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‘Supergirl’ recap: 2×20 “City of Lost Children”

Supergirl recap: Season 2, Episode 20, “City of Lost Children” Aired May 8, 2017.

Hello, Superfans! Are you loving the final episodes of the season? I am!

I have been waiting for the show to clear up a few things. Last night they finally helped me out. What were they?

James Olsen’s purpose

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James Olsen has been a background character for quite some time, this season. The addition of Mon-El put James on the back burner for Kara. If he wasn’t friends with Winn, I do not know how much he would actually be in the episodes. I want to preface this by saying, it is not Mechad Brooks’ fault.

His place as the head of Cat Co. disappointed a lot of people, because Calista left. His romantic entanglement with Kara is non-existent. James does not work at the DEO so that cuts him out of that dynamic.

This episode I believe the writers were trying to put him back in play and give his character some direction.


The writing tool they used was in the form of young Marcus. Here is what happened:

  • Marcus’ mother attacked the city in the square.
  • Guardian goes to the mother’s house and finds Marcus by himself.
  • The boy does not trust Guardian, so James takes his mask off.
  • James takes Marcus to the DEO to get him to open up about his mother.

This tactic does not work, so James takes Marcus out of the DEO to speak to him. James sees something of himself in the boy and the boy sees something of himself in James.

Rhea and Lena


On the other side of town, Lena is working through her mommy issues, via Rhea. Rhea and Lena teamed up to create a transporter. (Lena has no idea who Rhea is. She only knows she is an alien.)

Of course everything goes awry, unbeknownst to Lena.

  • Every time they turn on the transporter, Marcus’ mother and their people’s psychic powers turn on.
  • These psychic powers are used against their will because of the machine.
  • This makes Marcus and his mother a threat to the city.
  • Rhea knows this is taking place.

Rhea informs Supergirl that all of this is happening because of her. Is it just me, or is Rhea taking the loss of her son too a whole new level? I mean he didn’t die. He just wants to stay on Earth. 

Rhea needs to take a trip to a spa and relax. She has lost her mind.

James saves the day

James and Winn are with Marcus, his Mother, and their people. Once Rhea turned the machine back on they all lost control of their powers again.

James is able to talk Marcus out of his telepathic disarray. In turn, Marcus got his people out of theirs.

Is it just me, or is James more helpful when he is not in the Guardian suit?

Epic fail Mon-El


J’onn and Kara are fighting Rhea. Rhea uses a machine to incapacitate J’onn. She knocks Kara out. The only one left standing is Mon-El.

Mon-El informs his Mother that they aren’t bullet-proof. He pulls out a gun and points it at her.

Did anyone actually think he would pull the trigger? No way.

He can’t do it and Rhea transports all the living Daxamites to Earth.

Next Episode

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What kind of chaos will ensue now that they have returned? Will there be a war? We find out next week.

P.S. Cat Grant is back next week. Superfans rejoice! She has returned to us!

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8/7c on The CW. Check out Pure Fandom’s new podcast, SuperTalk, and tune in each week for my recaps.

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Brittney Santiago

I am an actor and a writer. I spend my free time reading, writing, watching television, and hanging out with friends. My love of all things supernatural came from my first time watching ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and has expanded into a wide range of shows. I love all things ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Legends of Tomorrow', 'Supergirl', and ‘Legacies', to name a few. Traveling, cons, and beaches are three of my favorite things!

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