Valentineâ€™s Day came a week late to Supergirl this week in â€œMr. and Mrs. Mxyzptlk,â€ in what felt like a filler episode.
Spoilers to come.
At the end of the â€œLuthors,â€ just as Kara and Mon-El were about to kiss, the magical imp from the 5th dimension, Mr. Mxyzptlk appears (thank goodness I donâ€™t have to pronounce his name) and professes his love for Kara. While I thought his character was very funny and charming (I loved how he serenaded her by singing parts of Aladdinâ€™s â€œA Whole New World,â€ especially because he starred as the Genie on ABCâ€™s short-lived â€œOnce Upon a Time in Wonderlandâ€- nice touch writers) and was perfect for a Valentineâ€™s Day themed episode, he wasnâ€™t very developed. Maybe he didnâ€™t have much depth at all, but I wanted to know what in fact brought him to this Earth? Was it really Kara? Where is the 5th dimension and how common are these magical imps if Mon-El was so familiar with them on Daxam? I needed more. This episode reminded me of one of those filler episodes weâ€™d get on â€œSmallville,â€ after an epic storyline. Itâ€™s like the writers just needed something to tie up some loose ends, which they did.
3 big relationships arcs happened:
1.Maggie and Alex
Everything seemed really smooth sailing between the two new love birds, until the subject of Valentineâ€™s Day got brought up. Despite Alex saying Valentineâ€™s Day wasnâ€™t important to her, we could clearly tell it was by the disappointing look she gave the camera when Maggie wasnâ€™t looking. I like how they both got advice from Kara, who is clearly not an expert on the subject, and were able to have a special Valentineâ€™s Day of their own. I also liked learning about Maggieâ€™s story because so far we donâ€™t know much. It was interesting to hear her open up about how her family and friends learned she was gay. The show provided a drastic alternative to what Alex just experienced.
2.Winn and Lyra
Winn hasnâ€™t exactly had the best luck with relationships: Kara, Siobhan, but it looks like Lyra might last? Itâ€™s too early to tell, but I like how weâ€™re going into territory of a mixed-race relationship. Winn looks more than happy to get into a relationship with an alien as shown when he brings Lyra to a popular human restaurant. His lack of caring what others think makes Lyra more attracted to him. I wonder where their relationship will be headed.
3.Kara and Mon-El
This episode really made them seem like an old married couple. They fought more (â€œGood to see you Danaâ€) than having a regular conversation. In her apartment, Mon-El told Kara he has feelings for her heâ€™s never experienced before. Awâ€¦ In the end Kara told Mon-El that she had to make it seem like they shouldnâ€™t be together in case Mr. Mxyzptlk was listening and so Mon-El wouldnâ€™t follow her to the Fortress of Solitude. Once this issue was resolved the two finally got their kiss. Now letâ€™s hope this relationship stays intact once she finds out aliens are after him.
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 on the CW.