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Legion of Superheroes saw Brainiac-5 help Supergirl awaken, J’onn play Kara for Lena, and the Legion go toe to toe with Reign. The DEO slowed down Reign but could not stop her. Even with the beatdown she got, she was not defeated. Now she seeks to gather the other World Killers.

It Takes A Legion To Wake Kara:

MOS51 - Legion of Superheroes - Kara Brainey

Kara is in a medically induced coma after the beatdown Reign gave her. Mon-El (Chris Wood) woke up Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath) to help her recovery. She has been moved to the Legion’s ship and put in one of their suspension tanks to aid her physical healing. Brainiac-5 is there to help with the mental healing. Kara has created a subconscious space based on her loft. Brainiac can use the interface to monitor her and help her recover at the same time he is doing things in real life.

He explains all this to Kara. But when it is time for her to leave she cannot. The door is locked and just bounces when she punches it. She uses two rounds of heat vision with no results. Brainiac says her subconscious is keeping her there for a reason. Kara thinks about how her cat Streaky taught her to be gentle and develop her human side. Brainiac says Alex wants her to know Kara Danvers is her favorite person. He has to leave to fight, but it makes Kara think. She cannot neglect her human side. She has to be both. She puts on her glasses, finds the door key, and lets herself out to the real world.

Legion Suit Up and Ring Up:

MOS51 - Legion of Superheroes - Legion

Reign is not slowing down now that Supergirl is out of the picture. She is blowing up meth labs and the police who show up once she does. We learned why the Mon and the Legion have been reluctant to fight in this time period. They were on the way to save a planet when they were thrown back in time. So they encoded the solution to save the planet in their DNA. If they die here, the other plant and others like it will fall in the future. So the DEO have to go after Reign themselves. They get all the Kryptonite they can to make grenades and chains. They stage a bank robbery to lure in Reign. Their attack works for a bit, but then she shrugs it off, breaks Alex’s leg and leaves.

When Reign goes after the prison, the Legion can stand it no more. Brainiac-5, Mon-El, and Saturn Girl suit up and grab their flight rings. They blast some Bon Jovi and call out Reign. Saturn Girl uses her telepathy to throw weights at Reign. Mon-El has a syringe of Kryptonite and goes to attack, but is encased in ice (but OK thanks to Saturn Girl’s help). Brainiac is attacking with the cannons and Martian Manhunter weakens her with a trip through the ground. But Reign is still winning. Supergirl grabs the Kryptonite and weakens herself while she attacks Reign and injects her. Reign escapes and gets to her fortress before collapsing.

She awakes later to find that the Earth based prophet of the Kryptonian gods, Thomas Coville (Chad Lowe), is there. The Dark Kryptionian says Reign needs help and Thomas can help them find the other World Killers.

It Takes A Legion To Cover for Kara:

MOS51 - Legion of Superheroes - MM Lena

Jimmy and Lena’s fledgling relationship is still rocky. Lena thinks Jimmy’s distraction is because her family. The truth is he is concerned about Supergirl and having to cover for Kara not being around. Jimmy says Kara is sick with the flu. Lena is going to take her some soup. Jimmy quickly calls Winn for backup. J’onn has to play Kara. J’onn offers Lena good advice and successfully pulls off a sick Kara. Lena and Jimmy are now back on good terms.

Closing Thoughts:

This episode was a little uneven for me. I know this show is about Supergirl, but the Legion of Superheroes has fought many battles and in my mind should have been better at fighting Reign. Their battle felt weak. It was good to get Kara back to embracing her human and alien sides equally. Just not sure this was the best way to do it. I am interested to see how a true fight with her as a part of the Legion will go. I’m just glad the Mon-El, Saturn Girl, Supergirl triangle is over. Now how will they cause love to blossom with Brainiac? Jesse does a good job in the acting, but I’m still not sold on the makeup though. I’m interested to see our woman power team up next week. Thanks to John for letting me be “The Substitute” this week 😛 You can find me, Geoff xforce11, over at Gotham Undercover.

Cougar’s Comic Corner:

This week:  None this week, but Scarlet Cougar will have one for you next week.

You can also read her last CCC here:

MoS50 - Reign - CCC

Get it from Comixology or Amazon.

News:

SUPERGIRL TEAMS UP WITH SATURN GIRL, LIVEWIRE AND PSI – As Reign (Odette Annable) continues to terrorize the city, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) teams up with Saturn Girl (guest star Amy Jackson), and the two recruit Supergirl’s former enemies, Livewire (guest star Brit Morgan) and Psi (guest star Yael Grobglas), to form a team for a mission to Fort Rozz to recover a prisoner who has information on how to defeat Reign once and for all. Meanwhile, Alex (Chyler Leigh) babysits Ruby (guest star Emma Tremblay). Gregory Smith directed the episode written by Gabriel Llanas & Anna Musky-Goldwyn (#311). Original airdate 1/22/18.

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