Supergirl is DC’s television adaptation of the comic book of the same name. It airs Monday nights at 8/7 Central on CBS. Our writer, Nicole Drum recaps the series each week updating you on the latest episode here in Fly Like a Girl.
We open up thirteen years ago in the Phantom Zone. Kara in her off-course space pod is getting a close look at Fort Rozz. Then the buzzer sounds. Kara’s in bed and annoyed that it’s morning and there is a knock at the door. It’s Alex with doughnuts! Alex is there to convince Kara back to work at the DEO. Kara is struggling with working there since the death of Astra and thinks maybe she should just be on her own now. Before Alex can protest, it’s time for Kara to go to her day job.
Office life is not great, though. Siobhan is still kissing up to Cat, who arrives to call a staff meeting. Her foul mood appears to be caused by the career change of her massage therapist. Per the always she’s taking it out on her staff. Siobhan, who disregarded Kara’s warning that Cat requires her mail opened before she gets it, hands Cat a still-sealed package. Cat? Not happy. James steps in, opens it. It’s a thumb drive containing the data from a hacked adultery site and the hackers want Cat to publish the information. Cat’s not having it. She wants the data fried, but Siobhan appears to have other ideas.
At the DEO, Alex and Our Favorite Martian are fighting. J’onn manages to best her and calls her out for being upset. Alex still wants to tell Kara the truth, but J’onn still feels it’s a bad idea. He’s still willing to sacrifice his relationship with Kara to preserve Alex’s. J’onn is my hero. Also heroic? James. He brings Kara her favorite pot stickers, but it’s not just a kind gesture. He wants to tell Lucy the truth. Kara is still against it and Lucy walks up right about then. Before that conversation can go anywhere, CatCo is hacked. Another network’s former Supergirl (Laura Vandervoort) turns out to be the hacker and because Cat didn’t act on the thumb drive of shame Ex-Supergirl is using computers to mess things up. Ex-Supergirl’s big play is to turn all the traffic lights green. Kara goes off to save the day.
Traffic disasters aren’t Ex-Supergirl’s endgame, though. It’s all out cyber war. She’s attacked infrastructure and even the banks. Cat calls a meeting. Now this hack is a story, but more than that Cat wants to end it. She tells Siobhan to work on calling her investment broker, but Siobhan chokes. Kara gets a chance to shine instead. In James’ office, Lucy offers to tap her contacts at Langley, but James opts to work with Supergirl. Lucy is jealous and upset. Kara pops in then and tells James he’s needed. Where? Kara’s apartment where the Super Team works on the hacker situation. Winn thinks he has it solved, but then the hacker pops up on his computer and then comes through his computer looking like a cheap rip off of Marvel’s Mystique and knows who Kara is. Discount Mystique quickly does a number on the boys and Kara prepares to step in, but J’onn and Alex show just in time. Poof goes Discount Mystique.
Discount Mystique shows up on a rooftop and interrupts a proposal. Turns out Non is there and the two of them have a romantic history. Discount Mystique calls herself Indigo, formerly Braniac-8. She’s trying to bring upon the apocalypse and it’s supposedly more epic than Myriad. Indigo isn’t exactly happy with Non. It seems he broke up with Indigo for Astra and she’s happy Astra is dead.
Back at the office, Siobhan is still full of fail. The copier is not working for her this time and Winn comes to her aid. Turns out Siobhan looked at the data from the cheat site and found that her father was a very active member. She’d busted him before and he promised her he wouldn’t cheat on her mother again, but clearly he lied. That’s why she’s upset. Alex shows up at the office, but she’s not there for Kara. She’s there for Winn and his skills with encryption. Kara lets him go, but she’s upset and frustrated. James has a solution to their lack of intel, though. He suggests a little place her cousin likes, the good old Fortress of Solitude. Oh and it turns out Kara is faster than Clark.
Inside the Fortress is a pretty neat-looking ice palace with various relics of Krypton. James doesn’t know how it works and neither does Kara, but fortunately there’s a helper robot. It fills them in on Indigo and reveals that she’s the most dangerous prisoner ever and has evil plans. James thinks they should go to J’onn. Kara says no and tells James that with him helping her she’s not alone. It’s a sweet moment, one that is less sweet once we’re back at the office. James is trying to fill Lucy in, but turns out she’s upset because he missed their date because he was with Supergirl.
Kara sees Lucy out on the balcony all sad and brings her Cat’s latte. Kara tries to be kind to Lucy. She talks up how dutiful and passionate James is by talking about how his father gave him his first camera. Turns out that wasn’t the best story to tell since he’s never told it to Lucy. Oops. Before anything else can really happen in semi-romantic triangle land, Lucy figures out who Indigo was really after. She’s after a specific military general, the one with access to the nukes. Our blue baddie wants to nuke the city. Alex and the DEO figure this out at about the same time as Lucy-James-Kara which happens to be at about the same time Indigo hitches a ride on the dishonorable general’s cell phone into the launch facility. There’s some butt-kicking and some arm stretching, and Indigo starts the launch just as Supergirl shows up. It does not look good for Supergirl or National City.
Everyone dying (literally) is the push Supergirl needs. She gets away from Indigo to chase the missile. She tries to knock it off course, but no dice. Supergirl needs help so she calls the DEO for help. Winn, meanwhile, thinks he can shut down Indigo with a virus. Supergirl punches in the kill code on the missile at the last possible moment. She returns to battle Indigo, who gets her arm into Winn’s computer and is about to choke him to death when he gets the virus uploaded. It’s the red screen of death for Indigo, but not before she tells Kara that it’s because of her she made it to Earth.
At CatCo Winn tries to let Siobhan know that he’s there for her and she suddenly kisses him. Cat cancels dinner plans to go home and be a mom once she realizes how close they came to the end. Kara tells James that the real reason she didn’t want to tell Lucy was because she likes working with James alone, but she finally relents. James can tell Lucy. It’s too little, too late, though. When he goes to tell her the truth, Lucy tells James it’s over. Lucy breaks up with James because she’s figured out that James loves Kara.
Kara comes back to the DEO, realizing she needed them to stop Indigo. Alex takes this moment and tells the truth, telling Kara that she is the one who killed Astra. Alex also tells Kara that she’s afraid of losing her. For a few seconds it looks like she’s going to, but then Kara turns and hugs her sister. Kara also takes J’onn’s hand.
The episode ends with Non. He has Indigo’s busted up body parts in his creepy lair. Too bad we have to wait until March 14th to find out more! See you in a few weeks!