Supergirl (2015– )
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Legion of Super-Heroes 

Supergirl remains in a dreamlike state after sustaining injuries from Reign, so Mon-El recruits Brainiac-5, a member of the Legion of Superheroes, to bring her back.


Jesse Warn


Jerry Siegel (based on characters created by), Joe Shuster (based on characters created by) | 8 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Melissa Benoist ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
Mehcad Brooks ... James Olsen
Chyler Leigh ... Alex Danvers
Jeremy Jordan ... Winn Schott
Katie McGrath ... Lena Luthor
Odette Annable ... Samantha Arias / Reign
Chris Wood ... Mon-El
David Harewood ... J'onn J'onzz
Chad Lowe ... Thomas Coville
Emma Tremblay ... Ruby Arias
Jesse Rath ... Querl Dox / Brainiac-5
Amy Jackson ... Imra Ardeen
Anjali Jay ... Selena


The battle with Reign has put Supergirl into a coma like state to try and heal. Brainiac-5 enters into Supergirls coma-dream and tries to explain to her that she has sustained so much injuries that her body is healed . While she is fine physically in a Legion Healing tube, its up to Supergirl to wake up or she will remain in a coma and die. The DEO has tried to subdue Reign but are having trouble without Supergirl. Will Mon El help the team? What is the secret that he is protecting? Why is Thomas Coville now helping Reign? Written by Movie Dude

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Release Date:

15 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The binary code 0011101000101001 that Brainiac 5 wrote on Alex's cast translates to ":)", a common ASCII depiction of a smiley face. See more »


Supergirl: Hey. It's you. Are you shorter?
Querl Dox: Are you suggesting that I augmented my height while I existed in your consciousness so that you might see me as a more stable and trustworthy figure and therefore work with me to help you?
Supergirl: Uh... yeah?
Querl Dox: Yes. I did do exactly that.
Supergirl: [she laughs] Okay.
Querl Dox: It's nice to meet you in real life.
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Referenced in Supergirl: Man of Steel (2018) See more »

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Solid Start to the Back Half of Season 3
23 January 2018 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

After the best episode of the series, I highly doubted that the follow-up was going to be anywhere near the quality of Reign's defeat of Supergirl before Christmas. Luckily, this episode didn't necessarily try to be better, but it certainly was a serviceable episode. And ironically, I think the best thing this show did was make a creative way to bring Supergirl back within one episode of her falling to Reign. It was something I originally thought would be nice to 'sit on' for a bit, but I've seen too many of these CW shows botch this type of arc. I mean, Arrow season 3 is a prime example which had a similar type of moment in episode 3-10.

This episode introduced Brainiac 5 to assist in Supergirl's return and it was difficult to accept the strange addition at first, but I grew to enjoy the Star Trek-y and comic-booky inspired decision. Overall, the way in which Kara was trapped and escaped her brain coma or whatever the heck you want to call it, I thought was an interesting way to bring her back.

It's also just nice to see a villain make a continued presence on this show, especially one as good as Reign thus far. Odette Annable continues to grow in this worldkiller role and I'm very intrigued to see where it goes by the time we reach the end of the season.


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