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"This Is Not My Life, Part 1": Lois Lane and her niece Edna are entering a Metropolis tram car when a young girl hurriedly jumps into the car without paying the ticket, intending to run away from a squad of MONQIs, the robot soldiers of [[Anthony Ives (New Earth)|Pr


Quote1 I don't want sound immodest here, but blending in and asking questions isn't exactly a job for Supergirl. Quote2
-- Supergirl



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Synopsis for "This Is Not My Life, Part 1"

Lois Lane and her niece Edna are entering a Metropolis tram car when a young girl hurriedly jumps into the car without paying the ticket, intending to run away from a squad of MONQIs, the robot soldiers of Professor Ivo Amazo. Fortunately, Supergirl and Starman arrive, drive the monkey-looking robots off and save the falling tram car.

This battle is observed by an unknown couple and a disgusted Professor Ivo, who looked to "extract" something of that young girl his robots were chasing. He laments her loss because she was full of potential, but he states he'll find new subjects to experiment with.

Supergirl rips off the car's doors, letting the passengers come out. After the rescue, Lois tries to make a joke about how Supergirl could have saved her breakfast, too. Supergirl is still tense, though, and thinks Lois is serious, prompting her cousin's wife to apologize. As the rescued girl (that is muttering "going to seed" over and again) is taken away, Supergirl and Starman talk about what being an outsider who doesn't quite fit in is like, and then they fly off.

The next day Kara-as-Linda is working as an intern at the Planet when she is called in to Lois' office. Lois again apologizes for the coffee joke and explains she needs her help. The girl being chased by the MONQUIs is Charlize Yue, a Stanhope College student gone missing. It turns out several students with similar backgrounds have gone missing: brilliant, legally emancipated and with no living relatives.

Lois smells a story, but she needs Supergirl's help. She asks Kara to go undercover as a student at some colleges to try to dig something up. The next college orientation is going to be at Stanhope College, in where Kara will pose as "Linda Lane". Kara grumbles about being chosen because her parents are dead, and Lois replies she asked her help because Kara has good investigative instincts, is well equipped to handle herself... and because, frankly, Lois thinks Kara could use a little fun hanging out with people her own age.

Kara makes her way to the college grounds and meets Shirley, her roommate for the weekend, and a 5th year senior called Henry Flyte that makes Linda pretty angry. Later that night, Henry brings "Linda Lane" and Shirley to his "Silk Pajama Society" headquarters. Since Linda previously berated him for making jokes about Charlize Yue, he shows Linda a complicated chart using the information of the missing students that shows that Flyte will be the next student to go missing. And he doesn't want to go the police because he wants to solve this mystery.

Linda tries to show him he isn't trained or qualified to solve that case, but while she talks, he goes in a closet... and disappears.



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