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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 17 ‘Distant Sun’

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.

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Now that Kara and Mon-El have dealt with both a musical interlude and their relationship status last night’s episode is a chance for our favorite super heroine to settle into her new normal. Or is it? Mon-El’s parents are still around. Might be a good idea to find out what that’s all about. From this point on there are spoilers from last night’s episode in our recap.

We start with Mon-El making Kara breakfast in bed. Everyone needs a Mon-El. Kara thanks him, but before things can get romantic an alien bashing around a nearby park breaks the mood. No time for breakfast here! Kara suits up and gets to work. The alien briefly has the upper hand, using a laser eyepatch, but Supergirl ultimately prevails and knocks the alien out. While this is going on J’onn gets a phone call from the President in regards to Kara’s engagement of the Daxamite ship. It seems that the President has real concerns about the Daxamites and wants J’onn to order Supergirl to not engage again.

Supergirl not engaging with the Daxamites seems a bit awkward. Also awkward? Alex and Maggie running into Maggie’s ex-girlfriend, Emily. Running into exes is never, ever a fun or comfortable thing, but for some reason Alex decides that Emily needs to catch dinner with them that night. Because that’s what everyone wants to do with their exes.

So remember eyepatch alien? J’onn and Winn have figured out that it wasn’t so random that this guy was attacking her. It turns out that someone has put a bounty on Supergirl. Mon-El finds out that it’s a huge bounty, like enough to purchase a brand new shiny whole planet. Acting like the protective big sister she can be, Alex wants Kara to go into hiding. It takes Mon-El, J’onn and Alex to get her agree to do it for one day. This giant size bounty has Mon-El suspicious so he has his parents come visit him at his bar. They say they have nothing to do with the bounty and just are hanging out until Mon-El gets his stuff together and comes to his senses. Seems not legit. Also not legit? Emily stands up Alex and Maggie with Maggie revealing that her breakup with Emily was especially bad.

So Kara is trying to do the whole being in hiding thing. James and Winn play Settlers of Catan with her, but that’s not really distracting enough. Kara tries to go outside, but is stopped by Mon-El who says he suspects his parents. Just then a bald alien shows up and starts mind hijacking Mon-El. He tries to warn Kara as he tackles her through the window. Kara is then left to fight Mon-El while Winn figures out a bounty hunter is near. James goes all Guardian, but Mon-El throws him like a rag doll and goes back to Kara. Winn finds and threatens the bounty hunter with a stapler which gets the hunter to let Mon-El go right as Kara punches her boyfriend in the face. The bounty hunter gets locked up and brags he won’t talk. J’onn gets into his head, though, and finds out that Mon-El’s mom ordered the bounty. Alex is ready to fight. J’onn remembers the President’s orders.

Continuing the general theme of awkwardness in this episode, Alex encounters Emily and confronts her about skipping dinner. Emily then drops a bombshell. She broke up with Maggie because Maggie cheated on her. All Emily wants to do is forget Maggie exists. Yep, Maggie’s a cheater. And Mon-El? He’s a romantic reading Romeo and Juliet. He wants Kara to run away with him and uses the play as an example. Kara gives away the ending as a way to convince him that no, that’s a bad idea. She says they should talk to his mom instead. Right.

So Mon-El’s mother meets the pair at the Fortress. Kara tries really hard, but Rhea is not convinced. Instead she goes after Kara with kryptonite blades, cutting her face, knocking her down, stabbing her in the leg. Mon-El agrees to go with his mom in exchange for Kara’s life. Rhea agrees and teleports with her son. On the ship, Mon-El’s dad, Lar, is surprised about the bounty which Rhea then calls off.

Alex meets with Maggie and asks her about the cheating thing. Alex insists that she’s not mad, but is upset that Maggie doesn’t trust Alex enough to talk about her past. Alex says she’s there for Maggie, but then rushes off when she gets a call from Kara regarding Mon-El. A still-injured Kara wants to rescue Mon-El, but J’onn says that they are all under orders to stand down. Kara begs.

So on the Daxamite ship Mon-El says that if he goes with his parents things have to change. No more dictatorship! Mon-El wants democracy. This gets him slapped by Rhea whose answer is to lock him in a cell until he gets his head on straight. On Earth Winn has fixed the slaver’s gate and now they can teleport so they do. Supergirl show sup in the throne room and Rhea goes after her again while Winn goes for Mon-El. But those blades don’t work this time because Supergirl is J’onn! They fight, Rhea gets the upper hand, the real Supergirl shows up. Lar then fights J’onn while Rhea goes after Supergirl and Mon-El rushes in and shoots out a window to stop it. Lar stops the decompression and declares that Mon-El has made his choice. Lar is okay with this. Rhea is not and is made when Mon-El and Supergirl embrace as they leave.

Now it’s time to wrap up. Alex takes Maggie to see Emily and get closure which is awkward. The President lectures J’onn, shifting into an alien to remind viewers of this (though the characters still don’t know.) Mon-El and Kara cuddle and eat popcorn. Mon-El makes another Romeo and Juliet reference and Kara really wants him to read through to the end. And back on the Daxamite ship Lar explains to his wife that Mon-El would never have been happy. Rhea says there is something wrong with their relationship and blames Lar for it all. She then murders her husband and says she’s not done with Earth.

Well that was all very awkward. But necessary! And a great episode. Now we just have to wait a whole month for the next new episode. See you guys in late April!

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