Supergirl (2015– )
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The Guardian arrives to lend a hand when an alien parasite drains Supergirl of her power. Mon-El contemplates his motives when he considers a new career. Alex faces a new reality.


Larry Teng


Jerry Siegel (based on characters created by), Joe Shuster (based on characters created by) | 7 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Benoist ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
Mehcad Brooks ... James Olsen / Guardian
Chyler Leigh ... Alex Danvers
Jeremy Jordan ... Winn Schott
Floriana Lima ... Maggie Sawyer
Chris Wood ... Mon-El
David Harewood ... J'onn J'onzz
Brenda Strong ... Lillian Luthor
Sharon Leal ... M'gann M'orzz
William Mapother ... Dr. Rudy Jones / Parasite
Nikohl Boosheri ... Kelly Sotto
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Rand O'Reilly
Michael Ryan Michael Ryan ... McTavish
Josh Hallem Josh Hallem ... Brian
Kelly Konno ... Mother


The Guardian arrives to lend a hand when an alien parasite drains Supergirl of her power. Mon-El contemplates his motives when he considers a new career. Alex faces a new reality.

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14 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The side of Winn's back-up van says "Star-Spangled Deliveries since 1942" this is in direct correlation with "Guardian"'s first appearance in Star-Spangled Comics #7 (the April 1942 issue) See more »


During Guardian's fight with Parasite, Winn mispronounces Grimace as "Gwimace". See more »


Maggie Sawyer: How are you doing with all that?
[referring to Alex coming out]
Alex Danvers: I just... I don't know what to do now. I mean, I'm almost 30, and I feel like a kid again.
Maggie Sawyer: Well, everyone's experience is different. I can only tell you what I did.
Alex Danvers: Which was what?
Maggie Sawyer: I came out to my family.
Alex Danvers: How did they take it?
Maggie Sawyer: Well, um, my dad isn't exactly known for his open-mindedness, but he was pretty good. And so was my mum.
Alex Danvers: Maybe it's just a phase? You know, maybe it isn't real?
Maggie Sawyer: No, it's real. You're real, and you deserve to ...
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References The Thing (1982) See more »


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Coming Out to the World
14 November 2016 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Changing is a pretty cheesy title for any CW show but it makes sense for this episode. Everyone was going through some sort of shift tonight, and unfortunately some worked better than others.

I honestly don't even want to get into the villain of the week as it was yet another example of this show failing to present anything compelling in that department. The only saving grace was that the fact that it transformed into something pretty seismic, so it gave the so- called 'Super Friends' something to fight. But I don't understand why they haven't made better use of Cadmus as the overarching big-bad this season. Sure, we got a tease at the end with Mon-El being kidnapped, but come on, we're 6 episodes in now. You would think there would have been some more movement in that department.

But let's talk about the real controversy from tonight, the debut of 'The Guardian' in a full-fledged suit. I hated the suit when I saw the images released a few weeks back, and I'm still not totally on board with any aspect of James Olsen as a vigilante. But if I'm being honest, I didn't hate the team-up fight with him, Kara, and Mon-El. But that's not really saying all that much. And don't even get me started on how poorly written those scenes were between him and Winn.

Another big change came from Alex this week as she finally came out to Kara. I really like this storyline as it not only gives Alex some heavy material this season, but it's not something typically tackled in a superhero show. I give the showrunners props for that. But I just can't get over the brutally cheesy writing between Alex and Kara tonight. Perhaps some will find it endearing, and it was to a certain extent, but I feel like it was something out of a hallmark movie and not something written for intelligent viewers.

A few other tidbits were noting; it sure seems like Martian Manhunter won't be taking Miss Martian's blood all that well, which just seems like a boring deviation. And Mon-El, aside from getting kidnapped, is growing into his own as his own person. I've liked his and Kara's extracurricular activities thus far, although I figured Supergirl couldn't get drunk, so I think his future on this show is bright.

+Appreciating the effort towards Alex's arc

+The team up fight was cool

-Weak writing all around

-Another horrendous villain


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