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.
Supergirl – Elseworlds, Part Three (4×09)
I come to you bearing the third installment of the Elseworld’s three-night crossover.
The third part, Supergirl Season 4 Episode 9, was the darkest installment in Elseworld’s, but for a reason — it was the one where Deegan’s “bigger” plan came to fruition.
The previous episodes, mainly The Flash Season 5 Episode 9, set the scene for what was to come while focusing more on the lighter tone from the overly debated Freaky Friday/Quantum Leap body swap between Oliver and Barry.
Supergirl – Rather the Fallen Angel (4×07)
Things aren’t looking up for Ben Lockwood.
After what transpired on Supergirl Season 4 Episode 7, Lockwood has an even bigger target on his back.
What else could he have expected after becoming the Agent of Liberty? He’s willingly killing aliens and spreading fake news about Supergirl to turn the masses against her.
Supergirl – Call to Action (4×06)
If it hadn’t been for the latter half of Supergirl Season 4 Episode 6, this episode would have been a complete waste.
However, Alex made a few Harry Potter references and Supergirl fought a dragon so all was not wasted.
It’s pretty evident that Supergirl Season 4 is moving at a glacial pace and steering towards one goal: the civil war with the aliens.
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