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"I mean my sister, she can be a handful. So I thought if I came in here, um... I could just feel some freedom for myself. I could fly around, I could knock things down without anyone being able to stop me, and then I would—I would feel better, but I don't. I mean, not—not really. Because, I mean, my dad's still dead."
Alex Danvers entering into Obsidian Platinum
"Alex in Wonderland" is the sixteenth episode of the fifth season of Supergirl, and the one-hundred-third and most recent episode overall. It aired on March 22, 2020.

Synopsis

Alex uses a pair of Obsidian contact lenses to visit a virtual National City where she takes on a whole new persona. Meanwhile, Kelly helps William investigate Lex. Kara deals with difficult news.[src]

Plot

Alex and Kara are arguing about Alex's refusal to go to their father's memorial. Insisting he has already died multiple times, even after they helped him escape, unbeknownst to them this entire time he was living close by and never once chose to reach out. Kara says it's not about Jeremiah, it's about being there for their mom, and paying respect to his memory in spite of his latest actions. Alex is too upset, insisting even when they were kids, he paid more attention to Kara, concerning himself with her secret. Kara refuses to engage with her sister, and decides to go on ahead without her. J'onn decides to go on ahead with Kara, and Kelly promises to try and work on Alex. Though it's clear both sisters are furious with each other. Kelly, now left alone in the apartment with Alex, tries to persuade here against drinking more wine, and Alex only wants to be left alone. Kelly goes to work but urges Alex to reconsider not going to her dad's funeral. Once alone, Alex is bothered by another propaganda commercial of her sister on TV. She decides to try the new VR Obsidian Platinum lenses that were left behind by Kelly as a proto-tape. She is once again in the lobby with her options before her, not currently interested and for filling her desire to be a mom, she decides to pick being Supergirl.

William finds Kelly at her work and the two discussed the Danver sisters. Kelly says she's keeping her phone close in hopes Alex would change your mind. He discusses the missing person report and asked Kelly to look into it. Kelly later find her boss Andrea and informs her of the broken escape link inside the game. Andrea insists the glitch was fixed, but bureaucracy was holding up the funding and she would look into it.

Inside Alex’s fantasy world, she is at the mall and first greeted by Bonnie who is dressed up as Indiana Jones. She explains the game to her, how to identify nonplayer character from players like themselves. They watch a live performance from Derek, before Bonnie is called away and climbs a rope to a helicopter through the mall ceiling. The audience is shown that the guitar player is trapped inside, as his physical body is with a multitude of other people wrapped in silver in the specified laboratory. The VR mall is attracted by a dragon-dinosaur and Alex saves them. Afterwards Alex goes to a bar, and again runs into Bonnie's Indiana Jones. However this time it becomes more evident she is less and less aware she is inside a virtual reality. Once again the camera pans away to find Bonnie’s real-life body inside a trailer, her lenses have also turned red and she is unresponsive. A group of people discreetly take her away.

Alex was called away by the D.E.O., where she finds Brainy and J'onn, inform her that Hank Henshaw, the real Hank Henshaw, has somehow escaped and now kidnapped her sister Kara. Alex immediately gets on the situation and flies off to confront Hank. They find each other in a dark abandoned building, and immediately begin to fight. Alex eventually gets the upper hand and defeats him. Alex has a heart-to-heart with J'onn outside on the balcony of the DEO. It is becoming more and more clear Alex believes she is the real Supergirl. Inside a bar, now fully unaware she is in a virtual reality, Alex, J'onn and Brainy comment on a president Abraham Lincoln's karaoke singing. He is taken off stage and once again she is greeted by Indiana Jones, completely oblivious to her change in personality as well. While ordering a drink she receives it on the house for saving the city. She is taken back when she sees another Supergirl. The two greet each other and Alex is confused when she talks about how great this virtual reality is, and how everyone is entitled to free drinks as the bartender gives her two on the house, as she compliments her on her black style of the stereotypical Supergirl uniform. Alex is left confused, and immediately begins to panic. She forces herself to wake up and find herself inside her apartment and takes out her VR lenses. She is relieved to be out of the virtual reality, and upon hearing danger, dons her Supergirl outfits and flies off. Still unknowingly stuck inside the reality.

Back in the real world, Alex's physical apartment, Kelly finds her and sees her contacts have turned red. She tries to call Alex out of the game by turning it off, but when she is unable to, she puts on a pair to follow her in. Alex is just finished capturing Psi and putting her in a cell. Kelly finds her with Brainy and J'onn, and tries to call her back out of the reality. Kelly is left shocked hen Alex clearly believe she is Supergirl and doesn't understand. They are worried that something has happened to Kelly and the boys try to take her away to be examined. Kelly immediately exits herself from the game. On the outside, Kelly contacts Andrea to explain to her the situation, and they make an artificial character of Alex as again teenager in order to communicate with her through the game. Inside the game, Alex just stopped a robbery, and when she takes off the masks of one of the robbers she realize it is her teenage self. She's speaking to her on behalf of Kelly and tries to explain to her none of this is real. Alex, again refuses to believe. The two Alexs' find himself together trapped in a laboratory where her friends and own mother are trying to call her away, insisting something else is wrong and she needs to stay with them. Alex eventually does believe younger Alex and recalls herself out of the game. She was scared having not been able to escape and Kelly comforts her. She decides to change her mind about not going to her father's funeral.

William has spent the entire day tracking down the lists of names of people that have gone missing after putting on the contact lenses. After finding out 100 out of 100 of them have simply been binge existing inside the VR game, he decides to contact a friend in NSR who checks out 402 of the users. He discovers 336 of them are VR geeks, and much to Williams disappointment it doesn't connect to Lex Luthor like he had hoped. However the list of remaining names are all located at the same address, and unreachable. William immediately goes there but Margot is able to physically shield everything from him. He leaves empty-handed.

Andrea finds one of the tech-workers, Eve Teschmacher and instructs absolutely nothing else goes forward on the obsidian lenses until the exit function is fixed, as well as its back-up. Alex eventually arrives at the church to find her mother, Kara, J'onn Nia and Brainy. They remain in respectable silence as their mother gives a final farewell speech to her husband.

Cast

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Special guest star

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Trivia

Goofs

  • When Kelly injects Alex with the epipen, she does not remove the blue tab at the top, which is needed in order for the injection to work.

References

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