Supergirl (2015– )
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Human for a Day 

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Supergirl, with her recently drained powers taking too long to return, must deal with life without them, while DEO has a powerful escaped alien prisoner in their headquarters.


Larry Teng


Jerry Siegel (based on characters created by), Joe Shuster (based on characters created by) | 6 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
David Harewood ... Hank Henshaw / J'onn J'onzz
Calista Flockhart ... Cat Grant
Peter Facinelli ... Maxwell Lord
Laura Benanti ... Alura Zor-El / Astra
Luke Macfarlane ... Agent Donovan
Charles Halford ... Jemm
Bryan Lugo ... Looter
Stephanie Arcila ... Woman
Ashton Bingham ... Senior Tech
Zuhair Haddad ... Store Owner
David Lim ... Agent Tsung


Kara and her friends are forced to rely on their inner strength and courage when an earthquake strikes National City, while Alex's mistrust of Hank reaches its breaking point when the earthquake traps them in the DEO with an alien escapee called Jemm. Written by Anonymous

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Guest star Luke Macfarlane previously starred on Brothers & Sisters (2006) with Calista Flockhart. See more »


Kara says that she doesn't need to go to the hospital when she breaks her arm because when she gets her powers back it will heal. Her arm would still need to be put in a splint or cast, otherwise the bone in her arm would heal incorrectly causing potential disfigurement and later complications. See more »


Hank Henshaw: I am not Hank Henshaw. He died the same night as your father. The DEO had been pursuing an alien for months. Not one of Fort Rozz prisoners, but an innocent one that was stranded on this planet. With the help of your father, the DEO tracked the alien to a remote location in Peru. Henshaw led the squadron sent to terminate him.
Alex Danvers: My father would never have been part of that mission.
Hank Henshaw: You're right. Jeremiah Danvers was a good man. He realized the alien we were hunting was no threat. He was a refugee, ...
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Supergirl End Theme
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Less Flockhart, But Still Watchable
25 January 2017 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Plot In A Paragraph: Kara (Mellisa Benoist) struggles with losing her powers as chaos reigns around her, and she is unable to help people.

This is one of the better episodes, as it is clearly leading to a bigger picture, rather than Supergirl just battling a villain of the week.

There is less Calista Flockhart in this episode, which is a shame, as I love her. She is the best thing in the show. Benoist ups her game, and givers her best performance of the series, as the struggling Kara.

We've known for some time that all is not as it seems with Hank, and we get our answers in this episode.

We also get another cliffhanger too!!

All in all one of the better episodes. Hopefully a sign of things to come!!

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Release Date:

7 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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