Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Recap: Supergirl 2.2 "The Last Children of Krypton"

So, Superman decides to stick around National City for awhile and, lez be honest, he makes a pretty good wingman.

We're treated to an early-episode montage of the Supers teaming up to put out fires and stop robbers whilst engaging in witty banter. At one point, Superman tells a stunned bad guy, "I'm with her," and points to Supergirl. *wink wink*  Aren't we all, here in Fannie's Room?

In CatCo news, Kara is now a reporter and her new boss is a grumpy-ass dude named Snapper who bestows upon Kara the nickname "Ponytail."  I don't like where I think this is going. AND BY THAT I MEAN: *deep breaths, deep breaths* Cat is going on leave from CatCo (and, hence, the show) because "there are new seas to conquer." More on that later. Chop chop.

The villain of the week is Metallo, a guy who Cadmus revived specifically to kill the Supers. He can shoot kryptonite out of his chest. So, when the Supers get into an initial altercation with him, they almost die, resulting in this famous shot (which is a shout-out to Supergirl's DC comic book death):

Thankfully, our Supergirl doesn't die.

At the DEO, the Supers learn that a shipment of kryptonite had gone missing months ago. This predicament gets right to J'onn and Superman's ongoing argument about whether the DEO should stockpile kryptonite. But, they decide to put their differences aside to try to defeat Metallo together because, well, you know the drill: El marayah.

Kara learns that Clark will be going home to Metropolis soon and is upset about it. Here is my paraphrase of Kara telling Alex about it:
Kara: Clark is leaving soon. I thought I'd move to Metropolis so I could be near him.
Alex: Wut? Oh hell no you're not.
Kara: But-
Alex: Nope! Drop it, Ponytail.
Anyway, by this time there's another Metallo guy. (*shrug* Cadmus is evil blah blah blah I'm just here for the flying and subtext). Winn makes the Supers some shields that deflect kryptonite and then the Supers team up with J'onn and Alex to defeat the Metallos. Worth mentioning about this scene: Alex found an upgrade pack somewhere:

After that battle, Supergirl and Cat say their goodbyes. Sigh. Who among us hasn't been a queen-of-all-media power lesbian saying goodbye to her beautiful superhero secret lover?

To end, J'onn lets Superman dispose of the last remaining kryptonite on Earth and Superman goes back to Metropolis. I guess I'm gonna miss the guy. And so is Winn. Winn definitely wants to be Superman's boyfriend.

Deep Thought of the Week -  Re: My feelings on Cat's "leave of absence" from CatCo, please see this fan video, starting at 1:23.

[Note: In November 2017, CW/Supergirl Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg was suspended after allegations of sexual harassment.]

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