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7 Gaping plot holes in Supergirl's 'Bizarro' episode

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This week's episode of Supergirl was full of plot holes that stuck out like a sore thumb

The latest episode of Supergirl, titled "Bizarro," had a whole lot going on in it. Perhaps a little too much, because not everything seemed to be adding up for viewers.

Between evil scientists, interpersonal relationships, clones and the pending threat of mass destruction, the story line of this week's episode had a lot of cracks in it. Here are some major plot holes that we just aren't willing to overlook.

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1. Alex pushes Kara to go out on a date

This week's episode of Supergirl was full of plot holes that stuck out like a sore thumb
Image: Monty Brinton/CBS

It's logical that Alex thinks Kara deserves a normal life. However, it's not logical for Kara to go out on a date when there's a psycho Supergirl clone on the warpath. The Kara character seems to briefly acknowledge this, but gives in way too easily and still goes out with Cat's son, Adam, who she ends up dumping later in the episode anyway.

And then, of course, she's snatched up by Bizarro while she's out on her date.

2. Bizarro goes after James

Maxwell Lord orders Bizarro to go after people Supergirl loves, but instead of going after someone truly important in Kara's life, Bizarro goes after James — who Kara is infatuated with, but has never publicly declared her love for. How would Bizarro even know that Jimmy is someone Supergirl cares about? Does the clone have an extra telepathic superpower the audience isn't aware of?

What makes this even more strange is the fact that Bizarro was created by Lord, who only last episode discovered that Alex and Kara are sisters. Why wouldn't he put his minion on Alex, or even Adam since he is at least dating Kara?

3. Alex brings Maxwell Lord to DEO headquarters

After Hank Henshaw specifically says the DEO "doesn't exist" and lacks the authority to arrest private citizens — especially famous billionaires — Alex still brings Lord into the DEO's lair.

When Henshaw reprimands Alex for compromising the DEO's security, she explains her actions away with a very brief speech about protecting her family. Though it's true many would go to great lengths for those they love, you would think it wouldn't be such a simple decision for Alex to destroy the integrity of the operation she's dedicated her life to.

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4. James' invincibility

While tied to a pole, James takes a pretty mean flame throw to the face courtesy of Bizarro, yet comes out completely unscathed.

5. The sun doesn't weaken Bizarro

Alex points out Supergirl and Bizarro's powers and weaknesses are directly oppositional and, as one comic book fan pointed out on Twitter, Supergirl is traditionally strengthened by the sun's rays. However, in this episode, Bizarro is not weakened while in the daylight.

6. Bizarro's sudden about-face

All it takes for Supergirl's clone to go from hissing that she hates Supergirl to feeling all warm and fuzzy about her is a short, cheesy speech from James about how much he loves Kara/Supergirl. It was a pretty extreme flip in a really short amount of time.

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7. The weird tentacled thing sneaks up on Supergirl with ease

Supergirl isn't aware there is a creature hanging over her head until it's inches away. How do you creep up so easily on someone who has bionic hearing?

Did you catch anything else in this week's episode of Supergirl that didn't really add up?

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