Supergirl Mon-El and the Parents

Well, we knew this was coming. Mon-El, Prince of Daxam. After a giant showdown with an unknown alien ship which surrounds Supergirl in what looks like a giant ice ball, Mon-El is finally reunited with his parents. Leave it to Kara to jump in the Star Trek like tractor beam with Mon-El to protect him in case anything went awry.

While Mon-El is shocked to see his parents alive, Supergirl is even more shocked to learn the man she continually forgives for one blunder after another, lied to her about being “Prince of the Frat Boys” of Daxam. After a lovely get to meet the family dinner, Supergirl heads back to the DEO.

Meanwhile, Lyra gets Winn into some hijinks at the National City Art Museum with the promise of “divine museum sex.” Winn, who has the willpower of… well, none, agrees. The only problem with that is Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” ends up missing the next day. Maggie calls Winn into the station and interrogates him. Winn denies any knowledge of the robbery. Maggie shows him the video footage which only shows him – not Lyra.

After tracking Lyra down at a trailer park, Winn confronts his girlfriend about using him. She looks him dead in the eye and tells him he was only a mark. After a nasty battle between Lyra’s hired thugs, Guardian, and Alex, Lyra is taken into DEO custody. Winn asks Lyra for the truth. She reveals the reality of her life on Star Haven. She watched her parents die, was locked in a basement and sold with her brother. They came to Earth as refugees. She had to steal the paintings to pay off her brother’s debt to free him from the gang he’s been working for.

Mon-El and Kara hit more than a bump in the road in their relationship, just as they had been settling down to five minutes of peace. Kara pushes Mon-El away in what felt like a somewhat contrived plot point. I get that they need to have their ups and downs, but these two have so many ups and downs that it gets a bit exhausting. Kara is complex enough of a character to understand the difficulties of relationships and yet she seems to hold Mon-El to a higher standard than anyone else. Everyone around her has made mistakes, yet she takes everything out on him. This does, however, become a critical plot point in the crossover musical episode of “The Flash.” Which was amazing. So I have to let a little bit of my frustration with that go, because the payoff in that episode to a few things is worth it. No spoilers here.

Overall I was happy with this episode. Great introduction of Mon-El’s parents. They are clearly going to cause some problems for National City. Loved Terri Hatcher as a villain. I personally really like Lyra, so I don’t want to see her going anywhere anytime soon. Less of Alex kicking ass this week, but still some good moments. The writers threw in some great one liners. In fact, a few more than normal. And Maggie got to scare Winn a bit, which led to my favorite Alex/Maggie moment of the show. Stay tuned for my review of “Duet.” Cause if there’s one thing I love more than Supergirl, it’s Supergirl singing in the 1940’s.

Micky Small is a graduate student in Digital Media and Performance at Arizona State University by day, and building a production company with original female superheroes by night. Follow her @femmepwrdprod

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