Supergirl’s tenth episode brings us face-to-face with the Toyman, and gets a little deeper into the Maxwell Lord story arc.

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The Toyman is suitably creepy. No complaints there at all. The problem with this episode is that the Toyman story is not as imaginative as it could have been. It’s another example of how this series often lets the villain-of-the-week take a back seat to the story arc.

Some of the more interesting elements in this episode are: Lucy Lane gets a job at CatCo, J’onn J’onzz infiltrates Maxwell Lord’s secret lab and sees the secret project, and Kara and Winn have a heart-to-heart.

Alex distracts Maxwell Lord by going on a Date with him while J’onzz takes his shape and has a look around the lab. He finds the woman Lord’s been running experiments on and tries to get her out of there, but it doesn’t work out. Lord runs his own double gambit by planting a bug on Alex to discover that Alex and Supergirl are sisters.

This episode is good, but not great. It’s a set-up, more than a self contained episode. These things happen, and I’m looking forward to what happens next.