It’s fair to say that the Supergirl season 3 premiere started off in another world — Kara Danvers’ dreamworld. You had a field, Mon-El, plenty of white clothing, and eventually even an appearance of Kara’s mother Alura. This was her envisioning much of what she previously lost. (The photo above is your evidence.)
Kara had this dream in mid-air, as the opening minutes of the season showed her looking over the city she swore to protect. She is still doing that, but it’s different now. She’s a little bit hardened in the wake of losing Mon-El; she’s focused only on the mission and not on anything else. She didn’t even want to taste-test pot stickers with Alex. Seriously. POT STICKERS. These are Kara’s favorite food on the entire planet as evidenced time and time again on this show.
After being introduced to the new Kara we were introduced to someone else: Morgan Edge. He is a powerful businessman who is doing his part in order to take credit for helping to revitalize the city. He has a big development coming into the Harborfront neighborhood, otherwise known as the same place a Girl of Steel statue is being erected. It’s pretty clear that there is some tension here with Morgan and Lena Luthor, two business titans who will likely go head to head for some time.
Oh, and he could also butt heads with both Kara and James given that he announced at the end of the first segment tonight that he’s purchasing CatCo. Isn’t that troublesome?
Your first Supercorp scene of the season
Kara was completely blindsided by the news of Morgan purchasing CatCo, and the same seemingly went for Lena until she did some digging. Unfortunately Morgan’s been quietly buying shares for some time since Cat Grant put her shares in a blind trust to become the new Press Secretary.
Unfortunately, Kara doesn’t want to do brunch with Lena. Who doesn’t love brunch? Brunch is by far one of the best meals of any day.
Back to the mission
While Kara stood up Alex and Maggie on their wedding tasting (NO POT STICKERS) Supergirl started to get some details on the threat she chased in the show opening: Bloodsport. This was her mission, and not so much being Kara Danvers. That’s why she told James Olsen that she was ready to quit her job. The team is starting to get together some of their plans for how to take Bloodsport down a peg, but there are distractions. Namely, Alex is starting to get very distracted by what’s going on with Kara. She paid her a visit to talk everything over, and let’s just say that it didn’t go very well. Alex tried to get through to Kara but solving this problem seems almost impossible.
This conversation between these two was Kara ultimately revealing what is her mindset now: She doesn’t want to be Kara Danvers anymore. With Mon-El gone her life isn’t the same and she doesn’t think anything in that life is worth it anymore.
Meanwhile, we saw one of the first connections between Bloodsport and Morgan Edge the moment after Lena left a tense meeting with him. These two are planning an attack — basically, Morgan is setting himself up in order to be a hero.
The statue celebration
The site of Morgan Edge’s attack was obviously this big ceremony. What better thing to do than to tear Supergirl down a peg on a public stage? This makes him look like even more the hero.
Leading up to this attack was a chance for everyone to deal with some of the feelings — Maggie spoke with Alex about the latter’s frustrations as of late, and J’onn took his turn trying to make Kara realize how important her human identity is. Lena went on stage to give a speech … and then of course the attack happened. Kara went underwater to try and find Bloodsport within his sub. At first it didn’t seem like she was going to have any success, diving into the water and nearly drowning before Mon-El’s face brought her back to life.
Of course, Supergirl saved the day — not that this is much of a shock. The big surprise came after the fact when Lena Luthor announced that she is the new owner of CatCo! She made a last-minute purchase of the company over Morgan and following that, Supergirl was quick to dispatch Edge onto the nearest shipping boat.
The closing surprises
First, Alex asked J’onn to walk her down the aisle — and of course he accepted! Also, Kara finally determined in the closing minutes that no good would come from her continuing to be away from her friends. She’s not completely back, but she’s on the right path.
Meet Samantha Arias
This was very short and sweet — Samantha a.k.a. future Reign was at the statue ceremony with her daughter, and her first interaction was with Alex after said daughter bumped into her. After the attack her daughter was in grave danger … and then she LIFTED A STEEL BEAM. How much is she aware of Reign? Well, she’s not, but she knows that something about her is off.
Did Bloodsport prove to be any better of a premiere villain than any other we’ve seen over the years? Not really. He was probably the weak point in an otherwise very good premiere that started to put Supergirl on the trajectory of being the Girl of Steel we all know and love once more.
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