– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Over the past few weeks I have talked about how Supergirl may have gotten a little cheesy with the over use of unnecessary heroes. I have also discussed the “Berlanti Formula” (the creator of the show’s ideology). This week the formula was about 10% action and 90% drama. So here comes the terrible review.


Loved this episode.

If you are unaware, Mr. Mxyzptlk is a 5th dimensional being with almost unlimited powers that has shown up in the Superman and Action Comics for many years. The only way to remove him is to get him to somehow say or write his name backwards. In the books, this banishes him for 6 months and all is well and good.

Mr. Mxyzptlk has decided that he is in love with Supergirl, and wants to marry her and will use all his powers to make this happen. He shows up and even brings about a being for Kara (Supergirl) to fight just so he can dress up and pretend to be Superman.

Kara has finally decided to rely on Mon-El as they use a device to temporarily neutralize his powers, but this does not work quite as expected and Kara finally agrees to marry him. They travel to the Fortress of Solitude where Kara locks down the place, and initiates a self destruct where Mr. Mxyzptlk’s only option is to enter in a code, which of course, spells his name backwards. He vanishes but that was not even the big part of the show.

The show ends on the couch with two people that we have waited to come together for a long time. Yes. Mon-El and Kara finally hook up and we fade to blur, and let’s just hope some super babies weren’t created this soon. 

Yup, Greg Berlanti, you got me this week with your lovely romantic drama. I both hate and love you. Excellent episode.

Grade: A

Did you guys and gals like this episode? Am I a sucker for love? Let’s hear your thoughts.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.