What would you call this? Season finale? Last episode before hiatus? Mid-season finale? Are they trying to break seasons into sub-seasons like them fancy AMC shows? I see you, Supergirl. You can’t fool me with that.
Who or what are the world killers? How is it gonna go down when everybody finds out that Sam is Reign? Are Lena and James, like, “going steady” now? Hold onto those questions for another week, as these plot arcs are put on hold in favor of rehashing old villains.
Previously on Supergirl: I really don’t remember. Whatever it was is so 2017. Sam is evil now, I think. And she beat Supergirl in a fight. Mon-El is married, and has grown a beard to show that time has passed for him. Lena and James made out, which is good business, I’m sure.
Happy Holidays, Superfriends! This episode is exactly like that time on Seinfeld where the gang goes to George’s parents’ house and learns about Festivus. Except instead of funny, it’s wicked dahk, as we say in Massachusetts. And instead of Festivus, we learn about a pre-historic end times prophecy. Ho ho ho!
The crisis is upon us! And it’s not so much a crisis as it is an inconvenience, but “Inconvenience on Earth-X” just doesn’t have the same ring. Anyway, this episode of Supergirl has surprisingly little Supergirl in it, but there’s still plenty going on, so let’s get crackin’.
We open on a deep sea diving expedition that, for just a moment, makes me think that maybe Supergirl has been cancelled this week and the CW is playing Titanic instead. If you’re wondering, the answer is of course I would have still recapped it, and it would have been a thing of beauty.
Gas up the spaceship convertibles, Superfans! This week we’re journeying to Midvale, California, where the cops are corrupt and the teachers are pervy, and that sweet telescope that confirms you as the biggest geek in school might just get you murdered.
In case you missed it, this episode was directed by Kevin Smith. It was missing a certain zing that his projects usually have, but it was by no means the worst thing he’s ever put his name on. (I’m looking at you, Zack and Miri Make a Porno.)
This week on Thinly Veiled Current Events Metaphors, we learn that religion isn’t a bad thing per se, it just gets problematic when white guys misinterpret it. Also, I’m starting to really worry about Maggie’s shelf life as a series regular. This not wanting kids thing is threatening to boot her right out of the show.