What, you mean you're not completely shocked to learn that she survived on Supergirl Season 3 Episode 10 after spending a few days in a coma?
While we may not have needed Mon-El's knowledge from the future to know that she would eventually wake up, it was still enjoyable watching the process.
We have a new character, and he's one who definitely needs to stick around for awhile. Move over Mon-El; Kara may have a new potential love interest.
It's way too soon to go there. Kara's still mending a broken heart, and Mon-El's presence is not helping to speed up the process, but she and Braniac-5 did seem to have an instant connection.
At the very least, a solid friendship can be built on this foundation.
Braniac-5 is funny, charming, smart (obviously), and a very skilled multitasker. He's the total package.
Braniac-5: Actually, let's keep talking. It'll help get my mind off this life or death scenario.
Kara: Your mind should be on the life or death scenario.
Braniac-5: I'm perfectly capable of multitasking. I'm actually working on your Sunday crossword right now.
On top of all that, he has a good heart. He genuinely wanted to help Kara, despite not even really knowing her other than hearing Mon-El talk about her. He seemed just as genuinely concerned as everyone else when she wasn't waking up.
I don't want to see Kara thrown into another relationship anytime soon. I'd prefer to see her and Alex single for a while. They're the central relationship we all want to see grow and develop anyway, but I do like Brainiac-5 and look forward to seeing more of him.
As for the Legion of Superheroes as a whole, I have to say this was a little bit of an underwhelming introduction to them.
Maybe there was too much hype over the hiatus, but I expected more. The costumes and rings are cool, but honestly, they didn't do much against Reign. I was much more invested in Braniac's mind trip with Kara than the actual battle.
That's especially considering Mon-El spent so much time insisting that they couldn't risk their lives to help. They built that up to make it seem like someone was going to wind up in a close call with death by the end of the fight.
Perhaps all this was meant to be was an introduction, just an appetizer and the main course is coming later. I don't read the comics, but I'm under the impression this Legion of Superheroes is supposed to be kind of a big deal.
Alex: You ready?
J'onn: I just had a conversation about James Olsen's extraordinary kissing ability. This'll be a Sunday picnic.
Thank goodness J'onn finally got to see a little action!
He still didn't do much, but at least he wasn't stuck on the sidelines at the DEO like he usually is. It's a step in the right direction, but is it too much to ask to want to see him kick some serious butt? As much fun as it is seeing him pretend to be Kara, he is capable of so much more.
WIth Kara in a coma, it was the perfect time to unleash the Green Martian. I will never stop rolling my eyes at Kara handling Kryptonite when he's right there and can do it for her.
I get that she feels the need to do this stuff herself, but she has help for a reason, and by the looks of things, she's going to be needing it now more than ever.
Reign has friends out there somewhere, guys.
She's scary enough on her own, but if she's about to put together her own evil Justice League, Kara is going to need J'onn and the Legion. She may also want to consider giving her cousin a call for added reinforcements.
It's hard not to wonder how much Mon-El knows about how this all goes down. He was so vague, but it's no accident that he revealed that Reign eventually leaves.
It seems reasonable to assume that Mon-El is not aware of Reign's alter-ego. That's not something he'd be likely to keep from them. So, is this a huge hint that Kara eventually gets through to Reign/Sam, and Sam is saved?
Of course, he could mean leave in the literal sense, and Reign/Sam just skips town never to return, but there's pretty much no chance of that happening on a TV show.
It was always my assumption that this ends one of two ways. Either Kara finds a way to get through to Sam and save her from Reign, or she dies.
Based on Mon-El's terminology, I am firmly on the side of believing Sam will be saved.
We know Sam is still in there thanks to one scene of her playing games with Ruby, but how much resistance does she have? She is spending more and more time as Reigh these days, and it's hard to believe she made it home to eat the dinner Ruby cooked for her.
Ruby is going to become suspicious of her mom's frequent absences soon. She'll probably be the key to Kara figuring out that Sam is Reign. I can't wait for that to happen.
Sadly, we may have to wait awhile, because even though we just returned from hiatus, an even longer one is on the horizon.
What did you guys think of the midseason premiere? Do you think Sam will be saved? Hit the comments with your thoughts!
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Stacy Glanzman was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in March, 2019.