Supergirl Recap S2 E02 “The Last Children of Krypton” (Spoilers Ahead)


In this week’s episode of Supergirl, Kara is hurt by a kryptonite-powered weapon that Cadmus attacks National City with. The DEO and Clark work to figure out how Cadmus got kryptonite, and what they can do to stop this weapon. Meanwhile, Kara deals with trouble at work when her new boss doesn’t like her.

Important Things to Know Going Into This Week’s Episode

1. The DEO kept Kryptonite.

Superman has avoided the DEO for years because they kept kryptonite rather than destroying it. He is definitely going to have some strong opinions in this episode as Kara gets affected by the kryptonite weapon.

2. Kara is going to be a reporter.

Last week, we saw Kara try to decide what new job she wanted at Catco. When she finally decided to be a reporter, Cat Grant revealed that she had thought Kara should be a reporter since the day she started. We know Kara won’t have the best start to this new job, but she is never one to just let bad things happen, so we should see her at least try to do something amazing to turn it all around.

3. Who was in that pod?

Last week, we saw that this pod does appear to have come from Krypton. That still leaves many questions, though, about who he is, what caused him to show up, and many other things. Let’s see if any questions get answered this week.

The Biggest Moments in this week’s episode (SPOILERS!)

1. Metallo

I definitely wasn’t expecting the “weapon” to be a person infused with metal and kryptonite. Cadmus definitely knew what they were doing when they made him. He is easily one of the easiest ways to defeat Superman and Supergirl.

2. Superman and J’onn J’onzz

It’s clear these guys don’t like each other. Generally, I can see both sides of a disagreement, but there doesn’t seem to be any reason for anyone to agree with J’onn here. He lied about the missing kryptonite, doesn’t like Superman (for seemingly no reason), and he doesn’t keep his promise to be nice while Clark is there. When it is time to figure out how to stop Metallo and Cadmus, they do decide to work together, which was cool, but not as cool as when it seemed like they were about to fight each other. I am very happy that they gave the kryptonite to Superman, hopefully he gets rid of it to keep Supergirl and himself safe.

3. Kara’s New Boss

I would imagine that most, if not all, people would be upset about somebody being appointed to a job they didn’t have any qualifications for. So, I can understand Snapper’s refusal to work with Kara. As Cat said, though, Kara needs to stand up for herself and show that she’s worthy of the new job. Especially because Cat won’t be around when she takes her leave of absence.

4. Kara and Alex

Kara’s experiences with Clark definitely made her see things differently. With all of the trouble she’s having at work, and Clark deciding to go back to Metropolis, it makes sense that she would want to follow him. She clearly hasn’t been paying attention to the way Alex has been feeling with Clark around, though. The exchange between the two of them was great. I don’t see Kara leaving, but you can clearly see that both of these sisters are hurting, and they need the other to fully understand why.

5. Alex’s Trap

Alex and Winn finding out who gave the kryptonite to Cadmus was awesome. Alex deciding to trap him alone was not a good idea at all. She could have waited until J’onn was able to help her. It was really interesting to see Cadmus admit to having her father, though. Hopefully, this will be the start of a great story line focusing on Kara and Alex saving Jeremiah.

Ryan’s Random Thought:

That random Kryptonian person actually woke up this week. Of course, it was at the very end of the episode, and the only thing he did was choke Supergirl, so we don’t actually know anything about him. I expect that we’ll learn a lot next week, though. My guess is that he’ll either be a huge villain that Kara has to battle, or that he’ll be one of her strongest allies so far. That would certainly fill the gap from not having Superman around.

Supergirl airs on The CW on Mondays. Leave a comment and let me know what you thought about this episode.