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.
Hello, fellow Supergirl fans! Did you enjoy the week off or were you just ready to get to last night’s episode? Either way we’re back this week to find out just what the deal is with Mon-El. There will be spoilers from this point forward.
If you remember last episode Kara was fired from CatCo and was pretty bummed about it even if she did have a good attitude. This week we open with Kara enjoying herself with a Netflix binge on the couch with Mon-El. They’re cuddling and kiss right before an alien recording comes on the screen and demands the release of Mon-El. Before dawn even!
Clearly this is a DEO-worthy situation so they go over there to sort things out. Mon-El says that he has no idea why there’s a ship above National City that’s hunting for me. As the team tries to sort this out, J’onn notices that Winn isn’t there. Where is Winn? He’s breaking into the art museum. With Lyra. That’s going to come up again later. The next day, Supergirl flies up to meet the alien ship, but that goes poorly. The ship fires a shot at her and then traps Supergirl in a bubble. All the alien weapons are trained on Supergirl, but Mon-El says he’ll turn himself in so they let her go. Supergirl is returned right as Mon-El is preparing to go up to the ship. He says that he wants to go, but Supergirl grabs on at the last moment and goes with him. And who greets them? Mon-El’s parents. That’s right! Mon-El’s parents, despite him believing they were dead, are alive. Lar Gand, Mon-El’s dad, says he’s sorry for attacking Supergirl. In the course of introductions and apologies Mon-El reveals to Supergirl that a) he’s actually a prince and b) his not dead parents are the rulers of Daxam.
Back down at the DEO Winn’s museum break in has gotten noticed. Maggie calls Winn about it because it turns out that a painting is missing and when they look at the security feed? There’s no Lyra. Someone’s getting arrested. Hint, it’s Winn. Awkward. Also awkward? The family dinner with Mon-El’s parents. It seems his parents are pro-slavery, want Mon-El to go back to Daxam with them, and then Mon-El explains that his guard murdered a Kryptonian, stole his escape ship, and that’s how Mon-El made it to Earth. Supergirl doesn’t take well to any of this, but “murdered Kryptonian” sets her over the edge. She goes back to Earth, telling Mon-El she can’t even look at him anymore.
Meanwhile, Winn’s in trouble. Alex and James go down to the station, convincing Maggie to give them 24 hours to try to clear Winn’s name. The team goes back to the DEO and quickly discover that Lyra, being a Valerian, can’t be photographed. Another fun fact? Lyra has done this same thing to two other dudes. So the search begins for Lyra. Alex also tells Kara to give Mon-El a chance to explain. Before that can happen, though, Mon-El’s mom, Rhea shows up and demands to speak with Kara. Rhea wants Kara to convince Mon-El to go back to Daxam. It’s also pointed out that Kara is starting to hate Mon-El due to him being Daxamite royalty. Kryptonian murder not mentioned.
Alex is able to get Lyra’s location from someone at the nameless alien bar with the offer of Hamilton tickets. Winn shows up and demands answers. Lyra tells him that he was part of a long con on her part. As Winn leaves, Guardian shows up to get Lyra, but Lyra’s not stupid. She has backup. Too bad that this backup runs away when they realize they’re losing. Lyra and the painting are left behind. While in custody, Lyra explains that her brother was messed up with an alien gang and in order to clear his debt she agreed to help them. The gang’s guy is Mandrax, a former Fort Rozz prisoner and Winn wants to turn over the painting to him to rescue Lyra’s brother. J’onn says that she can’t be trusted so, instead, Winn breaks her out of DEO jail.
Mon-El takes the time to try to apologize to Kara, but that isn’t going so well. He can’t undo the lies he told, she tells him, and she also tells him that she shouldn’t waste his second chance now that he knows his people and his family are alive. She doesn’t have that luxury. While this is going on, Winn and Lyra try to sell Mandrix that painting, but it turns out to be a fake. Guardian, there as backup, fights Mandrix, but Guardian starts to lose. Right then Alex and the DEO roll in and arrest everyone, with Winn telling Lyra that his plan was to have the DEO arrest Mandrix and the gang all along.
The original painting gets returned and Winn asks Maggie to let Lyra and her brother go. Winn also gets Lyra to stay in National City, despite her lies before telling Kara to let Mon-El explain. So Kara goes back to her apartment and there’s Mon-El. He says that he’s a former prince and Kara has inspired him to be a better person. He also tells Kara that he loves her, but it’s not enough for Kara. His lies are something she can’t get over and she wants to know if Mon-El was ever going to tell her the truth. Mon-El says that he can’t say for sure so Kara breaks up with him. Mon-El goes to the Daxamite ship and tells his parents off, that how he was on Daxam actually makes him sick to think about it and they are sending him back to Earth. Mon-El is done.
The next day, Winn is giving Supergirl her transporter device when Music Meister is walked in as a prisoner. This isn’t good since he’s been looking for Supergirl and quickly hypnotizes her, using her transporter to go to Earth-1 so he can get the Flash, too. Our episode closes with Supergirl in the 1940s forced to perform as the opening act in a fancy club.
This 1940s adventure continues in The Flash tonight so be sure to tune in tomorrow for that recap as well! See you soon!