Supergirl (2015– )
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Supergirl Lives 

While searching for a missing woman, Supergirl and Mon-El end up on another planet where Roulette leads a slave trafficking ring.

Director:

Kevin Smith

Writers:

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

Episode complete credited cast:
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
Dichen Lachman ... Veronica Sinclair / Roulette
James Urbaniak ... Maaldorian Doctor
Harley Quinn Smith ... Izzy Williams
Ian Gomez ... Snapper Carr
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robin Atkin Downes ... Jo (voice)
Robert Zen Humpage ... Fish Head
David Jacox David Jacox ... Driver
Nick Marinos Nick Marinos ... Fists (as Nicholas Marinos)
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Storyline

Kara is moved by the story of a missing woman named Izzy and decides to investigate despite Snapper Carr's order to leave it alone. Kara takes Mon-El with her to the last place Izzy was seen and the duo find themselves thrust through a portal to another planet, Slaver's Moon, where the downtrodden are sold as slaves. The leader of the trafficking ring is none other than Roulette. To make matters worse, Slaver's Moon has a red sun, which means Kara and Mon-El are stripped of their powers and stuck on the planet with no way home. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Alex blames herself for Kara's disappearance, fearing she's become too focused on her new relationship with Maggie and too complacent in watching out for her sister.

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2017 (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

Harley Quinn Smith (Izzy Williams) is the daughter of the director Kevin Smith. See more »

Goofs

The other moons visible in Maaldoria's sky are all at different phases, even though they're nearby (else they'd look like stars); which means they should be lit by their sun Arcturus at very nearly the same angle. See more »

Quotes

Snapper Carr: Teenage runaways are not news. They are clichés. You have more important stories to cover.
Kara Danvers: More important? What's more important than a mother finding her daughter?
Snapper Carr: My coffee, my Danish, and the five minutes of peace and quiet you stole from me.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Slipping Away
(uncredited)
Performed by Tanlines
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Thanagarian Snare Beast
23 January 2017 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Did anybody really think a Thanagarian Snare Beast would ever make it to the big screen, let alone small screen? Well, Supergirl introduced one tonight as Kevin Smith finally got to make what was (sort of) his pitch for a Superman movie back in the late 90's.

After seeing Jon Schnepp's documentary on the history behind the originally pitched 'Superman Lives' movie, there was a part of me that actually wanted to see Kevin Smith's take. Ridiculous is an understatement as Jon Peters uniquely obscure vision overtook Smith's passion project, but Smith put his stamp on this particular episode. Much like his first Flash directed episode last season, this episode felt both like a departure from the show as well as exactly what we needed coming out of a long break. I mean, we got an episode that didn't deal with the main antagonists of the show and yet it was perhaps the grandest of episodes in terms of scope this season.

What was built up as a solid mystery into the disappearances of several unlinked citizens, turned into a charming space bound adventure with surprisingly entertaining new characters (and a quick look at a Dominator from the crossover). Whilst all that's happening, the episode did feature a few romantically focused scenes. I'm a huge fan of the Sanvers relationship, but their 'fight' felt contrived and out of place. If they are going to break up, I'd hate it to end so abruptly. Maggie did find out that Kara was Supergirl because of this 'fight', however, so perhaps this could lead to something.

Kara and Mon-El seemed to have some serious development on their end as well with the ladder deciding he officially wants to throw his name in the superhero group after all. Not shocking, but exciting for sure. Perhaps the most intriguing thing about the series now is the exact plans for his character, especially seeing the last scene. He'll be important in the back half. Overall, it was a nice return for Supergirl, and I think this show has finally found its footing.

+Fun adventure

+Kevin Smith's stamp all over it

+One-off episode

-Romances felt forced

8.0/10


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