Supergirl (2015– )
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Supergirl struggles to decide whether or not to obey the President's orders regarding Rhea's latest actions. Meanwhile, Cat Grant returns to National City.


Millicent Shelton


Jerry Siegel (based on characters created by), Joe Shuster (based on characters created by) | 6 more credits »

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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 ... Cyborg Superman
Calista Flockhart ... Cat Grant
Lynda Carter ... President Olivia Marsdin
Teri Hatcher ... Rhea
Brenda Strong ... Lillian Luthor
Katie McGrath ... Lena Luthor
Tyler Hoechlin ... Superman
Pasha Ebrahimi ... General


Supergirl struggles to decide whether or not to obey the President's orders regarding Rhea's latest actions. Meanwhile, Cat Grant returns to National City.

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15 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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This is the first episode of the series to feature only Supergirl and not Kara Danvers. See more »


It has been argued that concealing President Marsdin's identity is a violation of Article II, Section I of the United States Constitution, but that is disregarding the show's firm establishment of the Multi-Verse being a reality. In other words, the above argument only hold true if the show was taking place on *our* Earth! Besides, The Flash takes place in the same Multi-Verse where it has been firmly established that Supergirl's Earth is a different one. If anything, the most logical probability is that _neither_ is *our* Earth, if not but for factual/historical discrepancies such as this very case (which occur on both shows). It's important to note, however, that the Article is said to be in effect in the comic books, as it is used to explain why Superman or Supergirl could not be elected president. See more »


Cat Grant: "Good Evening National City, its Cat Grant. Yes, I've been away for a while but I'm back. Now I can imagine that you're feeling afraid and feeling like your world is spinning out of control but, believe me, you have power and right now you have a job to do. Resist. Resist these invaders with everything you've got. They come with empty promises and closed fists. They promise to make our world great again and yet they know nothing about the people that make this world great. They think they can ...
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References Independence Day (1996) See more »

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Attack on National City
15 May 2017 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

There's one thing that's abundantly clear about this season compared to last, and that's that the showrunners are less afraid to be bolder in all areas of this show. Whether that's more action or bigger story lines, I have to give the show credit for at least trying some things this year. Unsurprisingly, some of those things work, and some don't.

Tonight's episode was all about returns. Not only did we get the return of the beloved (not really) Cat Grant, but we saw the likes of Lynda Carter's President Marsdin and Lillian Luthor. Let's start with Grant, because that's by far the one I had the biggest reaction to, and that reaction being not so good. I have nothing against Calista Flockhart, as I'm sure she's just doing what the directors ask, but I just can't stand that character. Basically, she represents all of what was wrong with season 1, and that definitely undermined some of what was going on. I didn't need a motivational speech from her, or somehow interrupting a Presidential address? I'm sorry, what?

Speaking of which; as much as I enjoyed having Lynda Carter back, I don't really feel like she was a necessary part of this episode. She essentially just replaced anything the DEO would have been doing and gave it a "grander" scope. And are we supposed to believe she's truly a "good guy"? I'd like to think she has a little more up her sleeve. Which brings me to Lillian Luthor, who managed to team up with Supergirl to save Lena and Mon-El from Rhea's ship and attack. That was by far my favorite angle the writers took. We all know the Luthor's aren't done wrecking Kara's life, but it was cool to see a team-up, albeit brief.

This episode was bold in scope and direction, but Rhea's plan for National City felt like the exact same thing that General Zod did in Man of Steel, and it really lacked originality overall. The only thing that didn't feel copied was the proposed wedding between Lena and Mon-El. But this episode is clearly part 1 of 2 with next week's finale just around the corner, so it's probably not best to put all my cards in this week anyway. Onto Supergirl vs Superman.

+Lillian's turn

+Bold with scope

-Cat Grant

-Rhea's plan is generic


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