SUPERGIRL: “Homecoming” RECAP
When I saw that both Dean Cain and Helen Slater were being cast as the Earth parents of Kara Zor-El, I thought it was a terrific way to pay homage to the past. Jeremiah Danvers (Dean Cain) return Monday night paid off huge dividends. Warning, spoilers ahead…
After Jeremiah Danvers is rescued from Cadmus by Supergirl and Martian Manhunter, he’s reunited with his family and all seems perfect. A little too perfect as far as Mon-El was concerned. He begins to question the timing of Jeremiah’s rescue and everyone’s willingness to bring him back into the DEO. Mon-El’s suspicions puts a rift between Kara and Alex.
When we think back at the last time we saw Jeremiah, you can’t help but think that Mon-El’s feelings are justified. The timing of his arrival to save Kara seemed too convenient and the thoughts of him being a Cadmus spy started to linger. Now you throw in the exchange between Jeremiah and Mon-El about Jeremiah knowing more about Mon-El than anyone else reminds us just how much of a mystery Mon-El is. The scuttlebutt around the Net is that he may not be Daxamite at all. And if he’s not, than what is he?
I haven’t been the biggest fan of the sister drama that occurs every now and then but this week it was much deeper and personal. Credit Chyler Leigh for a wonderful and heartfelt performance. As a child, no matter how old we get, wish to see only the best in our parents. Anything that alters that reality could be devastating. Seeing Jeremiah alongside Lilian and Cyborg Superman devastated Alex and that alone makes Jeremiah so much more a compelling villain than either of the other two. Sure, the showdown between Team Supergirl and Team Cadmus was ho-hum. But the payoff wasn’t going to be in this episode. There’s a bigger endgame coming.
As big of a fan as I am of Supergirl, the one drawback was a lack of a strong villain that could shack things up for our heroine. The show-runners are teasing the possibility of Lena Luthor and of course there’s her mother Lilian. But the one that stands out with the greatest potential is Jeremiah. Dean Cain has shown in past work his ability and range to be a compelling villain. How far they’ll take it, is unknown. What is known however is that this Cadmus-Jeremiah marriage opposing Kara and Alex with Mon-El factoring in the mix will offer up some great storytelling to close out the remaining part of season two.
May the Dork be with you,
The Dork Knight