’Supergirl’: ‘Medusa’ Review

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supergirl-20815Supergirl had double duties this week as not only was it time for Kara Zor-El’s second winter finale, but also setting up the 4-show crossover with The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.  It’s Thanksgiving over in National City as Mama Danvers is visiting and Mon-El experiences his first Thanksgiving. Meanwhile Winn, Alex and James are arguing about when Kara will get to find out who Guardian actually is.

Dinner gets interrupted by a multidimensional breach from Earth-1 which keeps popping up a few times throughout the episode. Kara reaches out to Lena Luthor to find out if she knows what her mother is up to, with Project Cadmus. Lena reaches out to her mother and their backstory is heavily explored which helps explain more of their current relationship.

However, Cadmus is already causing trouble as Cyborg Superman attacks the Alien Club and gets Mon-El infected by a dangerous gas which is revealed to be Project Medusa that can kill any alien.  J’onn’s condition is also getting worse with the White Martian blood beginning to take over and he accidentally exposes his secret to Kara. On the subject of secrets, Alex comes out to her mother about her sexuality and Eliza shows her enormous support.

As Supergirl tries to reason with Lena, the Luthor daughter makes it clear that she stands by her mother’s side. With the Luthors getting ready to expose Medusa to all the aliens in National City, J’onn and Kara show up and confront them and Cyborg Superman. While the virus is unleashed, it is revealed that Lena switched out the isotopes so that the one that went out instead healed all aliens, including J’onn. While Lillian is stopped, new threats are teased.

Kara returns to her apartment where she finds Barry Allen and his friend Cisco Ramon from Earth-1 popping up through a breach, as they need her help on their Earth. With so much happening in this incredibly packed episode, there’s a lot that we want to break down and discuss. So let’s go through the top 5 highlights and important moments of the Supergirl Season 2 episode: “Medusa”

#5: Mon-El Admits His Feelings For Kara

#4: Project Medusa

#3: Alex Comes Out To Mama Danvers

#2: Lena Luthor Chooses Her Side

#1: The 4-Show Crossover Begins

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Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • Monty

    I thought it was a little too neat and tidy a resolution for J’onn’s problem. But still pretty good over all. What worried me most is that didn’t they pretty much give the resolution of the Invasion crossover? Can’t they just nail the Dominators with the Medusa virus? It seems way too obvious.

    • Hinscher

      Not exactly the heroes way to set loose a virus that kills the enemy.

      • Monty

        HG Wells?

        • SAMURAI36

          You keep saying this, & the more you say it, the more uninformed you appear.

          • Monty

            Y’know, you and I used to get along. But now you just want to attack everyone and shout them down like a child. People are going to have different opinions than you. This is going to happen for the rest of your life. I am sorry you don’t have the social skills to deal with it. I am going to assure you one thing, and this is an absolute promise, you are not going to be the smartest person in the room, ever. You are never going to know what that feeling is like because you don’t have the intellect to support it. All you have is the screaming petulance of a spoiled child.

          • SAMURAI36

            I didn’t know that unconditional agreement is a prerequisite for “getting along”. In fact, one of the thing I love about my friends, is that we allow ourselves the space to correct one another.

            You speak about something being part of life, being corrected for your mistake is definitely a part of living. You made an erroneous comparison, & I corrected it. I didn’t call you stupid, or an idiot, or anything like that. I said you were simply uninformed. You doubled down on your ignorance, which is not my fault. Nor was it anything personal.

            Also, having opinions is not a right, it’s a privilege, as well as a responsibility. No one gets to say “THE SKY IS GREEN!!”, just because they feel that is their opinion. When it is said that “I’m entitled to my own opinion”, all that means, is that you are entitled to think whatever you want to think. But the moment you share that opinion with others, then it’s up to the opinion holder to defend their opinion.

            Further, I wouldn’t dream of wanting to be the smartest person in the room. I was always taught that of you’re the smartest person in the room, you need to get out of that room. Either way, if I had a dime for every time I’ve been corrected on here… Well, I guess I’d have about 70¢, LOL.

            But sorry you feel that way, man.

          • Monty

            Well here’s your problem. I mentioned the possibility of an outcome and you shot out with objectivity. Assuming there was only your way of doing things and anyone who disagrees is wrong. Part of your problem is that you can’t keep track of your accounts. You can’t tell friend or foe anymore because you are all over the boards. You are a Brietbart post at best. You complain about being denied your opinion after attacking others for their opinions. That makes you a hypocrite of the first order. Maybe get a handle on your multiple accounts and figure out who you are talking to before pounding the Qwerty.

          • SAMURAI36

            Except I wasn’t the only one that corrected you here. Was that other person in the wrong too? So, are you saying that I’m NOT supposed to be objective? Just because we generally agree, doesn’t mean I have to co-sign an erroneous statement.

          • Monty

            Your problem is that if someone has a different opinion your ego dictates they are in “error.” It’s not a good look. Time to grow up, kiddo.

        • Hinscher

          The problem with that theory is that the virus is in Kara’s world. She would have to bring it over for him to use it.

    • SAMURAI36

      Pretty sure that’s not gonna happen.

      • Monty

        Yet it’s exactly the way War of the Worlds ended. I’m sure you aren’t saying HG Wells didn’t know what he was talking about.

        • SAMURAI36

          That’s actually NOT how WOTW ended. The aliens in WOTW merely succumbed to disease via environmental factors, not bio warfare. What you originally suggested, was that the heroes actually use the virus on the aliens.
          Pretty sure that the HEROES are not gonna resort to the very same bio warfare that they just thwarted. This is DC, not Marvel.

  • Monty

    Dear Krampus, for Christmas I would like an adult on this site to talk to. Best Regards, Monty.

    • SAMURAI36

      With posts like that (as well as your other ones), you shouldn’t be surprised that your stocking comes up empty.

  • Vegas82

    Andy, you really need to start proof reading these things. There are errors in basically everything you’re posting these days.

    • SAMURAI36

      Yeah, really frustrating.

  • S.W.

    This episode sucked, and reminded me why I don’t watch Supergirl. It’s boring and the pacing and casting suck. Melissa Benoist is a good actress but the cast overall has no chemistry. And then they shoehorned the Flash and Cisco in in the episode coda — so basically the producers lied about this episode being a major part of the 4-night crossover. I wasted an hour watching this.

    • SAMURAI36

      They never once said this episode was a “major” part of the crossover. In fact, they’ve said several times (I.e. reports from different sites) that the SG episode would only be a brief lead-in for the event.