Supergirl Recap: Big White Lie

Supergirl Recap

Monday’s Supergirl found Kara & Co. infiltrating a seedy alien fight club, and at the risk of breaking the first rule of such a venue, I’m going to talk about it.

Orchestrated by a leggy, inked-up baddie named Roulette, the club was designed to pit aliens — some volunteers, others prisoners — against one another for the amusement of National City’s worst and wealthiest. (The clientele reminded me of that Tom Cruise movie Eyes Wide Shut, but with less aliens.)

Roulette insisted that her club was a place where aliens could feel special and powerful, but Supergirl saw things differently. She made it her personal mission — with an assist from Lena Luthor, who believes Kara will return the favor “when the time comes” — to put a stop to the club and put Roulette behind bars, though the latter proved far more difficult.

The main event, of course, was the reluctant showdown between Martian pals J’onn and M’gann, a dramatic confrontation that ended with the two leaving in opposite directions with newfound respect for themselves. (OK, it technically ended with a brutal two-on-one assault and a thwarted arrest, but the stuff I mentioned also happened.)

But just when it seemed that J’onn and M’gann had reached an honest place of healing — all that “taking the bond” talk was kind of hot in a weird, Martian sort of way — we learned that the Last Daughter of Mars is still harboring a big ol’ secret: She’s a White Martian!

Elsewhere this week…

‘SAWYER? IT’S DANVERS’ | Oh, Alex and Maggie — where do I even begin with these two? From finishing each other’s sentences to awkwardly complimenting one another’s undercover ensembles, the chemistry between these two is off the charts. (Heck, Maggie even made “Want to see a dead body?” sound like a pick-up line.) You can bet I felt for her when Maggie kissed her girlfriend in front of her. Rude.

BOOZIN’ BUDDIES | Speaking of undeniable flirting, Mon-El appealed to Winn’s ego in order to gain access to the outside world; the dashing Daxamite promised that Winn could design his costume and name him, a proposition that left him straight-up giddy. But once alcohol — like, a lot of alcohol — was introduced into the equation, their boys’ day out devolved into a full-on bar brawl.

#JOURNALISM | I’m all for Kara wanting to pursue a career as a reporter, but it might be a good idea for her to — I don’t know — go to school for it first? She thinks Snapper is being “tough” on her, but is it really unreasonable for him to expect her to use AP style and use sources? This is Day 1 stuff here, people. (Follow-up question: If Snapper asks to hear a recording of one of Kara’s interviews with Supergirl, isn’t he going to be like, “That’s just you talking twice”?)

Were you surprised by Miss Martian’s final-moment twist? And which duo — accidentally or not — had cuter moments this week, Alex and Maggie… or Mon-El and Winn? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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