Supergirl 2×12 “Luthors” Recap

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Supergirl -- "Luthors" -- Image SPG212a_0157 -- Pictured: Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor -- Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

This week’s episode asked the age old question: Can you really trust a Luthor? While the cards looked stacked against Lena Luthor, Kara stood strongly by.

Spoilers Ahead!

The 12th episode of Supergirl saw the return of Lena and Lillian Luthor, who yes are still on the show. The last we saw Lillian Luthor she was getting arrested and her adopted daughter, Lena, helped Supergirl make that happen. In this episode, Lillian is broken out of prison by Metallo, who has a bad batch of kryptonite. After a surveillance video of Lena is released, showing Lena taking kryptonite out of her safe, she is arrested for ‘supposedly’ helping her mother escape jail. Kara continually refuses to believe that Lena is guilty, while the rest at the DEO think otherwise. James even reminds Kara that Clark and Lex used to be friends and look what happened to them. (Flashbacks to Smallville.) Despite all of the evidence, Kara stays true to her friend. While Lena is proven innocent, the end of the episode alludes to Lena being bad? It was very confusing. Lena is against her mother the entire time, but when she’s back in her office she stares at the knight chess piece that was Lex’s, very sinisterly. Come on, Lena! Don’t give into the Luthor stereotype. Sure, you learned that you are actually a Luthor by blood (Lionel Luthor had an affair with her mother), but that doesn’t mean you need to be evil. Let’s just hope we see her again sooner before we forget about her plotline.

In other story lines:

James and Kara FINALLY reconciled their friendship. I was just thinking back to how much I miss them getting along and BAM they made up. Thank goodness! But was that a longing stare I saw James?

Everyone knows Alex and Maggie are together. I forgot that they didn’t.

Kara admitted her feelings to Mon-El and they were about…to…kiss, when who the heck is that guy? It looks like our Valentine’s Day episode is coming a week late.

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 on the CW.