Thanks for the videos, Sci-Fi GIrl.
I absolutely loved this episode. It was fun and sweet and finally got Kara and Mon-El together. Mxy was terrific and I hope he shows up again soon.
I know this makes me incredibly shallow, but one of the highlights of the episode was Mon-El in his underwear. I mean, damn.
That should be his superhero costume. Seriously though, I wish they would go ahead and give him his costume already.
I was really afraid that the alien woman (can't remember her name) that Winn is attracted to was somehow a manifestation from Mxyzptlk. I wasn't sure why she would be but it seemed too random that a good looking, blonde, strong alien would fall that fast for Winn. I am so glad that so far she really does seem to like him for him. He better not get his heart crushed again.
It was nice to see the show acknowledge that aliens are now free to move about in America and are more or less considered citizens. They haven't really done anything with that plot since President Wonder Woman signed the bill into law. Sure, Cadmus has raised a fuss about aliens but we haven't seen aliens interacting in a regular setting with humans outside the DEO or the bar.
I wonder if there's a behind the scenes reason Mehcad Brooks has been absent so much. I mean, it feels like it's every other episode with him. Which sucks, because the writers are giving him lots to do this season. He's been killing it as Guardian, but seeing him struggle to run CatCo has been interesting as well. He has better story lines this season yet it doesn't feel like he's being used to his full potential.
LIke I said, Mxy was great this episode. No, he's not a short imp wearing a bowling hat but they kept his essence alive. His impishness was on full display here. He used his powers to great effect and worked in a lot of good gags. He felt like the Mxy from the comics.
They even kept the whole "He has to say his name backward to get rid of him" aspect of his character. Kara's plan was genius. She got him to spell it backwards, which is apparently the same as getting him to say it backwards. The episode did make me feel bad for him as he said he just wanted someone to love him.
They mentioned that other imps exist so I wonder if they'll bring in Vyndktvx? He was an evil imp introduced in Grant Morrison's New 52 Action Comics run that tried to kill Mxy and Superman. It would be cool to see him on the show and truly using his powers for evil. Mxy may have done some bad things, but nothing he did truly hurt anyone. Vyndktvx wouldn't hold back like that.
Okay, I know Parasite was just Mxy using his powers but I wonder if he still exists? He's too good of a villain not to be seen again and that would be a good way to bring him back.
The pronunciation here seemed to be the same as the one from Smallville
, and was pretty close to how I always thought it would sound.
And, yes, I am disappointed that he's not a midget in a purple derby.
Did you ever watch the live action Superboy
show from the late 80s/early 90s? They featured Mxy in the first and second seasons IIRC and he was pretty close to the comics, wearing the hat and everything.
Mon-El had a strong showing here, with jealousy rearing its ugly head and also some insecurity. Mon-El really is new to truly loving someone and he probably is afraid that he's not good enough for Kara. He's probably also used to women doing what he says (since he probably was the prince) and Kara is an extremely independent woman who can take care of herself.
The Alex/Maggie scenes were so sweet. I can feel Alex's pain. I've never been dating someone when Valentine's Day has rolled around so I'd probably want to go all out the first time just like her. Maggie did have a good reason for not liking the holiday since it's what outed her to her parents and they sent her away. I loved that she looked past her personal hang-ups and gave Alex the day romantic night she wanted.
Always nice to see the Fortress. The CGI on Jor-El's statue was done well. It was never really a threat to Kara but added a little spice to the final take-down of Mxy.
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