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    Visit the Episode GuideSUPERGIRL - SEASON TWO
    THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES
    EPISODE NUMBER - 211
    A White Martian from M'gann's past shows up to bring her to justice for her war crimes, putting J'onn and the rest of the team in harm's way when the DEO must go into lockdown -- not knowing which of them is the enemy in disguise.

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    IMO a rather poor ep.. Other than the 'relationship' front, nothing much storyline wise got furthered.. And the fights? Man does it seem nearly every alien can beat up John and Kara...

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    Yeah, I'm tired of the relationship crap too. Keeps up, I'm going to lose interest in this.

    What are they doing now? Laying groundwork for Kara & Winn a few weeks from now?
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    I have to agree, I wish they'd take a break with the relationship stuff. If it's not Alex/Maggie, it's Kara/Mon-El. It doesn't help that it all seems so juvenile/high school to me right now (M'gann and J'onn's relationship is the only one that seems mature to me). Kara says she doesn't like Mon-El after he confesses his feelings, only for her to later confess to Alex that it's more complicated than that and get jealous when she then sees him with another woman. Kara feels left out and Alex feels guilty because she (Alex) is going out to a concert with her girlfriend. It feels so silly. I also preferred it when Alex's main arc (outside of the adventure of the week) wasn't about having a romantic partner. Whatever happened to finding her father? (I really don't remember, did they settle that? The last thing I remember was him helping Kara and Mon-El get away from Cadmus)

    I thought the story with M'gann and the White Martians was pretty good/interesting though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VampyreWraith View Post
    Whatever happened to finding her father? (I really don't remember, did they settle that? The last thing I remember was him helping Kara and Mon-El get away from Cadmus).
    They seemed to have dropped that plot line in the local black hole it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    They seemed to have dropped that plot line in the local black hole it seems.
    I'm guessing/hoping that they'll pick it back up again eventually, but it seems weird to me that Alex hasn't mentioned anything about her dad since Thanksgiving (that I can remember, anyway). Her whole life outside of work seems to revolve around around her love life now, and I'm really not a fan of that (even when she's hanging out with Kara she's sqeeing over/talking about Maggie half of the time).

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    I quite like the Alex/Maggie relationship but I fel it's having a detrimental effect on Alex/Kara and that relationship to me is partly what made the show so good. I hope they manage to find a balance btween the 2 and get that back.

    Also what annoyed me was Alex on team Mon-El? Like what the hell? It seemed like she was pushing this so she didn't fel so guilty about ignoring Kara even though Kara wasn't interested and now Alex has Kara second guessing herself. What the hell is going on. I know Alex is in a new relationship an' all but her blowing Kara off like that on her Earth birthday seems off to me. It's just not something Alex would do after everything Kara has been through, losing her entire planet and everyone she ever know other than Clark. It just seems OOC

    They are doing a rather grand job isolating Kara the last few eps


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    I didn't mind Alex/Maggie (or Kara/Mon-El) at first, but now it Feels like Alex is all about Maggie, and I agree with you, it's affecting/taking time away from Kara/Alex and that's one of the things I loved about the show. I also hope they find a better balance. I thought the whole going to a concert on Kara's Earth birthday was silly and that it was a contrived/immature way to create drama between the sisters. The Kara/Mon-El scenes in this episode also felt like something out of a high school drama and Kara came across as being too wishy-washy.

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    The Alex/Maggie thing was kinda high schoolish and it wasn't like alex at all. I know her relationship is new but I just don't see her blowing off Kara on her earth birthday like that. It was too out of character IMO. Also the Kara/Mon-El was weird. It feels like Kara only started having feelings for him after alex talked her into it. I hate that they've got every guy that Kara becomes friends with ends up falling for her. I'm surprised J'onn hasn't fallen for her yet


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    I am also wondering was that whole Alex/maggie angle pushed into the show, to push a pro LGBTQ agenda?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda06 View Post
    The Alex/Maggie thing was kinda high schoolish and it wasn't like alex at all. I know her relationship is new but I just don't see her blowing off Kara on her earth birthday like that. It was too out of character IMO. Also the Kara/Mon-El was weird. It feels like Kara only started having feelings for him after alex talked her into it. I hate that they've got every guy that Kara becomes friends with ends up falling for her. I'm surprised J'onn hasn't fallen for her yet
    Lol, I hope they never go there (and I really don't think they will), he's too much of a father/mentor to Kara for it to ever be romantic. It is a bit annoying that every guy that Kara becomes friends with falls for her, but I guess since she's Supergirl she inspires people and draws them to her or whatever lol.

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    I am also wondering was that whole Alex/maggie angle pushed into the show, to push a pro LGBTQ agenda?
    I don't see it as an agenda. I think they're just trying to appeal to and represent all kinds of people.

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    VampyreWraith I don't think they will either, I was joking But then again.......

    So I wonder who'll be the "love interest" in season 3. We should start taking bets


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    Lol, that's true you never know They'll probably find some new guy to fall for her next season. I just hope they don't try to put Kara with Winn. I know that he had a thing for her during the first season, but I'm glad that she never had romantic feelings for him. I love their friendship and I feel that putting them together romantically would ruin it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VampyreWraith View Post
    Lol, that's true you never know They'll probably find some new guy to fall for her next season. I just hope they don't try to put Kara with Winn. I know that he had a thing for her during the first season, but I'm glad that she never had romantic feelings for him. I love their friendship and I feel that putting them together romantically would ruin it.
    Yeah, that scene with Winn & Supergirl scared me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    I am also wondering was that whole Alex/maggie angle pushed into the show, to push a pro LGBTQ agenda?
    To actually give Alex some character development as opposed to her just being a placeholder like most of last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VampyreWraith View Post
    I thought the story with M'gann and the White Martians was pretty good/interesting though.
    Which took about the good 2/3 of the episode.
    As for the relationships in CW shows, they are what they are, I usually don't let them affect how I enjoy the story if it's good. I'll never watch a show for ships nor will I stop watching one because of them. I'm totally neutral towards Kara's constantly failed romantic issues, never was into them, nor did they ever bother me.
    On the other hand I just love Alex and Maggie, totally ship those two crazy kids.

    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    I am also wondering was that whole Alex/maggie angle pushed into the show, to push a pro LGBTQ agenda?
    Pushed as in against some people's wishes. I totally doubt it, I'm sure Berlanti was looking for a coming out storyline in one of his shows, and decided that Supergirl was the best place for it, and CW agreed.
    If the question is if Berlanti has a pro LGBTQ agenda? He does, and I'm totally for it. If seing it on a TV show saved one kid from attempting suicide then it already succeeded. And it did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjt View Post
    Which took about the good 2/3 of the episode.
    I know, and that's why I liked the episode.

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    As for the relationships in CW shows, they are what they are, I usually don't let them affect how I enjoy the story if it's good. I'll never watch a show for ships nor will I stop watching one because of them. I'm totally neutral towards Kara's constantly failed romantic issues, never was into them, nor did they ever bother me.
    On the other hand I just love Alex and Maggie, totally ship those two crazy kids.
    For me it depends on how the relationships are written and how much focus the relationships are getting. If I think that the relationships are poorly written and are taking over the show and they're affecting my enjoyment I'll stop watching a show. It's also about context for me. Like, I can watch a show like Downton Abby or Outlander or something and not be bothered by all the relationships or the focus on relationships, but if I'm watching an adventure/superhero show I don't want the romantic relationships to be the focus of the show (especially since they don't seem to be written as well as on those other shows). I also don't really have a problem with high-school relationship drama as long as the characters are actually in high-school. I don't like watching adults that are supposed to be mature professionals acting like they're in high-school when it comes to relationships. I just find it annoying to watch.

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    Pushed as in against some people's wishes. I totally doubt it, I'm sure Berlanti was looking for a coming out storyline in one of his shows, and decided that Supergirl was the best place for it, and CW agreed.
    If the question is if Berlanti has a pro LGBTQ agenda? He does, and I'm totally for it. If seing it on a TV show saved one kid from attempting suicide then it already succeeded. And it did.
    It's also about context for me. Like, I can watch a show like Downton Abby or Outlander or something and not be bothered by all the relationships or the focus on relationships, but if I'm watching an adventure/superhero show I don't want the romantic relationships to be the focus of the show (especially since they don't seem to be written as well as on those other shows). I also don't really have a problem with high-school relationship drama as long as the characters are actually in high-school. I don't like watching adults that are supposed to be mature professionals acting like they're in high-school when it comes to relationships. I just find it annoying to watch.
    Very true. WE've as i mentioned, already seen one relationship break up (Jimmy and his beau), two other relation ships start then falter (kara-winn, kara-jim). So why is the only one seeming to be a 'stable one', have to be the Alex-maggie one?

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    Lol, that's true you never know They'll probably find some new guy to fall for her next season. I just hope they don't try to put Kara with Winn. I know that he had a thing for her during the first season, but I'm glad that she never had romantic feelings for him. I love their friendship and I feel that putting them together romantically would ruin it.
    Yeah I like the Kara/Winn friendship, but it's sad that they have issues at the moment because of the stupid Guardian nonsense. I hope they can get back to their previous friendship before the end of the season.

    They seem to be trying to isolate Kara from everyone, Winn/James because of their disagreement on Guardian and Alex because she's focused on her new relationship, also Mon-El because of his crush on Kara. She doesn't seem to have anyone to turn to the now


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    Quote Originally Posted by Annoyed View Post
    Yeah, that scene with Winn & Supergirl scared me too.
    Lol, yeah, I really liked that scene towards the end of the episode with Winn because it was a nice friendship moment, but I couldn't help thinking "I really hope they don't try to put them together" during it.

    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Very true. WE've as i mentioned, already seen one relationship break up (Jimmy and his beau), two other relation ships start then falter (kara-winn, kara-jim). So why is the only one seeming to be a 'stable one', have to be the Alex-maggie one?
    I dont mind if Alex and Maggie have a stable relationship, because I'd rather not watch constant breaking up and getting back together (I thought the little breakup they had the other week was pretty silly). I'd just rather that Alex have more going on in her life outside of work/the adventure of the week than her girlfriend. I mean, she had that storyline involving her father (which I actually found interesting), but that seems to have been dropped for now in favor of focusing on her relationship with Maggie.


    Quote Originally Posted by Linda06 View Post
    Yeah I like the Kara/Winn friendship, but it's sad that they have issues at the moment because of the stupid Guardian nonsense. I hope they can get back to their previous friendship before the end of the season.

    They seem to be trying to isolate Kara from everyone, Winn/James because of their disagreement on Guardian and Alex because she's focused on her new relationship, also Mon-El because of his crush on Kara. She doesn't seem to have anyone to turn to the now
    Kara seemed to get over the Guardian stuff (well Winn's part in the Guardian thing, anyway) during this episode. But yeah, they do seem to have put some distance between her and her friends/family lately.

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