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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 2 ‘Triggers’

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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Welcome back! Last week Kara decided to try to move on with her life after the loss of Mon-El last season and Lena Luthor bought CatCo. This week, Kara must deal with a villain that uses fear as a weapon so as always, there will be spoilers below the jump for our recap of “Triggers”.

So we open up with everyone waking up for the day. Alex and Maggie, then Samantha and Ruby, and then Kara, who wakes up alone in her bed. Samantha goes to drop Ruby off at school and Ruby has all kinds of questions about how her mom was able to lift that tower last episode. Samantha plays it off as mom powers courtesey of adrenaline because her baby was in danger.

At CatCo Lena shows up for her first day and James does not look happy about it. He looks even less happy when he realizes that Lena plans to actually be a present and involved boss. At the DEO, Alex and Maggie argue over whether they should have a DJ or a band at the wedding, but Kara shows up thanks to an alert. Turns out someone is robbing banks without weapons.

At the bank, Supergirl comes up on this villain and it turns out to be Psi, a metahuman who twists people’s minds to see their worst fears, thus paralyzing them. She’s able to use her power on Supergirl and escape. At the DEO Kara tries to explain that she’s fine and Psi can’t get her again. Meanwhile, Samantha is at her first day at a new job when she gets a call from the school. It seems Ruby got into a fight.

Kara also has to deal with work, running back and forth from CatCo all day. But Kara has been dashing around and missing meetings and Lena is noticing. James is noticing that Lena isn’t including him in meetings. It’s tense.

Also tense? Supergirl tracking down Psi and getting taken down by fear yet again. J’onn tries to shield Supergirl, but Psi is really that powerful. Psi manages to drag Kara into a vision of herself leaving Krypton right before the planet imploded — and before she ended up in the Phantom Zone.

Turns out Psi is the most powerful psychic J’onn’s ever seen so they have to come up with tech to stop her. Kara ends up confiding in Winn what Psi is doing to her and begs him to come up with the tech to stop her. Before she can say much else, Kara gets a message from Lena at work.

So that fight Ruby got into at school? Seems Ruby really wants her mom to have superpowers. She told someone about her mom’s feat of strength and the person called her liar. That lead Ruby to punch the other girl and also leads Samantha to be pretty upset as well, telling Ruby that she needs to let things go.

At CatCo, Lena isn’t pleased with Kara and tries to find out why her friend has been away at work. Kara snaps and tells her that it’s personal and she doens’t want to talk about it whiel Lena makes it clear that she may be Kara’s friend, but she is also now her boss. Then Alex calls Kara because Psi is robbing another bank, though when Kara tries to leave CatCo she has a panic attack in the elevator and ends up just flying through the ceiling. Unfortunately, in the time it took for Kara to have her attack, Psi got away.

Winn checks Kara out and declares that she really did just have a panic attack. Winn also ends up telling Alex what’s going on with Kara. Meanwhile, Samantha gets pizza for dinner and discovers that Ruby is missing. Where is Ruby? Getting pizza, ignoring her mom’s texts, and about to be in harm’s way because here comes Psi again.

Alex finds Kara meditating in Kryptonian and Kara opens up to Alex about how she doesn’t feel like she has anything she can hold onto. They hug and Kara gets some much needed sister support. It won’t last long, though. Psi is stealing money from an armored truck and cops show up and Psi preys on their fears. Realizing that she may need saving, Ruby texts her mom. And it’s not a bad idea, considering that Psi’s fear tactics cause a nearby construction working to swing a wrecking ball wildly all over the place, causing serious and life-threatening damage.

Ruby finds her self on the ground as a wrecking ball snaps from the crane and falls. Samantha gets there and rushes to her but it’s Supergirl who saves them. With the wrecking ball securely out of the way, Supergirl confronts Psi using Winn’s tech, but it does not thing to stop Psi. This time, though, Supergirl’s fear vision makes her believe she’s killed Mon-El.

Alex gives her a pep talk and assures her that Kara saved Mon-El and didn’t kill him. It’s what Kara needed to hear. She goes back, faces down Psi and this time, the psychic has no power over her. Kara takes her down with a headbutt. Mind over matter, indeed.

An now the wrap up. Samantha finds out that the reason Ruby wants her to have superpowers so much is because she doesn’t want her mom to have to work. At CatCo, Kara apologizes to Lena and the hug, then Lena introduces Samantha, whose new job is to run L Corp for Lena. Later, at Samantha’s house, she waits until Ruby is asleep to try to bend a crowbar, just to test to see if she has superpowers. Nothing happens. At Kara’s apartment she and Alex watch Wizard of Oz.

But at the alien bar, J’onn is having a beer alone when suddenly, M’gann appears and tells him that he needs to go to Mars. Immediately..

Next week? It’s a Martian family reunion! See you then!

What did you think about tonight’s episode? Let us know in the comments!

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