Supergirl Finally Blows Mon-El's Secret Wide Open

Eagle-eyed Supergirl viewers (and people who watch previews for new episodes) probably put together the puzzle of Mon-El's (Chris Wood) secret identity ages ago, but Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) herself only just discovered that her boyfriend lied about his royal parentage in Monday's "Star-Crossed," when his totally not dead parents, played by guest stars Teri Hatcher and Kevin Sorbo, arrived on Earth.

Mon-El's decision to lie about being the prince of Daxam all those months ago naturally put his fledgling relationship with Kara on the rocks (again!), but it wasn't just that Mon-El lied to Kara about who he really was that upset her -- it was the fact he was perfectly willing to waste the opportunity of a second chance with his parents.

For someone like Kara, whose ultimate dream is to reunite with her own parents and bring Krypton back to life, it was incredibly frustrating to see Mon-El turning down the chance to reclaim his crown, be with his parents and give Daxam another chance at thriving. Even after Kara's stirring speech about second chances, he opted to forgo leaving with his parents -- and thus turned down the opportunity to be a prince -- in order to be closer to Kara, whether they were together or not. (Knowing what we know about the roles Mon-El's parents are supposed to play in the season-long story, combined with the looks on their faces after Mon-El's declaration, has us thinking he might come to regret that decision later on.)

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The more important thing to take from that scene, though, was how much Kara has changed Mon-El in just a short amount of time. There's still a lot of work to be done, sure, but he's become a much better person under Kara's influence, and Mon-El prefers that person tenfold to the selfish prince that he was back on Daxam. He wants to stay on Earth and help people rather than return to exploiting his people for the royal family's personal gain. Mon-El just needs to find a way to show Kara the progress he's made.

Ultimately, Kara couldn't deal with the fact that Mon-El was able or willing to lie to her all those months. His answer was also less than satisfactory when she pressed him on whether he ever planned to tell her the truth. He tried to convince her that he loves her -- no, seriously, he said it three times -- but it wasn't enough. Kara was too hurt to see what Mon-El was trying to offer and she ended their relationship.

But Mon-El wasn't the only person revealed to be a big fat liar in Monday's episode. Winn's (Jeremy Jordan) girlfriend Lyra was revealed to be an art thief. At first Winn couldn't deal with the hurt, but when he found out Lyra was stealing art under duress to save her brother, he was willing to forgive her and push forward. It seems like Kara might need to try harder to see Mon-El's situation from his perspective. If she does, it might help them get back on track.

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Of course, there are bigger fish to fry at the moment. The Music Meister (guest star Darren Criss) arrived at the closing of the episode and put Kara in a trance that officially kicked off the Supergirl and The Flash musical crossover, which continues Tuesday night. Kara will have to find her way out of the Music Meister's spell before fans can hope for her to reconcile her relationship with Mon-El.

The Supergirl and The Flash musical crossover airs Tuesday on The CW. Supergirl continues Mondays at the same time.

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Mar 22, 2017
To be honest, I was actually surprised when the king teleported Mon-El back to Earth. I was sure that since Mon-El kept saying "take me home" that the king would say "Alright" then teleport him to Daxam telling him "this is your real home son"

But other than that? The Wynn girlfriend side story was so cliched for crying out loud. Had she actually made him a mark for the sake of being a mark would have been a refreshing change. But sadly, no, they literally followed every single step in the recycled cliche including that she says she never liked because she really did like him and wanted him to move on and she did it for her brother... YAWN!

And Kara's reactions were abysmal. She is living a double life herself for crying out loud. When Mon-El first showed up, she did nothing but keep secrets from her. What does he owe her exactly?!?



P.S
Can we please get rid of Jimmy already? His guardian things is really dumb and makes no sense. At lesast get rid of Guardian and keep Jimmy is Kara's boss or something.
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Mar 21, 2017
This was a weird episode in many ways.

The ship just contacted the DEO? They figured out the DEO are the ones who saved those poor souls stuck on Slaver's Moon and Mon-El had been recognized. So, that much made some sense.

But the robbery thing was weird. A nice plot device to put more of a backstory to Winn's G/F and perhaps a counter balance to the whole 'forgiveness' aspect. She just happens to be impossible to track electronically? How.. convenient...

Music Meister's ability to break off his restraints? Strong fella.. uh?
How did he know about the Flash and the other dimension?
Hell, how did he know about the DEO?

And now Supergirl is in a coma, as a performer? I mean, superficially, it all sounds cool, until you start thinking about all of this.

And then, Kara's disappointment with Mon-El, wow, like, OK, he fibbed. But then again, with her high-and-mighty disdain for all things Daxam, how could he not? In the end, you know. I know all this will end, Kara and Mon-El will be back together, maybe by Season 3. But still. A lot of drama which gets in the potential for good stories.

More importantly, yes, now we have the hook up for the cross-over. But I'm not convinced any of this makes 'sense' in the proper term.

But hey, we now get the gimmick.
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Mar 22, 2017
I highly disagree. I think that Mon-El will likely leave the show. They let him go too easy so obviously they'll still be around to do something.

My guess is they'll try to force him somehow by doing something nasty and as a result, they'll either die, be imprisoned or some other reason for him to leave and take his rightful place as the heir. It will also be his way of basically trying to make amends for the past and abolish slavery yada yada yada

Note, this might be a spoiler
As far as I know, Chris Wood still hasn't sign up for season 3 yet... So him leaving tghe show seems most likely.
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Mar 22, 2017
In the grand scheme of things, Mon-El won't be staying forever, that much I would have assumed also, the show is named "Supergirl", also it should be "Supergirl and the DEO".

However, if they take a page from one of the DC story lines where he was named "Valor", then, just then, he might actually be up for another season, assuming there is a sign-up. In "Valor", his name was ..... Lar Gand.. Ring a bell? :)

This story line which ended up being 23 comic book series (1992) was during the time after the First Crisis of the DC Universe when Superman was rebooted and there was no 'Superboy' version of him. Valor was from Daxam in this time period and came to Earth, interacted with Supergirl, Luthor, etc..

Anyways, bottom line, Valor was the one responsible for doing deeds which would end up in the creation of the Legion of Super Heroes, in effect replacing an non-existent Superboy.

So, I'm not sure what they plan to do with him, but, it would be kinda cool to see something similar happening.

However, in the comics, Daxamites are equal to Kryptonians in terms of power levels, but lead is lethal to them, powers or not.

In this show, Mon-El (or I think it's supposed to be spelled M'Onel if they followed the Valor story line) is not nearly as powerful as Kara, unless.. it takes time.. If his powers start to evolve more, well, who knows right, after all, maybe he needs more exposure to the Sun, etc...

Maybe Mon-El will end up a "Legend" for Season 3 of Legends of Tomorrow.

Lots of speculation.

But the simple truth could be that he's going to be leaving the show and that's that just as you are speculating.

It would be wasteful, if you ask me, but not much we can do uh?
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Mar 21, 2017
I hate how Kara is so blinded by her love for dead her parents that she pushes her friends back into relationships with their abusive parents. She did it with Lexa which lead to her being kidnapped and her mother nearly forcibly deporting aliens.
She did it with Mon-El even though he told her his father wasn't a good man and that his parents were slave owners in earlier episodes.
This is a damaging trope on tv shows, especially the CW.

I actually get why he lied. He landed on Earth confused and disorientated and then found himself held in a cell in the DEO with a Kryptonian shouting at him.
At that point, he probably didn't want to admit that he was a valuable hostage.
Then, he found out his planet had been destroyed and kept lying but I assume because he was still determining whether these people could be trusted.
By the time he figured it out, he had already long since evolved from who he had been as a Prince, and was deep into his new story.
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Mar 21, 2017
Mon-El has been the most interesting character this season, so I'm hoping he'll be sticking around for a while.
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Mar 21, 2017
Wouldn't be a CW superhero show, or any CW show for that matter, without romantic angst. Oliver and Barry have ended things with significant others a number of times. At least Kara sort of had a reason in that he did tell one hell of a lie.

It will be interesting for to see what role Mon Els parents play going forward. They have Dominator ambassadors which means their influence is far reaching. Nice touch having the king named Lar Gand which was Mon Els name in he comics. He seems to be the one more on his sons side which should set up a nice dynamic with the Queen.

Interesting thing to note going into the musical is that Music Meister is attacking at a time when Barry and Kara are both at crossroads in their respective romance. Could he be setting out to help them rather than hurt them?
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Mar 21, 2017
Still HATE Kara for how she did James and Lucy....F her and Mon El and whomever she pines for next.
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Mar 21, 2017
As is often the case, it's hard to sympathize with someone who insists on honesty when they live a life based on a lie.

Or remind me: when did Kara tell Cat that she's actually Supergirl?

Plus there's the usual quirks. Like Kara telling Mon-El that he wants everything easy... and then seeing him the next day at work, having refused to go back to Daxam to be a prince again. If that's easy, I wonder what "hard" is.

I'd also be curious to know when Kara thought Mon-El should have told her the truth. Like when he first showed up and she treated him like trailer park trash?
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Mar 21, 2017
I think part of it is that we don't know that much about Daxam or Mon-El. Supergirl goes on and on about how he was part of the evil ruling structure and enslaved people and all, but... this is first we've heard of it, isn't it? Maybe there were some hints of it in the "Supergirl Lives" episode, that Daxam shopped at Slaver's Moon. But so far we've seen Mon-El more as a spoiled prince than an evil slaver/ruler type.

We keep hearing about what Kryptonians think of Daxamites from Kara's point of view. But it's not clear how much of that is justified until now. And even then, it isn't really confirmed as much as mentioned for the first time in 10+ episodes.

It also portrays Krypton as some kind of utopia. Which... judging from season 1, it wasn't, was it?They had rebellions, they had life imprisonment. Supergirl says that Krypton had its flaws, but the only flaws we've seen is that they were just too darn good, and made one eensy-tinsy mistake that blew up their planet.

So having Kara gripe repeatedly about how Daxam is such a cesspool of forced servitude just seemed kind of... eh. Mon-El's bodyguard seemed awfully loyal in even the "real" flashback. There weren't any servants serving food at the celebratory dinner. And it's not like the Kryptonians went over and freed the slaves. If they knew the Daxamites were doing it and did nothing... doesn't that make them as bad as Mon-El?
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Mar 21, 2017
ALL THIS!!!^^^. Kara annoyed me to no end with her self righteousness in this ep!
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