Official Description for “Supergirl” S02E19 “Alex”

Pictured: Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers

The CW has released the official description for the 19th episode of Season 2 of “Supergirl”.

Titled “Alex”, this episode is scheduled to air on The CW in the USA on Monday, May 1 at 8.00pm ET/PT.

ALEX IS KIDNAPPED

Alex (Chyler Leigh) is kidnapped and the kidnapper threatens to kill her unless Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) releases a notorious criminal from prison. Supergirl and Maggie (Floriana Lima) have always had different approaches to apprehending criminals but this time they must work together to save Alex. Meanwhile, Rhea (guest star Teri Hatcher) has an interesting proposal for Lena (Katie McGrath).

The episode was directed by Rob Greenlea from a script written by Eric Carrasco and Greg Baldwin.

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liheibao
Member

Well, the holiday is over.

andramus
Member

Given your dislike for Alex as a perceived Mary Sue this episode might actually be more to your taste.

Going off the description Alex will be the one in need of rescuing this episode for a change.

Of course it wouldn’t surprise me if she found a way to save herself. I suspect it may work out somewhere in the middle where Kara and Maggie will come to save her but they’ll all have to work together in the end.

liheibao
Member

“Perceived”? The fact that she’s kidnapped just cements it. Hopefully Supergirl won’t release the criminal… ;)

andramus
Member
I thought a defining trait of a Mary Sue is that they are good at everything and pretty much never lose. Getting kidnapped/held hostage seems pretty un-Mary Sue like to me. I used the word perceived in my previous comment because I do not share your view that Alex is a Mary Sue. Although I have given it some thought and will concede that there are elements of a Mary Sue in her character. However the problem I have with giving her that label and dismissing her character is that many of those same elements occur in numerous popular characters… Read more »
liheibao
Member

A characteristic of a Mary Sue is that she is somehow involved in every major action involving nearly everyone.

The rest of what you say I’ve addressed before. A Mary Sue is no different than any other stock character. “The Dad” “The Kid” “The Chick”. All of these characters serve a function and aren’t issues until we actually recognize that function instead of being enetertained.

andramus
Member
Hmm, I can see what you mean up to a point. After all Alex was the first to find out that Jimmy was Guardian and that Hank Henshaw was J’onn J’onnz. However a lot of her involvement in other characters actions has felt fairly organic to me because of where her character was positioned from the beginning of the series. She was Kara’s older sister and DEO agent. Her familial ties and professional position put her in the center of the action quite frequently. Just like a first responder such as a firefighter we don’t think it’s out of place… Read more »
liheibao
Member

I don’t generally find myself asking why is Alex in this scene?

Try “Why is Alex in this scene instead of. . . .”

NeoRanger
Member

Yes, I’m at the edge of my seat as to how our “me me me me meeee” protagonist will deal with this moral quandary to save her substitute for human connection.

Before anyone blows a fuse over my negativity, let me say that last season I’d be totally down for this kind plot. I’m just kind of surprised and bitter at how funny this synopsis sounds to me; which, I’m certain, isn’t the appropriate reaction.

Kal L
Member

I don’t care what anyone calls me, but Alex has been on the disappointing side this whole season, and yes, having her “coming out” I feel hijacked the show. I actually hate when she is on screen, and fast forward most of her and Maggie’s scenes.
Do I hate LGBTQ… No… But I don’t like having it be the defining characteristic for any character.

RobertAnthony
Member

Raalize that the writers tend to lean to the social justice warrior side. In other words…LEFTIST. Despite this, the chemistry with Chyler Leigh and Floriana Lima is dynamite. But I believe they took away the KEY relationship on this show, Alex and Kara’s sisterhood. That must be rectified in season 3, Mon-El, Maggie and Lena or not.

NeoRanger
Member

I’m left-leaning myself. Not a SJW, but fairly social justice-minded. The way they treated Alex (a regular character in the show) and Maggie (a beloved character from the comics) is still embarrassing, if not outright insulting.

I agree about them taking away Alex and Kara’s sisterhood; which is ridiculous, considering this season is supposed to be about Kara discovering who she is as Kara Danvers (as opposed to Kara Zor-El/Supergirl in last season).

Kal L
Member

One has to wonder, if a writer proposed that a character finds God, and becomes a staunch Christian or Muslim or Hindu etc… How well that would go down… religion has become a dirty word, but doing all sorts of other things is ok, so long as it fits the agenda?!

I liked Alex in the first season. She looked out for Kara like only a sister could. I loved the theme of family… Now I hate when she’s on screen most of the time. Chyler Leigh is a good actress, but the show runners have limited her so much!

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