Supergirl (2015– )
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Aliens attack National City with the intention of collecting a large bounty put out on Supergirl.

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Kevin Smith

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Jerry Siegel (based on characters created by), Joe Shuster (based on characters created by) | 6 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Melissa Benoist ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
Mehcad Brooks ... James Olsen / Guardian
Chyler Leigh ... Alex Danvers
Jeremy Jordan ... Winn Schott
Floriana Lima ... Maggie Sawyer
Chris Wood ... Mon-El
David Harewood ... J'onn J'onzz
Lynda Carter ... President Olivia Marsdin
Teri Hatcher ... Rhea
Hayley Sales ... Emily
Kevin Sorbo ... Lar Gand
Curtis Clarke ... Bar Alien
Joel Cottingham ... Engineer
Glenn Ennis ... Eye-Patched Alien
Michael J Rogers ... Hannibal (as Michael Rogers)
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Storyline

A large bounty is put out on Supergirl and aliens from far and near attack National City intent on taking out the woman of steel. Alex and Maggie run into Maggie's ex-girlfriend, Emily, who is in town for a week. Hank gets an interesting order from President Marsdin. Written by sarah_l91

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This episode features both a former Lois Lane (Teri Hatcher) and Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter). See more »

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Mon-El goes on about "Romeo and Juliet" as a happy love story, until Kara tells him he hasn't reached the ending yet, However, the very beginning of the play describes Romeo and Juliet as a pair of star-crossed lovers who take their lives, but at least their death marks the end of a bloody feud between their two families. See more »

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Kara Danvers: So you think your parents ordered the bounty on me?
Mon-El: Well, they said they didn't, but I'm not so sure.
Winn Schott: They should meet my dad. I bet they'd become fast friends.
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References Yoga Hosers (2016) See more »

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Higher
Written by Thom Powers, Alisa Xayalith, Aaron Short, David Beadle and Jesse Wood
Performed by The Naked and Famous
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Romeo & Juliet
27 March 2017 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Kevin Smith episodes are always interesting. In the 4 or 5 CW episodes he has directed, his divisive style hasn't overshadowed the storytelling. Tonight's Supergirl was a prime case of an episode unsure whether it wants to be big and bold, or crumble into forgettable filler episode territory.

Should we expect Mon-El's mother and other Daxumite's to be the big bad's of season 2 now? I really thought we were heading in the direction of Luthor v Danvers this season, but with how this episode ends, I can only assume we will see Rhea back again by season's end. Tonight, she put a bounty on Supergirl as she is the only thing in the way of bringing Mon-El back to Daxum. It wasn't the most eventful episode, but it had some fun moments. Luckily, we got a more mature and diminished take on the Kara-Mon romance. Sometimes less is more.

Speaking of romance, Alex & Maggie had their weekly fight as the ladder kept the fact that she cheated on an ex-girlfriend from her. Again, these fights are trivial at best. In fact, I don't think anyone has to worry about this relationship going anywhere anytime soon. If the writers listen to the fans at all, this is one thing they shouldn't touch. But it is nice to see characters deal with real human issues in a mature way. I feel like I always find myself comparing this relationship with Supergirl & Mon-El's, but seriously, there's a massive gap in quality.

So as the conflict with Rhea progressed, it became clear to me that the president was working with her in some capacity. We know she's an alien from a previous episode, but why she be so persistent on keeping Jonn away from them? So, perhaps this could be an area where we get some movement on this season's big bad. After all, we did get an ominous message from her about Jonn's potential punishment for his actions tonight.

As a whole this episode didn't make any major changes in the dynamic this season, but it provided entertainment through the action and romances nonetheless. Hopefully, we can have a clearer indication about where this season is going relatively soon.

+Sanvers

+Solid action

-Still no progress made in big bad department

7.0/10


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