Supergirl Season 2 Episode 17 Review And Recap: A New Villain Emerges

Supergirl Season 2 episode 17 titled "Distant Sun" reinvigorated the main storyline in a strong outing. The romantic storylines took a backseat, although there was still a side story involving Alex and her girlfriend.

Bear in mind, spoilers will be discussed about this episode of Supergirl so click away if you need to. You can continue reading if you don't care or have already watched this week's episode. Anyway, this episode gives us some juicy material to look forward at the end of the season.

After Project Cadmus was demolished and Lillan Luthor got arrested for a second time, Supergirl had been without a major villain until this episode came along. It reveals to us who Supergirl will have to face up against for the remainder for Season 2.

Anyway, at the start of this episode we hear that a bounty has been put in place on Supergirl. Everyone has to find out who put the bounty on her in the first place, but Mon-El already knows who might be responsible. He feels his parents are responsible. After all, his parents want him to leave Earth and join him back on Daxam.

Queen Rhea (Teri Hatcher) is the star of this episode. Even though she denies being responsible for the bounty, it was her plan all along to kill Supergirl. She didn't even tell her husband Lar Gand (Kevin Sorbo) about her plan.

Despite some bounty hunters getting in the way, Queen Rhea tries to do the job herself. After failing to convince Mon-El to come back home, she tries to kill Supergirl with a Kryptonite sai. Mon-El doesn't want to see Supergirl die so he says he will go back home and rule Daxam.

Mon-El may not have been the best character all season long, but he's starting to flesh out. I do like the character's motivations for being a good and democratic leader. He's unlike his parents who just want to rule and don't care about the poor people beneath them.

Supergirl doesn't want Mon-El to leave Earth so she and her friends come up with a plan to infiltrate the Daxam spaceship. There is a fair bit of good action in this episode with great choreography throughout. Supergirl and Martian Manhunter have a chance to throw down some Star Wars looking bad guys.

In the end though, Lar Gand wants the fighting to stop and gives permission for Mon-El to stay on Earth. He knows how much his son loves Supergirl and Earth so decides to leave them alone. The true end of the episode is where things get interesting though.

After the good guys leave, Queen Rhea kills Lar Gand. She feels betrayed that her own husband didn't want Mon-El back. Therefore, she is going to invade Earth once more and this is likely to play out for the rest of the season. I've always seen Teri Hatcher as a good person in movies/TV shows, but she played the role of a villain really well in this episode.

The only weak part of this episode was the side story involving Alex and Maggie. It's cool to see a lesbian relationship, but this storyline didn't really have to do much the entire episode. It kind of felt out of place and was just there to fill in time.

Anyway, it's great to see that Supergirl has a new main villain in the form of Teri Hatcher's Queen Rhea. I cannot wait to see how Supergirl and Mon-El react to her evilness. Not to mention she killed Mon-El's own father!

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