Supergirl (2015– )
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Supergirl and the DEO are assigned to protect the President when an attack on her causes alien vs. human rights in National City to heat up. Alex investigates the case with Maggie Sawyer while Kara fears Mon-El may be responsible.

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Rachel Talalay

Writers:

Jerry Siegel (based on characters created by), Joe Shuster (based on characters created by) | 6 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
Floriana Lima ... Maggie Sawyer
Chris Wood ... Mon-El
David Harewood ... J'onn J'onzz
Lynda Carter ... President Olivia Marsdin
Sharon Leal ... M'gann M'orzz
Katie McGrath ... Lena Luthor
Nadine Crocker ... Scorcher
Ian Gomez ... Snapper Carr
Jaeson Lee ... DEO Agent #1
Jayson Li ... Astronomer
Kaylee Sapieha ... Darla
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Storyline

When the President arrives to sign an order giving amnesty to aliens. At the DEO, the man who arrived in the craft, awakens and has powers like Supergirl and leaves. Kara begins her first day as a reporter just as Jimmy begins his as Cat's replacement. Snapper Carr doesn't show Jimmy respect and gives Kara a lame assignment. Supergirl goes to meet the President when there's an attack by someone with heat vision like Supergirl but since she's in front of the President, it's not her. They assume it's the man who came. They track him down and learn he's from the planet next to Krypton. He denies attacking the President but they lock him up anyway. Alex tries to find the one who attacked the President and finds a detective, Maggie Sawyer also investigating who shows her something she didn't know. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Lynda Carter played another DC Comics superhero in the 1970's, Wonder Woman (1975). She also guest starred in Smallville (2001). See more »

Goofs

Lena Luther says that plumerias (the flowers on her office desk) are pretty rare. However they can be found in tropical climates such as Hawaii, Mexico, and Central America. See more »

Quotes

Supergirl: Not surprised you would make a joke of this. Your entire race thinks nothing but themselves.
Mon-El: And you would know all about my race, Kryptonian? Judging by that self-righteous glyph on your chest. Hey, so shouldn't you already have all the answers?
Supergirl: What's that supposed to mean?
Mon-El: Well, I know how your people feel about us. High-and-mighty, "enlightened" Krypton. Looking down on us lowly peasants ever since you attacked us with no provocation.
Supergirl: We attacked you? Is that... Why did you send a broadcast...
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Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Welcome to Earth
Written by Daniel Chadalakian Kurz
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An Uneven Episode, but It's Clearly Superior to Season 1's Direction
24 October 2016 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Tonight featured several comic-booky things, like the first real appearance of Mon-El (who will perhaps become Superboy down the road), Lynda Carter playing the president who's doubling as an alien supposedly, and an ending reveal of Miss Martian. And that's just the beginning of things. But it was far from a perfect episode.

In fact, tonight was probably the weakest episode this season in terms of a cohesively structured story. I mean, for the first 35 minutes it's suspected that the new super-powered being from Daxum, Mon-El, is behind the attacks on the President. Of course, one can expect a twist or two, but to then just have Scorcher appear out of nowhere to be the villain? It just didn't sit right with me. Thus, the episode feeling disappointingly uneven.

But I am admittedly having more fun this year than last. Sure, there are still way too many cheesy lines, particularly with the villains or at Catco, but it's a far more engaging show than it used to be. I think that's in large part due to the additions of interesting characters like Lena Luthor and Snapper Carr. I didn't like Snapper playing off of James as much as I liked him against Kara's optimism last week, but it's nice to see that Kara isn't getting away with everything in her first few weeks as a reporter.

I also appreciated the presence of the former Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter. I don't know how often she will return, but would have to be better than those villains of last year right? Even if it's somehow her last appearance, she definitely made an impression. Plus, how funny was that little jab at Trump by having Kara say "how did anyone even vote for that other guy?".

I even enjoyed the new character of Maggie Sawyer, who seems to be playing Alex's love interest? Maybe? Overall, it just seems like this show is handling the writing for its characters lightyears better than they did last year. It was an admittedly uneven episode, but a fun one nonetheless.

+Some fun comic stuff

+Maggie Sawyer

+Real world links and themes

-Very uneven with 'Scorcher's' random appearance

7.3/10


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