i can’t really say anything deep at the moment but i Really loved the scene where maggie runs in when kara’s having a panic attack and tries to help her.
it’s a subtle detail but maggie goes in, sees kara, and then she goes back out and tells everyone to get out of the bank. psi was long gone at that point, she didn’t need to evacuate the place. but maggie was protecting kara’s identity and her reputation as supergirl. she stopped people from seeing their hero reduced to that level of terror. they’ve seen her almost beaten before, but i don’t believe anyone who doesn’t know kara has ever seen supergirl afraid. imagine the mass hysteria that would have erupted had word gotten out that a villain was able to render the strongest person on earth that genuinely terrified. imagine the shame kara, already pressuring herself to be better than humans, would have experienced if people saw her like that.
and then she rushes over to her, addressing her as kara to try to coax her out of what was happening to her. she doesn’t make the distinction between kara and supergirl like she previously had, they’re one in the same to her now. and maggie tries to help her. she doesn’t really know what to do and that’s pretty clear, but she does what she can: she stays. she stays with kara long enough for the deo to get there, she stays long enough for kara to come out of it, and she stays in the aftermath. and once j'onn tries to get into kara’s mind, maggie immediately goes “what are you doing?” because she’s still in that protective mode.
it was minor but it made me feel a lot of things, mostly about the lost potential of their dynamic that would have been explored if the writers weren’t utterly incompetent.