'Supergirl' Season 2: Kara and Maggie Team Up to Save Alex

This week begins with Maggie trying to talk down a bank robber who has taken hostages. He's just a small-town guy on a mission, which makes his insane level of planning all the more unbelievable. For DC Comics, network CW has become the super-host for The Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and today's focus: Supergirl.

The sisters and their partners have dinner together, eating pizza because Alex burnt the paella.

A series of bounty hunters were sent after Kara (Melissa Benoist) leading Mon-El to suspect that his parents were behind them.

Kara storms out of the apartment, trailed by Mon-El. Rather than use her brute strength to force Thompson to make his son give up, Kara instead implores him as a father to do what's right while stopping Rick from taking somebody's life because that's an act he can never come back from. Rhea's (Teri Hatcher) plan escalates. Allies like Queen Rhea are not helping her case. Alex and Winn might offer up a well-placed gunshot or technology application, respectively, but it is usually Kara putting it all out on the line. But Peter claims that he doesn't know who it could be and J'onn reads his mind to confirm that Peter is telling them the truth. Mon-El suggests releasing the man, but J'onn tells him they can not do that or it will happen again and again. Will Supergirl and Maggie's team up works to save Alex since they have a different approach to arrest someone? So a conspiracy between Lena Luthor and Rhea in the season finale of Supergirl in which Lex gets out of prison would fit perfectly with such season 3 plans. She seems so legit, and if my cynical self is falling for it, of course, Lena's going to as well.

Rhea was furious at her husband for betraying her and killed him by stabbing him. Lena likes Rhea and her proposal so much that they agree to meet for dinner. That's why Supergirl threatens Rick, almost skewering the guy with her heat vision, to no avail. So it's fair to say that Rick is très creepy. It's clear that Alex being in danger is rough for J'onn, who sees her as a daughter. They ask if he's in contact with anyone and when he gives a sarcastic answer, Kara freaks out on him. But alas, he can't, because Rick is somehow blocking his mental probes. She watches as Alex's cell starts to fill with water. He recalled as a kid Kara helped people from an accident and did not get hurt in the blast. Supergirl also arrives to appeal to Peter's paternal instincts.

But on the other hand, if as seems likely the producers would like to bring Lex Luthor himself onto the show as a principal villain facing off against Supergirl - and an occasionally visiting Superman - it will be necessary to get him out of prison somehow.

At L-Corp, Lena tells Rhea she needs her fingerprint for the elevator access, and uses her alien identifying device.

In the end, it all came down to team work. Chyler Leigh spends most of the episode trapped in this cell by herself, but she makes the most of it.

Alex, ever the fighter, has disabled the camera and takes the tracker out of her shoulder.

The second time Lena calls, she just wants to check on Kara and admits she figured everything out. She tried at first to be a bruiser before realizing eventually that this didn't work. Lena doesn't know precisely who Rhea is just yet, but she she does, it could certainly be trouble.

Lena calls Kara asking for advice, noticing Kara sounds off and Kara says she will call her later. Maggie talks to Rick and he tries again to get her to release his father.

However, as much as we'd love to see Batman next to Kara, it's more likely that the similarities between The Dark Knight and "Alex" were just a nod to one of the greatest superhero films of all time.

With only an hour left, Maggie goes to the jail to break Thompson out. Kara's brash methods may stop crime, but they also cause a lot of collateral damage.

As enraged as Kara is about the entire situation, she also knows that Malverne isn't giving up and her options are running low.

Maggie and Kara rush to save Alex. The two hold onto her as she catches her breath.

"I love you, Alex Danvers", comes the reply. Maggie pulls Kara aside to thank her for stopping her, but Kara tells her that she understands and pulls her into a hug. Lena hangs up and turns to Rhea, acknowledging they will be working together after all. Probably bad news for Lena, but good news for us viewers. I really want a third season from this show, so I'm eager for Season 2 to end on as strong of a note as possible. The Lena and Rhea storyline is not my favorite as Lena has been betrayed enough and it is getting ridiculous. My main issue with this episode was Rick. I find it unbelievable that he could have followed all of them for a year without any of them finding out. God knows I'm not above forgiving Supergirl for a plothole or two.

In seasons 1 and 2, Supergirl has presented physical threats for Kara to fight as her main baddies. Check out the trailer for the next episode, "City of Lost Children", below.

  • Salvatore Jensen