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Supergirl, “For The Girl Who Has Everything”, Review!

Jondee here on Krypton,


The episode title hints at the source, Superman annual #11 (1985) “For the Man Who Has Everything” by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, considered one of the best Superman stories of all time. It was adapted into an episode of Justice League Unlimited in 2004. Now, it is brought to the Berlantiverse with the story by Andrew Kreisberg. The last episode had the tentacled Black Mercy mysteriously on Kara’s apartment table. Kara wakes on Krypton (seen with the soft filter) with Kelex, a medical attendant robot, right out of the World of Krypton #3 (1988) by John Byrne and Mike Mignola. She then sees her mother watching her daughter recover from Argo Fever. Kara looks out to see Krypton. Catco, Cat is looking for Kara and Winn covers for her, but Cat is not happy. Winn asks Jimmy and then they go with Alex to her apartment. She has fallen with the Black Mercy attached to her. DEO, Supergirl is taken to the medical facility, Hank is angry that Jimmy and Winn are there. Hank does not recognize the Black Mercy. Alex goes to Lord’s cell and knocks him down. Hank pulls her off and Alex walks away. Non is planning with Astra next to a hologram of the sun. Astra knows he placed a Black Mercy on her. It was used by an alien conqueror, Mongul, in the comic book.


A claw locks around the Black Mercy, but Supergirl goes into shock, she will die if it is pulled off. Kara in her Kryptonian white dress suspects that something is using her memories. She sees an ornament she made for her father. Kara vows to return home. Catco, Winn is worried, but Jimmy wants to save her job. He tells Cat that she was bitten by a tick, but fumbles with his excuse. Cat says she has an hour to return or will lose her job. Hank is frustrated at Supergirl’s condition and Alex wants help with Kara’s job. Another job for the Martian Manhunter, he appears as Kara, and tells Jimmy and Winn that he is an agent of the DEO. “Kara” walks in to Cat’s office who worries about a solar storm. Cat is angry at seeing “Kara.” Alex is talking to Alura’s hologram and she admits regret at taking Kara for granted. The hologram does not have enough information. On Krypton, Kara tries to remember Earth. She walks over to see her father, Zor-El (Robert Grant), and then sees aunt Astra. Kara is angry and her father says that Non was sent to the Phantom Zone. Next, she sees young Kal-El (Daniel DiMaggio) who brings her a holographic projector of Krypton. Alex fires with her gun, but it there is no effect on Astra. She explains that the Black Mercy is a “parasitic parasite.” Alex admits that Kara is her sister.

"For The Girl Who Has Everything" -- When a parasitic alien attaches itself to Kara (Melissa Benoist, left) and traps her in a dream world where her family is alive and her home planet was never destroyed, Kara's beloved cousin Kal-El (Daniel DiMaggio, right) joins her and her parents in domestic Kryptonian bliss, where neither of them needed to escape to Earth, or become super heroes, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Feb. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.

Hank talks with Alex, Jimmy, and Winn. She wants to use virtual reality to enter in the Black Mercy dream. “Kara” returns to Cat Grant’s office to apologize. She begins to cry, but Cat knows that the tears won’t work. At the DEO, Winn looks at the Black Mercy. Alex is worried about the days it will take to inject her into Supergirl’s mind. Lord is there to help modify the VR. Alex notes the threat of the Kryptonians and Lord agrees. The meeting of the Kryptonians has Astra telling Non to ready the attack. He has something called the Myriad for his invasion plan.  DEO, Alex goes to talk to Jimmy, she wants him to stop Hank from interfering. Lord has perfected the VR and Alex has the visor. She wakes up on Krypton in an empty room. Hank finds that the DEO satellites are down because of the solar storm. Winn goes to help. Krypton, Alex sees Kara and her family, but she doesn’t recognize her sister. Kara hits her with super strength. Jimmy stops Lord from disconnecting her. Alura says that Alex will be sent to the Phantom Zone. A tremor hits Krypton. Alex struggles with the Kryptonian guards. She says, “Earth needs Supergirl!” Kara sees her family and rejects the Black Mercy reality for her sister. She hugs her mother who says, “We will never let you leave.” Kara reaches out and Alex returns to see the Black Mercy attached to Supergirl. It begins to slide away and Supergirl takes off her oxygen mask. Supergirl is told by Alex that Non used the Black Mercy.

"For The Girl Who Has Everything" -- Kara's friends must find a way to save her life when a parasitic alien attaches itself to her and traps her in a dream world where her family is alive and her home planet was never destroyed. Also, Alex, Hank and the DEO must fend off a Kryptonian attack while Kara is out of commission, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Feb. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Peter Facinelli, David Harewood, Mehcad Brooks and Melissa Benoist Photo: Darren Michaels/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. © 2016 WBEI. All rights reserved.

At the DEO, Hank has Winn lays out the plan with Non using a virus on Lord computers used by the DEO. Supergirl flies to confront Non, savagely beating him. Alex faces Astra. Martian Manhunter appears and fights with Astra. Non hits Supergirl with a heat vision blast. Astra stabs Martian Manhunter and Alex plunges a Kryptonite blade into Astra! Non fires a blast at a building and Supergirl flies to keep it from falling. Alex tells Supergirl that Astra is dying and Hank tells her it was by his hand. Astra tells her, “Non cannot be stopped.” She dies and Supergirl cries at the death of her aunt. The Kryptonian room, the Commander sees the body of Astra. At the DEO, Hank gives the Black Mercy to the lab. He talks to Alex and admits that Alex is “Supergirl’s hero.” Kara returns to her apartment to see her friends. She says that she felt lonely and fantasized about Krypton. Winn says that they are friends. Jimmy brings pot stickers and ice cream. Alex tells her sister that Hank covered for her at Catco. The only drawback is the attempt to adapt Moore’s story and add in the Kryptonian battle. Three bars of Kryptonite out of Five!