Supergirl is DC’s television adaptation of the comic book of the same name. It airs Monday nights at 8/7 Central on The CW. Our writer, Nicole Drum recaps the series each week updating you on the latest episode here in Fly Like a Girl.
Last week on Supergirl we finally got to see Kara team up with her cousin Clark, better known as Superman. Lucky for us, that super team up continued last night as the Kryptonian duo faced down a new and dangerous threat in the form of the sinister-seeming Cadmus. As usual this recap will contain spoilers from last night’s episode so if you don’t want to know the details of “The Last Children of Krypton” now’s a good time to go chill at the Fortress of Solitude.
Kara’s having an absolute blast with her cousin Clark. The episode opens with the Super pair taking down a real alien threat before moving on to do some run of the mill heroics and stopping some thieves. The joy Kara feels at being able to be with someone like herself is almost palpable. Unfortunately the having too much fun part of it is causing some stress with the DEO. Our main Martian isn’t pleased, but he’s also still not down with Superman. They still have beef over kryptonite. Alex doesn’t seem to be so excited either, but she’s trying to be a good big sister and let Kara have her blast.
That blast might just be over sooner than Kara thinks. Our favorite new reporter shows up at CatCo where Cat introduces Kara to her new boss, Snapper Carr. Kara’s happy and eager, but Snapper largely ignores her. When Kara goes to report to work, Snapper flat out tells Kara that she doesn’t work for him. Cat may have sent her there, but Snapper wants no part of this kid who has no reporter experience and no education in journalism. Snapper rightly calls Kara entitled and dismisses her. Our girl doesn’t have a good comeback and doesn’t stick up for herself well, instead running to Cat for a resolution. Here’s the emotional gut-punch of the episode, folks. Cat won’t stick up for Kara. Cat isn’t going to go force Snapper’s hand because Kara needs to grow up and handle her own issues. Why? Cat’s leaving. You read that right. Cat’s decided to take a leave from CatCo. She’s wants to do something different, to dive as she told Kara to do last week. Kara’s moved to tears as the two women hug.
The episode isn’t all about hugs and girl power, though. Alex is upset with Kara because Kara’s ready to ditch National City to go with Clark to Metropolis, largely ignoring the life of sacrifice and love that Alex has given to Kara. On top of that, alien threats. Metallo’s truly a Kryptonian-killing machine. It’s making it hard for the Super duo to deal with and in fact Metallo almost killed Supergirl with that kryptonite blast from his chest. How are they going to deal with this? How are they going to put a stop to Cadmus? First step? Figure out what Metallo is made of and where Cadmus is. Fortunately, Superman has some trace evidence of the metal of Metallo. He and J’onn go off to the Fortress of Solitude to analyze things. While that’s happening, Winn is working on making some sort of new suit for the Super duo. And Alex? Well, thanks to Winn she discovers that there are trace amounts of kryptonite hanging around that could lead them to Cadmus and, thus, Daddy Danvers.
Go team! Clark and J’onn have it out in a terse discussion at the Fortress before returning with the analysis. J’onn appears to truly respect Clark, but because of his Martian extinction experience feels the kryptonite is needed as protection from evil Kryptonians or other threats. Clark disagrees. Alex tracks down Cadmus where she’s captured and asked to join the evil group. Alex declines, but lets them know just how tough she is, both in her ability to do what is needed and in taking down some Cadmus goons. Winn comes up with a chest plate that will protect Clark and Kara from the not one, but now two Metallos. Yes, that’s right. Cadmus decided that they needed two to properly take down the Supers. The bad guys assume that the answer is to divide and conquer by attacking Metropolis and National City simultaneously.
And you know what they say about assumptions. The Two Metallos attack and yep, Superman shows up to save Metropolis while Supergirl shows up to save National City. However, our caped heroes aren’t alone. Martian Manhunter steps up to help the Man of Steel while in National City it’s a sister act. The battles are fierce, but in the end the good guys prevail. Kara sends a clear message to Cadmus as she takes down her Metallo. Now it’s war.
Back at the DEO, J’onn has packaged up all the kryptonite on earth and given it to Clark (encapsulated in lead, of course) which Clark sees as doing the right thing. Superman zips away, back to Metropolis where he belongs. Kara goes back to CatCo where James is now filling Cat’s role. James offers to help Kara with Snapper, but Kara’s got this. She confronts the salty editor and stands her ground. Grudgingly, Snapper tells her to come back tomorrow. All’s well that ends well and Kara goes to the bedside of our mystery Kryptonian who is still in a coma. She tells him that she will be there when he wakes up so that he doesn’t have to feel alone. Cue our mystery man waking up and promptly strangling Kara.
So who is the mystery Kryptonian? Why is he so aggressive? How do you think Kara will do as a reporter and are you as excited about Snapper Carr as I am? Let us know in the comments!