Another strong episode that went to some dark places but still expressed the optimism that runs throughout the show.
Getting a look at J'onn's backstory and how his people were wiped out by the White Martians adds a lot to his character. It explains why he's been in hiding. Every time he uses his powers it lets the White Martians hone in on him. I loved at the end how he said Kara and Alex were like daughters to him. It's taken some time, but the Supergirl characters are really bonding and becoming a family.
I do agree that Kara should have been fired, but like G-man and Cybersnark have pointed out, Cat has let Kara slide on other things. I think Cat likes Kara more than she lets on and is grooming her.
All of the Cat scenes here were good, as she struggles with how to approach Adam. Sure, she has become a great mother to Carter, but how do you relate to the son you basically abandoned? Speaking of, I do hope we see some interaction between Adam and Carter. Maybe a Grant family dinner. That could be awkward and funny.
Blake Jenner did a good job as Adam. I liked him on Glee, and he has good chemistry with Melissa Benoist. He should, considering the two are married in real life. I have no idea how long they plan on keeping Adam around, but it's nice to see Kara focused on someone that's not Jimmy.
Supergirl's rescue of the family in the RV from the forest fire was nicely done. I like that the series does show Supergirl saving people from things other than super villains.
The CGI on the White Martian was rather impressive. It looked great as a hulking monstrosity. The fight between it, J'onn, and Supergirl was well done than it sucked that we didn't see all of their powers being used but that probably would have gotten expensive.
In the comics the White Martians are basically extinct but here they're apparently a thriving species. I get that they need a long term threat to keep J'onn from using his powers all the time, but having an entire race of marauding aliens out there does raise some questions. Why don't they just invade Earth en masse to find J'onn? Do humans know about the White Martians? You'd think an entire species that we saw living on the surface of Mars would be detected at some point.
Luckily there was no Jimmy and Lucy drama this episode. I did like Jimmy following up on his desire to get out of the office and do some actual reporting. He has shown those skills haven't died.
Not a lot of Winn this episode, but that's to be expected. He told Kara he loves her and can't go back to being friends, and she doesn't love him. I am curious as to how the show will handle this moving forward.
I did not expect that ending. I knew that
was going to make an appearance but didn't expect to see a carbon copy of Supergirl causing chaos at the end of the episode.
"You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders."
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job: it's a depression when you lose yours.
-- Harry S. Truman