Supergirl Season 4 Episode 11 Review: ‘Blood Memory'

Last week's episode of Supergirl saw Alex getting her memory wiped so she no longer knows that Kara is Supergirl.

Well this week we see the consequences of the mind wipe and it sounds like things aren't going according to plan.

Alex asks J'onn for some help, but he's hesitant to tell her the truth. All he has to do is lie his way through because Supergirl's identity still needs to be hidden from Colonel Haley.

Colonel Haley was not in this week's episode of Supergirl, although I'm sure she'll be back meaner than ever in an upcoming episode.

This week's episode instead focused on a new type of street drug that is turning normal humans into raging superhero monsters.

The reason this drug has been created was because of an experiment that was being done to the Siberian Supergirl.

For some reason or another, normal street drugs turned irradiated during the experiment causing some devastating consequences to the young people that have been using them.

There wasn't really a "villain of the week" in this episode because the DEO just needed to find out what this drug was and how they can stop it.

The drug has proved to be popular because the kids that use it gain lots of hits on YouTube.

The interesting thing about this week's episode is how Alex has changed after not knowing Kara is Supergirl. In this episode, we see Alex having a more hostile attitude towards Supergirl as she's not as sympathetic as she once was.

Erasing Alex's attitude made her feel less sympathetic to aliens and she treats her job more seriously now. She even forces Supergirl to call her 'Director Danvers' instead of calling her by her first name.

The fact that Alex has become colder to Supergirl is interesting as we've never seen this side of her character before.

Supergirl may have to tell her identity sooner rather than later, because this new Alex isn't as friendly as she once was.

Anyway as the episode progresses, the DEO finds the people responsible for taking the drug, although it gets stolen by a couple of Children of Liberty.

The hate group uses the drug in order to gate crash another alien meet up.

It's during this confrontation that we see Alex acting more hostile towards Supergirl. The two have a bit of a disagreement which results in Alex not wanting Supergirl interfering in DEO missions anymore.

To cut a long story short, eventually the Children of Liberty are defeated and the street drugs go off the market.

While the heroes may have prevailed today, they will soon have to face the Siberian Supergirl who will appear in a future episode.

The side story this week was about Nia Nal and her dreaming powers. I like the Nia Nal character and it was good to see this episode showing a different side to the character.

The end of the episode was interesting because Kara tells Nia Nal that she's Supergirl and that she should not be afraid of using her dreaming powers.

It looks like we will see Nia Nal dress up as a superhero in next week's episode!

"Blood Memory" may not have had much action, but I do love the new storyline of Alex acting out of character towards Supergirl.

It sounds like Kara and J'onn will eventually have to tell the truth, although they still need to keep things quiet before Colonel Haley finds out about Supergirl's secret identity!

Verdict: 8.0/10

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