Supergirl (2015– )
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Kara deals with the loss of Mon-El by focusing her energy on being Supergirl and concentrating on a mysterious new threat. Alex confesses a secret to Maggie. A citizen of National City has a mysterious connection to Kara. Lena makes a bold move.


Jesse Warn


Jerry Siegel (based on characters created by), Joe Shuster (based on characters created by) | 9 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Benoist ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
Mehcad Brooks ... James Olsen
Chyler Leigh ... Alex Danvers
Jeremy Jordan ... Winn Schott
Katie McGrath ... Lena Luthor
Odette Annable ... Samantha Arias
Chris Wood ... Mon-El
David Harewood ... J'onn J'onzz
Calista Flockhart ... Cat Grant
Floriana Lima ... Maggie Sawyer
Erica Durance ... Alura Zor-El
Emma Tremblay ... Ruby Arias
David St. Louis ... Robert DuBois / Bloodsport
Adrian Pasdar ... Morgan Edge
Jeremy Burtenshaw Jeremy Burtenshaw ... Gunner


Kara deals with the loss of Mon-El by focusing all her energy on being Supergirl and the mysterious new threat against National City. Alex confesses a secret to Maggie about their impending nuptials. A citizen of National City has a mysterious connection to Kara, and Lena makes a bold move. Written by sarah_l91

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9 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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In real life, Erica Durance, who plays Kara's mother Alura, is only 10 years older than Melissa Benoist, who plays Kara/Supergirl. However, Alura only appears in dreams, flashbacks and holograms since Kara hasn't seen her mom since she was only 13 years old, and Alura was presumed dead after the destruction of planet Krypton. Therefore it makes sense for Alura to remain unaged in Kara's memories of her. Also, in season 2 it was mentioned by Kal-El (Superman) that Kryptonians age a lot slower than humans. See more »


Winn says he cannot track where an explosion is coming from because "the radar is not picking up any underwater signals." Radar does not work underwater. See more »


Morgan Edge: You ready?
Robert DuBois: We are. They'll literally never see it coming.
Morgan Edge: That's the idea.
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References Gladiator (2000) See more »

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Identity Crisis
10 October 2017 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

And just like that, the Arrowverse has returned. This year, it went by incredibly fast, and maybe that's because it's the first year in which I only found myself missing Arrow on a week to week basis. Supergirl has always been hit and miss for me. The show's tone strives for a younger audience, and mostly skews female. Which is perfectly fine. And with that said, I actually quite enjoyed this week's episode. A strong emotional weight was felt while also keeping the show on the lighter side so it never feels like a burden to go through. If this season stays on this pace, we could be in for the best season yet. (which isn't necessarily saying a lot).

Is it just me or is Melissa Benoist hair getting more and more blonde each season? Perhaps that's a coincidence or maybe it's a conscious choice by the producers to steer closer to the comic book character. Either way, it's just a small observation. Kara seems more mature in a way. She definitely had her moments, but I'm enjoying a Kara that has seen things and understands the world a little more. Even if that means having to go through a couple emotional pep talks along the way. I'd rather have that than her be completely oblivious.

Actually, one of the pep talks, with Alex, was very well written, and clearly acted by two actresses who are comfortable with each other. When Alex pleads with Kara to not give up on her secret idenitity as Kara Danvers, I actually felt some emotion. Similarly, I felt the weight of the moment when Alex asked Hank to walk her down the aisle. Both of these scenes are evidence of a show that has found its footing in terms of writing the interplay between characters. This wouldn't have been the case a few years ago.

This episode mostly dealt with the group dealing with Bloodsport and this season's human big bad (or one of them), Morgan Edge. I wasn't particularly fond of the Edge character, or at least how he was portrayed in this episode, but him, Lena, and Kara could be an interesting trio going forward. The other new character, Reign, seemed to be the more intriguing newcomer, since out of nowhere, she had super strength and was in one of Kara's dreams? Honestly not sure how that will be explained, but I'm invested as of now.


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