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Supergirl – Reign (3×09)

Christmas in National City isn’t all holiday parties, family dinners and presents, it’s Supergirl taking down the biggest threat she’s ever had to face — Worldkiller.

Much like her name, Reign wants to bring justice to Earth and reign. And that means she must take down the righteous hero of National City, Supergirl.

Last week, Sam took a little trip to “find herself” and was transformed into Reign, who would basically create bloodshed on Earth. When she wakes up in her own bed this week, she thinks it’s all a bad dream.

When Ruby tells her she did in fact go on a trip, she tries to do like Taylor Swift and shake it off, putting herself into her work and Kara’s holiday shindig. But the reckoning, as Coville (remember Aria’s dad from Pretty Little Liars) warned, is coming.

First, a burned logo from the defunct Krypton appears int he field. It begins popping up all over town and sadly, no one can decode it not even the hologram of Kara’s mom, which is like the walking encyclopedia of all things Krypton.

One person knows a thing or two about it and he’s more than willing to talk! In fact, he makes the call himself. Kara pays deranged fanatic and leader of the Cult of Rao, Coville, a little visit. In between uttering sayings from some prophecy, he tells Kara that the end of times is near and the only way to stop it is if Kara comes face to face with “the devil.”

There were many scenes created to foreshadow the terrible turn Sam’s story is about to take and specifically, to underline that we actually had a fondness for her character. There was the moment that the ladies revealed how blessed they were to have found each other during this tough year; there was the mother-daughter scene where Sam talked about their best Christmas and even gave Ruby a Supergirl pendant that symbolized “stronger together,” thus foreshadowing that they were about to be ripped apart.

All of this made Sam’s switch from loving, hard-working mother and great friend, to evil villainous seeking to cleanse the Earth from bad people, harder to swallow.

Her first target was Morgan Edge, which really, no one was upset about. Even though she was already evil at this point, she still wanted to make him pay because he hurt Lena. Interesting. Kara did make a point to say that no matter the target, Reign was out of line but we were all a little upset he was still alive to do that press conference.

Kara, tired of playing by the “rules,” decided to take this supernatural villain up at her game. She left a symbol atop of CatCo, which is the equivalent of a “meet me outside” text and Reign was there ready to fight. Throughout their battle, Kara was completely unaware that she was fighting Sam’s evil alter-ego. I guess masks really are effective disguises.

The fight scenes are dramatic but they are highlighted by the Christmas music, twinkling lights and horrified office workers just trying to enjoy the one day of the year their corporate jobs actually praise them.

Kara’s persistant but it quicky becomes obvious that Reign is a lot stronger than she is. She tries her hardest to keep up but punch after punch brings Kara down while Reign seems to be getting a high off of it. Kara fights till the end uttering “I’m not scared of you,” as she’s dropped from the top of CatCo. It’s quite symbolic actually, being dropped from the place where you usually thrive as both your supernatural and human self.

Much of Kara’s weakness stems from her humanity. Even though Alex told her to “turn it off” before her battle with Reign, she was heavily affected by Mon-El and his wife Irma. Human or alien, no one wants to see their ex with someone else, especially a new wife.

It didn’t help that Mon-El kept following her around like a little puppy and feeling sorry for her, nor did it help that Irma idolized her and wanted to be her best friend. And hearing how hard it was for Mon-El to move on and how he didn’t look at another woman for years also made the situation that much more uncomfortable.

As Kara put it, they were three good people who found themselves in a crappy situation.

The best part from all of this is that now we know Mon-El was so inspired by Kara’s fight for justice that he built up his own Legion of Superheroes in the future. Look at Mon-El, finally making a name for himself in the real world.  And yes, that does sound like a spin-off is in the works. Will the rest of them come to help save Kara?

I’m a fan of Mon-El and even though I’m Team Kara, he does seem in love with Irma. But the series is too crowded for all three of them. He’s either with Kara or he goes back to the future with Irma and spearheads his own series. That’s the only way this works.

Is there a chance for a reunion with Kara? Only if Irma dies, which is possible if she aligns with Supergirl to help her take down Reign. Even though Mon-El seems to really be in love with Irma, I’d disagree with Kara that he looks at her with no love in his eyes. This is probably just as hard on him since he assumed he’d never see the love of his life again. And here she is and he’s married to a different woman.

He still loves her and when they brought Kara in after being “temporarily” defeated by Reign, you could tell that he was once again realized the magnitude of his feelings. What if she really was gone this time? Not just gone in a different dimension but gone as in he knew she wasn’t alive. Would that change things for him?

Kara really isn’t having a good 2017. She almost died last week during the crossover episode and now she’s back on her planet for a mere second just trying to enjoy the holidays and she goes into acoma!

Was anyone kind of surprised by how weak she was? How easy it was for Reign to take her down? And how she seemingly gave up? What does she see in her coma? Is her mother the answer to defeating this new order?

And is the good Sam really gone? It seems that when Ruby comes downstairs on Christmas Day, she encounters the alter-ego of her mother. Will she be the one to tell Alex and co. that her mother is the enemy? If Alex taking Ruby under her wing to chat about Supergirl wasn’t foreshadowing that she’ll become Ruby’s new mom, I don’t know what is.

Other Thoughts

  • Where did James Olsen whip out his Guardian shield in that alley way? One minute it was there, the next it was gone.
  • Lena and James hooked up. We saw it coming but do we like it? I’ve seen people complain that they have no chemistry but the same thing was said for Kara. Is James the problem then? I actually think they are quite cute.
  • Winn and Henshaw are best friend goals.
  • Hank’s dad is right, hot cocoa is way better than coffee.

Thoughts on the finale?

Supergirl – Reign (3×09) Reviewed by on . Christmas in National City isn't all holiday parties, family dinners and presents, it's Supergirl taking down the biggest threat she's ever had to face — Worldk Christmas in National City isn't all holiday parties, family dinners and presents, it's Supergirl taking down the biggest threat she's ever had to face — Worldk Rating: 0
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