This article contains spoilers for the most recent episode of Supergirl – Welcome to Earth.
The latest episode of Supergirl continued to change the dynamic of the series. We've already seen the departure of Cat Grant, we haven't seen much of Maxwell Lord and J'onn J'onzz is no longer pretending to be Hank Henshaw except in appearance. Superman now has a face, Kara is a reporter and we've met Snapper Carr. In this episode we learn that there are far more aliens living on Earth than just the one the DEO has encountered. Enough that they even have their own hangout.
The main storyline introduces us to President Olivia Marsdin played by former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter. There is a nice Easter Egg joke when Kara mentions Air Force One and Marsdin says "You should see my other jet." Her character is signing an Executive Order giving Aliens Amnesty. Something J'onn is not thrilled with. What seemed obvious to me was revealed at the end that Marsdin is likely an alien herself.
Another storyline has to do with who is attacking the President. They think it might be Mon-El who woke up and took off. But when they discover he's not Kryptonian but rather a Daximite, Kara assumes the worst and captures him. Treating him like a criminal. We learn a bit about the problems between Krypton and Daxim and when it's revealed that he had nothing to do with the attacks, the two refugee aliens take time to actually talk. He says his name is Mon-El and he has his memories so it looks like their skipping the whole Lar Gand aspect of the character.
They also introduced the character of Maggie Sawyer as detective in the National City Police Departments Science Division… or something like that. Similar to her role in the Superman comics. She knows of the alien underground scene and has even dated an alien.
The episode was interesting to me in the it hit on a lot of the topics we see in the news right now. The talk of amnesty for illegal aliens, the prejudice against people because of where they're from, the use of executive orders by the president, a female president, a test to see who is alien and even media bias. These ideas formed the basis for the episode but didn't necessarily debate the different sides too much.
And at the very end of the episode we got to meet M'gann M'orzz / Miss Martian.
Below is a look inside the episode and a preview for the next episode.