‘Supergirl’ episode 12 review: The sad story of Bizarro-Girl

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What have we learned from Monday night’s “Supergirl” A wide array of things, beginning with the idea that villains are not always born that way. Sometimes, they are brainwashed.

The story of Bizarro-Girl was effectively a sad one in this episode, mostly because of how she was ultimately just a woman who ended up captured by Maxwell Lord and transformed into something that she was not: A tool for mass destruction. We saw quite a bit of what he was intended to do with her, and it wasn’t pretty to say the least. Luckily (and of course), Supergirl was able to save the day, but not before Bizarro captured James Olsen and he professed out lout to loving her in some shape or form.

Now, was this romantic love, love out of respect, or something else? It’s hard to say, but James was being super-cagey at the end of the episode and wanted to make sure he was near Lucy Lane. After Kara and Adam split up during the episode, she is in theory back open to date … but it doesn’t seem like that is happening anytime soon. (We still don’t think she was too sympathetic to Winn in this episode after he professed to having feelings for her.)

Perhaps the most poignant moment of the episode came close to the very end, where we heard Bizarro admit her fear after the DEO had captured her and was looking to restore her to her former self. Hope Lauren did a very good job playing this part, which is impressive given that it was not exactly as though she had just a ton of lines to read out loud. Ultimately, she had to make the most of what she had.

Oh, and did we mention that Maxwell Lord has also been brought in to justice? We’d call that yet another achievement for team DEO, though the cliffhanger at the end of the episode showed that the struggle is far from over. Grade: B.

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