Supergirl “Alex”



Last night’s Supergirl episode, “Alex,” taught Kara that it isn’t always smart to punch first and ask questions later, especially when your sister’s life hangs in the balance.

Spoilers ahead.

The episode began with an interesting perspective-Maggie’s. While we usually follow Kara around, saving the day as Supergirl, we don’t really see what the police do. In a way, thanks to Supergirl, they can become obsolete, and that was shown when Kara saved hostages from the bank robbers Maggie was trying to talk down. During a heated pizza dinner, we learned that there is a Supergirl defense several convicts use to get out of their sentence, stating they were taken by violent force, the lack of evidence, and vigilante justice. The night ended abruptly, and unfortunately with Alex’s abduction.

In order to save Alex, Maggie and Kara had to work together, which wasn’t easy due to their two contrasting approaches. Kara’s stubbornness was shown in her punch first, talk later attitude, while Maggie wanted to reason with Alex’s abductor. This posed the age old question of who loves someone more-a sister or a girlfriend? It is only when Maggie takes Kara’s approach, that Kara truly learns it is not the right one. They cannot give into the bad guy to save someone they care about. It’s not what Alex would want. Thankfully they are able to learn Alex’s whereabouts from the man Alex’s kidnapper is so desperate to save.

Part of me was super nervous for Alex this episode. While she’s got like 3rd billing in the cast, CW shows are known for suddenly killing off characters and this episode was called “Alex.” I was so relieved to see her home safe and sound. She was definitely a badass-pulling that tracker out of her shoulder and making her pants into a life preserver. Is that even possible?

In other stories, Lena and Queen Rhea teamed up to build a teleportation device we saw earlier in the season. The queen’s identity was revealed as an alien and when Lena reaches out to Kara, but doesn’t hear back, she agrees to work with the Daxamite queen. Yeah, we all know this isn’t going to end well.

With only three episodes left in the season I cannot wait to see what happens next!

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 on the CW.