Supergirl S2: Ep 15 “Exodus” Review/Recap “Best VFX yet?”

This week on Supergirl, Alex and Kara realize they must break the rules to foil Cadmus’ latest plot. Did they succeed and save the day like they usually do? Or did they fail and get tricked like they usually do? Click on for my review of tonight’s Supergirl.

The episode starts out with a family singing together in the car, just waiting to be victims. A cop pulls them over and this cop is way to nice and I’m already getting suspicious. It’s then revealed that the family are aliens and the cop is fake. The family is then kidnapped because they are aliens.This first scene of the episode is extremely predictable but the vfx for the aliens are quite good. Say what you wanna say about the show, but the budget for this season has showed throughout the good vfx and action scenes.

Cadmus strikes again! I think, as it’s then confirmed by the team at the DEO that people have been getting kidnapped by Cadmus left and right. Hank let’s the team know that Jeremiah is to be arrested on site, which causes Alex to give a “Ugh, I’m conflicted look” look. Supergirl then tries to publish a story on the kidnappings as Kara but her boss doesn’t let her because it would simply panic the public, his reason seems sort of justifiable but it’s obvious that the show is setting the eventual meeting of Kara’s boos and Supergirl.

Cut to the bar, Jimmy Olsen is alive! It’s been a while since he’s been on the show and it felt like he was being forgotten completely. Winn is talking to him about his relationship with the alien Lyra when the bar is attacked by Cadmus and Lyra is taken. Afterwords, Alex is interrogating one of the guys that attacked the bar and she goes insane, beating the man until Hank takes her away. Alex is very frustrated and pissed of at her dad and it shows. I liked the scene but it felt like it went on too long and felt a bit excessive.

Next, Kara is able to set a meeting with her boss(Snapper) and Supergirl. Supergirl tells him about what is going on but he still doesn’t want to run the story for actually pretty good reasons. He can’t run it because she doesn’t disclose any sources or that many details. The scene was pretty well done and I was convinced by performances of Supergirl and Snapper.SPG215a_0007b_595_Mini Logo TV white - Gallery

Then we get to one of my favorite scenes from this season, Alex is confronted by her father Jeremiah and gives a good case for trusting. Just as Alex says that she will help him, its revealed that J’onn J’onzz was disguised as Jeremiah and I was so happy that the show didn’t go the “Alex gets tricked again” route but it was pretty damn close.

So far the episode was doing a decent enough job at moving the plot along smoothly. I was enjoying the quick pacing of the episode. Next thing you know, Alex and Maggie team up to find Cadmus. When Alex is eventually able to get to Cadmus HQ, Jeremiah attempts to convince Alex he was doing the right thing with a story about protecting his family. Having to chose between Cadmus and his daughter, Jeremiah chooses to side with Alex. Supergirl s the able to head to Cadmus with the help of Lena Luthor. Sidenote- Lena and Kara being besties feels really rushed and doesn’t make much sense but they don’t have bad chemistry.

Back to the action, Alex and Supergirl try to stop a ship full of kidnapped aliens, including Lyra, from being sent back into space. This whole scene with the ship and Kara trying to stop the ship from heading to the other side of space is very vfx heavy and feels like all of the budget for the episode is spent here. The ship looks very realistic and I was very impressed with how Supergirl looked trying to stop the ship. Scene ends, and everything concludes with a happy ending..until Teri Hatcher and Kevin Sorbo make their debut in the show.

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They are in a ship heading to earth and they seem like a pair of royals. I’m 99% sure that Mon-El is the prince and that the next episodes will deal with his parents and his relationship with Kara.

Verdict:7.8/10

Let’s see if Supergirl can continue the momentum from this episode and end this season on a high note.

What did you guys think? Tweet me your thoughts on tonight’s episode. – Marcos Melendez 

Supergirl airs Mondays on the CW at 7:00PM Central

Supergirl – Years ago, Krypton was about to explode and Kal-El was sent to Earth to escape that fate. However, his older cousin, Kara, was also intended to accompany the infant as his protector. Unfortunately, Kara was accidentally diverted into the timeless Phantom Zone for years before finally arriving on Earth decades later and found by her cousin who had grown into Superman. Years later, Kara Danvers is a young professional adrift in a thankless job until a fateful crisis ignites a sense of purpose using Kryptonian powers she had long hidden. Inspired, Kara decides to emulate her cousin’s superheroic ways, only to find her foster sister introducing her to the secret Department of Extra-Normal Operations, dedicated to fighting alien menaces including those Kara inadvertently led to Earth. Now with such help, the Maid of Might takes her place as Earth’s newest champion with new friends and enemies challenging her world.

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