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.
Welcome back! Last night’s episode continued the family-oriented theme of last week’s episode in that the Danvers girls had to deal with their rogue dad, Jeremiah. But there were also some big shifts this episode so grab a snack and settle in for our spoiler-containing recap.
We start with a family being pulled over by the police for a broken tail light. Pretty normal, happens to us all, but then the cop offers to help fix it. That’s not normal and this isn’t a cop. It’s a Cadmus ambush and instead of a ticket the family gets hauled off in a Cadmus van. Turns out, the family was alien.
This abduction ends up as talk at DEO where Winn tells Supergirl and company about it. It’s the twenty-sixth alien abduction in a week. Winn thinks that Jeremiah has helped Cadmus slipu nder the DEO radar which leads J’onn to declare Jeremiah an alient combatant. As for the alien population, Supergirl wants to warn them about Cadmus so she decides to write a CatCo article about it. There’s just one problem with that and that problem is that Snapper says no. Kara only has one source. Kara offers that, instead of a second source, Snapper can interview Supergirl personally.
Over at alien Noonan’s Alex is distraught and obsessed with figuring out why her dad became a bad guy and thinks he had to have had an ulterior motive. Maggie, trying to be helpful, suggests that when the DEO does find Daddy Danvers Alex will be there to protect him. Winn introduces James to Lyra and then things go sideways because Cadmus attacks, taking Lyra and the other aliens. The gang manages to put a good fight, though, and capture one of the Cadmus henchmen.
At the DEO, Winn is losing it about Lyra being abducted. He threatens Jeremiah and continues to freak out even as Mon-El tries to calm him down. Alex, also not in a good head space, goes to the cell where the Cadmus guy is being held and decides to beat information out of him. J’onn stops Alex before she kills him. Alex says she’s fine. Alex is far from fine.
Journalism time! Snapper interviews Supergirl and confirms Kara’s story. However, it’s not enough. Snapper wants Supergirl’s source. Our heroine won’t reveal the DEO, though, and Snapper holds his ground. No source, no story.
Over at Alex’s apartment, Jeremiah shows up and tells her that Cadmus is going to kill the aliens. But! Alex can stop them by giving them a magnetic field disruptor that’s in the DEO vault. Alex agrees and then it turns out that Jeremiah was J’onn. He was testing her and Alex didn’t pass. She’s suspended until the crisis ends. Meanwhile, actual Jeremiah tells Lillian Luthor that Exodus is nearly ready. The aliens are lead to a big spaceship. This can’t be good.
Alex tries to plead her case to Kara to have J’onn reinstate her. Kara thinks Alex needs to remain suspended and promises that nothing will happen to their dad. She leaves, but Maggie tells Alex that she’ll help and wants to know where to start. Kara meets up with Lena at CatCo and vents about Snapper. Lena thinks Kara should just write up a blog to warn the aliens, but Kara says Snapper would not be pleased. Kara asks Lena for help finding the missing aliens.
Maggie and Alex gets the drop on Cadmus’ ambush team and then swipes the GPS from the van. Alex can find Cadmus now, but tells Maggie that she needs to do it alone. Meanwhile, Lena is going through L-Corp’s financial records and finds that a naval site she owns, oen that is supposed to be closed, is active. It also then turns out that Lena’s assistant works for Lillian.
Alex, going solo, finds the Cadmus base and is promptly caught. Jeremiah steps in, though, and says Alex is with him. He explains to Alex that Cadmus isn’t going to kill the aliens. Instead, they are being sent back to space. Jeremiah also reveals that he is helping Cadmus because they threatened to kill Kara and Alex.
Mon-El tells Kara that she should publish her article because publishing it’s the right thing to do. So she does it and then Lena calls with information on where Cadmus is, but is then attacked. The attack results in Lena being thrown off her balcony. Fortunately, Supergirl saves her. At Cadmus, Lillian moves up the Exodus timeline once she sees Kara’s article. Alex says she’s planted bombs all over the place and asks Jeremiah to stop the launch. Jeremiah agrees to it, but Lillian says it can’t be stopped. This leads Alex to board the ship to do it from the inside and then Cyborg Henshaw attacks Jeremiah.
Alex frees the prisoners on the ship and heads to the cockpit, but another gate shuts everyone inside just as the spaceship takes off. Alex calls Winn to get his help landing the ship and Supergirl flies in to help. At Cadmus, the fight continues with Cyborg Henshaw using his laser vision. On Jeremiah. The ship has automatic defenses that shoot at Supergirl, but she freezes the guns and then tries to slow the ship down. She also shorts out the engines before it launches to lightspeed.
And now, cleanup. Winn reunites with Lyra at the alien Noonan’s. Kara goes to work, but Snapper fires her for running her story. Alex gets an apology and a reinstatement from J’onn. And then, Mon-El brings Kara her beloved potstickers at home to comfort her over her job loss. Kara admits that she loved her job, but Mon-El says she can do so much more for the world. Kara says maybe being Supergirl and dating him is just enough.
And then we end the episode with Kevin Sorbo and Teri Hatcher as hooded aliens arriving on Earth.
See you in a couple of weeks!