“Trinity” sees our team of heroes track down the three WorldKillers and begin the battle for supremacy. All the while our team is testing each other over loyalty and lines that cannot be crossed. In the end the winners and losers are not well defined. Round #2 is definitely on the way…

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Billy Goats Gruff
Our WorldKillers are back to base this episode and the order of the day is to kill their human side so that their WorldKiller side can be fully realized. Dr. Grace/Pestilence is on board! While the WorldKillers are sharing their collective energy we follow Sam and Julia into the netherworld where they find Dr. Grace dead. She is all Pestilence. Sam realizes that in order to maintain their human side they are going to have to write down everything they can possibly remember – including Sam’s own daughter’s name which she is struggling to remember. Kara, Alex, and Lena make their way into the netherworld through Brainy’s help and they convince Sam to have her Reign side let them know where the WorldKillers are so that they can get to them. Just as she turns back into Reign the team is pulled out. They bring the fight to the WorldKiller Fortress and the battle is underway. Pestilence and Purity are taken out but their essences are handed over to Reign who takes on all three of the WorldKillers and retreats with a new purpose to make her all powerful. She has to break the tie to her human self and kill Ruby. Oh, and in other news, Imra is stupid. Seriously, she watches Pestilence go down and neglects to notice Reign get the power of all three WorldKillers. She yippee skips to Mon-El later that they can go home now that they’ve fixed the future. He’s all droopy faced and pawing the necklace Kara gave him and…oy, ve. More to come on this I’m sure.

The Three Musketeers

MusketeersLena is called down to the DEO to give recorded testimony about what she’s been doing with Sam/Reign over the last THREE WEEKS! She tells them that she doesn’t have the Reign enzyme identified yet and when asked how’s she’s been controlling Reign she confesses she’s been using the last of Lex Luthor’s kryptonite. Yikes! She quickly goes from the trusted to untrusted list but still she goes into the netherworld with Kara and Alex to rescue Sam. She and the sisters have a heart-to-heart moment about the value of keeping secrets and it seems we’re all guilty of it for our own reasons, eh? They successfully finish their mission to get the message to Sam to use her Reign persona to get their physical location to the team. Lena promises Supergirl that the last of the kryptonite has been used. They shake hands on it. Lena lies through her teeth.

The Three Stooges

StoogesUpon learning that Lena used kryptonite Kara comes to James (don’t call me boyfriend) Olsen and asks him to Guardian his way into Lena’s vault and verify her assertion that she doesn’t have any more kryptonite. He agrees and Winn techs Guardian to the vault. James won’t open the vault and declares the lab kryptonite-less. After all of the other shenanigans of this episode wrap up Lena goes to James. He confesses everything. He actually gives her a wonderful telling that he is Guardian, he went to the vault, he didn’t open the vault because he didn’t need to because he knows who she is and it’s much more than her last name. It really is moving and sincere and genuine. She is relieved and then confesses to him that there isn’t any Lex kryptonite left – there doesn’t need to be any because now she can synthesize her own. Fade to black… WTH?!?!

Closing Thoughts

Yikes!“Trinity was a Super-good setup episode as we work our way to the end of Season 3. Lena is continuing to deftly ride the line between a helpful team member and psycho-villian. The devastation in potentially losing their Sam and Julia human personas was well done and superbly acted by Odette and Krys. Imra’s mornonics aside, the team was on their game this episode using their individual skills and team dynamics to essentially take down two of the WorldKillers and their base of operations. What they didn’t count on was Reign becoming all three of them together and hopefully they’ll become aware of their up-powered enemy. Kara putting James in a position to potentially betray Lena was an interesting angle to look at but one I’m not comfortable going to on a regular basis from her character. Overall this was a solid outing and I’m very much looking forward to where we go next week.

Cougar’s Comic Corner

Adventure Comics Vol. 2 1-7 & Vol. 1 516-520 (12 issue series) $26.88 for all 12 issues.
“The Boy of Steel”
Superboy settles into life in Smallville, while keeping a list of everything Superman and Lex Luthor do. Issue #6 features Lena Luthor.
“Superboy and the Legion: The Early Years,”
The Legion of Super-Heroes listens to R.J. Brande’s final message, detailing the origins of the Legion.
(On a trip to Earth R.J. Brande meet three young heroes; Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl. They save his life from an assassination attempt. R.J. Brande then uses his vast fortune to help fund the young heroes to create the Legion of Super-Heroes.)
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News

Episode 18 – Shelter From the Storm, Monday May 14 at 8:00E/7:00C on the CW
When Reign (Odette Annable) starts hunting Ruby (guest star Emma Tremblay), Supergirl and Alex work together to keep her safe. Supergirl and J’onn look to Sam’s mother (guest star Betty Buckley) for advice on how to stop Reign and come away with some shocking news.

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