Supergirl season 2, episode 15 review: Was Cadmus stopped, and Kara fired?


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There was something terrifying and uncomfortable about the central story that came out of Supergirl season 2, episode 15. Remember that we’ve got a story about residents of National City being taken away from their families and their homes, and really for no reason other than who they are and where they came from.

This also may be the biggest Alex Danvers episode of the entire season, as she got herself just as involved in the action as Kara did. She was the hero who was willing to everything possible in order to ensure that Project Cadmus was stopped in their tracks. She was the one who put her life on the line, and by the end of the episode, she almost did lose it.

Luckily, she was saved by Kara Danvers, who figured out a way — with some help from Lena Luthor (yes, that moment may have been the biggest Supercorp one in history) — to locate where Alex and Jeremiah were. As a result of her strength, literally, Project Cadmus was stopped for now and the Exodus Project is done. This means that some aliens on earth can breathe a little easier. This includes Lyra, which is great since she and Winn may be one of the cutest ‘ships out there.

As far as A-stories go, this one unfortunately still fell a tad short just because Cadmus remains such a difficult villain since they are so abstract. Lillian is somewhere in there, but neither she nor Cyborg Superman are compelling enough to stand out. We were actually rather thrilled to see Teri Hatcher turn up as a certain alien queen, if for no other reason than to mix it up. The best part of this story? Chyler Leigh’s performance. The past few weeks have been outstanding for her.

Kara’s occupational hazard

Tonight’s episode was the first bit of evidence that we’ve had in a long time that Snapper Carr was secretly a reporter badass and not just some dude who likes to eat baked goods. He fired Kara the reporter tonight over her decision to disobey his orders, create a blog, and publish her Cadmus story even though he turned her away. She used CatCo resources for her own personal gain. She’s great at being a superhero, but clearly Kara still has a thing or two learn when it comes to being good at her day job.

One other thing that Supergirl did a great job at was giving us a really great sense of why journalism matters, and how the media is not some joke just because political candidates or anyone else treats it like one.

Overall take

We’d argue that “Exodus” was clearly one of the better episodes this season just from the journalism perspective alone. Then, you add to that Leigh’s performance of a few fun moments with Lena Luthor. The show does still have a ways to go with villains, but we’ll take whatever baby steps we can at the moment. Grade: B+.

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