#Supergirl S3, Ep. 6 "Midvale" Recap/Review


Ever wondered how Alex and Kara been so close to one another? Well, this episode gives us the origins of how they became the best sibling relationship. 

After a heartbreaking breakup with Maggie and a rough couple of weeks, Kara takes Alex to a trip back home to get away from it all and recharge their batteries. Kara tries to get Alex to open up about her feelings but she attacks her with how she handed losing Mon-El, and the two go to bed. 

We jump ten years back to when Kara and Alex were in high school, and the two seemed to be not on good terms at all. Alex didn't like Kara for all the big sister reasons that you would think. 

The episode depicts the origins of how Alex and Kara became the sisters that we have seen them for the past two and a quarter seasons.  Kara's good friend, Kenny, gets killed and the two put their heads together to solve the case. Kara finds her friend's laptop and tries to decrepit the computer with Alex's skills but when they couldn't they see that Kenny gets an email from a teacher that knows that Kenny knows about him and Alex's friend are in an illegal relationship. 


You would think that it would just be that Until later when Kara and Alex are walking home they almost get hit by a car. Soon Alex's friend comes by and tells her that the teacher had been arrested and she was with him at the time. That gives Alex the idea that the teacher wasn't the suspect at all and goes to the local sheriff to inform him. 


Kara gets word from her friend, who decrepit the rest of Kenny's laptop, which there were photos and one of them being the local sheriff dealing with drugs. Kara quickly calls Alex to inform her and quickly hears her saying she with him at the game and flies there to save her. 

After the arrested the local sheriff, Alex and Kara get a special gift from Kenny's parents ('m going to say mostly his mother) of Kenny's telescope. That apparent telescope was a symbol or a key to the beginning of their wonderful sisterhood. 


As they young Kara and Alex go to bed, we come back to the present to see Alex waking up and walking towards Kara, who was looking through the telescope. Soon they open up and quickly come to realize that everything is going to be found. They leave but in the style of listening to Gwen Stefani's "Escape."

"Midvale" was a terrific standalone origin episode depicting how Kara and Alex became such great sisters. It was overly dramatic at all. It had a good balance of humor, drama and a simple case of the week. Izabela Vidovic and Olivia Nikkanen were amazing and played the young Kara and Alex. With everything this episode had shown, the one moment that stuck in my mind was when Kara was visited by an agent from the FBI that looked like her mother. But when she leaves after telling Kara not to use her powers, she walks to her car and changed form into Hank as it was J'onn J'onzz. That moment was so touching as how important he is to Kara and Alex. Overall; I give this episode a 9/10. 

What did you think of "Midvale"? Leave a comment. 

You can catch Supergirl Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.