Supergirl “Changing” Recap and Review
A fitting name of an episode for a show that is changing a lot, in a short space of time. Vigilante James, CADMUS, and Alex coming out are all just a few features of this change.
Norway is where we start this episode. It’s not because this is where Cat Grant jetted off to but instead because a group of scientists are murdered after encountering a strange wolf body. One man, named Jones, survives but he might wish he hadn’t because his body is overtaken by a parasite. The DEO quickly learn about this and head off to stop him but it doesn’t go to plan. Firstly, Supergirl and Alex fail to take Jones down, then Supergirl accompanied with Martian Manhunter are both defeated. Not only that, but they are both seriously injured and in coma’s.
M’gann is reluctantly persuaded by Alex to donate blood to save J’onns life. Meanwhile a villain is still on the loose, which leads to Mon-El (who was earlier scolded by Kara for using powers as “muscle for hire”) turning hero alongside James, who has suited up to save the day. They do some damage but not quite enough, luckily Kara has recovered to join the fight. She obtains Plutonium 239 which obliterates Jones who had upgraded to a tall, parasite form. James rides off on a motorcycle without revealing his identity. Mon-el doesn’t get as good an ending because he is the latest to be kidnapped by CADMUS.
Alex has her own problems this episode, aside from the parasite. She reveals her sexuality to Kara, who feels bad for not letting Alex find this out for herself sooner. Alex goes straight to Maggie and kisses, however Maggie tells her that friendship would be better. This upsets Alex a lot, who even questions her own sexuality again, which highlights the difficulty of the situation for her.
A good episode but arguably another filler from Supergirl. It wasn’t one of my favorite episodes, though the final fight was a particular positive of the episode. Mon-El teaming up with the Vigilante, who was making his costumed debut, was superb to see. Both men being the hero and helping each other. The icing on top was Kara coming up with an original way to take down Jones, using Plutonium 239 against him. Despite this, it felt more focused on side storylines rather than a main storyline too much and we haven’t really seen CADMUS develop. Saying that, it has been set up for next week now that Mon-El has been kidnapped.
However Alex coming out was a massive statement from the CW. It is very unique for such a large change to happen to a main character and it deserved the episode time it got. The side storylines have been done very well so far. I’m enjoying Alex’s storyline, in particular her reaction to Maggie just wanting to be friends. It shows that adjusting to that part of her life isn’t entirely easy and Alex isn’t used to being rejected by a woman. Especially the one who helped her come out.
Overall, this episode didn’t push the story along much, but I loved the Vigilante’s debut. The suit, the voice, the weapons. Everything was perfect.
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