If you are a regular reader of this blog then you will know how much I love Smallville. In fact, I spent the better part of 2012 watching all 218 episodes. So, imagine how excited I was when I heard that Laura Vandervoort, Smallville’s Supergirl/Kara was going to guest star. I was so thrilled to have the first major actor from Smallville appear on Supergirl and this time as a villain.
To further the Smallville connection, there was a season 5 episode called “Solitude” too and it happened to feature Brainiac, a line that Indigo comes from.
We open up the episode 13 years ago with Kara in suspended animation in the Phantom Zone. We see her ship’s console light up with three lights and she awakens and is pulled along Fort Rozz towards Earth.
At CatCo, Siobhan has an envelope for Cat. Kara suggests she open it as Cat likes her mail to be opened before it being given to her. At a staff meeting, Cat is looking for story ideas. All presented are a bust until the enveloped that Siobhan had is opened. And Cat didn’t like that it wasn’t opened before hand, which flusters Siobhan. The envelope contained a flash drive and a note indicating that it contains all the names from Diamond Discretion, an Ashley Madison type website. Cat refuses the name the names as he was a victim on the other side herself.
When Cat refused to run the story, Indigo, in the guise of a beautiful blonde, chastises Cat and vows to create technological chaos by first taking over all the traffic lights in National City, causing tons of accidents. Winn is tasked to stop her.
At Kara, Winn is trying to find out where Indigo is at but she comes to them and pushes Kara out the window and is ready to kill Winn and James when Hank and Alex arrive and Indigo disappears back into cyberspace. But through this encounter, Kara recognizes the symbol on Indigo’s forehead and learns she was on Fort Rozz.
Meanwhile, Indigo meets up with Non, who we learn wasn’t fond of Astra and had a romantic history with him. We also learn that Indigo used to go by the name of Brainiac 8 and her mission is to destroy Earth and ridiculing Non’s Myriad plan.
Winn is recruited by the DEO to help them stop Indigo while James takes Kara to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude to find answers on Indigo. At the Fortress, Supergirl opens up the door with the key that only she and Superman can lift (a nod to the comics). Inside the Fortress, we see things like Kal-El’s space ship, the Legion ring, red kryptonite? and Calex, a Kryptonian robot helper that reveals that Indigo , a Kryptonian super computer, was the most dangerous prisoner on Fort Rozz as she tried to destroy everyone on Krypton.
Throughout the episode, we see James and Lucy’s relationship crumble. James wants to tell Lucy that Kara is Supergirl, but she says no as she fears that will put Lucy in danger. When James was at the Fortress with Supergirl, he forgot his date with Lucy, who wasn’t understanding.
To try and help their relationship, Kara tells Lucy that James is a great guy and relates the story of how his dad gave him his first camera, a story that he apparently didn’t tell Lucy.
Back to the Indigo case, Lucy figures out the Diamond Discretion hack was to hide the real target, a Captain Jonathan Mathers, a man who happens to have access to a whole bunch of nukes.
So Supergirl heads to Fort Pemberton to stop Indigo, who unfortunately has launched the nuclear missile heading straight to National City.
Supergirl tries to stop it on her own but if forced to call the DEO for help. Hank tells her to shut down the missiles computer system, which she eventually does. Crisis adverted.
As for Indigo, she finally gets defeated after Winn creates some malware to infect her. Before Indigo disappears, she tells Kara that she was the one that lifted her out of suspended animation and sent her to Earth.
Back at CatCo, Kara gives James her blessing to tell Lucy about her being Supergirl. Her reluctance before was that she wanted to still be able to work with James but realizes that Lucy will be a valuable member to the team.
When James goes to tell Lucy, he surprised that she breaks up with him. Lucy realizes that James won’t be as open with her as he is with Kara and that he is in love with her and vice versa even though they can’t voice it to each other. I hope this isn’t then end of Lucy on the show.
No Longer Part of the DEO
Alex had dropped by Kara’s with donuts hoping to entice her back to the DEO. Kara refuses to come back as she can’t forgive Hank for killing Astra as she was this close in getting her to return to the light.
At the DEO, Hank and Alex are sparring and she still wants to tell Kara that she killed Astra. Hank once again advises Alex not too.
When Hank and Alex came to Kara’s rescue from Indigo, she still refused Hank’s help, preferring to go at it alone.
After getting Hank’s help with Indigo, Kara realizes that she needs the DEO as they need her and comes back and will figure out a way to work with Hank. Feeling too guilty, Alex finally tells Kara that she killed Astra and with tears falling down her face tells her reasons why she did so and why she didn’t say anything at first. We aren’t quite sure what Kara will do but she embraces her sister and comforts her and reaches for Hank to restore their friendship.
Winn and Siobhan
We learn more about Siobhan and that the whole Diamond Discretion hack brings back painful memories of her cheating father. Winn is happy that Siobhan is opening up but then she threatens to kill him he he breathes a word about her father. Later, Winn shares his father story and this prompts Siobhan to start kissing him and also threatens to kill him if he breathes a word about their make out session. I want to know when/how Siobhan becomes the Silver Banshee.
At episode’s end, Non is holding the Omegahedron and out comes pits and pieces of Indigo with him telling her that they will do things his way now.
We are a bit of a break too with Supergirl so until next time.