“I just wanted her to love me back.”
“Did I raise an idiot?”
“I don’t have any friends.”
Alex had personal grievances with the spoilt brat Kara. Kenny’s murder defines Kara’s destiny or something. Kenny knew Kara was an alien. This ep doesn’t explain how the sisters were at the point they were in 1x01. Who cares about the galvanising consequences for Kara? There was no sisterly regard or affection. Kara had a poor grasp of actions and their consequences. Kara was and is an odious twat.
This ep had no grim realism. Kara has no implacable steely ferocity. There is a Chloe mention. Alex did continual harping. There is no aching vulnerability. There was dodgy moral and thematic justification for a flashback. Kara uncovers a student/teacher hook-up. This was not emotionally important or unbearably poignant.
Alex was morally condemnatory. TPTB have ideas, but they’re mostly bad ones. Alex and Kara conciliated as they hunted Kenny’s killer. An FBI agent showed up, not a real one of course. In the present Alex is fatigued with life due to her boring break-up with the boring Maggie. Kara did not appreciate the Danvers. She has no coiled purpose and in the past she had no idea of what was situationally appropriate.
The flashback has no point, as if there was any need to know that. The FBI agent (Erica Durance of ‘Smallville’) was J’onn in disguise. The killer was revealed and took a malignant tone with Alex as said killer turned rabid and did a motive rant. As a result of helping Kara, Alex lost all her friends.
“This isn’t my family!”
“A serial killer. How cool would that be?”
“Not even screaming.”
“Everybody hates us.”
“Our nation was created by rejects.”