Emily wrote in with some thoughts on the Supergirl season four episode titled “Rather the Fallen Angel”!
Hello, Supergirl Radio!What really stuck with me this episode was Lena’s storyline. I thought it was well-written and most definitely well-acted. What intrigued me the most was when Lena told Adam she had lost the only hero she’d ever had. My first thought was “Mercy Graves?” Ha ha! Then, I realized she was probably talking about her mom. Okay. But then, I remembered Lena telling Kara, back in Season Two that Kara Danvers was her hero. I figured the show just forgot about that, as it does with some details.Well, then Lena said the line “I wanted someone responsible, somebody who wouldn’t think that they knew what’s best just because they have powers.” And I thought, whoa…Lena is still angry with Supergirl. Then came the moment when Adam asked Lena about the person she lost. With the look on Lena’s face and the way everything stopped and got quiet, my heart skipped a beat. *Gasp.* Lena knows Kara is Supergirl! This is how the show reveals it, unexpectedly in this random episode, where Lena and Kara haven’t even shared any scenes! Lena has lost Kara because she figured out she’s been lying to her!Alas, that’s not what happened. It was about her mother after all, which was a moving and sad story and one that gives further depth to Lena’s character. But, I was fooled there for that one heartbeat. I’m of the camp that Lena has to know, but the show is insisting she doesn’t. I was prepared to be proven wrong, but it wasn’t to be. Just curious if anyone else read that scene that way? I’m still thinking about it.Anyway, other stuff happened this episode and it was good, but Lena was the MVP for me. I don’t know what all this means for her character. I really don’t want her to go down a bad path, but I don’t think the show can resist.– Emily