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Fight Club | Supergirl “Survivors” Review

Supergirl gave us a fight club-esque episode in “Survivors.” Seemingly peaceful aliens are ending up dead, and Maggie Sawyer is on the case. Meanwhile, M’gann seems to be enjoying herself as part of this fight club much to J’onn’s chagrin.

A new player is in town and doesn’t seem to care about alien rights. Roulette is putting on the alien fight club whether or not the aliens actually want to be involved. National City’s wealthiest wear masks and attend the fights, whose locations continue to move around. Thankfully, Kara has a powerful friend in Lena Luthor who continues to get the invitations. Supergirl shows up the break up the fights but finds herself part of the fight club against a particularly nasty alien named Draga.

M’gann seems to want to do the fight clubs. She tells J’onn that she has been wanting to fight ever since leaving Mars. She feels like she needs to fight to survive. J’onn has so many questions for M’gann, but she’s very hesitant about answering them. She claims that a White Martian actually helped her escape. J’onn wants to take the bond that Green Martians do when they share minds, but M’gann is not interested.

Supergirl -- "Survivors" -- Image SPG204b_0225 -- Pictured: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl - Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Supergirl — “Survivors” — Image SPG204b_0225 — Pictured: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl – Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

J’onn is disappointed that M’gann would want to be a part of this fight club, but she does it for herself. She wants to forget Mars. She explains that she has never killed anyone in the ring, but J’onn doesn’t care. And it seems that Roulette doesn’t care either. She brings both J’onn and M’gann back into the ring and asks them to fight to the death. J’onn says that he won’t fight, but M’gann knows that they have to fight. J’onn tries to explain that M’gann doesn’t have to fight to survive anymore. Thankfully, Supergirl is here to help.

Roulette is captured, but she has some powerful friends and doesn’t stay locked up for long. Roulette believes that she was never doing anything wrong. She says that the aliens aren’t people, so they have no rights. That may be true until the Alien Amnesty Act gets signed (if it ever does), but that still doesn’t make it right. For now, Roulette will go free. I wonder if we’ll see her pop up again sometime soon.

Supergirl -- "Survivors" -- Image SPG204a_0041 -- Pictured (L-R): Chris Wood as Mike/Mon-El and Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott - Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Supergirl — “Survivors” — Image SPG204a_0041 — Pictured (L-R): Chris Wood as Mike/Mon-El and Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott – Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Mon-El can’t stand being cooped up at the DEO, but until they know the extent of his powers, they want him to stay locked up. There is one person who can be easily persuaded, and Mon-El goes directly to him. Winn buckles under the pressure, and they go out for a drink. Of course, Mon-El doesn’t have quite the same metabolism and manages to drink Winn under the table. Mon-El almost hurts a human and realizes that he was locked up to keep the humans safe from him not the other way around.

Kara just wants to help Mon-El adjust to Earth as his new home. She feels bad that she never got to help her cousin adjust, so she’s glad that she gets to be a mentor to Mon-El. So far, it seems that Mon-El only has super strength and can jump really high. He seems disappointed that his powers aren’t as advanced as Kara’s, but there’s a chance that he could keep developing more powers.

Editor's Rating

Overall 90%
Supergirl continues to deliver powerful episodes. I’m enjoying the addition of Maggie Sawyer, but I’m still missing Cat Grant. Kara and Mon-El are learning to work together even if they are from highly different backgrounds. We got another bombshell at the end of the episode. It looks like M’gann isn’t who she says she is. It looks like she’s a White Martian. Is that why she didn’t want to bond with J’onn? Is there a chance that she’s still good even if she’s a White Martian? Is her name even M’gann? I guess we will just have to wait and see.
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