Supergirl Recap

Supergirl Recap: Feeling a Little Blue

Remember the good ol’ days, when Supergirl‘s weekly enemy was a piece of cake like Livewire?

Sure, she could absolutely ruin someone with her electric touch, but she could also be defeated with a bucket of water, Wicked Witch of the West-style — and that simple solution seems too good to pass up now.

Because now, when Supergirl battles her latest foes, it’s not so cut-and-dried. Instead, Kara’s finding herself caught up in all sorts of moral dilemmas each time she fights a bad guy, and Monday’s episode is no exception.

We’ll start with this week’s villain, Indigo, played by Smallville‘s Laura Vandervoort. She’s described as a “living, strong-willed supercomputer,” but really, she’s just the Internet in human form, and she’s wreaking havoc by dismantling National City’s mainframe. Bank accounts are frozen, power lines go haywire and, worst of all, an Ashley Madison-esque adultery website has been hacked, with the names of thousands of cheaters threatening to be revealed. (Nothing like a ripped-from-the-headlines plotline, eh?)

Laura Vandervoort SupergirlBut with the help of Winn’s techie prowess, Indigo’s ulterior motives are quickly revealed — and, to no one’s surprise, she wants to destroy the world by way of the military’s nuclear missiles. Ultimately, even though Indigo is able to launch one of the nukes, Supergirl manages to track it down and send it sailing into the ocean before it can do any damage — and that’s the least of her problems by the end of the hour. Before Indigo meets her demise by shattering into a bunch of tiny pieces, she informs Kara that she was the one who rescued her from the Phantom Zone, back when Kara was sailing toward Earth in her pod.

“You’d still be back there if not for me,” Indigo manages to say before she explodes, leaving Kara thoroughly conflicted as to how she should feel about her latest adversary. (But she won’t be left wondering for long: In the final moments of the episode, Non is seen laying all of Indigo’s severed body parts out on a table, before asking her corpse, “Are you ready to try things my way?” So, Indigo is far from gone.)

Elsewhere in the hour:

* Even though Cat’s new assistant, Siobhan, is still primarily operating in Feisty Mode, she softens a bit this week when she reveals to Winn that her dad once cheated on her mom. (And Siobhan walked in on it. When she was a child. Ick.) When Winn runs into the CatCo rookie a few days later, as her childhood trauma seems to be getting in the way of her job, he opens up about his own daddy issues and reminds Siobhan that most people in life actually want to help her. And then she pushes Winn into the elevator bay so they can make out. Rebounding from Kara FTW!

* When James continues to snub Lucy in favor of working alongside Kara — and accidentally blows off their dinner date so he can accompany Kara to the Fortress of Solitude — Lucy gets visibly restless in her relationship with Mr. Olsen. In classic Kara fashion, she tries to give Lucy a pep talk and make her feel better about James’ recent absence… but when Kara inadvertently reveals that she knows a lot more about James’ personal life than Lucy does, Lucy decides to call it quits with her man. (And right when he’s about to reveal the truth about Kara being Supergirl, too. Poor timing not FTW!)

* Unable to live with the guilt of killing Astra (and unable to deal with Kara’s strained relationship with the DEO because of said death), Alex decides to come clean that she was responsible for murdering Kara’s aunt. At first, it seems that Alex has ruined everything with her confession, but when she breaks down in tears and tells Kara, “I can’t lose you,” Kara wraps her sister in a big hug — and extends an olive branch to Hank, too.

OK, your turn. What did you think of Monday’s Supergirl? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. drhenning says:

    ,A pretty good episode tonight.. I didn’t catch if there were any Smallville Easter Eggs between the 2 “Supergirls”….. Still wondering where her cousin in when she’s trying to fight Krypton villains by herself.

    • Hytecker says:

      Her ego prevents her from asking her cousin for any help. Supes could have knocked that rocket into space on the first try!

  2. jb says:

    who writes this stuff. indigo explains that her symbol represents the font of omniscient knowledge? straight from the department of redundancy department.

  3. Luli says:

    Loved the last scene between Kara, Alex, and Hank. I didn’t expect at all for the confession to end with a hug.

    So glad we are moving past it (I hope) because I love the sister dynamic , they really are the heart of the show. Chyler was great as always. The way she said she can’t lose Kara :(. Loved that Kara hugged her.

  4. Mr. Tran K says:

    I’m shocked that Lucy and James are breaking up which means that we might see more of her before the season is done. Emotional moment: Alex was telling the truth that she killed Astra. I’m curious about the end of the episode whether Non is about to re-generate Indigo. Bummed that Supergirl won’t have a fresh episode until the next two weeks.

  5. zel says:

    very glad the sisters made up. that was a huge cloud over the show and over the best relationship in the show.

  6. mari says:

    The Kara/Alex/Hank, or any combination, are really the best scenes on this show. Cat scenes are hit and miss, sometimes they’re very good, as with James last episode or some scenes with Kara, and at other times they’re too childish.

    I hope Winn gets to work more with the DEO, it’s a better fit for him than at Catco.

    Indigo was okay but not great. I guess she’ll be back given the last scene.
    I find I like Lucy much more now that they’re not using her to force a romantic triangle.

  7. Luke says:

    So it turns out that the close up image of the Legion Ring that the Flash saw when traveling between worlds was from Supergirl; knowing that Jonah Hex will appear on Legends of Tommorow that just leaves the image of Grodd unaccounted for; interesting that they chose 2 images from Supergirl;

    • Josh says:

      Grodd will probably show up on Flash again(He is a Flash Villain) by the end of the season possibly season finale to set up being season 3 Big Bad

    • Dante says:

      Don’t forget the Image of John Wesley Ship’s flash either, that ain’t been shown yet.

      • Luke says:

        Unlike all the other images I’m assuming that is more a tribute to the first Flash series, like the casting of Mark Hamill as the Trickster, than anything else;

  8. Pat says:

    As always another great Supergirl episode. I know nothing about the comics, so the character of Indigo is intriguing. She reminds me of someone out of ” Avatar “, because she is all blue. I loved the scene at the end with Kara hugging Alex and then extending her hand to Hank as he was ready to leave. This tugged at my heartstrings.

  9. Phun says:

    Great episode! The last 5 mins had me tear up a bit. Wow! Chyler was awesome! So glad Alex told Kara the truth. And so did not expect Kara’s reaction. It reminded me when Ollie told Thea that he was the Arrow. Love seeing these bonds between siblings providing support. And Laura as Indigo! Great job! I know we’ll be seeing more of her in the future.

  10. Hytecker says:

    I want to like this show but it’s getting on my nerves. The militant feminism seen by the constant attempts at emasculating her cousin are getting out of hand. It just makes her obnoxious. She’s not stronger, faster or smarter than Superman. He is still the cosmos greatest hero and could kick her ass if he wanted to. The romance with Jimmy Olson is a disaster, too! There is absolutely zero chemistry between the two. Too smooth Olson is a much better fit with the more sophisticated Lucy Lane (as they were in the comics). If they wanted to set up a Kara/Olson romance they should have given him some flaws like the original character. Winn Schott is a much better fit with the unsophisticated Kara.

    • Dominique says:

      boohoo, can’t stand it that women are strong and powerful as well? yes superman is the original “strongest, fastest, smartest kryptonian.” but this show is about supergirl, so this is about HER strength and speed, HER adventures and HER ways to defeat to villains.
      if you don’t like shows where women lead and fight, then don’t watch them.

      • Hytecker says:

        Dominique, that’s right it’s supposed to be about her and not making comparisons to her cousin. I can watch Jennifer Jones without hearing some nonsense about her beating the Hulk. It makes Kara look petty.

    • dancmh says:

      Actually, they came out and talked about the fact that Kara was faster than Superman last night. It was a first step toward mentioning the differences between the two.

      • Hytecker says:

        Actually, it was Jimmy Olson’s opinion that she was faster than her cousin and he was just trying to suck up to Kara. Superman is still superior no matter how much militant feminist spin they want to put on it.

        • tvjunkie says:

          So what you’re saying is you’re a sexist

          • Hytecker says:

            No! I am saying that you’re a simple minded toad with double standards. Like the fools that cry racism at the drop of a hat you do the same with sexism. I believe in true feminism (equal pay, equal benefits) without the man bashing! It doesn’t sound any less obnoxious when the sexist insults comes from a woman’s mouth!

  11. DD says:

    What a garbage show. So PC and feminist it makes me puke. Hope it gets cancelled. I watched the first two episodes and it’s unwatchable. White straight males are so bad according to this show. If you don’t have a slit or take it up the A then it’s not a show for you.

    • Phun says:

      If you watched the first 2 episodes and think it’s garbage, don’t watch it and please spare us the rant and the unnecessary hate.

    • Than u will hate Jessica Jones now that show is a man hating show

    • Phoenix5634 says:

      It is a pretty feminist show when you actually look at it, basically every episode there’s a shot taken at males in some way. Even the casting when you look at it, besides Winn ( who himself is undervalued, and his fathers a serial killer ) and Jimmy, every male casted plays either a villain, or like a by-the-book military guy who always either dies, is proven wrong, or is corrupt, or turns evil.

  12. Tony says:

    So frustrating watching this show sometimes. She is freaking SUPERGIRL. She is SUPER STRENGTH. She should have no problem grabbing that missile and flying it into space. Yet, she could hardly keep up with it and struggled to even stay with it. This after saying she was faster than Superman. Please Please stop weakening her powers every week!!!

    • grys03 says:

      Am enjoying the show BUT inconsistencies like this hurt! She’s fast, faster than a missile, stronger than the metal cover she had to remove. Fling it into space, freeze it with breath etc Next week she’ll have hard time beating a marshmallow while beating up a giant sized super-dooper alien.
      It’s not the weakening but the inconsistency.

  13. Ash says:

    Once again Supergirl can’t keep a secret to save her life. This time she dragged her cousins’ secret base into it. And now it seems to be rubbing off on Alex.

    Best thing this episode was Non using what looks like an omegahedron to put indigo back together.

    • Phoenix5634 says:

      It’s a bad idea how they just leave the key out cuz no one lift it but her and her cousin.. What about Non and his crew, they all can…

    • Osiris says:

      Actually James was the one who dragged Superman’s secret base into it by showing Kara where it was at and where the key to open it was.

  14. lame says:

    To my surprise the Kara- Alex dynamic is one of the strongest most interesting storylines of the series .Question will Alex ever find a romantic interest.and how will that affect the secret of her sister.

    • Phun says:

      I wonder if Alex and Maxwell Lord will hit it off. He does know Kara’s secret and Alex and Max did hit it off earlier. Who knows? Maybe Max will start being good. :)

  15. mike says:

    Eagerly awaiting the Legions appearance. Hopefully they are in costume and not in lame sweats and leather like Smalleville did it. Legion hasn’t gotten much love in any form of media lately and its long overdue

  16. Hawk says:

    The bottom line is Indigo is a facet of Braniac. One of the best route the show could take, (though it will not)l would be to have Braniac show up to remerge with his aspect. Then Kara’s cousin would need to show up to team up with her and defeat him.

  17. I’m glad James and Lucy broke up. Kara and Jimmy can now get together

  18. cogrady53 says:

    Lucy has been a pretty tedious character on Supergirl. Not sure if it is bad writing or poor acting but there is zero chemistry between her and Jimmy. Having said that, I don’t want to see Kara hook up with Jimmy either I like her independent and not fawning over an admittedly dishy guy.

    The villains of the week have been largely disappointing – but then they can’t fight Maxwell Lord every week. I’m a fan of most of the cast but the long term mythology needs to be more involving eg Arrow and Flash do season long arcs better. Still the show is a lot of fun largely thanks to Melissa Benoist. Never liked her that much on Glee but she is great here. When oh when are we getting that musical episode!!! :D

  19. The Carpooler says:

    Wow. Those final moments between the sisters was amazing. Strong acting from both, great music to accompany.

  20. Sheldon W. says:

    Okay, who watched Siobhan push Winn into that janitorial closet and didn’t immediately think ‘Cordy and Xander?’ ‘fess up!

  21. Stephy says:

    Great episode. Ow, let’s see where Kara and James go from here since Lucy took herself out the equation.