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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 ‘Midvale’

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 takes us back to the beginning of Kara and Alex’s relationship and despite how close they are now, it wasn’t always that way. As always there are spoilers below this point.

We open with Kara and Alex driving home to Midvale in J’onn’s sweet classic car/spaceship and when the arrive both girls are welcomed home by their mom, Eliza. Kara has chat with Eliza before going into her childhood bedroom to speak with Alex, but Alex isn’t interested in talking. She’s been drinking and doesn’t think Kara is qualified to be talking about relationships considering she’s not over Mon-El. The pair goes to bed upset with one another.

And now, it’s flashback time. We go back to 2007 where young Kara and Alex are awakened by Eliza and we get our first look at how the two don’t get along when Kara gets to the bathroom first, leaving Alex to scream at the closed door about how much she hates her. Later, at school, the two pick at each other all day and it’s clear that Alex is popular while Kara is an outcast with just one friend, Kenny. Some football players bully Kenny, but he still asks Kara to join him out in the woods to look at the stars with his telescope.

That night, Kara and Kenny marvel at space and he asks her if she can imagine life on other planets. Kara says she can and the two almost kiss, but Kara stops herself. Kenny continues to look at her like she’s amazing. Later, Kara gets home and Alex is mad because Kara was out. Alex tells Kara she wishes her parents had never adopted Kara because of how she’s ruined Alex’s life.

The next day the sisters go to school, but Kara’s super hearing picks up a conversation between the police about a dead body. Kara immediately fears the worst and heads off to the woods only to discover that Kenny has indeed been murdered. Back at school, Kara is upset. She hears the football bullies mocking Kenny’s death so she takes matters into her own hands, chasing them into the locker room where she roughs up one of them.

Kara then goes to Kenny’s house to talk to his parents and his mother mentions that Kenny’s telescope is missing. Kara makes them the promise that she will find it as it was Kenny’s prized posession. She goes back to the crime scene and hears someone sneaking up on her. It’s Alex and Kara nearly blasted her. Alex explains that she has been following her and Kara tells her sister that she’s looking for the telescope. The two sisters realize that Kenny probably saw something he shouldn’t have and then Kara finds Kenny’s laptop. The girls take it home to check it out.

Turns out there is something on the laptop. Kara sends the encrypted files to her cousin’s friend Chloe (shoutout to Smallville!) and also discovers that Kenny sent their teacher a photo of him kissing a friend of Alex’s who just so happens to be a student at school.

Alex confronts Josie and tries to get her friend to go to the authorities since the relationship between Josie and the teacher is not okay, but Josie insists they are in love. When Josie leaves, Alex calls in a tip about Kenny’s death. Later, Alex and Kara are walking down the road discussing the case when they are nearly run over by a car. When the police arrive, they tell them it was their teacher who nearly killed them. Eliza arrives to take them home and waiting for Kara is an FBI agent who looks a lot like Kara’s real mother. The agent reminds Kara she’s not supposed to be using her powers and when the agent leaves, it’s revealed that it’s actually J’onn in disguise, looking out for Kara.

Josie also shows up at the Danvers house to confrot Alex about the teacher’s arrest and reveals that there is now way that he ran Alex and Kara off the road. Alex goes to get Kara, but Kara says she can’t help. She’s taking the agent’s words seriously so Alex goes to get other help in the form of the sheriff. Alex tells the sheriff about the photos and how they’ve gotten help to get the encrypted photos opened.

Back at home, Kara receives the photos from Cholie and finds that the sheriff has been selling drugs. This isn’t good. The sheriff gets Alex alone and has her at gunpoint, but Kara bursts in and saves the day.

The next day Alex has been outcast because of the situation with Josie so she goes to sit with Kara who reveals that there was another photo. It turns out that Kenny took a photo of Kara flying. He knew she wasn’t from Earth and he didn’t care. He liked her just as she was.

At home, Eliza brings the girls, who have now bonded, Kenny’s telescope. It was found in the sheriff’s car and Kenny’s family wanted them to have it. The two girls go to bed, finally close as sisters. When we return to the present, Alex finds Kara using the telescope on the deck and apologies for her behavior. The two sisters reconcile before heading back to National City…after a brief scuffle over who gets to drive.

Next week? Mon-El returns!

What did you think about this flashback episode? Let us know in the comments section!

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