Lots to love with this episode. Kara and Mon-El getting drunk was really funny, and it's nice to see these moments between characters where they're not dealing with some major threat to the city or world.
Kara is placing a lot of expectations on Mon-El. There's no reason for him to become a hero. I mean, Kara had Clark as an example and lived on Earth for years before deciding to become Supergirl. Mon-El has barely been on Earth, hasn't had a lot of time to adjust to losing his entire planet, and doesn't have the same hero mind set as Kara.
Still, he stepped up when he needed to and took Parasite on. Sure he got his butt kicked but he tried. I am afraid of what Cadmus is going to do to him though.
I also liked Jimmy's Guardian outfit, though I have my fingers crossed that he will add the blue and gold colors to it eventually. Making Jimmy Guardian, and having Winn be his partner has really helped both characters. I loved the confrontation between Jimmy and Winn, with Winn just unleashing on Jimmy and telling him that the suit would be ready when it was ready and not a moment before.
I agree that Jimmy can't keep his secret identity from Kara for too long. Especially not based on the previews for next episode.
Even though the Alien turned out to be purple, and they kept saying it was a parasite...I don't think they were going for Parasite from the comics.
Pretty sure they were. He's a big purple monster that drains the life out of people and gains strength from their life force. Plus he is Rudy Jones, the identity of the post-Crisis Parasite.
The CGI on Parasite looked really good. He was intimidating and just flat out creepy. It was a good way to introduce one of Superman's tougher foes.
My guess is nothing good will come of the white Martian blood in J'onn. I do feel bad about Megan. She obviously is not your typical white Martian and she does want to help J'onn as much as she can.
I have to disagree about Maggie, LoTS. Yes, she was interested in Alex but when she found out that Alex hadn't even admitted to herself that she was gay, she backed off. She told Alex to come out to her family not so they could date, but as friendly advice from someone who's been there. She's also not wrong that it's hard for someone who is newly out to date someone who has been out for a while. I think Maggie is doing what she thinks is best for Alex.
The episode handled Alex's coming out to Kara really well. Kara wasn't immediately accepting and had to take a minute. It felt like how coming out happens in real life. It also shows that Kara isn't the perfect paragon of truth, justice, and the American way. She stumbles just like all of us. In the end though she loves Alex and just wants her to be happy. The ending where Alex breaks down because Maggie rejected her and Kara just holds and comforts her was so powerful.
It does feel like this season is just working brilliantly. I loved season 1 but it had its problems. So far it looks like the writers are trying to, and succeeding, at fixing those problems. The Kara/Jimmy romance didn't work and they ended it and have given Jimmy something a lot better to do. Winn joining the DEO was a perfect move for the character. Having Alex come out has fleshed out her character a lot more. Mon-El is a good addition and gives Kara a potential romance and a thorn in her side. Giving Kara a new job and having her struggle at it has made things more interesting for her. I do miss Cat, though.
"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