[This is a review of Supergirl season 2, episode 9. There will be SPOILERS.]
The first half of Supergirl season 2 saw the series go through somewhat of a soft reboot thanks to shifting from CBS to The CW, as well as typical changes between seasons. The show said goodbye to Kara Danvers’ mentor Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) while the Girl of Steel transitioned from assistant to reporter. Additionally, the DEO has become more of a prominent fixture in Supergirl, thanks in part to the show’s ongoing theme of aliens as refugees on Earth — one of which is the Daxamite Mon-El, who has become a somewhat reluctant member of the team.
The midseason finale of Supergirl saw the Girl of Steel defeat the head of anti-alien organization CADMUS thanks to some help from Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath). Additionally, the winter finale teased a mystery concerning Mon-El as the final moments revealed a ship full of aliens who have been searching for the Daxamite, though it remains to be seen why. Now, Supergirl and Mon-El team up in the midseason premiere, but even the search for a missing person isn’t quite that simple.
‘Supergirl Lives’ — story by Andrew Kreisberg, teleplay by Eric Carrasco and Jess Kardos, and directed by Kevin Smith — sees Kara attempt to track down a missing woman named Izzy, played by guest star Harley Quinn Smith (Kevin Smith’s daughter). However, in Kara and Mon-El’s search, they discover a trafficking ring led by the returning human villain Roulette (Dichen Lachman) and are transported to the alien planet Slaver’s Moon, which has a red sun — leaving both the Kryptonian and Daxamite powerless. Meanwhile, Alex and the DEO attempt to locate the missing heroes.
Feel free to begin the discussion of ‘Supergirl Lives’ in the comments section. We will have a full review soon.
Supergirl continues Monday January 30 with ‘We Can Be Heroes’ at 8pm on The CW.