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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 ‘Damage’

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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Last night’s episode of Supergirl saw the return of Morgan Edge, Lena Luthor having to face self-doubt, as well as an emotional moment for Alex and Maggie. As always, spoilers beyond this point.

We open with prison inmates hijacking the transport bus. Things look dire for the driver, but Supergirl and Kara show up right in time to save the day.

The next day, Samantha drops Ruby off at school, but Ruby has all sorts of questions about her odd fit of terror at the end of last episode. Samantha brushes it off and Ruby starts to head into school, but a friend of hers drops to the ground and starts having a seizure.

Meanwhile, at CatCo, James is chatting with Lena when they see Morgan Edge on television, having a press conference from Lena’s Luthor Children’s Hospital. Edge is claiming that there are many children getting sick from lead poisoning and the smarmy Edge is pointing the finger right at Lena, blaming her bomb that stopped the Daxamite invasion for the illnesses.

At Alex’s place, she and Maggie are having a serious talk about their future. Alex really, really wants to be a mom and Maggie doesn’t. It looks like the couple aren’t going to be able to come to a compromise so the two decide that they can’t continue their relationship.

Lena and Kara head to the hospital to confront Edge and run into Samantha. Ruby’s friend was taken there. Of course, Edge comes out and he continues to blame Lena and looks way too smug about it. Back at CatCo, the ladies and James have a meeting about handle things for the immediate future. Lena steps down from her role at CatCo so the media remains impartial and she puts James in charge. Of course, security at CatCo must be lacking because an angry father shows up and tells Lena just how sick his son is before security hauls him away. Shaken, Lena tells James to set up a press conference. This can’t be a good idea, but the press conferences is set up. Lena arrives to chants of “lock her up” and before she can get much of a word in edgewise, shots ring out. James, who leapt to her aid, is shot in the shoulder.

At the DEO James gets his shoulder looked at while Winn figures out that it was very, very unlikely that the bomb caused the poisioning. Meanwhile, Alex and Maggie are packing when Maggie changes the music to something upbeat and the two start dancing together.

Not dancing? Lena. She’s staying at Samantha’s for safety right now and is also getting drunk. Lena tells Kara when she shows up that she “isn’t worth it” and seems to be at an all-time low. It’s reallly unsettling. Also unsettling? Drunk Lena passes out. While she’s unconscious, Kara and Samantha start trying to sort out the poisonings and quickly figure out that the shared connection between the cases isn’t geography but that they all went to the same OctoberFest event.

Back at Alex’s it briefly looks like the pair might be getting back together, but they continue their conversation and Alex tells Maggie just how badly she’s always wanted to be a mom. It’s pretty clear at this point: Maggie and Alex are over.

Meanwhile, Kara and Samantha check out OctoberFest and find that something is off about the pool. Turns out, the water has been tainted with a compount that mimicks lead poisoning when mixed with water. Oh, and the company making the compound? It belongs to Morgan Edge. Kara calls Lena and tells her which prompts Lena to confront Morgan. Lena is about to go full Luthor on him. She pulls a gun and looks like she’s ready to fire, but one of his henchmen knocks her out.

Next we see Lena? Oh, she’s strapped into a cargo plane that is being flown by remote (by Edge, of course.) Lena manages to get a distress call before they cut the communications but the DEO gets the call. Kara suits up and flies off to help. When Morgan realizes that Supergirl is trying to save the day he has his henchman attempt to crash the plane and mix the checmicals into the city’s water supply. However, Supergirl keeps the plane aloft until it splits apart. She’s able to hold the plane, but Lena is on one side and the chemicals on the other and Supergirl can’t hold on forever. Lena tries to insist that Supergirl let her go and simply save the city, but Supergirl gets her to climb up and then jump to her to safety.

Supergirl saves both Lena and National City, then goes to confront Morgan Edge. Yet again, Edge has so carefully covered his tracks that she has nothing on him. Meanwhile, Lena pays James a visit at CatCo and the two begin to make ammends for the rocky start they got off to when she bought CatCo.

Back at Alex’s the breakup is official. Maggie leaves, but not before telling Alex that she’ll be a great mom. Alex then calls Kara, who is hanging out with Samantha and Lena. Girl time is now over. It’s time for the two girls to go home to Midvale.

And the episode closes out with Ruby pointing out a hole in Samantha’s shirt. That’s no big deal, but then Samantha picks up her jacket and a crushed bullet falls out. Turns out that Samantha was shot at the press conference but wasn’t affected at all by the bullet.

Next week? Alex and Kara go home to Midvale.

Were you devastated to see Alex and Maggie break up? Let us know in THE comments!

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