The synopsis for the Supergirl season 3 episode ‘Damage’ has been released – featuring the return of Kevin Smith as director. After directing two episodes in the second season – ‘Supergirl Lives’ and ‘Distant Sun’ – Smith has returned to direct a third episode of Supergirl. Both of his previous episodes dealt with the relationship between Kara and Mon-El set against some wild alien backdrops (Slaver’s Moon and Rhea’s ship, respectively).
Both of Smith’s season 2 episodes were also key in showing the audience just who Mon-El was and who he had become. ‘Supergirl Lives’ had the first big indication that a certain fan theory was right: Mon-El was not a servant to the Prince on Daxam but the Prince himself. Meanwhile, ‘Distant Sun’ revealed just how cruel and even abusive Mon-El’s parents could be; with Queen Rhea threatening Kara, abducting Mon-El, and killing her own husband for betraying her. While it was already obvious that the leaders of the Daxamite people were a threat, this episode revealed just how evil Rhea truly was. It also gave some indications as to why Mon-El behaved the way he did early on, and how much he had grown during his time on Earth.
Now Smith is back helming yet another Supergirl episode, titled ‘Damage’. Mon-El and the Daxamites might be gone due to the lead Supergirl and Lena Luthor released in the Earth’s air, but it sounds like Smith is continuing their story in a way – at least according to the synopsis that was released by The CW (see below).
When multiple children get sick from lead poisoning, Morgan Edge (guest star Adrian Pasdar) points the finger at Lena (Katie McGrath) and blames her creation of the lead bomb she made to save National City from the Daxamites. While Lena knows she never intended any harm, she fears there may have been a flaw in her design, leaving her responsible. Kara (Melissa Benoist) teams up with Samantha (Odette Annable) to clear Lena’s name, but it turns out to be harder than they thought. Meanwhile, Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Maggie (guest star Floriana Lima) make a crucial decision about the future of their relationship. Kevin Smith directed the episode written by Eric Carrasco & Cindy Lichtman (#305). Original airdate 11/6/2017.
This season’s second episode – ‘Triggers’ – revealed how much guilt Kara feels for releasing the lead and sending Mon-El away – guilt that Lena shares with her friend. If that lead is now potentially harming children, that will only increase both women’s feelings of guilt over the choice they made. Though there may be a silver lining for Kara. Maybe if they figure out a way to remove the lead from the atmosphere, Mon-El might be able to return to her one day… assuming that he is still alive.
The inclusion of Samantha in the ‘Damage’ synopsis is interesting. So far, no one knows that Samantha is from Krypton – not even Samantha herself. So when Kara turns to her for help, it could be because Samantha is now running L-Corp. It could also indicate that Samantha’s origins are going to be revealed very soon. As for Alex and Maggie, it has already been shown that there may be a snag in their upcoming wedding plans – since both women just learned that they are not on the same page, when it comes to having children.
With Smith’s previous two episodes both being crucial in the story of Mon-El and Kara, it is appropriate that his third outing on Supergirl will deal so closely with the aftermath. Whether that means a reunion for the couple will happen soon, is another matter.
Supergirl season 3 continues with ‘Far from the Tree’ next Monday at 8pm on The CW. ‘Damage’ airs November 6.
Source: The CW
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