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Make It Reign Recap

According to Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner, tonight was part one of a two-part finale for this season of Supergirl. That said, ever since Reign made her debut, it's been feeling like everything was moving toward this moment. In a new and uncharacteristic move, the Supergirl is the first Arrowverse show to reveal the big bad with only three episodes to go! Not to be outdone by their constant call backs to comic culture, Selena (likely named in honor of 1984's Supergirl The Movie's main villain) arrived with two other Kryptonian witches to raise Reign again and wreck havoc on the world. So much was packed into this first part of the finale it was hard to keep up writing, but that aside, here's what stood out to us:

  1. M'yrnn Says Goodbye: This was probably the first scene that we knew was coming yet still crushed us. M'yrnn says, "Home isn't a place. It is living among those that love and honor you" and it is because of this, M'yrnn knows that J'onn is home. A part of him will live on in J'onn for eternity!
  2. Reign is a Doomsday Weapon: While Reign is like a supped up Kryptonian, it isn't her power that is going to take over the world. She is actually a weapon that affects Earth. Her sacrifice will cause the planet to terraform and be reborn in Krypton's dark image! We learn this when a hologram is found in Selena's house on Argo and a bomb goes off after the message is relayed injuring Thara.
  3. Zor-El's Transmat Tech: Zor-El was feverishly working on many solutions to save Krypton when Jor-El announced its impending fate. While he was able to save Kara and Argo city he failed at protecting the planet. One of his earlier ideas was to create a transmat portal like we've seen on Slavers' Moon. Selena not knowing if Kara would return with J'onn's ship likely completed Zor-El's work and Kara and Mon-El might have a way to get back to Earth!
  4. Trinity's Blood: In order to bring Reign back, the blood of Pestilence and Purity must be incorporated into the new god of darkness. The blood sadly still exists in the DEO though. Coville directs the three dark Kryptonian witches to the DEO and they begin their attack on the clandestine agency just as Winn was about to get the second transmat portal online and working.
  5. Mon-El and Kara return with Alura: Using the AI hologram in the DEO, Kara is able to trick one of the Dark Kryptonians to turn on the transmat portal which allows Kara and Mon-El to return. Alura joins in knowing she can help. Demos, played by Curtis Lum, the agent that Winn works closely with, is attacked by the three witches and is killed but gets the blood to Kara in the nick of time. Kara then tosses it to the witches but burns it with heat vision.
  6. Reign is Reborn, Sam is Linked: The two are still linked together but through a non-localized quantum connection! Be proud of me that I remembered that! Sam will get weaker and weaker as Reign gets stronger. Reign takes up the sword of Juru and the three witches begin the ritual to destroy Earth and remake it in Krypton's image. Only a trip back to the dark valley will give Sam the strength she needs at Reign's expense.

Just at the end of the episode, Reign dives into the planet's core to begin the terraforming process! M'yrnn and J'onn stop the reach and return to the DEO to help. As the Earth begins to fall apart, M'yrnn suggests that he can bond with the planet to help shape shift it and safely return it to its rightful place. Kara and Mon-El are tasked with saving as many lives as possible and all hell breaks loose! We are really set up for an epic conclusion next week!

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Comments

#58 RE: Make It Reign RecapEire El 2018-06-18 15:35
I Just saw this episode tonight on the European side of the Atlantic.

One thing I notice; the scene when Kara is introducing Alura to Alex and they talk as a family, then Lena interrupts to give an update on Sam. Lena had to have been within earshot when Alura states "You and your family rescued my daughter".
+1 #57 RE: Make It Reign RecapBrierrose 2018-06-15 08:09
Quoting evrafter:
I haven't re-watched, yet. So, someone help me out...

So, while Reign is back, the left-over Kryptonian cells in Sam's blood can take over Sam's human cells? Did I catch that right from Lena? And if they can destroy Reign, it should stop this process, and those alien cells will go back to being dormant? Thus, there's a chance Reign will be defeated, and Odette NOT be abolished from the show forever and ever more?
That’s the jest of what Lena said. I love Odette, she’s now on my list of people who’s careers I’ll follow. She deserves to win the best supporting actress Saturn Award she’s nominated for. I just wish I could see a place for Sam and Ruby after this season. If Sam lives I can see her taking Ruby and moving to another city for a fresh start. That would leave the possibility open a special guest appearance.
+1 #56 RE: Make It Reign RecapCaptain Past 2018-06-14 20:50
Quoting MayaSky:
What I loved
...

- Alex's fight was simply sublime and I would love to see Winn add shield to his costume next season. As for the gun debate, her bullets were not deadly and she never shot to kill, but she could clearly have aimed at the head instead of the back and the heart instead of the shoulders.

...


One might suggest that a lightning net projector, something that flattens three Kryptonians, might be more damaging if aimed at something weak and fragile, for example an Abrams M1 Tank. On the other hand, if her weapon had had autofire she migth have been able to keep the three pinned in place.
+1 #55 RE: Make It Reign Recapcsi cameron 2018-06-14 10:41
Quoting makasi_K:
Quoting MayaSky:

- The omnipresence of Lena, I like her character except that it gives me the impression to steal more and more the place of Winn and Alex as a scientist.

- The meeting between Alura and Alex was really too short

I agree about Lena, and we might be in the minority with this opinion. They were in Alex's lab at the DEO & yet all Alex got to do was push a button on a tablet. It's felt that since season 2 with Winn moving to the DEO & now Lena being an uber-genius that they don't let Alex shine as a scientist. I will never forget in s1 when she created blue kryptonite, disassembled a bomb, spoke about physics with Maxwell Lord, was Kara's doctor while she was under the black mercy, set up Kara's AI room, and even flew a Kryptonian pod into space. She was a badass scientist AND agent, and now we are lucky if we get her shining flashlights in peoples faces (checking for concussions I'm guessing?). We did get her saving Lena from that poisoning, that was an oddity that I greatly enjoyed.
It's a real shame we don't get a more equal balance for Alex.

Alex/Alura meeting was short but I'm happy it happened at all, they could've easily skipped it & it wouldn't have surprised me if they had. I just hope that if Alura stays for s4 we get longer scenes between them, as well as the two w/ Kara, & maybe Alura meeting Eliza and...wait for it...Jeremiah. Is he even alive? Does Alex still remember he's out there somewhere?


True. I miss badass scientist agent Danvers. BTW, Jeremiah is off flipping houses. I saw an ad on instagram :D
+1 #54 RE: Make It Reign Recapmakasi_K 2018-06-14 00:27
Quoting MayaSky:

- The omnipresence of Lena, I like her character except that it gives me the impression to steal more and more the place of Winn and Alex as a scientist.

- The meeting between Alura and Alex was really too short

I agree about Lena, and we might be in the minority with this opinion. They were in Alex's lab at the DEO & yet all Alex got to do was push a button on a tablet. It's felt that since season 2 with Winn moving to the DEO & now Lena being an uber-genius that they don't let Alex shine as a scientist. I will never forget in s1 when she created blue kryptonite, disassembled a bomb, spoke about physics with Maxwell Lord, was Kara's doctor while she was under the black mercy, set up Kara's AI room, and even flew a Kryptonian pod into space. She was a badass scientist AND agent, and now we are lucky if we get her shining flashlights in peoples faces (checking for concussions I'm guessing?). We did get her saving Lena from that poisoning, that was an oddity that I greatly enjoyed.
It's a real shame we don't get a more equal balance for Alex.

Alex/Alura meeting was short but I'm happy it happened at all, they could've easily skipped it & it wouldn't have surprised me if they had. I just hope that if Alura stays for s4 we get longer scenes between them, as well as the two w/ Kara, & maybe Alura meeting Eliza and...wait for it...Jeremiah. Is he even alive? Does Alex still remember he's out there somewhere?
#53 RE: Make It Reign Recapevrafter 2018-06-13 18:14
I haven't re-watched, yet. So, someone help me out...

So, while Reign is back, the left-over Kryptonian cells in Sam's blood can take over Sam's human cells? Did I catch that right from Lena? And if they can destroy Reign, it should stop this process, and those alien cells will go back to being dormant? Thus, there's a chance Reign will be defeated, and Odette NOT be abolished from the show forever and ever more?
+2 #52 RE: Make It Reign RecapBrandtm2 2018-06-13 18:14
Quoting jacksc01:
Quoting Sully:


However, I've been at a loss for quite a few episodes now on why it seems as though the writers have taken Kara out as the hero of show and why they have a tendency to make her appear so incompetent. I can't remember the last time that she, as Supergirl, made a major save without help from someone else. Plus, her inept handling of the witches attack on the agent that was killed and the blood just makes her look foolish.

The directing of this episode was a bit on the weaker side and a lot of the scenes fell flat because of it. That said, this was probably one of the better episodes of the last half of the season.


Sully I agree with you. I have also noticed that SuperGirl does not use her powers as much and when she does fight, it is usually that dumb "Cape trick" instead of the writers showing her true powers. Again, the show is SuperGirl but who the hero actually is, is becoming questionable with some of these episodes.

I completely agree.This is supposed to be the Supergirl show but sadly we see less and less of her. Season 1 was the best. Since then we see less and less of Supergirl in action. This year "Midvale" was clearly the best episode. Interesting plot and we actually got to see Kara use a variety of powers throughout. Let Supergirl be super.
#51 This is not your proving groundSupergirl.tv Admin 2018-06-13 09:36
I want to remind everyone, especially as the topic continues to persist about Mon-El and Kara/Imra, that this board is about the episode, not so much the complex nature of that relationship. Second, while I can appreciate everyone's passion about this topic, this is not a proving ground. What is said here does NOT go to the writers, showrunners, or the actors. A staunch and exhausting defense of your point of view at the expense of other users will no be tolerated. Please remember to use language that addresses the opinion, not the person. Things like "were YOU even watching" is an attack, things like "What I saw" is pointed at the opinion.

That said, lets take the Mon-El debate to the forum, yes?
+3 #50 RE: Make It Reign RecapMayaSky 2018-06-13 09:07
What I loved

- The death of the agent, because even if it was not an important person it still shows at a certain level that there are deaths in this war, that everyone does not survive.

- Alex's fight was simply sublime and I would love to see Winn add shield to his costume next season. As for the gun debate, her bullets were not deadly and she never shot to kill, but she could clearly have aimed at the head instead of the back and the heart instead of the shoulders.


What I liked least

- The omnipresence of Lena, I like her character except that it gives me the impression to steal more and more the place of Winn and Alex as a scientist.

- The meeting between Alura and Alex was really too short and I found that it lacked emotion. My super fan side of the Danvers sisters really missed a little scene between them just before she introduced her mother. I really have trouble with Erica Durance, there is not the same chemistry and the same emotions that there was with Laura Benanti.

- As for the special effects yes it was good, but out of pity they must absolutely review the change between the actors and the stuntmen. It's immediately obvious when it's not Chyler Leigh.
+1 #49 RE: Make It Reign Recapevrafter 2018-06-13 08:25
Quoting starlord:
So you missed the part Where Imra basically broke up with him by saying “sort out your feelings” no one should stay in loveless marriage


Broke up with him?? They're married, not dating.

It might be too simple thinking Imra is all good. "Go find out who you love then come back and let me know. K?"

And, again, back to what J'onn advised him about the selfishness in telling Kara? For three seasons, the writers and us, the viewers, have made J'onn's fatherly advice almost one of the pillars of the show. So to have the writers write the words into J'onn's mouth that telling Kara would be, AS the writers wrote it, "Selfish"?...and then 2 episodes later, Mon-El tells her anyway??.. Just not a good look for the storyline.

And... loveless marriage? Keep in mind, just a little while ago (even in tv-time), Mon-El was fighting to save his WIFE from dying in a liquid filled tube. Then embrassed and kissed her in front of Kara while then introducing Imra as "my wife." And what was it Kara said to him NOT too long ago?... Something along the lines of the worst thing she could have ever imagined wasn't his death, but him looking at her the way he is now with "NO love in his eyes"??

Disappointing. But, still trusting the writers will "right the ship." Oh wait...did my subconscious just make a pun? :o


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