Supergirl season 4 episode 2 review: Lena Luthor’s precarious position; Kara’s crisis

Supergirl season 4 episode 3Following Supergirl season 4 episode 2, one thing started to become clear: Lena Luthor may be even more dangerous than her brother Lex.

The good news, at least for now, is that she doesn’t seem to be altogether interested in using her powers for evil; she’s more intent on fighting on the side of good, at least for the time being. That proved useful courtesy of the showdown with Mercy Graves, who tried to use some of Lena’s technology against her. That didn’t work, and Supergirl conveniently showed up at the right time … almost immediately after Kara was locked in a closet.

Mercy Graves was seemingly locked up for good at the end of the episode, but was that temporary? It may very well be, given that she managed to get a local DEO agent, one who hated aliens to flip. Basically, she’s now out there continuing to spread hate and chaos. That’s bad for everyone, especially with Agent Liberty leaving the way. We saw him give a speech at the end of tonight’s episode, one where he made it clear that he was on humanity’s side and would do whatever he could in order to get more power and influence. Mercy, meanwhile, unleashed enough Kryptonite into the air to ground Kara for some time.

The whole idea behind this episode was rather simple: Hate continues to divide people, as there are some who side with aliens and also some who want to see them gone. Learning that Marsdin was an alien was just the icing on the case for many out there. She ended up resigning, but to the anti-aliens this was just more fuel for their fire.

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As for what transpired outside of the showdown tonight, Nia Nal managed to get through to James when it comes to him being a little bit more vocal on the subject of alien rights. She’s someone who knows what it is like to be on the outside due to her being transgender, and she wants to ensure that they are protected rather than hated. James did give a vocal speech on aliens’ favor at the end of the episode, setting the stage for some of his philosophy moving forward.

CarterMatt Verdict

We remained impressed by Kara’s optimism within the face of despair, but we do also wonder at the same time how long she can keep that up as the anti-alien movement continues. Also, we’re slightly worried about what Kara could become based on some of what transpired near the end of this episode. Agent Liberty is a pretty terrifying Big Bad, mostly in that he can actually build a following of normal people — he’s not your normal person out to destroy earth.

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