‘Supergirl’ Season 3 Recap and Review: “Wake Up”
The title of this week’s Supergirl, ‘Wake Up,’ refers to a couple of things. In the first episode of Supergirl Season 3, Kara plunges to the bottom of National City Harbor when she attempted to stop a bomb heading toward the city. While unconscious, Kara saw Mon-El next to her telling her to “Wake up!” Now it is Mon-El’s turn to shake Kara up while she’s awake. A mysterious ship landed in the harbor a couple of episodes back. After it attacks a vessel exploring it, Supergirl heads there to check things out. She discovers a very undead Mon-El. Along with multiple life support pods filled with people.
What should be a happy reunion turns out to be anything but. Kara becomes suspicious because of Mon-El’s distance and finds him attacking a guard after trying to steal an alien artifact from the DEO. After Kara imprisons him, Mon-El convinces Winn to help him on the ship. Once Kara finds and confronts them, she’s forced to confront an even harder truth – Mon-El has moved on: with his new wife.
Mon-El’s not the only person asleep in this episode. We begin to uncover a bit of Sam’s backstory. While standing over a pot of boiling water, she gets the bright idea to submerge her hand. It comes out without a mark. She sends Ruby to a friend’s house and sets out on a journey to her childhood home. Sam confronts her “mother” about her past and learns that not only is she not from Earth, but she’s from Krypton like Supergirl. Once she sees the pod she landed in, she discovers a key which leads her deep into the desert and closer to leaving everything she knows behind and becoming Reign.
Next week leads into a four episode crossover with other DC shows – Crisis on Earth X. After that, we move into the midseason finale with the full introduction of Reign.
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. Check out the trailer for her new all-female superhero film, The Violet Blaze Chronicles. Follow her @femmepwrdprod
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