This episode killed me.
Let me give you some backstory. When I was watching this episode, I had been having a rough-ish day. I wanted to be able to let go and see happy Kara with her friends just having fun. But then I remembered what had happened in the last season. Mon-El had been shipped away to Daxam due to his lead allergy, and this crushed Kara. So I went to the episode unsure as to what would happen. Sure enough, we had depressed Kara.
Kara is struggling to be both Supergirl and Kara Danvers ever since Mon-El has been gone. Her friends and sister have noticed, but nothing they say will change her mind. In fact, it seems as if the more they talk to her, the more she seems to bury herself in her work and ignore them. This is a very intense time for them, as they are preparing for Alex and Maggie’s wedding along with fighting a rich man who wants to take the poor waterfront of the city and turn it into a rich living area. On top of this, they came upon a ship that had a machine/gun/bomb thing that no one could sense until it was shooting at them. With Kara checking out, the team is worried about how they will get her back and solve this mystery.
Alright can I say that I almost died of laughter? Kara was about to die because apparently she can’t breathe underwater, and she had a Bella of New Moon moment where hallucination Mon El shouted at her to wake up. If this becomes a staple I won’t be able to stop laughing, I thought I was done with the crazy hallucinations once I finished that book.
To be honest, this entire episode is almost exactly like New Moon. Well to the people that want her to be with her friend of many years, James, even though they didn’t work out. So that’s how I am going to explain it! Edward/Mon-El, gone. Bella/Kara is sad and depressed and pushing all of her friends away while still dreaming about Edward/Mon-El. James/Jacob is trying to get his best friend back to normal. Charlie/Alex is really worried about Bella/Kara’s well being and doesn’t know what to do. And I am just here for the ride. Not a super disappointing first episode, especially with the addition of a possible second alien lady, but I hope that after this the show will go past the New Moon depression, even without Edward/Mon-El returning immediately.
Overall Rating: 4/5