Supergirl and Alex then survey the damage to Lord Technologies while Max acts all pissy. He says to Alex, "I think the days of us partnering up are over, Agent Danvers," and walks out of the room. And to that I'm just like, "Yup, they are indeed." Also, I love the look Supergirl gives him in that moment. She is all of us:
|Peace out, Gaius Baltar|
Okay so maybe I don't "know all the details" here, but the gist seems to be that both Supergirl and her mother chose loyalty to their principles over loyalty to their biological bonds with Astra. Plus, important side note: we also see that Supergirl's biological father is portrayed by Robert Gant (aka, Ben from Queer as Folk, awww).
On the Hank front, Non has proposed a trade: Astra for Hank. Also, Lucy's father, General Lane, struts into the DEO and informs Alex that he has an executive order from the President to take charge. Blah. Talk about another "walking personification of white male privilege." He also tortures Astra, so I hate him even more now, and he refuses to trade Astra for Hank.
James then goes to Lord Technologies to gather some intel on what Max is up to. He's outside taking pictures when Max comes out and asks him to leave. James responds, "The media doesn't exist to make people like you feel comfortable, Max. Our job is to report the truth." Welp.
Unfortunately, James does some additional snooping and (a) we learn that Max is definitely up to something that involves harming aliens, and (b) Max catches James, puts him in restraints, and beats him up. (Ugh, just when I thought I couldn't dislike Max any more).
Supergirl then decides to go rogue and defy General Lane's orders. She will trade Astra for Hank, the military orders be damned! Alex helps, because of course she does. Any Alex/Astra shippers in the house? This one's for you:
Deep Thought of the Week: Winn had a mini Xander "crayon-breaky" speech moment this episode that I guess deserves mentioning. Basically, Supergirl was on the verge of hunting down Max Lord after he had hurt James, but Winn stopped her, appealing to her basic humanity and positive moral values. There's a lot to say about the clip I share below, from Buffy, but I'll just leave it at this: Aren't we all Dark Willow now, a little bit?