‘Supergirl’ (Season 2): Following Her Heart

Following Her Heart

It’s been several months since we’ve had a new episode of the former CBS now The CW series Supergirl because of its long winter break. But a new episode finally aired last night bringing the caped one back to our small screens.

It has long been known that Kara Danvers aka Supergirl loves her family (both on Krypton and here on Earth) and her friends. It’s also been known that she follows her heart. That was never more apparent than in last night’s episode when Kara did just that: she followed her heart. Of course, the path that she had to follow was quite rocky.

It started out with Supergirl being in a funk from battling against jewelry thieves and other non-alien threats, but it concluded with her and fellow alien Mon-El ending up on a planet that was known as Slaver’s Moon – ironically through a portal that was very, very reminiscent of the portal used in the long-running series Stargate.

Supergirl and Mon-El (who was there albeit a bit reluctantly) were there in the hope of saving a number of missing persons, including a young girl whose mother came to Kara – or more specifically her curmudgeon of a boss Snapper Carr – who the mother seemed to believe could help find her missing daughter.

As we know, Snapper isn’t the type of man who follows his heart on anything – if he even has one; well, at least not a heart that he will allow anyone to see, that is. But since Kara was in the room at the time and we know she has a BIG heart, well, you guessed it she followed it straight to a medical clinic that was the common denominator for all of the missing people.

Those who were MIA had given blood at this clinic before they disappeared; and naturally, Kara had to find out why. Although I doubt she had any idea that aliens – or for that matter that her foe the multi-tattooed Roulette – were involved. [And don’t get me started on that Dominator from the big crossover event between all four DC Comics shows was on that planet too!]

Despite being weakened by the red sun on Slaver’s Moon, Supergirl and the kidnapped humans were able to fight their way out of their prison – before being “purchased” by the Dominator [again, don’t get me started on that inclusion in the story!] – and with the aid of Alex and a team of soldiers from the DEO – with a rather reluctant Winn in tow – were able to get everyone off that planet and back on Earth.

Even without her powers, Supergirl followed her heart believing she could save everyone from become slaves and, once back on Earth, was able to complete an 800-word, well-researched and fully-sourced article on the missing persons case, presenting it to her boss. Yeah, he may be a curmudgeon but I figure he probably ran with that story, don’t you? In the end, Supergirl/Kara followed her heart and it paid off for everyone.

What were your thoughts on the first new episode of ‘Supergirl’ for 2017? Why do you think that Dominator let Mon-El go and what do those other aliens want with him? Is there something that he has been keeping secret that is assuredly going to cause problems for everyone on Earth? Do you think that one day following her heart just might cause Kara/Supergirl some real problems that might not work out in the end? Please share your comments below.

And remember, the next new episode of the second season of ‘Supergirl’ will air on The CW on Monday, January 31 at 8/7c.

PS: It should be noted that the young girl who was reported missing to Snapper Carr was played by Harley Quinn Smith, who just happens to be the daughter of director Kevin Smith, who just so happened to direct last night’s episode.