Supergirl: Menagerie
February 20, 2019 7:29 PM - Season 4, Episode 12 - Subscribe

Kara teams up with J'onn on his latest assignment, the director of Alien Affairs has gone missing. Alex and the DEO hunts for the villain Menagerie. Lena gets an inevitable offer for her research. Brainy tries to get Nia to train to be Dreamer.

On the whole the episode was entertaining enough. But I'm still waiting for the Children of Liberty stuff to just end and we get to the Russian clone of Supergirl already. I roll my eyes hard at the allegories to current social climate with the "human rights" crowd of the show; it's already a stretch to compare the two, but Supergirl doesn't have the nuance and writing that The Gifted does with their anti-mutants group. And Lockwood is just not a sympathetic enough villain compared to Jace.

I did enjoy finally seeing Dreamer in her outfit. That was neat! But did we know that she knew how to fight before this? I vaguely recall an episode where she fought as Nia, but I can't think of it right now.

I think all I can care about right now is how Alex will recover her memories and still move on with her life. I want her to have the baby she wants!
posted by numaner (3 comments total)
 
I feel like leaving Alex mindwiped is cruel at this point. It's not like the DEO are being lie-detected or mindread every week, and knowing about Kara is such a core part of her personality that it's screwing with everything else about her. (Seems like it would've made more sense to help her obtain Brainy's 'small boxes.' They could be healthy!)
posted by mordax at 9:10 AM on February 21 [1 favorite]


i thought there was a line about Haley still trying to find out Supergirl’s identity.
posted by congen at 2:29 PM on February 22


You must be thinking of when Nia saved Brainy at the pizza shop earlier in the season.

It does make me wonder if, in addition to her ability to dream the future, Nia has some yet-to-be-revealed skills/powers (I'm not familiar with the comics at all).
posted by plastic_animals at 4:40 PM on February 22


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