Director: Dermont Downs
Writers: Story by Andrew Kreisberg,
Teleplay by Ted Sullivan and Derek Simon
Back in the outside world, Alex begins to go on a warpath to save her sister by beating down Maxwell Lord when it was originally thought to be his, on Astra when she comes to tell her what the Mercy is, and on the holographic Alura when she cant tell her anything. This episode might be the best showing of Alex's character since the show began. We see her ready to go to hell and back to save her adoptive sister, just like any older sister would do. She even tells James to let her stay in the Mercy-scape even if she begins to hurt, because she refuses to come back without Kara. The way she is going to go about this is through a special VR training tech, modified by Maxwell Lord to have her enter the dream and convince Kara that the entire thing is a dream. This plan works for a grand total of 15 minutes show time because the moment she finds Kara, she is instantly captured. She then tries to convince her of the past by revealing that the world needs Supergirl, her friend needs Supergirl, even she needs Supergirl. This is enough to shake her out of the Mercy-scape...and now fully pissed at Non. The only downside to this whole Black Mercy thing is really more of nitpick when I say...she really just chose earth....it didn't seem that tough a decision on her. It didn't feel that gut wrenching like the source material...but it was still pretty sad!
While there were some flaws with this weeks episode, it took a step up after last week. We had some fantastic moments from Alex, emotional scenes inside Krypton, even some decent comedy relief at Cat Co. This had midseason finale written all over it, but if it can keep going up as it has in quality, both in action, story and acting itself like what I saw tonight, Supergirl could easily rival the other 4 DC shows on the air.