Supergirl (2015– )
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City of Lost Children 

National City is attacked by a Phorian, a normally peaceful race with telekinetic abilities.


Ben Hernandez Bray (as Ben Bray)


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




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 (credit only)
Chris Wood ... Mon-El
David Harewood ... J'onn J'onzz
Teri Hatcher ... Rhea
Katie McGrath ... Lena Luthor
Lonnie Chavis ... Marcus
Andrea Brooks ... Eve Teschmacher
Curtis Lum ... Demos
Lauren Gibson Lauren Gibson ... Woman
Josh Hallem Josh Hallem ... Brian
Darcy Hinds ... Dealer


When an alien attacks National City, Supergirl and the DEO learn the alien is a Phorian, an otherwise peaceful race with telekinetic powers. Guardian gets a lead on the Phorian's address but instead of finding the culprit, he finds a very scared boy named Marcus. Marcus will only trust James so it is up to Guardian to stop the attacks on the city. Rhea's plan escalates. Written by sarah_l91

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Release Date:

8 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


James makes a reference to being a vigilante like 'Clark's friend' to whom Winn makes points at the side of his head like spiky ears. These are indirect references to Batman. See more »


When Rhea is talking on Lena's phone, it can clearly be seen that the answer screen is still on screen by the Green and Red phone icons. See more »


Rhea: Put the gun down, Mon-El. You don't want to hurt me...
Mon-El: Shut up!
Rhea: The Kryptonian girl was right. You are a hero of Earth. But would a hero kill his own mother?
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References Carrie (1976) See more »

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New Daxam
8 May 2017 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Well, it's about time we've had some movement on season two's big bad. It seems as though it will indeed be Mon-El's mother, Rhea. Her, and an all too unaware Lena managed to bring an entire race of Daxamites to National City by episode's end.

I actually thought there was a chance we were going to get another filler episode as Guardian seemed to be taking center stage. Luckily, that wasn't necessarily the case. However, James did play a role in guiding a young alien boy while he was being controlled by Rhea's device. Which brings me to my big question after watching this episode. Does Rhea even know that she's controlling that alien race of people in National City? There didn't seem to be any indication whether she even realized that was a consequence of her trying to open the Daxam portal. It's strange that they wouldn't clarify one way or another.

That boy wasn't the only one feeling a powerless. In fact, it seemed like the theme of the episode was feeling powerless. Guardian was feeling like nobody wanted him (seriously though?), the race of people were being controlled without their will, Lena was completely clueless, and Supergirl could do nothing to stop an entire alien invasion. Hey, at least they aren't turning this Luthor into a full-blown villain….yet.

Overall, this was a nice set-up episode that feels like part 1 of a bigger story. The idea of having Rhea's big plan being just an invasion and essentially General Zod's arc from Man of Steel seems lame, but I'm optimistic. Let's just hope they don't botch the last few episodes, because this season has actually been a pleasant surprise for the most part.

+Movement on the "big bad"

+Lena isn't aware

-Why the Guardian stuff now?


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