In this villain of the week episode, Kara deals with working with Lena and faces the guilt she has about Mon-El. Meanwhile, Odette Annable’s character has issues with her daughter after saving her in the previous episode.
The show just keeps getting better and better, unlike the other DC CW shows. I thought the idea of Kara facing her fears was fantastic. The villain,played by Yael Grobglas (Jane the Virgin), was all in all pretty forgettable. She was essentially a psychic Scarecrow, but no backstory. She really didn’t need one anyway.
The real crux of the story had to deal with Kara’s guilt over sending Mon-El away and not knowing whether he died or not. I love that they didn’t make her grief a one off thing and make her the happy-go-lucky Supergirl again. This is the first real tragedy we’ve seen her face. Of course there is the destruction of Krypton and Jeremiah’s supposed death, but we didn’t see her face them. We’re just told about them. I think this will be an intriguing story as we lead up to however it is we see him again. It also makes her feel more human.
Odette Annable’s character was a secondary focal point of the episode and her relationship with her daughter. The kid has some kind of psychosis and Odette doesn’t know how to handle it. I’m guessing she was the baby in the other pod from the evil looking side of Krypton. When will we see her powers actually take hold? Unfortunately, I think her daughter is a goner. She’s gonna need a reason to become bad and the death of a loved one, maybe in the aftermath of a Supergirl fight, is how they do it.
Some other quick thoughts… They are definitely setting up a James/Lena hook-up. There’s tension and googly eyes. Not only did Kara leave her pocketbook and glasses in the elevator when the fear thing kicked in, but she blasted a hole through her office. If that doesn’t scream “Kara is Supergirl”, I don’t know what does. Lastly, I loved how J’onn was able to do some mind fighting with the villain. I can’t wait for next week’s episode. I love when the focus on Martian Manhunter. He’s developed into such a fantastic character on this show. Next week is what I call the Total Recall episode where J’onn has to get to Mars. It should be exciting. I’d give this episode a 6/7.