Supergirl episode 3 recap and review
“Welcome to Earth” is the latest Supergirl episode to grace our screens and kicks off right away with some action. We have a couple of Superman filled episodes to kick us off, but now we are back to just Supergirl.
The mystery man at the DEO has woken up and escapes by using what seems to be super speed and the ability to not take damage from any fall, at least that’s all that is shown. In other news in National City, the president is in town with a big announcement. She is introducing an act that will recognise any and all aliens. Controversial, especially with the way real humans treat other humans, let alone how they would treat aliens. J’onn J’onnz is surprisingly against this, as not all aliens can be trusted, but it was sad to see him mention to racial difficulties he has also faced.
The president is attacked by an unseen alien with heat vision. Lynda Carter, as many of you will know as Wonder Woman, is the president is this episode which was amazing to see, similar to Brandon Routh appearing on Legends of Tomorrow. The mystery alien leaves, and afterwards Alex runs into a detective named Maggie who leads her to an underground safe haven for aliens. Maggie and Alex hit it off (though not from the start) and I wouldn’t be shocked if she continues to pop up. Eventually the escaped DEO alien is found and he turns out be from Daxan, a planet that went to war with Krypton so Supergirl isn’t very happy about seeing him.
Meanwhile Kara has been tasked with interviewing Lena Luther about the new alien act, after Snapper undermines new boss James by constantly interrupting and taking charge. As it turns out, Lena has developed a device that will tell you if someone is an alien. Supergirl is furious at first about this and writes a rather scathing article about it( Well, as scathing as she can be) until Snapper tosses it and tells her to not include her personal feelings. After meeting the alien from Daxan, Kara decides the device might not be so bad after all and James even stands up to Snapper by the end of the episode.
Back at the signing of the new alien act, the president is attacked again by the same mystery alien as before, revealed to be a woman from the alien safe haven. She is defeated by Supergirl who then has to reveal the true fate of Daxan to the Daxamite, Mon-el. The president is also revealed to be an alien, which explains the alien act she desperately wanted to put forward. We end with J’onn J’onnz meeting a female Green Martian, M’gann M’orzz in the safe haven, a brilliant scene to end on.
A spectacular entry into this season of Supergirl that was gripping throughout. A bold storyline was presented that was very reminiscent of real life events. It was interesting when Scorch, the villain that attacked the president, described the Alien Amnesty Act as a registration rather than a way of accepting them. I found that I disagreed with Kara much throughout the middle of the episode and the way she treated the Daxamite purely based on where he was from not who he is. A lot of hypocrisy seemed to come from Supergirl there.
The story arcs in the episode were relevant and great to watch. One of my favourite scenes of this episode was when James stood up to Snapper and had a retort for everything he said. For the first time it was Snapper who was silenced. Although another one of the best moments came from the end of the episode. Martian Manhunter finally finding another one of his species after so long being alone on Earth. I’m unsure what is to come from her but this definitely won’t be the last we see of her.
My favourite episode of the season so far because it pulled you in right from the start. Surprising considering this episode didn’t feature Superman at all, who I thought was a fun addition.
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