Kara and Lena’s icy relationship took a good frostier activate Sunday’s midseason finale of Supergirl, through which the DEO recruited a shocking new ally to place the freeze on Lena’s chilling grasp plan. (Sorry for all of the chilly climate puns, however I noticed Frozen 2 earlier right this moment, so I can’t promise that you simply’ve seen the final of them.)
Even after Lena almost blasted her with Kryptonite cannons, Kara refused to just accept that her good friend was misplaced to the darkish aspect. (“I’m not going to surrender on you,” she declared with the sincerity of a decided lover.) With Brainy’s assist, Kara delivered one last plea by way of hologram, urging Lena, “Don’t let my errors flip you into one thing you’re not.”
When that didn’t work, Kara turned to Alex for some sisterly recommendation. “I made her imagine I used to be the very best good friend who would by no means harm her, after which she finds out in essentially the most horrible approach attainable that our friendship was primarily based on lies,” Kara recapped. However Alex wasn’t about to let her sister take the blame for this one. “Your alternative to hide your id … was born out of affection and compassion,” she reminded Kara. “I like Lena, too. However this isn’t simply two associates which are in a combat. That is somebody who has turned a nook. … We have now to start out considering with our heads, not our hearts.”
Alex’s conclusion was that “Lena is main her personal double life. We will’t put our religion in some distant hope that she’s going to do the correct factor when each single motion she’s taken till now factors on the contrary.” It was for that reason that Alex tricked Kara into serving to the DEO hack into Lena’s bunker and manually drop her protection system — a betrayal that Kara didn’t take too calmly. Nonetheless decided to avoid wasting Lena and show everybody fallacious, she then turned to Malefic within the hopes of counteracting Myriad’s Q waves.
In the meantime, Rama Khan’s paranoia about getting unseated by the Powers That Be led him again to Acrata, whose magic was simply what he wanted to activate an enormous volcano and stay in his bosses’ good graces. When her try to chop ties with Leviathan proved unsuccessful, Acrata then risked her life to ship a private message to the DEO, warning everybody of Rama Khan’s harmful plan.
That’s when Supergirl‘s numerous runaway trains started colliding, so to talk. Whereas Kara and J’onn teamed as much as cease Rama Khan from enacting “Pompeii 2.zero,” Alex and Brainy prepped Malefic to fight Myriad. Sadly, J’onn’s brother’s psychic powers got here up simply shy of what was wanted to finest Lena, forcing the DEO to close off Malefic’s psychic inhibitor.
Not solely was this newly uninhibited Malefic in a position to efficiently cease Myriad, however J’onn and Acrata additionally helped Kara get the higher hand in her scuffle with Rama Khan. She even bought to ship a constructive message (“Individuals can change — that’s what’s so stunning about this world!”) earlier than sending him operating again to Leviathan along with his historical tail between his legs.
And keep in mind how we advised you that Hope would show to be an “invaluable asset” to Lena this week? That tease got here to fruition when the FBI stormed Lex’s bunker, solely to let Lena go free as a result of Hope agreed to take the blame. (As a lot as I needed to see Lena delivered to justice, we wouldn’t have gotten her and Kara’s emotional montage on the finish of the hour, and that’s not a worth I used to be keen to pay.)
Talking of issues coming to fruition, this week’s episode lastly introduced Supergirl into the “Disaster on Infinite Earths” fold. Upon sending Malefic again dwelling, J’onn obtained an ominous visited from the Monitor, who confirmed that he was the one who launched Malefic from the Phantom Zone within the first place. “After I noticed you combat in ‘Elseworlds,’ I may see you’re a nice warrior, one affected by his previous,” he defined to J’onn. “That made you weak. Now that you’ve confronted these demons … you’re prepared.” Prepared for what, you ask? Why, “a disaster,” after all!
Then got here “Disaster” tease No. 2: The Monitor’s subsequent go to was to (gasp!) Lena’s brother. “I introduced you again as a result of the universe will want a thoughts like yours,” he advised Lex. “The time has come so that you can fulfill your future, Lex Luthor. Now you can change into the hero you will have longed to be.” Naturally, Lex was prepared with a sassy response, saying, “I’ve at all times been the hero. … Blissful to assist. However first, we’ve to debate my sister.” (Gulp.)
Lastly, we bought a peek at Tom Cavanagh, presumably taking part in DC Comics character Pariah, in Central Metropolis on Earth-1. “For thus a few years, I’ve travelled throughout worlds — throughout the multiverse — to do one factor: kill you. And now, right here, you saved my life.” The mysterious being with whom he was talking tells him to “start your life anew,” providing him untold information.
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