Supergirl (2015– )
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Stronger Together 

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Kara must put doubts aside as she tries to apprehend an escapee from the Kryptonian prison; Cat pressures James for an interview with Supergirl.

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Glen Winter

Writers:

Jerry Siegel (based on characters created by), Joe Shuster (based on characters created by) | 8 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Benoist ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
Mehcad Brooks ... James Olsen
Chyler Leigh ... Alex Danvers
Jeremy Jordan ... Winn Schott
David Harewood ... Hank Henshaw
Calista Flockhart ... Cat Grant
Peter Facinelli ... Maxwell Lord
Laura Benanti ... Alura Zor-El / Astra
Chris Vance ... Non
Rich Ceraulo Ko ... Agent Hartmann (as Rich Ceraulo)
Justice Leak ... Hellgrammite
Eric Steinberg ... Commander Gor
Malina Weissman ... Young Kara Zor-El
Jay Jackson ... Male Newscaster
Pilar Holland ... Female Newscaster
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Kara must put doubts aside as she tries to apprehend an escapee from the Kryptonian prison; Cat pressures James for an interview with Supergirl.

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Trivia

Avelena Wijesundera played "Girl" in this episode. She is the girl that is the owner of the snake named "Fluffy", that Supergirl save from a tree. See more »

Goofs

Oil leaks from the front of the tanker, but oil tankers do not store oil in this way. See more »

Quotes

Astra: Kryptonians are nearly indestructible on Earth. How could that blade hurt me?
Doctor: Unclear. I've never seen anything like it. It's definitely not from this planet.
[setting the blade on a scanner]
Doctor: It seems to be emitting a specific radioactivity that's damaging to your cellular structure.
Astra: It's still making me sick. Get it away from me. Get it out of here!
Non: [entering as the doctor leaves] The humans are more canny than we predicted.
Astra: Until we learn to neutralize this weapon they possess, we might have to ...
[...]
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References Superman (1978) See more »

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Supergirl End Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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Have Faith
2 November 2015 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Tonight's episode is centered on characters having faith in Supergirl to save the city and be who Superman is. While I think it was probably a little too early on in the show to tackle the media's opinion on Supergirl, the faith angle is something that can be applied to Supergirl as an entire show. So far, I haven't been too impressed by the show, but I still have faith that it can be a solid show. I don't think it has the fluidity or the likable characters of Arrow or The Flash but it does seem to be more focused than a show like Gotham. It's important that this show doesn't try to do too much.

I think everything was toned down a little bit here. Cat Grant is still un-watchable at times, it was however funny to hear Cat Grant say "Sick of hearing about the Man of Steel", which is something I think every viewer is thinking. But the over the top comedy mixed with the Full House cheesiness seems to be gone or at least significantly less present than last week. I still don't buy into the fact that Winn can hack into whatever the heck he was hacking into. Nor do I understand exactly the importance of Hank Henshaw's group to this show, but I'm willing to hang in there and give it a shot. I am however more interested in Kara's aunt and the potential enhanced presence of Maxwell Lord. Lord is a big character in the comics and is a potential villain that would make sense for Supergirl. That is if they make him a physical match.

Speaking of physical matches, I'm glad to see this show is using Kryptonite upfront because it's really the only way to humanize a Kryptonian. I'm hoping that they focus more on Kara vs these type of obstacles instead of the city's opinion of her. I understand it needs to eventually be addressed, but that whole story line this week felt rushed. It was like the city hated her one second and the next they loved her. In a normal world that would likely be more of a gradual thing.

The effects continue to impress at least for a TV show. I think the show looks twice as good as The Flash, probably due to a bigger budget. Still, it's something Supergirl deserves at least a little bit of credit. I am however skeptical of the decision to have the same actress play both Kara's aunt and mother. I understand they are twins, but I think it could get confusing for some viewers. I also don't think the show needed to reveal anything about Hank Henshaw this early on. Save that for a more dramatic time later. Overall though, it was an improvement over last week, but still a long way to go.

+Effects

+Potential villains

+Acknowledging the excessive Superman references is annoying

+Everything was toned down a bit..

-..Except for Cat Grant

-Revealing Henshaw a little early

-Gaining the city's trust back was too easy

7.2/10


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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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