Supergirl Season 2 Episode 16 “Star-Crossed” Recap


Supergirl returned this week with “Star-Crossed” and as usual, it seems as though we’re less and less impressed with Mon-El each week. Here’s our recap.

Kara and Mon-El are getting way to comfortable with Kara’s “fun-employment.” Last episode, she told us that maybe being a superhero and Mon-El’s girlfriend was all she needed. Kat Grant would be less than impressed with that statement yet here we are.

So when the two settle in to watch a movie one night and hear an alien ship transmitted over their TV that the ship wants “Mon-El of Daxam,” Kara slips back into her Superhero cape and wants to check out what they’re after. Supergirl heads up to see the ship for herself but quickly learns that this isn’t a mission for just her. Back in the DEO, Mon-El agrees that he’ll give himself up. Before he can be beamed up alone, Kara jumps in with him. Off they go. Once they’re on the ship, they meet the King and Queen of Daxam, also known as Mon-El’s parents.

Kara, meet your in-laws!

Supergirl — “Star-Crossed” — SPG216b_0523.jpg ñ Pictured (L-R): Teri Hatcher as Rhea, Chris Wood as Mike/Mon-El, Kevin Sorbo as Lar Gand, and Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Mon-El thought they were dead all this time but also seems like he holds a little resentment against them. They stay for dinner, as any good kids do when parents ask them to stay, and here, we learn that Mon-El isn’t the superhero the show makes him out to be. When their planet was being destroyed, Mon-El took the high road and got out of destruction as quick as he could, even leaving behind a woman in his bed. Why does this not surprise me at all?

Of course, Kara is devastated that she was lied to and a little later on in the episode, once Mon-El tries to win her over and apologize and even goes in with an “I love you,” Kara dumps him. Freaking finally.

Mon-El explains to his parents that he is staying on Earth. He wants to become a better person and Kara Danvers does that for him. Could he have a possible redemption arc over these last bundle of episodes this season? Possibly. Am I holding my breath for it? Absolutely not. This kid has a lot of explaining to do and quite frankly, I’m not too keen on hearing it.

Back on Earth, Maggie calls Winn into the station for questioning. Someone has stolen Starry Night from the local art museum and the video camera footage points to Winn doing it. Luckily for Winn, he has Alex and James to prove he’s innocent and that someone set him up to take the fall. All signs point to Lyra.

Supergirl — “Star-Crossed” — SPG216c_0291.jpg — Pictured: Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Winn heads out to question if Lyra actually did this. She did, and she puts up one helluva fight when Alex and The Guardian show up. It’s Lyra’s people against Winn’s people but Lyra’s people get out without being hurt. They capture Lyra and bring her back to the DEO. Here, we learn that she’s a refugee from Starhaven and the reason she’s stealing this painting is to repay her brother’s debt so he can be released. Winn comes up with a plan to please everyone.

Unfortunatley, the plan doesn’t go as good as it sounded in Winn’s head. The Guardian shows up to help but it’s hard to be a superhero when you’re only human. Luckily, Alex Danvers is the closest that we can get to that so she shows up instead and takes down the villain.

Once everyone is back at the DEO, they get word of a new prisoner coming in. J’onn warns that this one is not like the rest. Meet the Music Meister, who immediately puts a weird spell on Kara, and then transports to an alternate universe to find The Flash. Kara’s body is in a coma at the DEO but in her head, she finds herself in a 1920’s era scene, about to hop on stage and sing a song.

The Flash — “Duet” — FLA317c_0139b.jpg — Pictured: Melissa Benoist as Kara — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

This story continues tonight on The CW during The Flash’s “Duet.”

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Make sure to find out what happens next tonight on The CW’s The Flash. This airs at 8/7c and don’t forget to read our recap and review of it right here on Culturess.