Supergirl : Are you sure resigning is necessary? There must be another way.
President Olivia Marsdin : My presidency is in violation of Article II of the Constitution. If I stay and fight impeachment, it will only cause more chaos and turmoil.
Supergirl : You've done so much good. People need to remember that. Every step of your presidency promoted compassion, and equal rights for all.
President Olivia Marsdin : To be honest, there is a part of me that is relieved. Hiding who I am, it's taken its toll.
Supergirl : I can understand that. Mercy Graves exposed you because she wanted to fan the flames of fear and hatred. And I will stop her. I promise you that. And once she's exposed, people will realize they never had to fear you.
President Olivia Marsdin : Fear can create monsters where none existed before. Remind the world that there is still goodness here. Be that beacon of hope that we still need.
Supergirl : I won't let you down, Madam President.
Supergirl : [breaking up a violent protest outside the White House] Now is the time to talk to each other, not fight.
Alex Danvers : How is the president doing? I saw she didn't take the pardon.
Supergirl : No, she didn't want to cause any more chaos. Has Mercy's brother talked? Do we have a lead on her location?
Alex Danvers : Otis plays dumb, but he's protecting her. All he's given me is that the president was just phase one.
Supergirl : Well, we won't let it get to phase two.
Supergirl : This country still has compassion and empathy. I can still reach them.
Alex Danvers : Yesterday, I would have believed you, but... but now I fear that something fundamental has shifted.
Supergirl : Why do you always insist on making our collective glass half empty?
Alex Danvers : I just broke up a fight between our own people here in the DEO. And... let me show you something.
[typing on a computer, showing Kara a few dots on a map]
Alex Danvers : Brainy ran a search on all the anti-alien threads that you found on the dark web. That was last night before the world found out the president was a Durlan.
[as she types again, the number of dots increase]
Alex Danvers : This was from this morning.
Mercy Graves : Well, well, well. Love the renno, Lena. Although I'm a little surprised you put the whole building online. It's so unlike you.
Eve Teschmacher : [sarcastic] Well, she's fun.
Kara Danvers : Okay, so, what's the plan? Do we... do we split up?
Lena Luthor : Absolutely not. Safety in numbers.
Kara Danvers : [feigning a sneeze to use her freeze breath to knock Mercy's mercenaries backwards] I'm sorry. I forgot to take my allergy medicine today.
Supergirl : You know, they say the Graves twins are collector's items. Vintage Lex-era.
Alex Danvers : Oh, and I hear that they're worth more if they never come out of the box.
Mercy Graves : The people are angry, Agent Danvers. Their fear is metastisizing.
Otis Graves : And you can't stop it.
Alex Danvers : Ugh. You're right. I can't. Changing heart and minds, that's... that's not really my thing.
Supergirl : It's mine.
Alex Danvers : And she's really good at it.
Alex Danvers : Otis slipped up. When he was talking about Mercy, he referred to "those two." So she's working with another person, we gotta figure out who it is.
Kara Danvers : Maybe it's someone she knew at LuthorCorp.
[collecting her purse]
Kara Danvers : I'm heading to Lena's now. I'll try to find out.
Kara Danvers : Knock knock.
Lena Luthor : Kara! Oh, my god. I am so glad to see you. Wait, wait, wait, wait. Is that Big Belly Burger? Have I ever told you you're my favorite person?
Kara Danvers : James said you've been working through lunches and dinners.
Lena Luthor : I have. Sales for the image inducers have been skyrocketing ever since the revelation that the president is an alien.
Kara Danvers : Yeah, how do you feel about that? It's kind of like the whole world changed overnight.
Lena Luthor : To be honest, I didn't have very much faith in politicians to begin with. I don't think any of them can be trusted.
Kara Danvers : I had no idea you were so cynical.
Lena Luthor : Of course you did. To be honest, though, I have to commend her for stepping down. You know? The last thing we need right now is a tumbling stock market or trade embargoes or whatever other chaos can come out of this thing.
Kara Danvers : Well, actually, the last thing we need is democracy descending into anarchy.
Lena Luthor : You are right. Neither of us need that. How are you doing?
Kara Danvers : It's hard. Seeing this many people fighting. But James is trying his best to manage it at CatCo. You know, telling both sides of the story.
Kara Danvers : I was wondering if you could help me with an article I'm writing about Mercy Graves.
Lena Luthor : Mercy's complicated. But her work with LuthorCorp is well-documented. I'll get you the files.
Kara Danvers : Great.
Lena Luthor : But, burgers first.
Kara Danvers : Yes, burgers always first.
Kara Danvers : I had no idea your brother's history with Mercy went back this far.
Lena Luthor : Yeah. Mercy started out as his head of security, but over time she became his closest confidant and frequent dinner guest.
Kara Danvers : I knew Lex had a close relationship with her, but I-I had no idea you did.
Lena Luthor : Growing up, my mother was very critical of me, as you know. She wasn't very helpful with the life stuff. Then Mercy came into our lives and she kind of took me under her wing. She taught me how to act, how to dress, how to always reach for the biggest gun. She was almost like a big sister. Almost.
Kara Danvers : Was it hard for you after she left Lex?
Lena Luthor : Yeah. I felt abandoned. But I really can't blame her. Truthfully, I blame Lex entirely.
Kara Danvers : What happened between them?
Lena Luthor : Mercy grew frustrated because Lex was so hyper-focused on Superman. He lost sight of the bigger picture. She felt intelligence wasn't enough, that humans needed to develop even greater powers and abilities than aliens.
Kara Danvers : That sounds unhinged.
Lena Luthor : Yeah. But I don't disagree with her main point.
[seeing Kara's look of surprise]
Lena Luthor : Well, why can't humans be as powerful as aliens?
Eve Teschmacher : Mercy's taken out our whole security team and got control of the whole building. But how?
Lena Luthor : When Mercy was head of Lex's security, she designed the whole system.
Kara Danvers : [turning to leave, to get into superhero mode] Okay.
Lena Luthor : Kara, wait, wait, wait. You-you can't go out there. We're on lockdown. There's no going in or out.
Kara Danvers : Uh... d... well, should I hide somewhere? Is there, like, a closet or somewhere where I can lay low?
Lena Luthor : Kara, the safest place for you to be right now is with me. I know Mercy's dangerous, but I know how to handle her.
Kara Danvers : [reluctantly going along] Okay.
Alex Danvers : Supergirl, are you there?
Kara Danvers : Oh. Sorry, hang on.
["answering" her phone]
Kara Danvers : Alex, hi. Hi. It's, uh... yeah, it's Kara. I'm here with Lena and Eve.
Alex Danvers : So you haven't been able to get away.
Kara Danvers : Uh, yep. Yeah, that's right. Supergirl has not arrived on the scene. Is the DEO coming?
Alex Danvers : I can have a team to you in four minutes.
Querl Dox : Three minutes, twenty-six seconds.
Alex Danvers : Have you seen Mercy yet?
Kara Danvers : Only on every monitor in the place.
Alex Danvers : Where are you now?
Kara Danvers : Uh... Lena, where are we?
Lena Luthor : Uh, east wing, third floor, corridor B.
Alex Danvers : Brainy's gonna find a place for you to change.
Kara Danvers : Great.
Querl Dox : There's a broom closet 27 feet to the west. Uh, wait, no. There's a 78% chance that Mercy's mercenaries will approach from that direction.
Kara Danvers : Okay. Any other options?
Querl Dox : A proto lab. Unoccupied. Forty feet behind you. Wait.
Kara Danvers : What is it? Is Mercy there?
Querl Dox : Uh, yes. Yes. Oh, rather, no. No, uh... there's a 76.8% chance that she'll be using that corridor to reach the server room. Uh... 67%.
Kara Danvers : Brainy, which is it?
Lena Luthor : Of course she would come here.
Kara Danvers : Where is "here"? What is this?
Lena Luthor : It's where I keep all my experimental prototypes. Don't print that.
Kara Danvers : Reporter's honor.
[seeing a suit of armor on a table]
Kara Danvers : Your mother's Lexosuit.
Lena Luthor : Yeah, it's in pieces.
Kara Danvers : Shouldn't there be another arm here?
Lena Luthor : [realizing] Mercy took the bigger gun.
Mercy Graves : Do you remember when you were afraid to show Lex your little inventions? That you would hide them from him until they were absolutely perfect. Do you remember what he would do?
Lena Luthor : Yeah. He'd say they were cute and I should make them in pink.
Mercy Graves : This is exactly what he was afraid of. That you would outshine him. I know that you wanna resist, but you are just like me. You don't just wanna be the best, you are the best.
Lena Luthor : Oh, I know I'm the best. You're the one not living up to your full potential. You've chosen a side. I'd never do that.
Mercy Graves : All you care about is lining your pockets.
Kara Danvers : Yeah, also she's not a murderer, so...
Mercy Graves : Maybe that's just because she hasn't tried it yet.
[Lena activates the other arm of the Lexosuit and fires a blast at her]
Mercy Graves : You missed.
Lena Luthor : I wasn't really aiming.
Mercy Graves : You don't deserve the Luthor name, Earth traitor.
Supergirl : [speeding in and restraining her] You've got that backwards. The Luthor name doesn't deserve Lena.
Lena Luthor : Supergirl. I'd ask how you bypassed a lockdown, but...
Supergirl : But you're in a crisis and you're happy to see me?
Lena Luthor : Yes. Thank you.
Supergirl : Fellow citizens of America, these are complicated times. Some of you are confused, many of you are scared. You just found out that the President of the United States is not from northern Iowa like you thought. She's from a planet somewhere out in the vast universe. Many of you feel betrayed because you were lied to. President Marsdin took responsibility for that. She resigned from office. But the fear that's spreading in this country like wildfire isn't because the president lied. It's because she comes from somplace different. All of you know that I am also from a different place, another planet. But I've lived here long enough to know that it doesn't matter where we were born, because we are all the same. The character of a person, or alien, is not defined by where we are from, but by what we do. The people that exposed President Marsdin wanted to divide us. They want us to turn on one another, live in fear, grow in hate. But I know we are better than that. I know we can work together with love and respect, treat our neighbors with kindness. I am an alien, and I love this planet that I am proud to call home. I want what we all want: to be a good American. I will stand by the new administration as this nation begins to heal. And I'll continue to protect my friends and neighbors just as I always have. I hope you will all do the same.
Vice President Baker : This all happened so quickly, but I want to thank you for capturing Mercy Graves.
Supergirl : Well, we are still actively pursuing any of her associates. I know fear is growing, but we will overcome this.
Vice President Baker : I, uh... I was worried you might not be behind me. I know you were loyal to the president, to Olivia.
Supergirl : I'm loyal to this country, sir. No matter who runs it.