Synopsis: Kara attempts to mend her relationship with Lena. J’onn J’onzz takes a deep dive into his memories while Kelly tries to help an old friend.
Review: This was somewhat of a slow-burning episode, which gets to the truth of J’onn J’onzz and his brother, but continues to contribute all that much to the Crisis storyline.
J’onn J’onzz enlists Nia’s help to deep dive into his hidden memories in order to get to the truth about what happened to him and his brother and why he could not remember having a brother. To say that he is shocked by what he finds out would be a huge understatement.
Elsewhere Kara potentially compromises herself while trying to fix her relationship with Lena who tricks Kara into stealing some of Lex Luthor’s diaries from a high-security Army facility.
And if all of that isn’t enough. Supergirl and her friends have to fight off an alien that has the ability to disguise itself as tattoos on a humanoid host. Kara also suspects that the new reporter William Day is hiding something.
David Harewood steals the show this week with a stunning performance as both the present-day version of J’onn J’onnz as well as the younger version, which is thanks to some really good de-aging CGI work. The scenes where the truth about what he did to both his father and brother were really powerful and integral to the story.
Sean Astin also played a blinder as an old friend of Kelly Olsen who turns out to be Malefic J’onzz in disguise thanks to his Green Martian shapeshifting abilities.
This for me was a rather average episode in that it kind of wasted time with the alien tattoo creature when it would have been better focusing a lot more on perhaps showing us the connection between Malefic and the Monitor and how he ties into the Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline. Also, why are the writers not using Nia’s dream powers in some way for this? It seems like they are just treading water. I also think they tried to cram too much into this episode, which compromised the pacing of the story.
The plotline involving the new reporter and Kara picking up on the fact that he is a liar is good, but who is pulling his strings and to what end?
- CGI & Stunts9.5
- Incidental Music9.3