Crystal Gems Test: Supergirl Episode 2

Welcome Back to The Crystal Gems Test. Today, we are giving a look at the second episode of Supergirl and see if it manages to keep the same score as last week! Let’s begin, shall we?


Supergirl Season 01 , Episode 02:  Stronger Together

Episode Summary: Kara is eager to get into super heroics, but keeps making mistakes and people are starting to doubt if she is a hero or a menace. Cat demands Jimmy gets her an interview with Supergirl or he is fired. Meanwhile, Astra decides to make her move.

Characters used in this Test: Kara Danvers, Alex Danvers, Astra In-Zel

Bechdel Test:

Alex talking about Kara knowing her secret

Bechdel Alex
Throughout the episode, Alex talks about how good it feels to be able to talk about DEO with Kara

Cat tells Kara to get her stuff together

Cat tells Kara that she has been sloppy on the job and to get her head out of the clouds
Cat tells Kara that she has been sloppy on the job and to get her head out of the clouds

Astra and Alex meet

when the Hellgrammite kidnaps Alex, she and Astra get the chance to have a chat
when the Hellgrammite kidnaps Alex, she and Astra get the chance to have a chat

This time we even have a conversation that is not Kara and someone else!

Lamp Test:

Kara remembers reading about Hellgrammites back in Krypton

When the DEO is confused as to what Alien they are facing this week, Kara manages to recall reading about them back in Krypton and shares the information with the DEO
When the DEO is confused as to what Alien they are facing this week, Kara manages to recall reading about them back in Krypton and shares the information with the DEO

Alex teaches Kara some basic self-defense moves. Alex defeats the alien of the week herselfLamp Alex 1

Lamp alex 2
Alex tries to show Kara how sloppy she is so she teaches her some basic self-defense maneuvers. later on, Alex uses those very same moves to defeat the Alien of the Week all by herself.

Cat’s constant criticism of Supergirl’s mistakes convince Kara to improve

Cat's constant (if well intentioned) criticisms of Supergirl are what finally convinces Kara to rethink how she has been doing heroics throughout the episode
Cat’s constant (if well intentioned) criticisms of Supergirl are what finally convinces Kara to rethink how she has been doing heroics throughout the episode

Astra decides to step up in the game and cofnront Kara

Kara's aunt decides to actually shows up in front of her niece and tries to convince her to join her and hinting at her plans. when that fails, they fight.
Kara’s aunt decides to actually shows up in front of her niece and tries to convince her to join her and hinting at her plans. when that fails, they fight.

 Mako Mori Test:

Kara realizes she needs to learn the basics as a superhero

After trying too hard to be a hero and failing, Kara decides to slow down
After trying too hard to be a hero and failing, Kara decides to slow down

Final Result:

9/12
9/12

as we can see, the show has managed to keep the same result as last week. Now to see if it manages to keeps it up!

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