Supergirl Season 2 Episode 17 “Distant Sun” Recap


Supergirl came back last night with “Distant Sun” and all relationships seemed to be tested. Here’s our recap of season 2 episode 17.

Let’s recap what happened at the end of The Flash’s “Duet” before we go any further. Because a very critical plot point happened there. Kara got back together with Mon-El. I know, I know. Roll your eyes with me now. Through this episode, we were given a taste of what life could be like without him but we all knew that wasn’t going to last forever. With that- let’s recap episode 17 “Distant Sun:”


Let’s talk Mon-El first because everyone knows I love talking Mon-El. He tries to redeem himself from being a straight up liar the past entirety of the season. He’s making breakfast in bed for Kara. He’s being the perfect househusband. But like any episode of this show, Kara’s happy apartment scenes are always interrupted by an alien that’s trying to kill someone. Kara easily takes him out but through this, we find out that a bounty has been put out on her by his parents.

I’m convinced that the only reason Mon-El gives up himself and says he’ll go with his parents back to Daxam is because he can’t physically bare the guilt of knowing he caused Kara’s death. Some boyfriend he is. Anyway, he goes back to the ship with his parents after a telekinetic gets into his brain and makes him almost kill Kara.

Supergirl — “Distant Sun” — SPG217b_0287.jpg ñ Pictured (L-R): Chris Wood as Mike/Mon-El and Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Of course, Kara is Kara and would do this for anybody (not just Mon-El)- she knows she needs to save him, even though the president of the United States, who apparently is an alien behind closed doors, says not to interact with the Daxam ship. The DEO isn’t one to follow the president’s orders so off they go. An epic showdown between sides ensues where Lar (Mon-El’s father) finally realizes that Mon-EL doesn’t want to be with them anymore. He lets him go back to Earth with Kara. To which I rolled my eyes but Kara’s happy so I can’t be too mad. They get back to the ground and Rhea (Mon-El’s mom) decides that her and Lar are not in sync anymore so she kills him.

Supergirl — “Distant Sun” — SPG217b_0212.jpg ñ Pictured (L-R): Teri Hatcher as Rhea and Chris Wood as Mike/Mon-El — Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

A woman who knows what she wants.

Sanvers Love is Tested

Alex and Maggie had an interesting plot this week that I thought I would hate but ended up adoring. Maggie’s ex-girlfriend Emily is back in town for the week and Alex and Maggie run into her while walking home from yoga (which may have been one of my favorite scenes on television just because of their matching wellies). Alex wants to be “cool” around them so she invites Emily to dinner that night.

When Emily doesn’t show up, it sparks the question of why. Alex finds out that Maggie cheated on Emily and that’s the reason they broke up and Emily isn’t exactly over it. I’ll admit that I thought this show was going to take this an entire different direction. Especially when Alex confronted Maggie about it in her apartment that night. I thought their relationship was going to take a few episodes (or at least the rest of this episode) off. But I stood corrected. Alex confronted it head-on and instead, understood. We’ve all done shitty things in our past. Everyone has their demons. This one’s is Maggies and Alex is willing to accept that and trust her to not do that again. Their “big kiss” was probably less than a second by the episode’s end but I guess I’m not complaining.

Supergirl — “Distant Sun” — SPG217a_0068.jpg ñ Pictured (L-R): Haley Sales as Emily, Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer, and Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers — Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

How could I talk Supergirl and not mention the trailer for next episode in which Kara finds solace in Lena’s arms!? That would be so off brand of me so here we are:

Okay, it definitely smells like queerbaiting to me but if I’m willing to accept that I’m being queerbaited, then it’s not so bad right? Right????

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The next episode of Supergirl “Ace Reporter” will air on Monday, April 24 at 8/7c on The CW. The show will take a 4 week hiatus giving us enough time to rewatch the second season in its entirety so we can hate Mon-El even more before the last 5 episode stretch.