Supergirl Review: Medusa (Season 2 Episode 8)

Supergirl Season 2 Episode 8
The overall arch of Supergirl Season 2 seems to be missing, aside from the fact that Cadmus is the enemy. How long can they keep up this act of almost destroying the world/alien population and almost achieving that goal, only to be stopped by Kara and friends?

Supergirl Season 2 Episode 8 wrapped up the “Project Medusa” story quicker than anyone expected. Not only did Kara and her friends discover what Medusa is, but Cadmus attempted to launch their attack, only to be stopped by Lena Luthor. That’s right. The daughter strikes back.

Lena Luthor is an unexpected light this season; her friendship/working relationship with Kara is interesting to watch, especially given the history between Kara’s cousin and Lena’s adoptive brother. Who would’ve known that Lena would be responsible for giving her mother, Lillian, over to the police?

While it’s true that the Cadmus story is not finished now that Cyborg Superman has escaped yet again, the aliens coming to Earth in search of Mon-El seem to be another giant villain arch that is waiting for the latter half of Season 2.

As much as we want to believe these aliens are coming for some enormous vendetta from Mon-El’s life on Daxam, how much do you want to bet that it’s a girl he screwed over in his past coming for revenge? Or maybe just another point to the twisted love story between Kara and Mon-El?

Speaking of, it’s already time for their “relationship” to end. Not only is it disrespectful to Kara, it’s disrespectful to James. Their relationship that was built up for the entirety of Season 1 was shattered in Supergirl Season 2 Episode 1 because Kara needed to discover who Kara Danvers is now that Supergirl has been established.

What’s changed in seven episodes? We’ve only seen Kara in her new life as a reporter for a few of these episodes, and she hasn’t really made any progress. Any big revelation they’re waiting for isn’t going to be earned because not enough time is being spent on Kara as a person rather than a hero.

Let a single girl live on TV and kick ass without being tied to any man. Let Kara Danvers stop being the spotlight of her life for one second and give someone else a time to shine, or at least show another side to the girl behind the ‘S’. Live up to the promise that your writing gave.

Anyways.

Alex’s story is still the best part of Season 2. This episode’s interactions proved no different. Coming out to your parents is one of the hardest things you can do, yet Alex still managed to come out to Eliza and stay in her strong, self-protected world. And Eliza’s reaction is beyond heartwarming.

It’s good to be addressed that Alex has spent so much of her life living up to the expectations of others, and it’s time to discover who Alex Danvers is as much as it’s time to discover Kara Danvers. There’s no Kara Danvers, or even Supergirl without Alex Danvers.

The four-way crossover event began with this episode, and continues this week on The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. Unfortunately, only Kara is going to take part, mostly because of the fact that her Earth exists separate from the DCTV Earth we’re familiar with.

Supergirl returns with new episodes in 2017.

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