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Supergirl Season 2 “Distant Sun” Recap

Supergirl -- "Distant Sun" -- SPG217b_0265.jpg ñ Pictured (L-R): Teri Hatcher as Rhea, Chris Wood as Mike/Mon-El, and Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl -- Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

So we all know at the end of The Flash’s “Duet” episode, Kara and Mon-el are back together. Mon-el is trying to make it up to Kara by cooking her breakfast in bed but the lure of bacon woke her up. As the two enjoy each other’s  company, news breaks out of an alien attack in a downtown square. Supergirl takes care of the alien.

Back at the DEO, we learn that the alien is actually a bounty hunter who is going after Supergirl and the large reward that comes with it.

J’onn benches Kara for 24 hours until they can figure out how many people could be after her. Mon-el has an idea and gets his parents to meet him at the alien bar where he works at.

Rhea and Lar-Gand are less than impressed at Mon-el chosen career path. Mon-el straight up asks his parents if they put a bounty out on Kara. Lar-gand denies this and Rhea does the same. Mon-el reluctantly believes them.

Fun Fact: Kevin Sorbo was initially cast as Clark Kent/Superman in Lois and Clark: The New Adventurs of Superman before getting replaced by Dean Cain. So in a sense, Supergirl has put Sorbo and Hatcher together for us to see what could have been.

Because Kara is benched, she is hosting a game night with Winn and James. Mon-el comes to say he questioned if his parents were behind the bounty but they denied it. All of sudden Mon-el gets a glow in his eyes and we see an alien mind control his body. Mon-el grabs Kara and the two end up on a roof top. Mon-el is fighting Kara against his will. Guardian comes in to give Kara a helping hand while Winn takes on the alien to put a stop on the mind control. Winn is just in time before Mon-el can deal a devastating blow. Here is hoping that Mechad Brooks has more to do this season and next than just being Guardian. I feel they’ve really underused James when the show decided not to put he and Kara together as a couple.

With the alien in custody at the DEO, he and J’onn undergo a mind-control fight that J’onn wins. The alien bounty hunter gives up the Daxamites as the one that put out the bounty.

Kara is ready to fight the Daxamites but J’onn says they can’t. President Marsdin has ordered the DEO not to engage in a fight with the Daxamites lest start an intergalactic war.

Supergirl — “Distant Sun” — SPG217b_0232.jpg ñ Pictured (L-R): Teri Hatcher as Rhea, Chris Wood as Mike/Mon-El, and Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Back at Kara’s, Mon-el is ready to flee and cites Romeo and Juliet as an example of how they were going to run away together to be happy (Mon-el has not reached the end of that tale). Kara instead wants Mon-el to talk to his mom to reason with her and get her to see things his way. Mon-el agrees and he and Kara meet Rhea at the Fortress of Solitude.

Rhea is not too pleased at the meeting spot and her disdain for Kara is evident. Rhea then pulls out a Kryptonite weapon and harms Kara. As Rhea is about to deal another blow to Kara, Mon-el steps in between the two and agrees to go with his mom and back to Daxam.

Kara is upset that Mon-el is gone and wants to get him back. J’onn reminds her of President Marsdin’s order. But Kara doesn’t want to lose Mon-el and there has to be a way to get him back.

Back on the Daxamite ship, Mon-el speaks to his father about perhaps changing the way the rule but Lar-gand believes there is nothing wrong with their ways. Rhea is not liking this talk and throws Mon-el in a cell for the duration of their 4 year journey back to Daxam.

At the DEO, Winn has tweaked the portal to Slaver’s Moon to reach the Daxamite ship. Supergirl comes on board and fights off Daxam guards. When Rhea attempts to use her kryptonite weapons it doesn’t work and we see it is the Martian Manhunter. Meanwhile, Winn comes onboard and breaks out Mon-el. The tw then watch security footage of the fight in the throne room. Supergirl actually comes board to join the fight and Mon-el too. Again Rhea is about to overpower Kara, this time it is Lar-gand who puts a stop to everything. Lar-gand can see that Mon-el is happy on Earth with his new family and lets everyone go. Before Mon-el leaves, he tells his parents that this is the last time that they will ever see him.

Later on, President Marsdin isn’t happy that J’onn engaged the Daxamites. Marsdin gets assurances that the Daxamites have left Earth’s orbit. When their video call finishes, we see Marsdin turn into her true alien form.

At Kara’s apartment, she and Mon-el are cozy on the couch. Mon-el admires her for always keeping a cool head and always doing the right thing. Once again, I just love these two together but I did wish that Kara said she loved Mon-el when she thought she was going to lose him.

Back over Earth, Lar-gand tells Rhea they did the right thing. However, Rhea disagrees and not happy that her husband broke his vow of always being by her side. Lar-Gand says that he is by Rhea’s side and that they just need to move on. But Rhea isn’t letting go of her son and blames Kryptonians like Kara for taking everything she loves away from her. When Rhea and Lar-Gand embrace you just knew that he wasn’t long for this world and we do see Rhea kill him. Rhea then proclaims she isn’t done with Earth just yet.

When the executive producers of Supergirl said that Teri Hatcher is playing someone that she has never played before, they weren’t kidding. It really looks like Hatcher is having the time of life chewing the scenery and playing the big bad.

Supergirl — “Distant Sun” — SPG217a_0068.jpg ñ Pictured (L-R): Haley Sales as Emily, Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer, and Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers — Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Elsewhere….Alex and Maggie run into Maggie’s ex Emily (Hayley Sales). Alex invites Emily to dinner with her and Alex but she ends being a no show. Maggie explains that she and Emily dated for 5 years and when the broke up, she told her that she didn’t deserve to be happy. Alex confronts Emily for skipping out on their dinner. Emily tells Alex that Maggie cheated on her which is why their relationship ended. Later, Alex talks with Maggie about her inability share deeper things about herself and that she is there for so talk to. We then see Maggie get the closure she needed from Emily.

Unfortunately, we have a month before we get a new Supergirl but great news is iZombie’s Rahul Kohli is the villain of the week when the show does return.

 

 

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