Supergirl Mr. and Mrs. Mxyzptlk


Supergirl-FEATValentine’s Day came a week late to Supergirl this week in “Mr. and Mrs. Mxyzptlk,” in what felt like a filler episode.

Spoilers to come.

At the end of the “Luthors,” just as Kara and Mon-El were about to kiss, the magical imp from the 5th dimension, Mr. Mxyzptlk appears (thank goodness I don’t have to pronounce his name) and professes his love for Kara. While I thought his character was very funny and charming (I loved how he serenaded her by singing parts of Aladdin’s “A Whole New World,” especially because he starred as the Genie on ABC’s short-lived “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”- nice touch writers) and was perfect for a Valentine’s Day themed episode, he wasn’t very developed. Maybe he didn’t have much depth at all, but I wanted to know what in fact brought him to this Earth? Was it really Kara? Where is the 5th dimension and how common are these magical imps if Mon-El was so familiar with them on Daxam? I needed more. This episode reminded me of one of those filler episodes we’d get on “Smallville,” after an epic storyline. It’s like the writers just needed something to tie up some loose ends, which they did.

3 big relationships arcs happened:

1.Maggie and Alex

Everything seemed really smooth sailing between the two new love birds, until the subject of Valentine’s Day got brought up. Despite Alex saying Valentine’s Day wasn’t important to her, we could clearly tell it was by the disappointing look she gave the camera when Maggie wasn’t looking. I like how they both got advice from Kara, who is clearly not an expert on the subject, and were able to have a special Valentine’s Day of their own. I also liked learning about Maggie’s story because so far we don’t know much. It was interesting to hear her open up about how her family and friends learned she was gay. The show provided a drastic alternative to what Alex just experienced.

2.Winn and Lyra

Winn hasn’t exactly had the best luck with relationships: Kara, Siobhan, but it looks like Lyra might last? It’s too early to tell, but I like how we’re going into territory of a mixed-race relationship. Winn looks more than happy to get into a relationship with an alien as shown when he brings Lyra to a popular human restaurant. His lack of caring what others think makes Lyra more attracted to him. I wonder where their relationship will be headed.

3.Kara and Mon-El

This episode really made them seem like an old married couple. They fought more (“Good to see you Dana”) than having a regular conversation. In her apartment, Mon-El told Kara he has feelings for her he’s never experienced before. Aw… In the end Kara told Mon-El that she had to make it seem like they shouldn’t be together in case Mr. Mxyzptlk was listening and so Mon-El wouldn’t follow her to the Fortress of Solitude. Once this issue was resolved the two finally got their kiss. Now let’s hope this relationship stays intact once she finds out aliens are after him.

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 on the CW.