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After spending several years in social services, Nicole has finally followed her lifelong dream of being a full-time writer. In addition to her work for The Hudsucker, Nicole is also a staff writer for Womanista. An avid comic book fan, BBQ aficionado, professional makeup artist and first-time mom, Nicole can be found exploring Kansas City rich history when she's not blogging about suburban life at Suburban Flamingo.

Fly Like a Girl: ‘Supergirl’ – Episode 4 ‘Survivors’

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.

Image Credit: The CW

Image Credit: The CW

Happy (day after) Halloween, Supergirl fans! Last week the President came to town, we learned the fate of Daxam, and J’onn discovered that he isn’t the last Martian. Don’t worry, last night’s episode was more treats than tricks so if you don’t mind spoilers read on for our recap.

We open up with memories of Daxam. Our new friend, Mon-El tells us how he ended up being the last of his kind, surviving the demise of Daxam as Krypton also died. Turns out Mon-El was a royal guard and his charge, apparently a gravely injured prince, put him in the last escape pod.

Back on Earth, the gang have a new mystery to solve. Maggie contacts Alex as they’ve found a dead body. Specifically, it’s a dead alien body from a peaceful race except this peaceful alien has clearly been in a serious fight (and more than one at that) before his demise. This leads Maggie and Alex to investigate which has the end result of uncovering an underground alien fight club. This underground fight club is serious business. There is a mysterious woman with a fairly epic dragon tattoo who calls herself Roulette running the show and the a lot of wealthy citizens of National City wearing masks as they enjoy the show. The night kicks off with the other last Martian, M’gann, kicking the butt of a very scary looking alien with bone like structures coming from his arms. Concerned that M’gann might actually kill this guy, Alex calls for Supergirl. Supergirl drops from the sky and starts fighting. However, that doesn’t go so well. Supergirl is nearly taken out by her competitor which prompts Maggie to fire her gun in the air. Everyone, including the shady Roulette and M’gann, scatters.

Meanwhile back at DEO, Winn is working with Mon-El, hunting for powers. It appears that Mon-El is similar to Kara and Clark, but that Daxamites get a lesser version of those powers. Mon-El can leap and he’s super strong. He’s also super charming. Mon-El manages to convince Winn to go drinking with him. It’s disastrous and hilarious, ending with Mon-El breaking some guy’s arm. Oops. The escapade prompts Kara to have a heart-to-heart with Mon-El about their shared loss of their families and worlds. Kara is clearly warming up to her cultural enemy.

J’onn, who has been informed of M’gann’s involvement in the fight club, goes to speak with his fellow Martian about it. J’onn’s very understanding and doesn’t want to judge her. This ends up being a problem, though, as M’gann is actually working with Roulette. Roulette shows up, tasers J’onn, and now J’onn is part of the alien fight club. Now that Roulette has both of the Martians she decides to put them in a fight to the death. That’s right, the plan is that one of them truly will be the last Martian. J’onn, however, has no intention of that. He uses words instead of fists to talk M’gann down, telling her that they are better beings than those who would fight for the entertainment of others. It works. The Martians stop fighting.

And the episode starts to wrap up nicely. Supergirl, the DEO squad, and Maggie roll up and bust the fight club. Roulette is arrested, but it doesn’t stick. Kara, who had been trying to use the dead alien and fight club story as a real story for Snapper ultimately uses “Supergirl” as a source and snags the article. J’onn also tries to tie things up, reaching out to M’gann to again extend the offer to meld with her. Melding is a Martian greeting where they share memories and feelings through a telepathic link. M’gann declines and J’onn lets it go, but offers to always be around to talk. As J’onn leaves that’s when we get our big punch for the night. Turns out that M’gann is not a Green Martian like J’onn is. Instead, she’s a White Martian, the bad guys who were responsible for the murder of J’onn’s family.

What did you think of this very alien-centered episode? Are you starting to think Kara and Mon-El might make a cute couple? And what about M’gann being a White Martian? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! See you next week!

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