Episode 19 of Supergirl’s second season can easily be labeled as the entire series’ best episode. Here’s our recap and review of “Alex.”
Supergirl’s second season started off rocky. There’s no doubt about that. Fans grasped onto the story of Alex and Maggie’s love while the rest of the show took a backseat, and Supergirl definitely suffered from it. When the hiatus returned last week, we were worried if this CW show could ever find its footing again. This week, we’ve seen a comeback, and episode 19, “Alex,” is easily the best episode that this series has aired.
First things first. Let’s talk about how female heavy this episode was. We’re talking all females, all the time. J’onn, Winn, and Mon-El had barely any lines while Kara, Alex, Maggie, Lena, (even Rhea), took over the majority of the 60 minutes, and I loved every single second of it. This is the show I signed up for. This is the show that was season 1. And 19 episodes into season 2, we’re finally going back to where it all began. Throw in some Cat Grant next time, and this “near perfect” episode could’ve been called “perfect.”
Next, let’s talk Kara and Alex. The relationship that this whole show centers around. Half the reason people like Supergirl is because of this dynamic between two sisters, and during the first half of season two (while Alex was courting Maggie and Kara was somehow falling for Mon-El) we didn’t get to see much of that. This is where it all changed.
Not only was there plot between the Danvers sisters, there was plot between the Danvers sisters and their significant others. The tension between Maggie and Kara was realistic and much needed to get this show going again. All in all, the relationship aspect of Supergirl has gained traction again and I hope the writers notice all of our praise.
Supergirl — “Alex” — SPG219a_0153.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer and Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — Ã‚Â© 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved
All relationships aside now… #LesbianLives. As if we thought they would kill off Alex Danvers already. But in this day and age of television, one never knows, so it was reassuring that Kara busted her sister out of that glass tank at the very last minute and saved her. And don’t even get me started on Maggie Sawyer’s voice cracking throughout that episode. Maggie thinking she could possibly lose Alex nearly broke me and put me back together all in one scene. Be still my heart.
Talk about a “Sanvers-centirc” episode. Whoever does this show’s marketing needs to step up their game and know their audience…
I’m not saying Supercorp is canon now. I am, however, saying that the more Lena is in this show, the more I desperately need Supercorp to be canon. Are you following? Lena adds so much depth to this show and any episode without her is automatically a worse episode. And I’m even saying this without my Supercorp-shipping glasses on. Katie McGrath, as an actress, is a powerhouse and needs to be utilized in television whenever possible. The more Lena is in the episode, the more I love it. And I’m guessing I’m not the only one. Bless whoever’s idea it was to make her a season regular in season 3.
Supergirl — “Ace Reporter” — SPG218a_0334.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl and Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — Ã‚Â© 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved
11/10 will rewatch this episode about 17 more times. Or at least until my heart can’t take Maggie’s hopeless crackling voice anymore. If the final three episodes are anything like this one, I believe we’re in for a wild ride, my friends.
The next episode of Supergirl airs Monday, May 8th at 8/7c on The CW.