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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 5 ‘Crossfire’

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

After last week’s very alien-centered episode, Kara and crew take on more Earthly foes. Unfortunately those foes seem to be a little harder than anticipated to defeat. How much harder? Spoilers after the jump.

Before we get to the bad guys we have to deal with Mon-El. With no home to go back to our Daxamite has to assimilate to Earth and Kara is stepping up as his mentor. The episode opens up with Kara getting Mon-El, now going by Mike, ready for his first day at CatCo. Of course, Mike isn’t really getting how the secret identity thing works. He also doesn’t understand phones.

At the alien bar, which is the Noonan’s of this season it seems, Maggie and Alex share some drinks and girl bonding. It turns out that Maggie’s girlfriend recently broke up with her and talking about it isn’t helpful. Maggie leaves quickly to go home and drink harder alcohol. You’d think the alien bar would have some pretty hard alcohol, though.

Back at work, James and Kara go on a coffee run. Their break is interrupted, however, when bank robbers literally nearly run them down. Supergirl comes to save the day, but she gets a nasty surprise. One of those bank robbers has some sort of fancy ray gun that can actually stop Supergirl. This prompts James to act and he tries to physically fight one of the bad guys, but James fares no better. The bad guys get away and run over James’ father’s camera. The fact that the bad guys had a gun that could stop Supergirl is puzzling, but at the DEO Winn has the answer. The bad guys were human, but those guns were definitely not. That’s right, the bad guys have alien tech now and right on cue, Cadmus sends a transmission pointing the finger at the aliens. Cadmus says the aliens need to be locked up. Of course, this prompts Kara to put two and two together and realize that Cadmus is arming the bad guys.

At CatCo the robbery has prompted heated discussions about aliens. A coworker argues that he wants an alien gun to defend himself, which gets him an argument with Kara. James, being a good boss even if I do miss Cat Grant, breaks it up. He doesn’t have any answers, though and Kara’s got more on her plate anyway with Mike. He is taking advantage of James’ adorable assistant and if that wasn’t enough, Lena Luthor rolls up to invite Kara to a LexCorp party. Oh, and Mike can come, too.

The bad guys stage another attack and Winn, because he’s a genius, figures it out. Supergirl responds but the robbers have anti-gravity guns now that they have figured out how to use to throw police cars into the atmosphere. Supergirl has to leave the crime scene to rescue the police officer trapped inside. Later, the Cadmus leader meets with the robbers. She isn’t happy that they are picking such high-profile targets, but she gives the lead bad guy a fancy new gun so that the crimes, and the resulting fear of aliens, can continue.

Investigating the crime scene, Alex tries to get Maggie to hang out with her after work. Alex is really, really eager which prompts Maggie to think that Alex is hitting on her. This flusters and freaks Alex out. Alex stammers that she’s not gay and leaves. At CatCo, Kara’s day keeps getting worse and she busts Mike in the storage closet hooking up with the assistant. Kara yells at Mike, telling him that if he doesn’t want to fit in he needs to find someone else to be his mentor. James goes to the DEO to see Winn and manages to get a lead on where the robbers may be next.

Using the location Winn let slip (the Federal Reserve) James shows up wearing a mask and carrying a baseball bat. James is pretty effective on two of the Robbers, but is taken down by the main robber with the fancy gun. James survives, but the apartment building nearby is blasted so that it will fall down on James. Fortunately, James is able to not only get himself but the residents to safety. The next day, Winn confronts James about what happened. James reveals that he’s tired of being a sidekick and wants Winn to help him. Winn refuses and James pledges not to stop.

At Kara’s apartment Alex stops by to talk about the Maggie situation. Unfortunately, Kara hijacks things by being upset about Mike. Alex, ever the good sister, reminds Kara about how when they were younger Alex tried to make Kara in her own image and it didn’t work. Kara is going to have to let Mike figure out his own way. With that crisis out-of-the-way Alex has her chance to talk to Kara about Maggie, but is interrupted again, this time by Lena Luthor. What does Lena want? Oh, just to talk to Supergirl.

Over in bad guy meet-up zone, the robbers speak with the leader of Cadmus. Turns out they want to attack the Luthor gala and they want more guns. Cadmus lady tells them no. It’s a bad idea, she says, and she isn’t going to give him any more weapons. Good luck to them. Also? Good luck to Lena Luthor. Supergirl drops by her office to find out what Lena wants and it turns out that she wants Supergirl to attend the party. Along with Kara.

And it’s party time! Kara brings Winn along with her to help with the dual attendance of Kara and Supergirl. Things are going well for a bit, which allows Kara to dance with Mike. Unfortunately the dancing is cut short when the robbers crash the party. Supergirl shows up to fight, Mike and James try to help, and Winn hides under the stage where he finds Lena working on something. Turns out Lena has set a trap for the robbers so Winn helps her get a decice working that disarms the bad guys just in the nick of time. Later, as Maggie hauls the gang away, the Cadmus leader kills the bad guys remotely with some sort of gruesome brain scramble before they can give her up.

Now for the episode wrap up. Kara pops in on Mike and tells him that he was fired from CatCo. Kara also opens up and admits that she pushed too hard for him to be like her and now wants to encourage him to find what works for him. She will be there just the same. Alex goes to see Maggie at the bar, telling Maggie that she might just be right about Alex being gay. Before Alex can actually say the words, though, Alex gets flustered and leaves. Winn shows up at CatCo and agrees to help James be a superhero. And at LexCorp, Supergirl’s visit with Lena is cut short when the head of Cadmus shows up. Supergirl leaves and as she flies away, Lena reveals that Cadmus chick? Yeah, that’s Lena’s mom.

What did you think of the big reveal of Cadmus Chick being Lena’s mother? How do you feel about James becoming a hero? Are we liking Mon-El’s new name of Mike? Let me know in the comments!

 

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