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Supergirl, “Childish Things”, Review!

Jondee here at Frank and Sons,

"Childish Things" -- Kara does her best to support Winn (Jeremy Jordan, left) when his father, the supervillain Toyman, (Henry Czerny, right) breaks out of prison and seeks out his son for unknown reasons, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Jan. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

At a maximum security prison, two guards are deciding which one will bring dinner to a prisoner. The guard hears a doll which says, “I love you, do you love me?” He checks on the cell and sees the leg of the prisoner on the ground. The guard opens the cell door and the prisoner (Henry Czerny) throws a toy yo-yo into his chest. The prisoner in the guard’s uniform throws another yo-yo with spikes into the other guard and then takes out another one. In the sky, Martian Manhunter is flying next to Supergirl. He is showing her “proper flight technique”, observed by Alex. He shape shifts back into Hank Hanshaw. They are planning on getting into Maxwell Lord’s Room 52. Hank doesn’t want to use his powers to reach Room 52. At Catco, Cat is talking to Lucy about her sister, Lois Lane, but they haven’t been talking. Cat wants Lucy to work for her. Jimmy and Kara are watching the conference with Winn. On the news, they hear a report about the escape of Toy Man. Toy Man first appeared in Action Comics #64 (1943). He also appeared in two episodes of Smallville played by Chris Gauthier. Winn turns off the channel and walks away. The meeting is finished with Cat and Lucy. Jimmy is told by his girlfriend that Cat wants her to be general counsel. They are interrupted by Special Agent Cameron Chase (Emma Caulfield who played Anya on Buffy). Her character first appeared in Batman #550 (1998).


She is talking to Winn about the escape of Toy Man. He says he has not been contacted by his father. Winn tells, “The day he set off a toy bomb and killed a half dozen people was the day that I stopped being his son.” Kara has overheard the conversation using her super hearing. Winn explains that his father was a toy builder who became angry when his boss stole his toy designs. He put a bomb in a teddy bear to Chester Dunholtz and this ended up being opened by an assistant. Winn shows Kara a doll that resembles the comic book Toy Man and plays it, “Son, come meet me at our favorite place. I’ll be waiting for you.” He hates his father and Kara hugs him before he talks to Agent Chase. At the DEO, Hank makes a plan, but Alex tries to convince him to use his powers. He explains he tried to be John Jones, but was hunted for fifty years. Hank explains that using his shapeshifting will make him the Martian Manhunter forever. Alex says that Kara needs his help. Winn is walking in a dock talking into his wire observed by Agent Chase with Kara. Lucy tells Jimmy that most of Catco employees are women. She wants Jimmy to be supportive, but it’s complicated.  Lord Technologies, Lord gets a call from Alex and they arrange a dinner.  At an empty arcade, Winn hears the doll with the same message. Winslow Sr. tells his son that he broke out of prison for him. Agent Chase brings in the tactical team. Winn is hurt that his father was sent to prison. The team breaks in and they shoot at Toy Man, but he shatters in glassy shards. The doll tells Winn to run as poisonous gas fills the arcade. Supergirl takes in the gas and flies to expel it.


After the attack, Kara is next to a rocket with the Superman symbol, another call back to the comic book. Chase is interrogating Winn, but he offers nothing.  Kara tells Winn that she would lost without him, though she can find her way around the Friend Zone. Kara gets a text from Cat and runs off. Alex appears in a black dinner dress with Lord staring. Cat wants to know from Kara that Winn is the son of Toy Man. She also wants hiring information on Lucy who hints that Kara might have feelings for him. Cat remarks to herself, “Honestly, she should be paying me by the hour.” LOL! Dinner, Alex asks what the aliens were looking for at his lab. He wants to know about Supergirl, Alex tells him her “organization” has a partnership with her. She checks her cell phone and then we see Lord in a corridor talking with an assistant. He sends her away and his eyes glow Martian red. “Lord” tries to use his handprint to get access to Room 52 and then uses his power to enter it. He sees the lab and woman patient there whose eyes open, all black. A guard bursts in and “Lord” wants the patient moved, the guard says she’s “Code Phoenix.” He knocks the guard down and Hank wipes out his memory. He promises to return for the woman.

"Childish Things" -- Kara (Melissa Benoist, center) does her best to support Winn (Jeremy Jordan, left) when his father, the supervillain Toyman, breaks out of prison and seeks out his son for unknown reasons, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Jan. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Also pictured: Emma Caulfield (right) Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Winn shows Kara a computer chip from Slingshot Toys where he suspects his father is hiding. Supergirl heat visions open a warehouse door. She sees a Supergirl doll with cymbals. Toy Man appears on a giant toy block, he activates a trap sending Supergirl into a quicksand trap. She hears the pleading of a girl trapped in a box. She uses her super breath to freeze the quicksand and opens the box to reveal another doll. DEO, Hank shows Alex the pictures he took of the woman. He doesn’t know why she’s kept captive. At Lord Technologies, a doctor says that the guard’s memory for a year was wiped out. The security camera was erased and Lord says there is a back-up. He sees Hank slipping into Room 52. At Kara’s apartment, Winn worries that he will end up like his father. Kara says that Winn’s father bomb was like Krypton for her. She says that Winn didn’t become angry. He moves in for a kiss, he apologizes and leaves only to be knocked out by his father. Winn wakes up to hear Toy Man’s plan for revenge. He says that Chester took away his son’s childhood. Chase is going through Winn’s computer files. She notes that the Toy Convention is going on where Chester Dumholtz is going to accept an award. Chester notes a thanks to Frank and Sons, this looks to be the local convention held at the City of Industry. Toy Man tells his son to use an undetectable gun to shoot Dumholtz or he will set off bombs at the convention.

Dumholtz is speaking when Winn brings up the gun, he fires it into the air. FBI agents including Chase shoot at him, but the bullets are deflected by Supergirl. Winn tells Supergirl about the ten bombs. She uses her x-ray vision and sees Toy Man in the basement. He sets off the bombs and Supergirl flies up to the ceiling. The crowd starts to run as Supergirl uses her heat vision to blast the sprinkler system. Then, she uses her super breath to freeze the convention area. The blast knocks her down and Supergirl sees Toy Man. At Catco, Lucy tells Jimmy she has an office. He tells her during the earthquake, he felt like himself and they kiss. Kara see them. Next day, Kara offers Thai food to Winn at his desk. He says he shouldn’t have kissed her. Winn is worried about being like his father letting out his emotions. He admits that he’s in love with her. It’s time to zap him back to the Friend Zone, it’s easier to escape the Phantom Zone! Kara walks away. She flies in the night sky to her apartment to see Alex bringing a pizza. Supergirl says she messed up with Winn as she sits with her sister on the couch. Alex admits that she convinced Hank to use his powers. She then tells about the dinner with Lord. A camera implanted in the apartment shows the scene to Lord. Um, Supergirl can’t hear the electronics in the camera?  Three Kryptonite bars out of Five!