Supergirl Review: Season 2 Episode 14 - Homecoming

– by Drew Carlton

In this week's episode of Supergirl, Cadmus returns with their old tricks as they gift Team Supergirl a present towards the start of the show. But, before we get to that, we may need to talk superbabies! It seems the "fade to blur" moment with Mon-El and Kara from last week, has resulted, at the minimum, with a one-night stand. Clothes are strewn about, including some super-cute Supergirl socks, and Mon-El wakes up to an empty bed. He wonders just how well he performed in the sack, and quickly learned that Supergirl has been saving the city all morning, giving him one of the cockiest looks he has ever had. Kara, clearly not having been in this type of relationship many times, flies in the window with flowers and coffee. Mon-El doesn't really know what to do with the flowers, but quickly we learn that after one super-sensual night, the pair have fallen in love.

With love, comes "talks," and Kara makes Mon-El promise not to mention this to the crew until she is ready. He agrees, and this lasts about ten seconds, as upon entering the D.E.O. he announces it to the entire team in full press conference fashion. This was an actual laugh out loud moment for me, as Mon-El may be one of the most interesting Supergirl characters to date. However, the levity is brief because it is time to get into the meat of the show.

After Winn gets an alert, Supergirl and Martian Manhunter fly off to stop a Cadmus transportation cargo deploy which contains a "mysteriously" lead-lined tractor-trailer. Of course, they stop it, and after opening it, they are gifted one Jeremiah Danvers -- Kara's adoptive father. At this point, anyone that has been following the show knows that this is likely a trap, well, except for everyone actually on the show. Only Mon-El smells something "fishy," and in a family reunion dinner he blurts it out to the entire team gathered there including Kara, Alex, Alex's girlfriend, J'onn, Eliza & Jeremiah Danvers (Alex's parents and Kara's adoptive family), and questions just how easily Jeremiah was rescued after 15 years of captivity. Another Kara/Mon-El "talk" ensues, and he is booted out of the apartment with the threat by Jeremiah to "tell Kara who he really is."

If I were to guess, I would think that it has something to do with the Legion of Superheroes (a team from the future empowered with flight rings and other abilities) as Mon-El has a long history with them in the comics, and we have already seen a Legion flight ring in another episode.

Mon-El's only solution is to turn to Winn to help spy on Jeremiah, and they quickly find that he is indeed up to something nefarious. They recruit Supergirl, finally getting her to question Jeremiah, and he uses an excuse which satasfies most of the team and alienates Alex from Kara. This does not last long, as J'onn eventually realizes that he can't read Jermiah's mind and a brawl occurs between the two while Jeremiah is trying to steal data from the mainframe. Jeremiah makes quick work of J'onn when we realize he has been given the "Winter Soldier" treatment, and has some type of cybernetic arm that seems to be powerful enough to take out one of DC's most powerful hereos.

All the while, some type of nuke has been set as a red herring to help Jermiah gain access to the data, which is actually the entire alien registry list. Supergirl and Alex go to investigate, only to find Cyborg Superman and Lillian Luthor teamed up with Jeremiah and a bomb on a nearby railroad is set off to distract Supergirl. In true Superman fashion she saves the train, holding a rail on her shoulders at the last moment to save it from a collapse into a chasm, and this allows the villains to escape. Most notably, Alex lets Jeremiah go when he informs her that he is doing this all for her.

We get a few more sappy moments, and the episode is basically done. The final scene shows the trio of evil are behind some plot to, I believe, ship all the aliens off the planet in a type of "arc" spaceship. This is intentionally left ambiguous, and we will have to wait and see what happens.

This was an all-around decent episode, and the drama was all related to the actual action of the show, so I can't complain there. The return of Dean Cain as Jeremiah Danvers is always cool, and it does seem we will find out more next week. Check out the seak preview.

GRADE: B-

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