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‘Supergirl’ recap: 4×20 “Will the Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up?”

Supergirl recap: Season 4, Episode 20, “Will the Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up?” May 5, 2019.

I’m just going to say it. As a viewer, myself, I know we are all asking the same question every week. “How do the writers expect us to believe that the smartest person in National City does not know her best friend is Supergirl?” Do they expect us to go along with the fact that she is completely brilliant, but can’t tell her best friend and Supergirl look the exact same? I felt like I had to say this. We can move on.

No Baby

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I want to start with this plot, because I want to quickly move on from it. Alex’s random adoption story popped back up this episode. Here’s how it went down.

  • Alex got a call she was going to be a Mom.
  • For some reason James’ random sister was with her.
  • The child’s Mother backed out. Alex isn’t getting the kid.

This is a storyline that won’t go away not matter how hard we wish it so. This is an example of people not knowing what to do with LGBT storylines. Everyone good? We’ve now talked about it. Moving on.

The Duo Part Two


Our favorite duo is back! Lena and Kara go on another adventure together. They are off to Kaznia to see what Lex has been up to. How will they get there? On Lena’s private plane of course. In true superhero fashion, the plane malfunctions on the way there. Lena tries to land it and believes she does. Really Kara secretly flew out there and helped it.

The two sleuths find the secret lair and begin to piece together what is going on.

  1. Copy’s DNA is found.
  2. Heranol is in the lab.
  3. They find a duplicate of Miss Tessmacher.

Even though Tess is evil, I still love her. She is always foiling their plans and switching personalities every two seconds. This time Lena must deal with the real Tess and Supergirl must deal with the duplicates. They each kick all the Tessmachers’ a*ses. Obviously. 

Lena and Kara find out that Lex is helping the Kaznians plan an assault on the United States.

Red Daughter Revealed


There was a lot going on this episode, perhaps too much. I don’t exactly know how, because they didn’t explain it very well at all, but they found out about the Red Daughter. I do enjoy watching Lena straight up watch a video of fake Supergirl while the real Supergirl, Kara, is right next to her. We are all still waiting on this explanation.

The duo head back to the USA, to warn the President of Lex’s plan. While on the plane Kara decides to reveal her secret identity. Cue all of us rolling our eyes. Right before she tells Lena, Lena utters these words about Eve.

“I can’t believe she lied to me after all this time. She spent every day lying to me. I don’t think I will ever recover from this.”

Darn it Lena. Kara was so close! Kara chickened out again. I think we can all agree the moment Lena finds out she will hate Kara. It is quite obvious that she won’t find out from Kara. It will probably be from Lex. Then we will end the season with her hating Kara and Supergirl. We saw it on Smallville. We will see it on Supergirl. 

What did you think of this week’s episode? Do you agree with my prediction? Sound off in the comments!

(Featured Image courtesy of The CW.)



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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