BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Defends Lena While National City Attacks the 'Luthors'
In this episode, we finally find out if Lena Luthor is innocent or a pawn of CADMUS once and for all. Lena learns a shocking truth about her past, Lillian Luthor goes to trial for her crimes, and Kara defends her friend to everyone else. Plus, we almost got a resolution to that tension between Kara and Mon-El that's been going on for so long...
The episode starts with a flashback to twenty years prior when Lionel Luthor brought Lena home for the first time. Lillian is not pleased, but Lex warmly welcomes his new sister to play chess with him. Can I just say that the adorable little girl playing baby Lena was one of my favorite parts of this episode?
At the alien bar, Kara and Mon-El make awkward conversation. Kara asks him how things are with Eve and he insists that everything is great. But there's so much tension between the two of them, it's obvious that they're meant to be together.
Kara joins J'onn, James, and Winn who are gathered at the bar. They're talking about how excited they are to meet "Alex's mystery man" and are shocked when she shows up with Maggie. When Winn asks if anyone else knew, J'onn says, "Yes, I knew; I'm a psychic." I love the idea that J'onn knew that Alex was gay this entire time. I also loved when Mon-El said, "Is that like a problem here on Earth?"
Lena Luthor is watching coverage of her mom's trial when Kara arrives at her office with donuts. Lena complains, "Everyone in National City has an opinion about me." She says that while it felt great to testify, her mother has asked to see her. Lena asks Kara if she thinks that she should go and Kara tells her, "I've spent most of my life wishing I could talk to people who are no longer here."
Lena goes to the prison to talk to Lillian who says that she forgives her for testifying and still loves her. When Lena brings up her father, Lillian counters, "If he was a good man, he would have told you the truth." Lillian confesses that Lena was the result of her father's affair and they only adopted her when her birth mother died. Lionel didn't like Lillian spending time with Lena so she stayed away. Lillian tells her, "We're the only two Luthors left and we need to be there for each other."
This part honestly made me so sad, especially when Lillian told Lena that she looks exactly like her birth mother and reminded her of her husband's affair. Honestly, it's surprising Lena turned out so well to have been raised in that environment.
Mr. Corbin is given a package in jail and he opens it to reveal Kryptonite. He is brought to testify and begins spouting Medusa ideology. He tells the court that Lillian was only trying to save humanity before revealing the Kryptonite in his chest and beginning to attack people. He frees Lillian, but Supergirl appears outside to stop them.
Kara has to choose between preventing Lillian from leaving and saving some citizens from Metallo. Of course, because she's Kara, she saves the people and Lillian escapes.
Maggie looks into how Metallo got the Kryptonite and realizes he must have gotten it the night before he testified. She points out that the only person who visited the jail that night was Lena. Kara goes to warn Lena that people are saying that she helped Metallo escape, but Maggie shows up to arrest her. She has surveillance footage that shows Lena taking Kryptonite out of a cabinet.
At CatCo, Snapper says that they're putting Lena Luthor on the cover of their paper. When Kara argues with him, James is quick to support Snapper. "The only thing Lena has done is help," Kara insists, but James says that Lena is clearly capable of betrayal.
Kara literally runs into Eve in the office and asks how things are going with Mike. Eve tells her that they only went on one date because "all he did was talk about you." I thought it was so funny when Eve referred to Kara as Mike's ex-girlfriend and she got flustered.
Metallo shows up at Lena's prison cell to free her. The Guardian puts up a decent fight, but is no match for him. Lena looked so afraid and shocked that it was obvious that she was innocent.