Last week, Supergirl pinpointed precisely what the big story was going to be this time: The arrival of new aliens on Earth, ones with a singular target in Mon-El. Given that this was teased all the way back during the midseason finale, it was fairly clear what was coming up.
For Kara Zor-El, the first priority was scouting the location to see what was going on. She tried to scout the area where the spaceship turned up, but eventually Mon-El made it clear that he wasn’t going to let her get in any danger. Therefore, he arrived, and it was revealed that the two parties who were there waiting for him were none other than his parents … the Queen and King of Daxam. The more we learned about these characters, the more we learned just how hard they were searching in order to find him. Also, these characters were happy to throw as much shade at Kryptonians and Kara as possible. Remember the feud between the two parties? Well, let’s just say that it exists.
In the aftermath of all of this, we got a series of inspirational conversations, one encouraging Kara to at least hear Mon-El out and better understand him. This doesn’t change the fact that he lied about everything in his past, but she did ultimately agree that it may be best to get an alternate point of view.
So Kara did listen, but that didn’t mean that she was going to stick around with Mon-El just for the sake of doing so. The two parties seem to be done for now, but at least Mon-El proved himself to be better than the man he once was. In the closing minutes, he made it clear that he was going to be staying on Earth to take down bad guys … and that may not make his parents all that happy.
Winn Schott’s legal trouble
While everything was going on with Kara and Mon-El, at the same time we saw Winn’s relationship with Lyra fall on hard times. It seemed like she was totally into her new boyfriend, but we realized not too long after that she had an ulterior motive potentially to be with him. she used his tech skills to break into an art museum, and then snatched a rare painting. Was she using him the entire time, knowing that he would be caught on camera? It’s a good guess.
After Winn was arrested and had a thorough conversation with Maggie, eventually Alex found a way to convince her to let them investigate further It turned out that Lyra was actually forced into doing this as a way to protect her brother — she didn’t want to hurt Winn, but she had to steal the painting or he would die.
Here’s the thing about Winn, and this is one of the reasons why he’s such a great character — he’s not someone who gives up on people. He’s got a great heart, he fights for what he believes in, and he clearly still cared enough about Lyra to want to help her even though she’d done something that amounts to a big betrayal.
This was an episode that accomplished a lot in terms of both relationships and entertainment, and that gives us some fairly high hopes for what’s coming up … whatever that may be beyond the musical tomorrow night. Grade: B.
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