So, uh, remember earlier this season when evil aliens invaded the main Arrowverse Earth, and the Flash and Green Arrow called up Supergirl to come pay their universe a visit and help out? Well, Kara probably wishes they’d return the favor right about now, because at the end of Monday’s episode, it looks like Queen Rhea (Teri Hatcher) has the upper hand. The surviving Daxamites have invaded Earth and set their sights on National City.
At least we know that Lena Luthor, Kara’s BFF and NSYNC fan, is still good. She’s just looking for a positive force to look up to, and while Mon-El’s evil mom does give her earnest support and encouragement, she’s using Lena to achieve her nefarious ends. By using a transmitter device, which also happens to send the normally peaceful Phorian alien race into a telepathic frenzy, Lena is able to summon hundreds of ships packed with thousands of surviving Daxamites to Earth, and they linger ominously over National City as the hour ends.
This is really bad for Supergirl. Mon-El, unable to kill his mother (who lied to him about his father) has been taken out of play, and Rhea’s absconded with Lena as well. Based on the trailer for next week’s episode, the Daxamite invasion gets pretty brutal, and it’s going to take all of Supergirl’s friends (and guest stars) to fend off these intruders, guerilla-style.
Back during the big “Invasion!” Arrowverse crossover, it took the combined efforts of Supergirl, Green Arrow, the Flash, and the Legends of Tomorrow to fend off the Dominators. They were a huge threat, yes, but as we saw in an earlier episode of Season 2, following the crossover, they also bowed to Mon-El and didn’t dare mess with Daxam royalty.
If the Dominators bow to the Daxamites, it’s fair to say that Supergirl could use a little help from her friends. Unfortunately, she’ll have to make do with the heroes in her universe alone — but they’re a pretty tough bunch, so don’t lose hope yet.
The last couple episodes of Supergirl’s second season are airing on Monday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern on The CW.