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‘Supergirl S02E04: Survivors’ Review

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This week’s episode of Supergirl is aptly named “Survivors.” In this episode, we see a lot of Mon-El, J’onn, and the newly added Miss Martian. It’s an episode that focuses a lot more on the supporting cast even though Supergirl still plays her part in it. It kicks off with a flashback to Daxam on the day that Krypton falls. Mon-El gets tricked into getting in a Kryptonian pod and he ends up on the path to safety, which lands him on Earth eventually.

Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW
Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW

There’s quite a bit of time that focuses on the growing relationship between Alex and Maggie. Alex starts to go out more on tips with Maggie and in this episode, none of them go particularly well. The first ends with the alien they were looking for being abducted. The second, they end up at an underground alien fight club. The final time, they get the arrest, or so they think, and Maggie walks away with her new girlfriend. It’s hard to tell where exactly the writers wanted this to go. Alex looks disappointed when Maggie leaves and that leaves us with the question of where do the two go from there. Will Alex still want to work with her? We’ll just have to wait to see how that plays out.

J’onn and Miss Martian have the spotlight on them a few times this episode. Miss Martian denies J’onn of their bonding, which is tradition for the green martians. At first, it doesn’t seem suspicious, but that all changes by the end of the episode. The two slowly form a relatively normal relationship by the end of the episode, but Miss Martian transforms into, well, something else. That reveal also closes out the episode, so we’re left with yet another question.

Mon-El was more of a bright spot in this episode. He plays to Winn’s ego to sneak out of the DEO. They go out to a bar, and needless to say, it doesn’t go as planned. Mon-El feels terrible, and Supergirl manages to get him into her custody to teach him how to live on Earth with his powers. The two have some great moments on screen and it looks like they’ll have some great chemistry going forward.

Supergirl -- "Survivors" -- Image SPG204b_0225 -- Pictured: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl - Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW
Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW

This show is still continuing to be fun to watch, even when something as serious as Roulette running an underground alien fight club comes up. I think it was wise to give us more of the supporting cast in this episode, especially when we don’t get appearances from either James or Cat.

To tough on Roulette briefly, she is ruthless. She doesn’t have any regard for aliens and their lives. However, she does make a dig at Michael Vick for fighting dogs. She doesn’t end up being booked, so it’s safe to say we might see her again.

The Good

  • Huge focus on supporting cast
  • Leaves us with a nice twist at the end

The Bad

  • Unsure on where the Alex/Maggie relationship will go, plus it felt a little rushed to begin with

Favorite lines

  • “She’s a babe.” – Mon-El says of Kara’s mom when he walks in on her talking to the hologram
  • “Did you use your inside voice?” – Kara asks J’onn when he says he went to see Miss Martian

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