BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Fights Livewire Again
On this week's episode of SUPERGIRL, Kara had to deal with fighting Livewire again, finding out the Guardian's true identity, and discovering Mon-El's feelings for her. This episode was jam packed with action, as J'onn had to choose if he was willing to make sacrifices to save M'Gann's life and the Superfriends disbanded once again.
The episode opened with Kara training Mon-El as they adorably flirt with each other. He's not doing great, but Kara is encouraging. She drills into him that the number one rule for superheroes is to "Protect the people!"
Elsewhere in National City, the Guardian gets injured on the job. Winn freaks out and insists that he needs to tell Kara the truth the next day. James isn't pleased that Winn is making a suit for Mon-El as he doesn't think he's worthy of being a superhero.
In her cell, M'Gann seems to be being attacked by a silent villain. She sees visions and repeated, "Blood. Death. Beautiful war." She shatters the glass of her cells before collapsing into J'onn's arms. Alex says she's not showing that anything is wrong with her on the monitors, but Hank can feel that she's not okay.
One of my favorite villains from SUPERGIRL, Livewire is back! She's being interviewed in her prison cell and says that she still wants to kill SUPERGIRL. A man posing as a guard breaks into the prison and frees her and one other prisoner.
Alex and Maggie are examining the crime scene in their normal adorable way when Kara fights her way in. When she freaks out, Alex tells her that she needs to "get a grip." Back at the DEO, Mon-El is super excited for his first job as a superhero, but Kara is concerned that no one else is taking Livewire seriously.
M'Gann isn't showing anything wrong with her physically, but Alex says that her brain is drowning. She asks J'onn if he will do the Martian mind meld with her to figure out who is attacking her, but he is insistent that he won't. He doesn't want to share his memories of his people with her and says, "Let her drown in her own sins."
James asks Kara to come to his office to talk to him, but as soon as she shows up, she begins telling him about her issues with Livewire. "You're not the only hero in National City," James consoles her. Kara is relieved at this idea, but assumes that he means Mon-El. James isn't pleased and insists that Mon-El is too selfish to be a superhero. "Do you have something against Mon-El?" Kara asks him. Um, did Kara forget about James being in love with her or is she actually that oblivious to her flirtation with Mon-El?
They're interrupted by seeing footage on TV of Livewire attacking cops at a police station. Kara and Mon-El arrive on the scene and she tells him to protect the cops while she fights Livewire and the fake prison guard. However, when it looks like Kara is losing the fight, Mon-El abandons the policemen to save her. The Guardian shows up and saves a cop, but is injured in the process. Kara bursts a pipe which makes Livewire flee, but she unmasks the Guardian and is shocked to find James. Honestly, I'm just relieved that this secret is finally out because the whole "We have to tell Kara" conversation that was happening every episode was getting old.
Back at the DEO, Mon-El excitedly asks James where he can find a motorcycle of his own. However, when Kara goes in the tension is palpable. She asks Winn if he made the Guardian's suit first and to be honest, it made me happy that Kara was most upset with Winn for being involved. She asks everyone else to leave and tells James that she will listen to him, but it's clear that she's livid. James says that he wants to help people just like she does. "I am more me as the Guardian than I have ever felt as James Olsen," he insists. Kara tells him that they're not the same at all, but James tries to change the conversation to be about how Mon-El messed up. Kara finally says, "If you don't stop, I will stop you" before walking away. Honestly this moment was everything I've been waiting for and more.
Alex tells J'onn that M'Gann will die without his help. She reminds J'onn that M'Gann gave him blood even though she knew it would expose her true identity. J'onn explains that he doesn't want to forgive her because "Hate becomes your reason for living when you've lost everything that you love." But Alex tells him, "Forgiveness is something you give to yourself." I love when Alex gives advice because it's always amazing.