That was an amazing episode. I was nervous that they were using Red K and figured that everything would more or less be reset at the end of the episode like it so often seemed to happen on Smallville
but instead they used it to make some big changes on the show.
The biggest change is that now everyone knows that Hank Henshaw is dead and that J'onn has been impersonating him this entire time. The citizens might see him as a hero but the government higher-ups and other members of the D.E.O. are probably going to be against him. We saw that with Senator Crane as she's going back to her hating all aliens mentality. Kara got Siobhan fired, and that is definitely going to come back to bite her on the butt, especially since
Kara's relationship with both Alex and Jimmy were damaged. They're both right that there's truth in what Kara said to both of them. It's not going to be easy to sweep that under the rug.
Red K Kara is chilling. She was evil through and through and loving every minute of it. Her new costume was cool.
Red K in this universe is synthetic and created by Lord. I love that he tried to create it from the blue kryptonite the D.E.O. used against Bizarro. He couldn't get it right, and created a kind that won't help in the war against Non.
I know Winn's probably hard up, but him and Siobhan getting busy during the workday? Probably not a smart move.
Cat really impressed me this episode. She didn't run the initial story about Supergirl because she didn't have all the facts and couldn't be sure that there wasn't another Bizarro running around. Then, when she got up close and personal with the evil Supergirl, she warned the city. Then, at the end, she accepted Supergirl's apology and told her that she was going to have to work hard to regain the city's trust.
The montage during Cat's speech was pretty moving as people took down symbols to Supergirl across the city. It showed just how beloved Supergirl was, and just how low she had fallen.
I know this is simply a problem of the conceit of doing a show about Supergirl, but if ever there was a time that Superman was going to make an appearance it would be now. Yes, he told Kara he would let her deal with her own problems, and that may be why he hasn't acted against Non or his followers, but surely he would want to stop his cousin from rampaging in the city.
I have no idea what's going to happen now. J'onn is locked up, who knows for how long. Supergirl has lost the trust of the city. Someone is going to have to take over the D.E.O. Kara and Jimmy's relationship has been damaged pretty bad. Winn might also be mad at Kara for getting Siobhan fired. This episode definitely felt like a game-changer.
"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