“Supergirl” Episode Review – S02E13 “Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk”

Superman Homepage reviewer T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao) reviews episodes from the “Supergirl” TV series, airing on The CW.

Check out his review of the 13th episode of Season 2 in which, Mr. Mxyzptlk, a magical imp, shows up on Earth and declares his love for Kara.

Mr. & Mrs. MxyzptlkOriginally Aired: February 20, 2017
WRITTEN BY: Jessica Queller and Sterling Gates
DIRECTED BY: Stefan Pleszczynski

REGULAR CAST:
Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers/Supergirl)
Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers)
Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen)
David Harewood (Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz)
Jeremy Jordan (Winslow “Winn” Schott)

RECURRING CAST:
Chris Wood (Mon-El)
Floriana Lima (Maggie Sawyer)

GUEST CAST:
Peter Gadiot (Mxyzptlk)
Tamzin Merchant (Lyra Strayd)

3Rating – 3 (out of 5): Mxyzptlk was the best thing about tonight’s episode, and the time he gets onscreen is used well, and while budgetary issues will be the excuse of Mxyzptlk not going full tilt, there is a fair amount of creativity in the usage of his abilities. Best is when he shows up as Myx-Man, and reminds viewers of how cool it was to have Superman on the show for the time he was there. The remainder of the episode amounts to bickering of the cliché sort. Kara slating Mon-El, Mon-El trying to give as good as he gets, but failing miserably. Alex and Maggie go at it over Valentine’s Day, and the result is known before it is shown: some childhood trauma that Maggie has held onto prohibits her from enjoying the day, much as Batman cannot stop seeing his parents’ murder. Winn also gets to play and is the least annoying, though eating out with an alien is telegraphed agenda, squared. Everyone except Jimmy who is conspicuously absent.

Kara and Mon-El are just not it for me. They were pushed together for obvious reasons, but as Mon-El’s fate is clear for comic readers, I can’t really invest in him. While I have a guilty pleasure in seeing couples in romantic fare finally get together, there was nothing moving about the consummation between these two. Kara’s out and out slating like a dumb brute is definitely part of it. While not the sharpest fellow, Mon-El’s feelings for Kara are genuine, and for him to have to all but humiliate himself to reach out to her, definitely lowered Kara in my estimation. Kara demanded trust from Mon-El, but didn’t seem to be able to hazard the same. Such hypocrisy has been much a part Supergirl‘s make this season, and unnecessarily so.

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redcape
Member

Well hey !!!! We’ve got relationships galore going on now. We got the two women going at it. We ended a Martian relationship.
We’ve got Supergirl and Mon-El. And NOW….we have Winn and an alien getting ready. Let see……better get Snapper a date!

redcape
Member

Update!! Since the CW is one big happy family lets spread it around! Take a trip over to Legends of Tomorrow and witness Sara making out with the queen! Lip locks aplenty! This is Dynamite! All the women are making out with other women. This really adds to the stories…….doesn’t it?????

andramus
Member

redcape

Romance, sex and relationships have been an essential component of storytelling for thousands of years. That is because they are part of the human condition.

Granted not every single story in a persons life has to revolve around these things but if you follow a character’s life story for long enough romance and relationships are bound to crop up somewhere.

Steve Wright
Editor
I agree that Supergirl acts very much out of character for no real reason this year. I’m also not into the Mon-El storyline. I think what we are seeing is why Smallville didn’t make him Superman during the shows run. It’s hard to do on a weekly basis due to the CG budget required. And, unlike other Superheroes, IMO, everyone wants to see Superman BE Superman. So if it was a show about Clark Kent the reporter I’m not sure it would last. That being said, there is nothing wrong with this show that they can’t fix. The shows have… Read more »
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