“The Darkest Place” opens with a brief clip of J’onn attacking Supergirl in an unknown location. Bit by bit, more reveals happen throughout the episode in regards to Cadmus. The alien bar is becoming more of a regular scene and this episode adds James to the mix. This episode brings out a few new pieces to the puzzle and we don’t really get any “big bads” for Supergirl to focus on aside from Cadmus, which is a nice change of pace.
The main bad guy this episode is actually one that Guardian deals with instead of Supergirl. It’s a first good obstacle for Guardian to overcome. Someone is making it look like he’s a killer and the cops are on his trail. Winn does give up Guardian’s identity to Alex and that helps out Guardian in the end, but Kara is still in the dark. It feels like with the three knowing, they won’t keep it from her for long.
With the 4 episode crossover even happening next week, some of these side stories may take a quick break, but that doesn’t keep them from being important. Mon-El appears to have feelings for Kara and is using “learning about Earth customs” as an excuse to ask if she’s seeing anyone. J’onn locks up Miss Martian this episode and she tells him that he’s becoming a white martian due to the blood transfusion. Both of these will play out as the season continues, no doubt. Alex and Maggie also appear to be making mends and things look good going forward.
Supergirl continues to develop interesting story lines outside of Kara/Supergirl. It makes the team feel equally as important as her. In each of these DC shows on The CW, we see variations of teams and how they interact. Supergirl just might be doing the best job on the team aspect so far.
Cadmus offers up a lot this episode. We see Cyborg Superman disguised as Hank Henshaw (the real one). Jeremiah saves Mon-El and Kara, which obviously let’s us know he’s still alive and has in fact been at Cadmus for fifteen years. This is as close as we’ve been to having a full episode on Cadmus. Lillian Luthor reveals herself to Supergirl and it’s still unclear if Lena Luthor is involved or has any knowledge of her mother’s plans. While each episode advances the plot, it still leaves us with questions and that’s a good thing. It keeps us thinking about how they’ll handle each situation next.
Overall, this episode is a good one that will lead us into the crossover, especially since it involves aliens. Whether or not the crossover episode will affect any other aspects of the story remains to be seen. However, I’m looking forward to what comes next.
- Not giving up on the Alex/Maggie friendship just yet
- Jeremiah finally makes an appearance
- Does Kara really need a third guy interested in her?
- “Well, I wasn’t always this mature.” – Kara to J’onn