dangerous and ruthless as Edge alone wasn’t the smartest. She’s knocked out by one of his goons, only to wake up in a warplane, which was being piloted by Edge and said goon.
Basically, the plane was filled with the chemical and no one else was on board so once it crashed, contaminating all the water, it would look like Lena was responsible.
Thankfully, her mayday call reached Supergirl, who came to her rescue and through an impressive use of CGI, broke the plane in half, salvaging the part with the chemicals and Lena. #SavedTheDayAgain
It’s unclear what Supergirl will do the bring down Edge, who seems to feel invisible because he knows caped heroes don’t stray from the moral path.
On the plus side, we finally saw the three ladies work together, but specifically Kara and Sam, who as we know, both hail from Krypton and will probably battle each other soon enough.
There wasn’t much insight into Sam’s transformation into Reign, at least nothing as drastic as the visions from last week, but she did realize that something is going haywire when Ruby pointed out a tear in her shirt with a bullet lodged in it. Then things got weirder for her when she remembers that the bullet from the press conference grazed her but didn’t even harm her.
I guess the episode was a bit of a let down for me because I’m so invested in seeing Sam’s transformation into Reign and the more they prolong it, the antsier I get.
However, the rest of the episode was dedicated to bidding adieu to #Sanvers, which was really a hard pill to swallow.
How did we get here? From having a blissful wedding shower one day to breaking up and moving out. It was heartbreaking to watch, especially because there is still so much love between these two women.
Unfortunately, love isn’t always enough. If both sides don’t make a sacrifice or come to an agreement, there’s no point in pursuing the relationship. At the end of the day, they wanted different things, I just wish that they hadn’t taken this couple so far, and made us fall for them, just to pull the rug up from under us.
Supergirl – American Alien (4×01)
Supergirl spent the summer thwarting crime all over the world, from National City to Madrid to Kaznia as witnessed on Supergirl Season 4 Episode 1.
Why she was taking care of the whole world when just a few months earlier (our timeline) she could barely manage National City by herself is beyond me.
Supergirl – Battles Lost and Won (3×23)
The final showdown between Reign and Supergirl wasn’t even the biggest part of the Supergirl finale.
Reign’s takedown felt like the next step in a chapter where everyone got their moment and life changes caused a major shakeup at the DEO.
It’s so interesting to see something as the ultimate threat at one point and then, suddenly, everything changes and it no longer seems so extreme anymore.
Reign and the Dark witches posed a real threat to National City as they planned to turn Earth into New Krypton.
But a series of actions quickly nipped it in the bud: Myr’nn shapeshifted and went down into the core stopping Reign, Coville sounded the emergency alarm from J’onn’s ship revealing Reign’s location, Sam went to the Dark Valley and with the help of her mother Patricia drank from the Fountain of Lillith, and Supergirl killed Reign after listening to her mother than time-traveled back like one of the Legion’s to use the Harun-El to transport her, Reign and Sam back to the Dark Valley where they defeated her by removing her source of power.
Get all that?
J’onn and Myr’nn’s goodbye was sped up because the world was literally in shambles but his father did give him one crucial memory which reminded him of what it means to live life as a Martian. It’s what convinced him to give up his position as DEO director and follow in his father’s footsteps.
And with J’onn leading the pack, the title went to Alex just as she was about to quit to focus on her own family-work life balance. It’s no secret that Alex has been struggling with how to have a child while she’s risking her life every day for the greater good.
At one point, it seemed like Reign was unstoppable, and I couldn’t help but chortle at the fact that Alex was worrying more about if she’d ever adopt and become a mother than her own survival. That’s some serious dedication.
Her new position allows her to find happiness and start a family!
Supergirl was able to fight alongside her mother and it was her mother who convinced her that she needed to kill Reign in order to defeat her.
Throughout the season, Kara has struggled with her self-identity. At one point, she even wanted to live her true life back at home on Argo so it’s understandable that she would listen to her mother because they say mother knows best.
In this case, mother didn’t know best. When Supergirl went against her own morals and ended Reign using force, she ended up killing her mother and Mon-El.
I actually expected her mother to die so I wasn’t as phased as I was by Mon-El dying just as the battle had come to an end.
However, Supergirl realized that there was another way — there always is — and used a disruption to travel back in time and destroy Reign at the source of all her power with Sam’s help.
And that spared not only her mom but also Mon-El.
Mon-El’s story wrapped up with him finally getting closure with Imra. She admitted that their marriage wasn’t ideal which I assumed would make way for him to reunite with Supergirl.
But alas, a hero’s job is never done.
Brainy realized Mon-El wasn’t as perturbed as he should after receiving the bad news — killing the Blight spared his evil cousin who threatened to wipe out all of the future’s AI. He needed to stay behind and thus, the Legion needed not only Mon-El but also, Winn.
Remember how defeated Winn was when his design didn’t save Demos from the Kryptonian witches? Well, one failure doesn’t erase all the good that his design has done. In fact, Brainy reveals that it’s in the national archives and is the foundation of future groundbreaking tech. Um, go Winn from CatCo!
Initially, Winn is hesitant about journeying into the future and leaving his old life behind but you knew he was going to make the jump not only because his character was moved into a guest-starring role next season but because Winn was always looking for his calling. He was too smart for the DEO but not confident enough in his abilities. But finding out that you’re a hero in the future like those you once looked up to in the tech world? That’s game-changing. I cannot wait to see how he’s changed when he does come to visit next season.
Admittedly, I’ll miss Winn’s witty remarks and the positivity he brought to the team. Without him, J’onn and Mon-El, the dynamic will be vastly different.
As for Mon-El, he didn’t tell Supergirl how he felt about her but rather, teared up while saying goodbye and explaining that he had to go back and protect the Legion. She understood because that’s the kind of man Mon-El is but me? I was upset that they didn’t even share a goodbye kiss. He’s single finally, how could they not give us anything to hold us over?
The love story isn’t completely over, but they’ve both acknowledge that being hero’s comes first. It’s their priority and what they are meant to do and they both respect those decisions. Sadly, they must do it in two different times which yet again puts a snag on their relationship. Plus, producers already admitted the actor, Chris Wood, would not be returning next season so Kara’s happy ending is thanks to herself; she found herself and her own happiness without ever needing to rely on a man.
James Olsen unmasked himself while trying to save the world and really, that’s where we left that story. How will National City accept a black superhero? Especially a superhero that also spearheads a journalistic empire and is dating a Luthor?
Sam and Ruby got their happy ending with the former’s test results clearing her of any Kryptonian DNA. Does this mean they are done with the series for good? Are they out of the girl group for good?
And that, of course, brings me to that cryptic final scene. Lena may have turned over the Harun-El to Supergirl’s mother but she’s “ready for phase two of their trials” with Eve Teschmacher. Yes, that Eve.
While it seems like Lena is definitely exploring her Luther side, we also see a snippet of a naked Supergirl walking towards the Siberian border around the same time she “time traveled.” What does this mean?
The first rule of time travel is that there are major consequences which is why I was skeptical that the do-over was such an “easy way out.” What are the rules of time-travel on Supergirl? Are there really two Kara’s? Why is she at the Siberian border?
- There’s no pizza on Argo so National City definitely wins.
- The most important thing a father can tell his son is to be happy. Myr’nn wins the father of the year award.
- I’m glad Sam got a proper goodbye with her mother. Seeing Patricia in the Dark Valley could have gone either way because it could have been a hallucination put there to trip up Sam and persuade her into drinking from the wrong fountain. Thankfully, it really was her mom trying to make amends and do right by her daughter one last time.
- Destroying Reign seemed a bit ridiculous and all that time traveling stuff felt like something we were supposed to ignore because Kara shined her pearly whites and carried it out, somehow, with optimism. I don’t want to point out plothole dring a triumphant moment but what the hell just happened?
- All Superman gets is a mention of how he’s saving Madagascar? Weak.
- With Brainy at the DEO, maybe Kara can make good on finally showing him Star Wars.
The season had some highs and lows, admittedly, but I’ll miss seeing their faces each week. Suiting up to save the world just won’t be the same without Supergirl by my side.
Thoughts on the finale?
Supergirl – Make it Reign (3×22)
This season of Supergirl has been all over the place but the one consistency, the one focal point, the one villain has always been Reign.
Now, the DEO is gearing up for the final battle against the Worldkillers the Dark Priestess and the Daughters of the Night.
Selena and her villainous gal pals stole Kara’s ship and landed at the Fortress Sanctuary where they revealed their true mission to Coville, the moronic human helping them — to terraform planet Earth as the New Krypton?
Yeah, definitely not a good time for Supergirl to be sending out her “on vacation” office message. That’s what she gets for allowing naivety to set in and believing that Reign could be so easily snuffed out from Sam.
Unable to touch the rock of Harun El, they use Coville as they gather for the rebirth of Reign, just as the prophecy foretold. But before they can manage that, they need the blood of the other two Word killers.
Again, stupid Coville is like “hey, let me show you where you can get it” and leads them right to the DEO where everyone is busy trying to figure out why Sam is getting so weak again.
Meanwhile, on planet Argo, Supergirl enlists the help of Alura and Mon-El to find a way back to Earth so she can warn her people about the impending threat.
The writers continuously stressed that Argo was unable to contact planet Earth in any way and then somehow, magically, they are able to use a hologram crystal to communicate with Winn and Alex. Something tells me that if Kara’s mother really wanted to find her, she would have done so. Or is she really this tech illiterate?
The DEO isn’t completely defenseless but it is without its two biggest fighters Supergirl and J’onn. The latter is performing The Reach with his father who is ready to transfer over all of his memories and the thoughts of his predecessors onto his son.
Yes, most of the focus was on the rise of Reign and the three dark Kryptonians coming for blood, literally, but the addition of M’yrnn’s final moments, or at least what we thought would be his final moments, was oddly fitting.
I was balling my eyes out when M’yrnn was saying his goodbye’s to Alex and explaining that he knew J’onn was home because of the people he was surrounded with.
Of course, it was obvious that The Reach would never be completed because, despite their best efforts, Selena was able to get her hands on the blood of the other World Killer’s and revive Reign.
Thankfully, by that time, Supergirl, Mon-El and even Alura portal jumped back home too. Again, if it was that easy, why haven’t we been doing this?
Supergirl may have left her home and her family defenseless by traveling to Argo, but it gave everyone a chance to shine including Demos who unfortunately died defending planet Earth.
Winn took it pretty hard considering he built the shield which failed him in battle. But Winn, this is no time to lash out at yourself — they need everyone to get their head in the game to stand a chance of defeating Reign and saving Sam and themselves from “natural” disasters that aren’t natural at all.
We’re talking seismic catastrophes! And an earthquake in National City seems to be phase one of the hell Reign is unleashing at the core of the Earth.
Will M’yrnn’s shape-shifting actually protect them? And is it worth risking his life before the completion of The Reach?
It seems that for M’yrnn to die a noble death, this is his only choice.
Sam is tucked away in Dark Krypton but that doesn’t mean she’s safe at all. As the voices can be heard saying, “they are coming for her.”
Their only hope in defeating Reign is to get infinite strength from the Fountains of Lilith. Will she find those on Dark Krypton?
And Coville? Well, he should have seen his death coming from miles away in his books and readings. How could he be stupid enough to think that they would be loyal to him because he helped them out? What more could a mere human offer them when the whole point was the remove all human form from the Earth?
- Mon-El and Winn bonding about girls was everything. Mon-El has shied away from his feelings for Kara for much of this season in hopes of suppressing them. Agreeably, the timing isn’t right as Earth is in danger and that’s their number one priority. Supergirl never lost sight of that, but you can’t blame her for also giving into her human side which she has developed while being raised on this planet.
- I’ve read so many negative comments from fans who think Supergirl is weaker because she fell in love. Why? What’s with the notion that love makes us weaker? She’s still a badass superhero but she also has room in her heart for romance. And yes, Mon-El is married but Kara isn’t exactly a homewrecker. She didn’t pursue him out of respect for Imra and the only reason they are together now is because Imra gave him permission to explore the feelings.
- Alex meeting Kara’s mom was monumental, however, there is still something off to me about Alura.
- I enjoyed some boy talk between Kara and her mom. She had a new mom on Earth but this is also something she never thought she’d ever have.
- How has Lena not figured out that Supergirl = Kara? Why would Supergirl’s mother be so overjoyed about meeting Alex?
- I love that Ruby is more involved now that she knows the whole truth about what is inside her mother. She’s her strength and is able to protect her. Heck, I’d argue that she’s the one person that can save her mother and get through to her, even in the darkest of times.
How do you think the battle between Supergirl vs. Reign will end? The series has made it a point to drive home the fact that they will no longer be using lethal force and in a promo for next week, Supergirl states that she does not kill, not even “her.”
Will there be another choice? Will they save Sam? Who will make the ultimate sacrifice?
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