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The CW Crossover Review: Supergirl 2.8 “Medusa”
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The CW Crossover Supergirl

Episode 2.8 “Medusa”
Directed by Stefan Pleszczynski
Written by Jessica Queller & Derek Simon
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Ali Adler
Starring Melissa Benoist, Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood, Jeremy Jordan, Helen Slater
Air date: Monday, November 28th, 2016, 8:00pm ET

The week we have been waiting for is here! Ever since Supergirl moved to The CW this season, we have been waiting for our DCTV to do what it does best – crossovers. Anticipated all season, this week the four shows: Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow cross up and down and all around. But first… Supergirl and her National City team have to stop Cadmus.

Spoilers below.

Winn, James, and Alex (Jeremy Jordan, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh) argue about the news they all have to tell her on Thanksgiving (Guardian, gay). Mon-El (Chris Wood, The Vampire Diaries) shows up bringing stuffing (from pillows) and hitting on her mom (not really).

James chickens out. Mon-El gives a toast. And drunk Alex tries to come out, but is interrupted when a breach opens up over the dinner table. Drunk Alex is my favorite.

Kara (Melissa Benoist) interviews Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) trying to fish out her relationship with her mother, Lillian (Brenda Strong). Lena sees right through her and throws her out. She then calls her mom, trying to suss out what her mother is up to.

An alien walks into a bar – Mon-El follows J’onn (David Harewood) after he leaves a poison gas that only kills aliens. All the aliens die and all of the humans are unaffected. Mon-EL is quarantined and Kara has to stay put until the DEO figured out the poison. Soon it becomes apparent that Mon-El is infected with a Kryptonian virus.

Kara figures out that they used her blood to access the Fortress of Solitude. She is attacked her as an intruder. She prevails and speaks to her father in the fortress about Project Medusa. It is all her parent’s fault.

Alex and Eliza (Helen Slater) try to figure out the virus to look for a cure. She guesses that Alex is gay and she still loves her. Alex has a good ending this episode.

Kara is having a crisis of conscience about her parents not being the good guys. Hank confesses he was poisoned and is turning into a white martian. But it must be kept secret. Just then Mom and Alex run up – they know how J’onn will weaponize it with something at L-Corp.

Supergirl pleads with Lena to help her. But then Lena joins her mom or does she?

A huge fight ensues and the fate of all aliens hang in the balance. I won’t give away the conclusion, but this is National City. You can guess who prevails.

Ok. The crossover was only the last 2 minutes when Barry and Cisco (Grant Gustin, Carlos Valdes) jumped into Kara’s living room. That was a bit disappointing. It was cute though, how Barry and Kara act like BFFs and it feels right.

I like Chris Wood. He plays such a good guy, and he does play evil convincingly. I hope they explore that. He is also a good match for a Benoist love interest.

Supergirl airs Monday nights at 8:00pm ET on The CW.
The Flash crossover airs tomorrow night at 8:00pm ET on The CW.
The Arrow crossover and episode 100 airs Wednesday night at 8:00pm ET on The CW.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow crossover airs Thursday night at 8:00pm ET on The CW.

The CW’s synopsis:

Medusa (Ep# 208)
A NIGHT OF CONFESSIONS; THE EPIC SUPERHERO CROSSOVER KICKS OFF TONIGHT — Eliza (guest star Helen Slater) comes to town to celebrate Thanksgiving with her daughters. Alex (Chyler Leigh) decides it’s time to come out to her mother; Kara (Melisa Benoist) is shocked when Eliza suggests Mon-El (Chris Wood) has feelings for her, and Winn (Jeremy Jordan) and James (Mehcad Brooks) consider telling Kara the truth about the Guardian. Meanwhile, CADMUS unleashes a virus that instantly kills any alien in the vicinity so Kara enlists an unexpected ally — Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath). The epic superhero crossover kicks off tonight when Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) and Cisco Ramon (guest star Carlos Valdes) seek Kara’s help with an alien invasion on their Earth. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Jessica Queller & Derek Simon (#208). Original airdate 11/28/2016.


Supergirl | Inside Supergirl: Medusa | The CW

The Flash recruits Supergirl for the 4 night crossover event, starting tonight at 8/7c on The CW!

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