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‘Supergirl S02E02: The Last Children of Krypton’ Review

Supergirl is back this week with more Cat Grant and more Superman. Although, it seems we’ll be seeing a bit less of each of those characters soon. “The Last Children of Krypton” picks up with a nice action sequence of Supergirl and Superman saving the day. While they’re out having fun, things aren’t quite the same at the DEO.

For a quick breakdown of what else happened this episode, it’s best to start with Metallo. We saw him at the end of the first episode of the season and he’s woken up now. The Krypton placed in his chest proves destructive to Superman and Supergirl during the first fight. Winn gets to work on a way to absorb the kryptonite. Clark decides that it’s time for him to return to Metropolis and Kara later wants to go with him. Long story short, she doesn’t and they stop Metallo. However, there is so much more to this episode. That’s just a quick look.

Fan favorite, Cat Grant bring the sass and seriousness this episode. It really is astounding how well Calista Flockhart plays both tones. She’s being sassy with Kara one minute and the next, they’re having a serious conversation that makes Kara realize she doesn’t like change. This episode explains how Cat will be handling her role as only a part time character on the show. Kara also meets her new boss, Snapper Carr this episode.

J’onn takes a quick trip to the Forest of Solitude with Superman. They find out that it was promethium that Metallo’s exo-skeleton left traces of on his fist. This then allows them to track Metallo. Although, Cadmus decides to make a second Metallo and sends him to Metropolis while using Metallo as bait. Superman and Supergirl arrive too late and Krypton Park is destroyed. Needless to say, Superman still isn’t happy that the DEO has kryptonite and managed to lose a shipment, which is how Cadmus got it. Not to mention that Cadmus then declared war on the heroes.

Photo Credit: Robert Falconer/The CW
Photo Credit: Robert Falconer/The CW

Once the destruction is over, Cadmus thinks that Superman and Supergirl have separated. They just weren’t expecting them to have backup in the forms of J’onn and Alex. Battles ensue in National City and Metropolis and the heroes come out on top. Once things settle, Superman says his goodbyes and Supergirl makes a special visit to Cat Grant.

Kara has a lot to juggle, but with her becoming a reporter (kind of), she should at least have some fun with it. She makes a visit to her boss who fired her before she began and tosses a report on his desk. He’s not happy about it, but he tells her to come back tomorrow. The episode then ends with Mon-El choking Supergirl.

Kara still has a lot to learn to become a better multi-tasker. Even Clark doesn’t have it down completely. This will give her not only challenges as Supergirl this season, but challenges as Kara. Luckily, she’ll have first dibs on any Supergirl story her boss wants.

Less Cat Grant won’t be as fun, but it will give more screen time to the other characters. Winn is one that it would be nice to see a little more of. We get a great moment with him and Alex while he’s working on the kryptonite proof update. This leads to him helping her find the mole in the DEO and she foolishly tries to take care of it herself.

The supporting characters still have a lot that we could learn about them. We’ll also hopefully get to see how James handles his new position. He was briefly in this episode but despite him and Kara not being a thing anymore, it would be nice to see that friendship work out.

The Good:

  • Superman played another great role without taking over the screen
  • Winn calming Alex down when she needed it
  • Cat Grant moments… all of them

The Bad:

  • Supergirl wanting to leave just to be near Clark

Favorite Lines:

  • “I just need you to pull up your big girl pants, Kara, and own your power.” – Cat to Kara when she complains about her new boss
  • “A jiffy is a unit of measurement, sir.” – Clark to his boss Mr. White

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