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‘Supergirl’ Recap ‘Bizarro’

Supergirl Recap ‘Bizarro’

This was a pretty good episode.

Maxwell Lord releases his version of Supergirl, who is a composite of a brain-dead patient and Supergirl DNA that Maxwell managed to collect (we also learn that this is the eighth girl he has experimented on). This Bizarro Supergirl has been programmed to kill the real thing. This poses a challenge because she is a mirror image of Kara, meaning their powers basically cancel each other out. Kryptonite also doesn’t have any effect on her and when she is hit by it, this only serves to enrage and strengthen her.

The DEO manages to reverse engineer the Kryptonite and use this to bring down Bizarro. Hank then vows to try and restore the girl trapped within Maxwell’s monster. There was great acting from Melissa Benoist and Hope Lauren to bring Bizarro to life. I also really loved the make-up on the shattered/monster Supergirl.

Alex takes Maxwell in after it is revealed that he knows that Kara is really Supergirl and Alex’s sister. He threatens to expose Kara, and later threatens Eliza Danvers. There really wasn’t a good way to handle the situation. He is world-renowned so his disappearance will be noticed, but if they let him go, he’ll expose Kara or hurt just about everyone in her life. The only way they can get out of this mess is if Hank uses his Martian powers and wipes Maxwell’s memory. It’s something he has vowed to never do again, but it might be the only way to get Maxwell off their backs.

Meanwhile, Kara is stuck in a love rectangle. She goes on a date with Adam, but has to leave to go save people. They have a redo date, but Kara gets kidnapped by Bizarro. She then decides it is too big of a risk to be with him and breaks it off. I liked Adam, and think that he and Kara were a good match, but I really don’t like what the writer’s are doing with Kara’s love life. It seemed like a throw-away plot and waste of time to introduce him only for it to last one episode. They could have used that time elsewhere. I also don’t like how Kara is treating Winn. She’s acting like nothing happened and that’s hurting him.
He’s trying to be strong, but you can see it when he realizes that she has moved on to someone else, someone new. He is on a really dark path and I’m afraid he might slip into being a villain (which would be interesting, but I like him too much).

Next, James confesses he is in love with Kara while being held captive by Bizarro. I don’t know if it was supposed to be a moment where he suddenly realized that he loved her, or he had known but was only just now admitting it. From the delivery, it seemed like the latter, which means that it sort of came out of left field (at least for me). We know that James cares for Kara, but he is with Lucy, and appears to be really happy with her. They have mended their relationship and everything is great. So when he said he loved Kara, I didn’t fully believe that. I wish there had been a little bit more build-up to his confession and not just hints within this episode. Or maybe if the line had been delivered like he just now realized exactly how he felt about her.

Another thing that was a little bothersome is the development of Bizarro, as in her actually interacting with Supergirl. She’s a fantastic character and I felt her arc was rushed. This could easily have been stretched into two episodes. It would have made the scene between her and Kara at the end of the episode more tragic. I wanted to see more of her internal struggle to not be the monster that she was created to be. Her switch at the end just seemed, well, bizarre, because there wasn’t really a time where she was struggling against being the killer she was bred to be, or it was really subtle and I missed it. If they had spread out this arc, it also would have extended the Adam/Kara stuff and made that feel more natural.

The episode ends with Kara getting attacked by a gross plant thing that was left in her apartment. We’ll have to wait until next week to find out more about that. Theepisode is entitled “For the Girl Who Has Everything.”

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Alyssa has always known she was going to be a writer. She attended Texas Lutheran University and melded her love of writing with filmmaking and moved into the world of scriptwriting, directing, and editing. Alyssa is excited to be a part of Fan Fest and write about the shows that she loves to watch.