Events have been building to a head since the Crisis rolled through and changed the world and people’s memories. Lex is nearly unassailable, Leviathan has tentacles everywhere, and Brainy convinced himself to work for one of the nastiest villains on the planet.
this episode shows us events from Lex’s point of view as he adjusted to the new Earth, and then started multiple plans spinning.
There have been a lot of developments this season, as Obsidian Tech prepares a whole new (virtual) world, Lena remains convinced she knows what’s best for everyone whether they agree, or even know, or not, Lex runs the DEO, and everyone else tries to adapt to the various changes wrought by Crisis.
The characters, and viewers, learn more about the new, post-Crisis world as more ripples and changes become apparent. Supergirl and her friends (and some enemies) are trying to navigate their new reality, and the differences range from confusing to sickening.
Supergirl’s very uneven season continues as the various problems get worse for almost everyone. A major surprise gets dropped, someone goes through a change that I suspect is more serious than it looks, and another subplot ends as there’s an additional discovery about someone’s lies.