Supergirl has transitioned from CBS to The CW, and what a change it’s been. Only three episodes into its sophomore season, the show is more action-packed and has thrilling storylines to keep the viewer enticed. My biggest question ahead of this week’s episode: Will #Supergirl be able to maintain its momentum, even after #Superman‘s departure for Metropolis? And after watching that third episode, I can conclude that the show has only kicked it up a notch. With Jimmy Olsen in charge of #CatCo and Alex Danvers meeting a new friend, here are the highlights of Season 2, Episode 3, “Welcome to Earth.”
Aside from being a heartthrob, Jimmy Olsen is now officially a scene stealer! He gathers the journalists in his office to try brainstorming content for that day’s issue. However, he is quickly shoved aside by Kara’s new boss Snapper Carr. In that moment Jimmy lost his confidence, but it is Kara who tells him that Cat Grant left him in charge of CatCo because she knows he is a capable leader.
Last season Jimmy played a huge role on the show. He came to National City to keep a close eye on Kara. He helped her to forge her destiny as Supergirl, and he played a substantial part in almost every episode. But at the start of Season 2, the role of Jimmy was diminished to small cameos. By having the responsibility of CatCo placed in his hands, Jimmy will undoubtedly play a bigger role in the series. Think of Jimmy going against Snapper Carr, like we saw in this episode, but also helping Kara to become a better reporter by sending her on assignments that would benefit from Supergirl’s presence.
The Presidential Infiltration
President Olivia Marsdin is in town to sign the Aliens Amnesty Act, which was enacted to welcome alien life on Earth. When Kara, a supporter of the act, writes her first piece after an interview with Lena Luthor, Snapper Carr calls her out for slaying Luthor with her pro-alien piece.
But at the same time, Kara discriminates against Mon-El of Daxam. When an assassination attempt is made against the president, Kara immediately throws Mon-El under the bus, saying that no Daxam can be trusted. The Daxamites and Kryptionians don’t get along. And while the two reach something of a truce, I am sure their backgrounds will clash and may eventually lead to a fallout. But it’s not just that; how will Kara solve her inner conflict about aliens?
Meanwhile, the president is not all she seems. At the end of the tour at the DEO her eyes light up, revealing she is not of this Earth. Now, with the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event in mind, I couldn’t help but think that the president is actually one of the invaders. And a dangerous one at that, what with the resources that she has at her disposal. Think about it — she has armies, weapons of mass destruction, and can rally continents to the United States’ aid. All in all, this alien is badass for reaching the upper echelon of the government.
While the Alien Amnesty Act makes it easier for aliens to walk freely amongst us on Earth, it would also make opening the borders to gathering troops primed for an invasion a lot easier. So that act, it sort of cuts both ways.
Islands In The Stream
Is that what we are? Alex Danvers meets DC Comics legend Maggie Sawyer. And while the cooperation between the two has a rocky start, we might have just witnessed the start of a love relationship between Maggie and Alex.
Supergirl producers have said that a core member of the team will start a relationship with someone of the same sex. And the most obvious is Maggie with Alex. My friends and I have always thought it was going to be Winn Schott, but he has had several heterosexual relationships thus far on the show. Obviously, it couldn’t be Jimmy, although I would dare DC to pull that one. With Maggy on the scene and working closely with Alex, it has just to be them.
With the arrival of M’Gann M’orzz, J’onn is no longer the only Martian in the universe. Just when you thought Elvis was an alien and planned an invasion with Michael Jackson and Dennis Rodman, M’Gann makes her grand entrance. Oh yes, it was quite the entrance, leaving J’onn speechless and in awe, as she reveals her true Martian look.
Over the course of Season 1 and in the first few episodes of Season 2, we have seen J’onn struggle with his alien appearance, and so it was such a huge moment when he stepped into the alien bar in his natural state.
With Miss Martian formally introduced on the show, the question remains: Is she who she says she is? It is well known that Miss Martian is a White Martian in the comics, and last season we saw some of them in action.
So where will we go from here? The president is an alien, but is she a good alien or is she leading the invasion of Earth? How will Kara deal with her pro-alien views while discriminating Mon-El of Daxam? And where will we see Maggie and Alex go from here? Let us know by dropping a comment!
Supergirl Season 2, Episode 4, titled “Survivors,” premieres Monday at 8 p.m. on The CW. Check out the trailer below.