One of the best parts about superhero television is that most of the time, the stories are very easy to follow. It’s nice to be able to see what happens in an episode, but sometimes it can be difficult to know everything that happens in the story. It’s not always obvious who the bad guy is, what the plot is, or even what happened in the last episode.
This mid-season finale of Supergirl left a big question buzzing in the heads of fans: what did Alex mean when she told Lena that she was more of a villain than Supergirl? The episode did not offer up all the answers, but it did offer up a more than satisfactory finale to the episode.
It’s been a long time coming, but “Supergirl” finally revealed the secret behind one of its most compelling mysteries: the identity of her father. This week’s episode finally gave us a peek into Supergirl’s past, and although it mostly took place in the past, we still got a few hints at her current life. The show has been vaguely referring to Kara’s current life as a fling with National City crime fighter James Olsen, but this week we finally got a look at her post-crisis city—and Supergirl’s new hometown. And while we know that Supergirl’s father is a Kryptonian and that she and her mother (now dead) had a rocky relationship, we still don’t know her mother’s identity
Last week’s episode of Supergirl saw Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) and the Super Friends begin to return to normalcy. However, things aren’t quite the same now that Kara has spent time in the Phantom Zone, as they quickly found. CatCo media is suffering in the aftermath of Lex Luthor’s (Jon Cryer) trial, and Andrea (Julie Gonzalo) is determined to do whatever it takes to boost the numbers. Supergirl is still coping with the effects of her ordeals, while Nia (Nicole Maines) is still adjusting to her newfound abilities without her mother to assist her.
This week, Nia will continue to cope with her yearning for her mother, but she will also have to deal with another issue when Nyxly (Peta Sergeant) crashes her dreams, while Supergirl and Kelly (Azie Tesfai) will work together to assist a little boy who is concerned about his imprisoned brother. Do you need to catch up on what happened in “Dream Weaver”? With our summary below, we’ve got you covered, but be warned: there are complete spoilers beyond this point.
Nia is walking through a misty woodland when she notices her mother with an owl in the distance. Nia gets snared on a branch and unable to reach her mother as she tries to approach her. Nyxly is lurking in the shadows. All of this happened in one of Nia’s nightmares.
The Super Friends are enjoying a game night (minus Lena and Brainy, who are both out of town). Kelly has a new job as a social worker, and she informs them that she will be seeing with a client tomorrow who is a young kid with EMP abilities who is experiencing difficulties. Andrea at CatCo wants Nia, Kara, and William to basically follow Super Friends in order to obtain exclusive interviews, whatever it takes, all in the sake of ratings. Andrea sends Nia home when she sleeps asleep in the meeting. She gives William and Kara 24 hours to schedule a Super Friend interview or face the consequences.
J’onn summons Supergirl to a truck robbery that seems to have been perpetrated by two extraterrestrial species — Metalimites and Obscurans — who appear to be collaborating on a series of heists. They seem to be working on a bomb.
A little kid who is concerned
Kelly arrives to the group home to work with Joey, one of her clients. The lady in charge of the house blames his brother, Orlando, who is now incarcerated. Kelly learns that the children are wearing power dampening cuffs in the home. Joey and Kelly have a meeting. Joey is hesitant to speak with Kelly until she tells him about her brother, Jimmy. Joey finally speaks out and admits that he believes Orlando is suffering from a mental illness. It seems that if they utilize their abilities too much, they get ill, and Orlando appears to be doing just that in his jail employment. Joey also claims that his brother is only in prison because he attempted to steal money to help his family find a place to live after their parents died. Kelly assures Joey that she will check on Orlando and that everything will be OK.
Kelly informs Alex and Supergirl about Joey’s worries about Orlando. Kara had previously written about the prison’s second chance employment program, and she requests Kara’s assistance in meeting with the warden to learn more about what is going on.
Nia returns to her dream at home and attempts to contact her mother once again, but she is unable to do so. Nyxly intervenes this time and awakens her from her slumber. Nyxly claims she’s trapped in Nia’s nightmares and needs her assistance, as well as Nia’s. Nia says she was exiled from her planet and imprisoned in the dream realm, despite the fact that she lacks her abilities. Nyxly assures Nia that she can make her dreams come true in the real world, and she attempts to persuade her to do so by promising to go to great measures to assist her. Nyxly will bring her mother back to life for one day if Nia can get her out of the dream world. After an owl strikes Nyxly, Nia awakens.
It’s not as it seems.
Kara and Kelly visit with the warden at Van Kull prison and inquire about the second chance program. Kelly expresses her worries to him, but the warden maintains that he is unaware of any problems. He jots down Orlando’s name and promises to look into it. Kelly requests to see Orlando, but the warden informs her that requesting a visit takes two weeks. Kara, on the other hand, plots a little and discovers that Orlando is going for his work assignment, so they watch him leave and note how unhappy he appears. Kara gets dressed and follows. J’onn appears shortly after. Alien workers are being dragged away from the construction site, when they find they are being forced to steal against their will. When Supergirl and J’onn arrive to stop them, they disperse.
The warden makes it seem on the news that the inmates abducted the officer with them, so the Super Friends are now aware that something sinister is going on. They make the decision to begin tracking extraterrestrial energy signatures. Kelly is enraged, believing she has aggravated Orlando’s situation. Alex encourages her to never give up. Kelly tells Alex about her dread vision and how she was taught that since she lacked abilities, she would never be good enough or capable of competing. Alex informs her that she is a guardian after she recounts how she vanquished the primary phantom in the terror vision by defending them.
Kara informs the warden that the second chances program is corrupt, but he refuses to listen to her and does not want her to go on the record because he does not want his program shut down.
Nia attempts to reach her mother again in her dream, but Nyxly intervenes once again. Nia rejects Nyxly’s offer, claiming that Imps cannot be trusted. Nyxly begs her to listen to her. Nyxly attempts to dismiss the owl when it reappears and warns her that idiots follow others. The owl strikes Nyxly once more, and Nia awakens.
Kara requests that William have his CIA buddy do a thorough investigation on the jail warden. Andrea berates them for not having gotten an interview with one of the Super Friends yet. Kara tries to fight Andrea’s ratings-hunger fixation, but she has no luck. Later, William’s source discovers that the warden has been bribed and is complicit in the prison’s plan. The whole operation is orchestrated by Intergang. They’re putting together a dirty bomb.
The Super Friends discover where the aliens have been imprisoned. When J’onn and Supergirl arrive, they deal with the dishonest police, but the inmates refuse to join the heroes. They don’t believe Supergirl is just trying to assist. Orlando claims she is perplexed and that the system is unconcerned. Supergirl warns him that if he flees, he and his brother would never be able to live in peace. Supergirl assures that their voices will be heard.
In the interview, William interviews Supergirl for CatCo, who is an advocate for the convicts.
Guardian’s ascent to prominence
Kelly visits Joey in the group home and sees the lady in charge of him suppressing his abilities and causing him agony. When Kelly proposes that she would inform people in authority about her harsh tactics, the lady dismisses Kelly’s suggestion, saying that no one has time to watch footage or care. Kelly returns to the house later and hacks into the security system, gaining access to the footage and stealing the data.
The lady is taken out of the group home by the authorities after the video was found in her supervisor’s email. Joey is greeted by Orlando. Because he was pardoned, the brothers are finally reunited. Kelly is told by one of the other kids, Esme, that she is a guardian angel. Kelly returns home and tells Alex about her day, announcing that she would take Jimmy’s place as Guardian. Alex then hands Jimmy’s Guardian helmet to her. After Crisis, James forwarded it to Alex, who had a feeling Kelly would step up.
Nia eventually succumbs to Nyxly in her dream. She’ll assist Nyxly in exiting the dream world, and Nyxly will return her mother for 24 hours.
“Dream Weaver” was a big episode for Supergirl fans. First of all, it showed Kara Zor-El acting like Kara Danvers/Supergirl, which is something that’s always been missing from the series. Secondly, it gave audiences a chance to see the new Kara Danvers in action. After this episode, it’s clear that Kara Danvers is simply Supergirl in disguise, which provides some pretty big clues about the rest of the season.. Read more about supergirl season 3 and let us know what you think.
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