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Supergirl is a fictional character, a superhero featuring in comic books published by DC Comics. Supergirl was created to be a female counterpart to DC's popular hero Superman. She was created by writer Otto Binder and designed by artist Al Plastino in 1959. She first appeared in the Action Comics comic book series and later branched out into animation, film, television, and merchandising. In May 2011, Supergirl placed 94th on IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time.
Introduced in 1959, a number of different characters have assumed the Supergirl mantle over the decades, with the most popular and enduring version of the character being Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, who shares his super powers and vulnerability to Kryptonite. Supergirl plays a supporting role in various DC Comics publications, including Action Comics, Superman, and several comic book series unrelated to Superman. In 1969, Supergirl's adventures became the lead feature in Adventure Comics, and she later starred in an eponymous comic book series which debuted in 1972 and ran until 1974, followed by a second monthly comic book series titled The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl, which ran from 1982 to 1984.
Due to changing editorial policy at DC, Supergirl was initially killed off in the 1985 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths. DC Comics subsequently rebooted the continuity of the DC Comics Universe, re-establishing Superman's character as the sole survivor of Krypton's destruction. Following the conclusion of Crisis on Infinite Earths, several different characters written as having no familial relationship to Superman have assumed the role of Supergirl, including Matrix, Linda Danvers, and Cir-El. Following the cancellation of the third Supergirl comic book series, starring the Linda Danvers version of the character, a modern version of Kara Zor-El was reintroduced into the DC Comics continuity in issue #8 of the Superman/Batman comic book series titled The Supergirl from Krypton (2004). The modern Kara Zor-El stars as Supergirl in an eponymous comic book series, in addition to playing a supporting role in various other DC Comics publications.
The first live action depiction of Supergirl was in the eponymous 1984 British superhero film directed by Jeannot Szwarc, starring Helen Slater as Supergirl, Faye Dunaway, and Peter O'Toole. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and is a spin-off to Alexander and Ilya Salkind's Superman film series.
The film is a spinoff from the Superman film series starring Christopher Reeve, to which it is connected by Marc McClure's character Jimmy Olsen (he was the only returning actor). Its plot concerns Supergirl, Superman's cousin, leaving her isolated Kryptonian community of Argo City for Earth in an effort to retrieve the unique "Omegahedron", which has fallen into the hands of the evil witch Selena (Faye Dunaway). The film was poorly received and did poorly at the box office.
Justice League Unlimited (2004-2006)
Justice League Unlimited (JLU) is an American animated television series that was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and aired on Cartoon Network. Featuring a wide array of superheroes from the DC Comics universe, and specifically based on the Justice League superhero team, it is a direct sequel to the previous Justice League animated series. JLU debuted on July 31, 2004 on Toonami and ended with the episode aired May 13, 2006. It was also the final series set in the long-running DC animated universe, which started with Batman: The Animated Series in 1992.
Supergirl (2015 CBS TV Series)
Supergirl is an American superhero fiction action-adventure drama television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg (the latter two having previously created Arrow and The Flash) that airs on CBS. It is based on the DC Comics character Supergirl (Kara Zor-El), created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino, and stars Melissa Benoist in the title role. Supergirl is a costumed superheroine who is the biological cousin to Superman and one of the last surviving Kryptonians. The series was officially picked up on May 6, 2015, after receiving a series commitment in September 2014, and premiered on October 26, 2015. Supergirl received a full season order of 20 episodes on November 30, 2015.
SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant. She works alongside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott and famous photographer James Olsen, who Grant just hired away from the Daily Planet to serve as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.
24-year old Kara Zor-El, who is taken in by the Danvers family when she was 12 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them. The Danvers teach her to be careful with her powers, until she has to reveal them during an unexpected disaster, setting her on her journey of heroism.
On September 4, 2014, it was reported that Berlanti would executive produce a re-imagining of the origin of Supergirl, to be written by The New Normal and Chuck alum Ali Adler. Flash co-creator Johns is also involved with development. On September 19, 2014, it was reported that CBS had made a series commitment to Supergirl. It was also announced that Berlanti would co-write the first episode.
In November 2014, Berlanti expressed interest in Supergirl existing in the same universe as his other series Arrow and The Flash, and in January 2015, The CW president Mark Pedowitz revealed that he was also open to a crossover between the series and networks (due to Berlanti executive producing all three and The CW co-owned by CBS). However, Tassler stated that month that, "those two shows are on a different network. So I think we'll keep Supergirl to ourselves for awhile."
Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El / Kara Danvers: A 24-year old Kryptonian living in National City who must embrace her powers after previously hiding them. She is Cat Grant's assistant at CatCo. Benoist expressed her excitement over portraying the character, and being able to "[tell] a story about a human being really realizing their potential and their strength". Claire Holt and Gemma Atkinson were under consideration for the role. Malina Weissman will portray a young Kara.
Mehcad Brooks as James "Jimmy" Olsen: A former Daily Planet photographer living and working in National City for Cat Grant as her new art director and love interest for Kara.
Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant: The founder of media conglomerate CatCo.
David Harewood as Hank Henshaw: A former CIA agent who is the head of the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), who goes on high alert when Supergirl reveals herself, worried that her otherworldly abilities pose a threat to humankind.
Chyler Leigh as Alexandra "Alex" Danvers: Kara's foster sister and a doctor who will try to learn as much as she can about Kara's Kryptonian culture. She works for Henshaw at the DEO.
Catherine Jane "Cat" Grant
Catherine Jane "Cat" Grant is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with Superman. Cat first appeared in Adventures of Superman #424 (January 1987) as a gossip columnist for the Daily Planet. Introduced as a potential love interest for Clark Kent, her character added a new dimension to the Clark/Lois Lane/Superman dynamic.
- Cat Grant appears in the series Supergirl, portrayed by Calista Flockhart. She is depicted as the founder of media conglomerate CatCo and is the mother of Carter Grant.
- In Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Cat Grant was featured in her early role as the Daily Planet gossip columnist with an interest in Clark Kent. She was played by Tracy Scoggins. Cat was portrayed as a shameless man-chaser, who tried to seduce Clark Kent very often - to the point that she once tried to convince him that they were involved when he was suffering from amnesia- and usually dressed in provocative attire. Scoggins was a regular cast member during season one, but the character was dropped for the remainder of the series, without explanation.
- The character of Cat Grant was considered by the producers of Superman: The Animated Series, but was dropped in favor of the character Angela Chen (voiced by Lauren Tom) that would add more diversity to the Superman cast of characters. Chen's role mirrored Grant's from the comics, with the exception that she was a TV news-magazine host and that she was Half Black-Half Asian, and that she viewed Superman in a proper manner as opposed to a potential love interest.
- Two incarnations of the character appeared in Smallville. In the season nine episode "Crossfire", Clark Kent applies for a hosting job for a TV morning show; he tries to impress the producers with a piece on online dating, and goes on a blind date with Cat Grant (Emilie Ullerup). Cat's character is the opposite of her usual portrayal: she is studying for two advanced degrees and served in the Peace Corps. At the end of the episode, she is hired instead of Clark to host the morning show. On July 25, 2010, it was revealed at Comic Con that actress Keri Lynn Pratt would play a new version of the character in the final season. This version of Cat works at the Daily Planet and is partnered with Clark during Lois Lane's absence. The character mentions the previous Cat Grant, and explains the identical name as a coincidence. It is later revealed that her real name is Mary Louise Shroger, and that she changed her name to protect her son. The character was recurring throughout the final season. She takes a stand against vigilantes on the grounds that they steal the spotlight from "real heroes". Her life is threatened several times by Deadshot and later Isis, but she is saved each time by Clark. Her opposition to vigilantes prompts her to expose Lois, Tess Mercer and Emil Hamilton to the authorities.
- Cat Grant appears in the Young Justice animated TV series in a recurring role voiced by Masasa Moyo. First appearing in the episode "Targets", she is seen reporting on a peace conference that is being officiated by Lex Luthor. In the episode "Terrors", Cat is seen broadcasting news reports from New Orleans and Chicago where the Terror Twins are doing a three-state rampage. In subsequent episodes, she continues to appear (usually briefly) reporting the news on WGBS-TV while the main characters watch.
Supergirl Episode 1: "Pilot" October 26, 2015
In January 2015, Melissa Benoist was cast in the role of Supergirl. CBS launched a trailer for the series in May 2015. The series premiered on October 26 2015. On May 22 2015, the pilot episode was leaked online and made available through many torrent sites in high-definition (1080p), with fans wondering if the leak was due to theft or a marketing stunt by CBS.
A young girl named Kara Zor-El is sent to Earth by her mother Alura to protect her cousin, Kal-El, as their planet, Krypton, destructs. The planet's explosion forces her ship off course and into the Phantom Zone, where she stays for 24 years before landing on Earth. Kal-El, now an adult and going by the name Superman, puts Kara in the care of the Danvers. Twelve years later, Kara is forced to reveal herself to the world when her adoptive sister's plane is sabotaged and she must save everyone. Her sister, Alex, is revealed to be working at the Department of Extra-Normal Operations, under the leadership of Hank Henshaw, investigating alien activity.
She learns that there are hundreds of aliens on the planet in hiding, most whom came from a prison that crashed on Earth when she did, and that her mother was the one responsible for imprisoning the intergalactic criminals. Her actions attract the attention of Vartox (Owain Yeoman) and, with guidance from Alex, she is able to defeat him. New art director James Olsen reveals he was sent to look after her and presents Kara with a gift from Superman, a new cape for her costume. Vartox's superior is revealed to be Astra In-Ze, Alura's identical twin sister, who wants to conquer Earth.
#2: "Stronger Together" November 9, 2015
In an effort to put a positive image on Supergirl in the wake of a serious mishap, Kara asks Winn and James to help her perfect her skills, while Hank and Alex put Kara through extensive physical training. Meanwhile, Kara learns that an insect-like alien of the Hellgrammite species who escaped from Fort Rozz is on Earth searching for chlorine-based food. The DEO prepares an ambush for the Hellgrammite, but it escapes, kidnapping Alex and taking her to Astra. Astra uses Alex as a trap for Kara. As Kara and Astra fight, Hank injures Astra with a Kryptonite knife and Alex kills the Hellgrammite. Learning that Kara has become more powerful than she had imagined and that humanity has a means of weakening Kryptonians, Astra muses that her "plans" may need to be temporarily postponed. Although Cat pressures James to get her an interview with Supergirl, James has reservations about being used as a go-between to his superpowered friends, while Kara is worried about being recognised. In the end, Kara agrees to the interview and prevents James from getting fired. It is also revealed that Hank might have a secret of his own when his eyes begin to glow red.
#3: "Fight or Flight" November 9, 2015
During the interview with Cat, Supergirl accidentally reveals that she is Superman's cousin. Supergirl is later attacked by Reactron, who seeks to kill her in order to get his revenge on Superman, but she manages to send him fleeing. He later goes to LORD Technology labs and kidnaps Maxwell Lord to get him to fix his suit. Kara later learns that a reactor meltdown Superman stopped in the past killed Reactron's wife, thus explaining the vendetta. She goes to Reactron's hideout and manages to save Maxwell Lord, only to get badly injured by Reactron afterwards, but Superman comes to save her. She gets mad at James, who called Superman for help, as she didn't want to rely on the Man of Steel. During a party Cat organized, Reactron breaks in to find Supergirl. While James distracts Reactron, Supergirl covers her hand in lead so that she can use it to safely remove the power core in Reactron's suit and defeat him. It is later revealed that James has an ex-fiancée, Lucy Lane (the younger sister of Lois Lane), who came to National City to patch up their relationship.
#4: "Livewire" November 16, 2015
After fighting an alien escapee, Kara meets Alex at the apartment to greet their mother, Eliza Danvers, for Thanksgiving, inviting Winn due to his lack of plans. CatCo's shock jock, Leslie Willis is demoted by Cat to traffic reporting after a controversial bashing of Supergirl. During a severe thunderstorm, Supergirl tries to save Leslie, but lightning strikes them both, imbuing Leslie with electromagnetic powers. Leslie takes the name "Livewire" and tries to take revenge on Cat, but eventually Supergirl stops her and she is imprisoned at DEO. After Alex tells Eliza in a fit of rage at the dinner table that she's actually DEO, Eliza reveals to her daughters that, years ago, their father, Dr. Jeremiah Danvers, offered himself up to work for Hank Henshaw in exchange for Kara's safety and then died mysteriously, leading the girls to become suspicious of Henshaw.
#5: "How Does She Do It?" Nov. 23, 2015
Due to the November 2015 Paris attacks, the episode "How Does She Do It?", originally scheduled to air on November 16, 2015 as the fourth episode of the season, was pulled from its scheduled airing, due to content in the episode that was similar to the attacks. In its place, the episode "Livewire" was aired, which was originally scheduled to air as the fifth episode on November 23, 2015. "How Does She Do It?" later aired as the fifth episode on that date.
Cat Grant is out of town accepting an award and Kara, James, and Winn struggle to take care of CatCo, Cat's son Carter, and a bomber targeting Maxwell Lord's company. The DEO, claiming to be the FBI, goes to Lord and attempts to convince him to postpone the bullet train's opening, but to no avail. Kara is stuck between James and Lucy's relationship, each arguing that the other is responsible for their breakup. On the opening night of Lord's new bullet train, Supergirl and the DEO must deal with two bomb threats simultaneously, one at the airport and one on the train. James and the DEO go to the airport, where Hank Henshaw secretly uses his hidden strength to deactivate the bomb, claiming it was a dud. Supergirl goes to the train, on which Carter and the bomber are both riding. As Supergirl confronts the bomber, he claims that he is doing it for his invalid daughter. The bomber requests Supergirl save the people on the train after he starts the timer, which she does. At DEO headquarters, Alex finds a fail-safe in the "dud" bomb, causing Supergirl to realize that Lord was the one behind the bomber's actions. Lord concedes that the threats could have been used to test Supergirl's skills, but does not admit responsibility.
#6: "Red Faced" November 30, 2015
Anger issues surface for multiple characters, including Kara. Cat's mother, Katherine Grant, arrives. Lucy's father, Sam Lane, arrives. The military's rogue combat android, Red Tornado, challenges Kara; she and Alex eventually defeat both the robot and its creator, but the fight leaves the former weakened. It is discovered that Hank Henshaw was the last to see Jeremiah Danvers alive. At the end of the episode, Kara drops some glass and, when she picks it up, she starts bleeding.
#7: "Human for a Day" Dec. 7, 2015
The fight with Red Tornado leaves Kara helpless without her powers. During an earthquake, she attempts to help James and Winn, while the events allow an alien prisoner, Jemm, to break out of his DEO cell and face off against Alex and Hank, who is later revealed to be a benevolent alien refugee, J'onn J'onzz. Hank explains to Alex that her father saved him from the real Henshaw, who tried to kill him, and that he made him a promise to watch over his daughter. Kara is later attacked by Astra and her assistants.
#8: "Hostile Takeover" Dec. 14, 2015
Kara's battle against Astra is muddied when Astra explains how Alura captured her, but Kara refuses to believe her story until she discovers the truth that her mother was trying to keep from her. It is also revealed that Astra used her fight against Supergirl as part of a plan to take over Lord Technologies, led by her husband Non and his army of Kryptonians, prompting Alex and Hank to stop them. The Kryptonians are employing kryptonite-shielding armor to protect themselves from the substance, but Hank still manages to take out one after he revealed to him his true identity. Meanwhile Kara, James, Winn, and Lucy help Cat track down a hacker responsible for releasing Cat's e-mails, leading them to a CatCo executive who wants to oust Cat from the company. Cat reveals to Kara that she has a son that she has not seen in 24 years and later tells Kara that she knows that she is Supergirl. Kara then races over to Lord Technologies to face off against Non.
#9: "Blood Bonds" January 4, 2016
Non defeats Supergirl and leaves with Hank/J'onn. Lord sends the DEO away from his facility, vowing to defend it himself, and returns to a secret experiment he is conducting. Non offers to trade Hank for Astra, but General Lane (placed in charge of the DEO during the emergency though Hank left Alex as acting director) refuses, tortures Astra for Non's location, and walks into a trap placed by Non. Kara is distraught over both this defeat and the fact that Cat will fire her unless she is convinced that Kara is not Supergirl. Kara goes to the DEO and talks with Astra who tells her that Alura believed her (correct) claim that Krypton was doomed, but sentenced her for her illegal methods while promising to work for her cause. Alex and Supergirl make the trade over Lane's objections and Astra orders Non to withdraw despite his numerical advantage. Later, J'onn uses his shape-shifting power to present Cat with Kara and Supergirl simultaneously, casting doubt on her initial deduction of their identities.
#10: "Childish Things" Jan. 18, 2016
When Winn learns that his father, the Toyman, has escaped, Kara wants to help him find his father, but he's concerned it is his cross to bear. Alex convinces a reluctant Hank to use his powers to infiltrate Lord Technologies and find out what Maxwell is hiding. Cat hires Lucy as her general counsel, but James is unenthusiastic. Maxwell uses a hidden camera to spy on Kara and Alex, discovering that the two are sisters and learning Kara's secret identity. Also, Kara learns Winn is in love with her after he kisses her and runs off. Kara feels guilty for possibly ruining their friendship and tells Alex, who already knew how he felt.
#11: "Strange Visitor from Another Planet"
Jan. 25, 2016
Kara saves an anti-alien senator after a mysterious creature attacks, only to discover that Hank knows of the creature and wants vengeance against it for killing his family and race back on Mars. The deception takes on a new twist when the alien poses as the senator in order to bait Hank into revealing the DEO's green martian and Kara has to intervene before Hank goes through with his vengeance. Meanwhile, Kara helps Cat meet with her son, Adam, who later asks Kara out for a date. An identical Supergirl suddenly shows up in National City and is already the lead story on television after she tosses a dangling car off a bridge.
#12: "Bizarro" February 1, 2016
Kara comes face to face with a doppelgänger of herself who was brought to life by Maxwell through a combination of genetics from her DNA and a comatose victim; the double is mentally programmed to destroy Supergirl. Kara, on the other hand, believes that Maxwell is the one the DEO should go after when he reveals he knows her secret by sending Bizarro out to kill her while she is Kara. Alex and Hank come up with a plan to keep Maxwell from exposing Kara while countering Bizarro with a synthetic blue kryptonite. Meanwhile, Kara starts to get to know Adam, but is not sure whether to take the next step. A mysterious plant attacks Kara.
#13: "For the Girl Who Has Everything"
February 8, 2016
A mysterious plant known as the Black Mercy places Kara in a dreamlike state that has her imagining she is back on Krypton. The plant is part of a plot by Non, who is using Earth's technology to launch Myriad, which he and Astra are planning to use to wipe out humanity. Alex, Hank, Winn, Maxwell, and James race against time to save Kara, with Alex entering Kara's mind to pull Kara out and bring her back to reality. When Kara comes back, she seeks revenge on Non and stops him, but Astra, who wanted Kara unharmed and is upset with Non, is killed by Alex before she could kill Hank, who fought her off as the Martian Manhunter. Hank tells Kara that he killed Astra instead of Alex, who starts to feel guilty over whether she should tell Kara the truth. Non vows revenge on Kara in the wake of Astra's death.
#14: "Truth, Justice and the American Way"
February 22, 2016
Kara, Alex, and J'onn track down an armored alien known as the Master Jailer, whom they discover was a prison guard at Fort Rozz. He has become a vigilante who kills the alien fugitives, including those convicted of non-violent crimes, such as a professor sentenced for drug smuggling. Kara confronts the Jailer, but he takes her prisoner and plans to execute her for not joining him. Alex pinpoints his location and Kara is able to save the professor and defeat the Jailer. Cat assigns James and Lucy to investigate Maxwell Lord's disappearance. Tensions between James and Lucy develop after he reveals his knowledge of the DEO, prompting James to urge Kara to release Maxwell. Kara finds competition in Cat's new "first assistant" Siobhan Smythe, who vows to become the next Cat Grant. As Kara and Non pay their final respects to Astra, Non warns her that she will be next. Kara attempts to seek out the truth about Myriad and realizes she cannot forgive J'onn for killing her aunt.
#15: "Solitude" February 29, 2016
A hacker steals information from a cheating website and asks Cat to release it. When Cat refuses, the hacker disrupts the city's infrastructure by interfering with its computer system. The hacker is revealed to be Indigo, who was on Fort Roz and who enabled Kara to escape the Phantom Zone. Her true plan is to destroy National City with a nuclear missile, but her attempt is foiled by Supergirl. Meanwhile, Kara is still mad at Hank and refuses to return to the DEO. Upon realizing they are stronger together, she eventually does, only to be told by Alex that it was she who killed her aunt.
#16: "Falling" March 14, 2016
Supergirl inadvertently comes in contact with Red Kryptonite, which destroys her inhibitions. It turns out that Maxwell created it in hopes of stopping Non's next attack. However, it gradually turns Supergirl evil. The DEO is able to subdue her - but at the price of Hank revealing himself as the Martian Manhunter.
#17: "Manhunter" March 21, 2016
While Kara is trying to win back National City's trust, Marine Colonel James Harper begins an investigation into the J'onn affair, with Lucy, having re-enlisted into the Army at her previous rank of Major, as his legal assistant. After learning that Hank and Alex are on their way to Project Cadmus, Kara tells Lucy that she is Supergirl, and convinces her to help rescue Hank and Alex. Hank learns that Jeremiah is still alive, so he and Alex go on the run to find him, but not before manipulating Harper into resigning from the Marines and appointing Lucy as the acting director of the DEO. Meanwhile, Siobhan tries to get revenge on Kara for getting her fired, but gets caught and discovers that she has the power to sonic scream.
#18: "World's Finest" March 28, 2016
Siobhan discovers that the women in her family are cursed with the spirit of a banshee, which can only be quieted by killing whomever wronged them. Deciding to kill Kara, Siobhan frees Livewire from captivity at the DEO and suggests they team up. Siobhan—now calling herself Silver Banshee—and Livewire kidnap Cat and wreak havoc on National City Park. With the help of The Flash (Grant Gustin), a superhero from an alternate universe (see Arrowverse), Kara is able to subdue them and win back National City's trust. Later on, Kara discovers that everyone in National City has fallen under some kind of spell, revealed by Non to be the result of Myriad.
This episode is a crossover with The Flash.
#19: "Myriad" April 11, 2016
The Myriad effect has taken over National City and even Superman is under control, leaving Kara, Cat, and Maxwell as the only ones immune. Now, Kara must find a way to stop Non, but Maxwell is looking at destroying the Kryptonians with a bomb at the risk of killing humans. Cat objects and prompts Kara to find an alternative. The effect brings fugitives Alex and J'onn back, but not before Alex tells Eliza the truth about Jeremiah and Henshaw. When Indigo senses the two returning, she defeats J'onn, but takes Alex and places her under mind control as Non's payback for Astra's death.
#20: "Better Angels" April 18, 2016
Kara fights with Alex, who is controlled by Non. When Alex is about to kill Kara with the same sword used to kill Astra, their mother pleads with her to stop, breaking Non's control over Alex. The team learns that hope is the key to stopping Myriad. Supergirl inspires the citizens of National City, waking them from the Myriad trance. However, Non is convinced by Indigo to kill all the humans on Earth by increasing Myriad's frequency. Back at the DEO, Max warns Kara that she might not survive a solo fight with Non and Indigo; J'onn later insists on helping her. Kara and J'onn confront Non and Indigo at Fort Rozz, which is powering Myriad. Kara defeats Non in a heat vision battle and J'onn rips Indigo's body apart. As Indigo dies, she gloats that Myriad cannot be shut down. Kara flies Fort Rozz into space, rendering Myriad harmless; Alex rescues her using Kara's pod. Afterward, J'onn is reinstated as the Director of the DEO and Cat gives Kara a promotion. While Kara celebrates at her house, another pod similar to the one in which Kara came to Earth crashes near National City. Kara opens the pod and is shocked by what is inside it.
On May 12, 2016, Warner Bros. Television announced that the series had been renewed for a second season and that it would move from CBS to The CW. It is scheduled to debut in October 2016.
Flash & Supergirl 2016 Musical Cross-Over
Ever since The Flash debuted set within the same universe of The CW’s prior hit Arrow, crossovers have been a #DCTV staple on The CW. This fall will feature The CW’s first ever four-episode crossover, spanning not only Arrow and Flash, but Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as well. However, today the Executive Producers announced that next season will also feature a two-part musical crossover taking place later in the season between Supergirl and The Flash.
If you’re scratching your head over this, you shouldn’t be. Both Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin were regulars on Fox’s Glee and are more than capable of carrying a tune, along with fellow stars Jesse L. Martin (Joe West), John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn), Victor Garber (Martin Stein) and Jeremy Jordan (Winn Schott). As for how the rest of the cast is at crooning, we’ll find out when the musical crossover takes place in the second half of the season.
Supergirl Season 2 (CW 2016-2017)
Along with the news about the musical crossover, there were some exciting character and casting announcements made today about the newest #DCTV show to join the CW family.
Fans of Young Justice and Teen Titans may be excited to learn that Miss Martian will be showing up on Supergirl next season, played by Grimm’s Sharon Leal. Considering we’ve only met one other White Martian on Supergirl so far and he was downright terrifying, it’ll be interesting to see what sort of relationship Leal’s character will have with Martian Manhunter.
Also appearing this season on Supergirl will be Mon-El, played by actor Chris Wood (Containment). Mon-El will first show up in Supergirl’s season premiere and traditionally has powers very similar to Supergirl and Superman’s, despite hailing from a different planet. Wood’s been cast as a series regular, so we know Mon-El will be a significant presence when Supergirl returns in the fall. Whether the show will make any nods to the Legion of Super-Heroes, however, remains to be seen.
Finally, the producers also announced that Kevin Smith will be directing an episode of Supergirl in Season 2. Smith, of course, also directed a well-regarded episode of The Flash last season (and will be back to direct another episode in Flash Season 3).
Supergirl #1: "The Adventures of Supergirl"
October 10, 2016
Kara finds an unknown young man lying unconscious in the pod and takes him to DEO. She prepares for a date with James just as the commercial spacecraft, the Venture, is launched into space. It suffers engine failure and descends to Earth, but Kara saves the craft with help from Superman. They discover the main target was Lena Luthor, the new CEO of Luthor Corp after her brother, Lex, was convicted of numerous crimes. In a ceremony where she renames the company L-Corp, she is attacked again by John Corben, an assassin. Alex engages him while Kara and Clark stop a building from collapsing. Corben reveals he was working for Lex before he is shot by Lena. Kara chooses to be a reporter for CatCo, a decision supported by Cat. Kara and James decide to keep their relationship friendly. Winn is formally hired to work at the DEO. Meanwhile, J'onn reveals to Alex that he was the one who found the first cluster of Kryptonite and decided to keep it against the wishes of Clark, who wanted to destroy it. At Project Cadmus, the organization's leader revives Corben and begins turning him into a being called Metallo.
#2: "The Last Children of Krypton"
October 17, 2016
Kara and Clark continue operating together in National City before he decides to return to Metropolis. When they encounter Corben, who has turned into Project Cadmus' prototypical cyborg, his Kryptonite-based powers pose a serious threat. The DEO deduces that there is a mole who smuggled the kryptonite out. During a subsequent encounter with Corben, another Metallo prototype goes on a rampage in Metropolis without opposition. Alex finds the mole, but he is killed by Cadmus's leader, a scientist who intends to destroy aliens. Winn builds anti-kryptonite gear for Kara and Clark, who manage to defeat the Metallos with the help of Alex and Hank. Kara promises the Cadmus leader she will find her. Hank entrusts the remaining kryptonite to Clark, who returns to Metropolis. Meanwhile, Cat introduces Kara to the latter's new boss, Snapper Carr, who does not like her and refuses to give her an assignment. Cat advises her to solve the problem herself and announces that she has decided to leave CatCo, leaving James in charge. Kara manages to prove her value to Snapper, who agrees to teach her. At the DEO, the alien man regains consciousness and attacks Kara.
#3: "Welcome to Earth" - October 24, 2016
Featuring Lynda Carter as the President
The alien man escapes the DEO. As President Olivia Marsdin arrives in National City to sign an act giving all aliens amnesty, she is attacked by an unknown alien with the power to shoot fiery energy, believed to be the escapee. Alex encounters police detective Maggie Sawyer at the crime scene, who takes her to a secret bar hosting aliens. Winn discovers the DEO escapee is from Daxam, Krypton's sister planet. Kara defeats the Daxamite and returns him to the DEO. She is uncharacteristically hostile towards him, prejudging his intentions because of a long feud between the Kryptonians and Daxamites. The President is attacked again while signing the Alien Amnesty Act; the assailant is revealed to be a woman, Scorch, who is defeated by Kara, Alex, and Maggie. Kara releases the Daxamite, who introduces himself as Mon-El. She tells him that Daxam's population was annihilated and that Daxam is a wasteland due to Krypton's destruction. Olivia briefly flashes an alien face as she leaves, unbeknownst to the members of the DEO. Meanwhile, Kara interviews Lena, who reveals that L-Corp has invented an alien detection device. In the bar, Hank encounters M'gann M'orzz, a female Green Martian.
#4: "Survivors" - October 31, 2016
J'onn asks that Mon-El stay at the DEO until he is fully examined. An alien body is found and the DEO track down the murderer, who is then kidnapped by unknown armed men. Maggie and Alex track him down to a secret facility where a woman, Veronica Sinclair (also known as Roulette), hosts rich and powerful people. The aliens are forced to duel, sometimes to the death. They spot M'gann as a contestant before Kara intervenes and is attacked by an alien called Draaga, who overpowers her and escapes. J'onn confronts M'gann, who confesses her intense guilt for having survivied the extinction of her species. Veronica abducts J'onn with M'gann's help. Using Lena, Kara finds the fight club's new address, where J'onn and M'gann are forced to duel until J'onn convinces her to stop blaming herself and she refuses to continue. When they are attacked by Draaga, Kara arrives and defeats him thanks to Mon-El's advice. She dissuades the other aliens from protecting Veronica, who is arrested but later released by orders from on high. M'gann secretly shapeshifts to reveal that she is a White Martian.
#5: "Crossfire" - November 7, 2016
A group of robbers, led by Chet Miner, starts challenging Supergirl using alien guns. Cadmus demands the repealing of the Amnesty as a solution. Kara deduces that Cadmus is arming Miner's team. Lena holds a fundraiser which is attacked by Miner and his men. She reveals to Winn that the fundraiser was a ruse for the robbers and they activate a device that destroys the alien weapons, leading to the robbers' arrest. Miner and his team are killed by Cadmus before he can expose them. The leader of Cadmus is revealed to be Lillian, Lena's adoptive mother. Meanwhile, Kara takes Mon-El to CatCo for work, but he continuously ignores her commands, leading to him being fired. Alex convinces her to let him choose his own path. James starts operating as a vigilante. Winn finds out and initially reprimands him, but finally decides to help, intending to make a suit for him. Alex learns that Maggie has broken up with her girlfriend and tries to cheer her up, with Maggie realizing Alex is a lesbian and Alex herself accepting that fact.
#6: "Changing" - November 14, 2016
In Norway, a group of scientists led by Dr. Jones discover an abnormal wolf corpse, resulting in the mysterious murder of all of the scientists except Jones, who is revealed to be infected by a parasite. The DEO finds out that Jones killed the other scientists. Kara gets angry with Mon-El when she finds out that he has been using his powers to make money. The DEO predicts Jones' next target and Kara and J'onn attempt to stop him, but he drains their powers, becomes larger and stronger, and escapes, leaving the pair weakened and unconscious and J'onn near death. Alex convinces M'gann to donate blood in order to save J'onn. Jones attacks his target again, but Mon-El intervenes. With his suit ready, James arrives to fight Jones too, taking the alias "Guardian." Kara regains consciousness and attacks Jones, using Plutonium 239, which he absorbs, causing him to overload with energy and implode. James convinces Winn not to tell Kara about his alter ego. Mon-El is abducted by Cadmus. Meanwhile, Alex tells Kara about her feelings for Maggie. Kara encourages her to date Maggie, who reveals that she prefers just a friendship, upsetting Alex.
#7: "The Darkest Place" - November 21, 2016
A new vigilante appears in National City and starts killing some of the criminals James secures. Mon-El makes an unsuccessful escape attempt. Lillian demands Kara come to Cadmus by threatening his life. Kara arrives and is overpowered by the real Hank, who is enhanced and called the "Cyborg Superman." Winn deduces that the vigilante targets criminals who have been released on technicalities. The former finds the next target and James manages to defeat the serial killer, who is then arrested. Lillian, whom Kara identifies, forces her to deplete her powers, giving the former the chance to take blood samples. Mon-El watches as Kara solar flares after having told her not to do anything for Lillian. Jeremiah saves Kara and Mon-El and helps them escape by staying behind. Kara finally approves of the Guardian, still unaware of his true identity that is now known to Alex. Mon-El develops feelings for Kara. Cyborg Superman arrives at the Fortress of Solitude and uses Kara's blood to trick the system into recognizing him as her, demanding to know about the "Medusa" project. Meanwhile, J'onn begins having hallucinations and finds out about M'gann, whom he locks in the DEO. She warns him that the transfusion will turn him into a White Martian. Alex finally accepts Maggie as just a friend.
#8: "Medusa" - November 28, 2016
This episode ends with a scene setting up the crossover event "Invasion!" that begins on The Flash season 3 episode 8, continues on Arrow season 5 episode 8, and concludes on Legends of Tomorrow season 2 episode 7.
Cyborg Superman unleashes a virus in the alien bar, killing every alien there except Mon-El, who is quarantined by the DEO. Eliza Danvers, visiting for Thanksgiving, determines that the virus is Kryptonian. At the Fortress of Solitude, Kara learns that Henshaw was after "Medusa," a virus created by her father, Zor-El, to kill non-Kryptonians in case of alien invasion. At L-Corp, she stops Henshaw from getting the isotope required to disperse Medusa. Lena refuses to help when Kara reveals that Lillian is Cadmus' leader. Later, Lena willingly gives Lillian the isotope. Kara and J'onn confront the Luthors and Henshaw before Medusa is disseminated via rocket launcher. J'onn fights Henshaw, becoming a White Martian, while Kara chases the rocket, which explodes and disperses Medusa. However, Lena has double-crossed Lillian and rendered the virus inert. Lillian is arrested, but Henshaw escapes. Eliza cures Mon-El and uses Medusa to restore J'onn's Green Martian form. Alex comes out to Eliza, who supports her. Later, Maggie and Alex kiss after Maggie admits she does have feelings for Alex. An unknown alien race is searching for Mon-El. Barry Allen and Cisco Ramon arrive from their Earth to enlist Kara's help.
#9: "Supergirl Lives" - January 23, 2017
Winn gets beaten aiding James, leading the former to believe he is not fit for field. Kara starts investigating a strange series of missing persons. The DEO tracks the kidnappings to a fake clinical trial, which is revealed to be run by aliens. Tracking them, Kara and Mon-El pass a portal and enter the planet Maaldoria, which is the center of slave trade. Realizing that they will not have their powers due to Maaldoria's red sun, the pair tracks the kidnappees to a fortress, where they intentionally get captured and are put in the same cell as the others. They learn that Roulette is involved in the trafficking. Meanwhile, J'onn reveals that the Maaldorian atmosphere is lethal to the Martians, making Alex lead the rescue team, convincing Winn to join her. Kara incites a riot; and the prisoners lock Roulette and her Maaldorian accomplice in the cell and escape. Reuniting with the DEO, they get to the portal and return to Earth. Winn accepts his potential while Mon-El, whom the Maaldorians intentionally allowed to leave, decides to become a superhero. An alien group is revealed to be searching for Mon-El. Maggie tells Alex about her knowledge of Kara's alter ego.
#10: "We Can Be Heroes" - January 30, 2017
Kara starts training Mon-El. Leslie is announced having broken out of imprisonment. Kara and Mon-El engage Livewire, who is revealed to be another woman, who attacks the pair with a male Livewire. Mon-El ignores Kara's instruction to protect the civilians in order to save her. The Guardian arrives and aids them. The Livewires escape; and Kara finds out about James' alter ego, scolding him and Winn. She also gets angry with Mon-El for prioritizing her over the others. The DEO learns that Leslie was actually abducted from incarceration. Winn locates her. James and Mon-El rush there to prove themselves. The duo is captured by the scientist, who has been draining Leslie's powers and giving them to his subjects. Kara arrives and saves them, freeing Leslie and dissuading her from killing the scientist, allowing her to escape in exchange. Kara rejects James' offer for cooperation in vigilantism. Mon-El confirms his feelings for her. Meanwhile, M'gann loses consciousness. J'onn agrees to bond with her. In a shared memory, he tells her that she is forgiven. She regains consciousness; and J'onn frees her. She reveals that the White Martians are searching for her.
#11: "The Martian Chronicles"
February 6, 2017
J'onn starts following M'gann so as to protect her. Armek, her former mate, comes to Earth with orders to take her back to Mars for execution, and gives her two hours to surrender before he goes after her friends. Fearful, J'onn decides to bring her to the DEO for protection. The real M'gann shows up, revealing the other one to be Armek in disguise, forcing J'onn to put the DEO into lockdown. Assuming Winn's identity, Armek initiates a meltdown in the building's nuclear reactor, while another White Martian posing as Alex ambushes Kara. J'onn and M'gann free the real Winn and Alex and confront Armek, killing him with a metal pole. Winn fixes the reactor in time, and Alex helps Kara subdue the other Martian. Afterwards, M'gann informs J'onn that she intends to return to her home planet in order to reform her people. Encouraged by Alex, Kara tries to ask Mon-El out on a date, only to find that he already has a relationship with Eve.
#12: "Luthors" - February 13, 2017
Lena testifies against Lillian; Kara encourages her to visit Lillian, who reveals that she is her husband's daughter from another woman. A package of synthetic kryptonite is sent to Corben. While testifying, he attacks the court and frees Lillian. A faked video is leaked showing Lena stealing the kryptonite, and she is arrested on suspicion of helping Lillian. Corben breaks her out. Kara remains as the only person to believe in Lena's innocence. Lillian takes Lena to a remote facility set up by Lex before his imprisonment and forces her to access a stockpile of alien weapons, several of which she takes. Kara arrives and intervenes. Winn determines that the synthetic kryptonite is becoming increasingly unstable and will soon explode, and Kara manages to save Lena before Corben self-destructs, while Lillian and Henshaw escape by helicopter. Lena is exonerated, but begins contemplating her relationship with her family, especially Lex. Kara and Mon-El, who ended his relationship with Teschmacher, confess their feelings for each other at her apartment when a man calling himself Mister Mxyzptlk arrives and declares his love for her.
#13: "Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk" - February 20, 2017
Mxyzptlk, an imp with powers to manipulate reality, proposes marriage Kara, who refuses, making him take it as a challenge. Mon-El suggests killing Mxyzptlk, which she rejects. Mxyzptlk summons Parasite to attack National City before killing it in order to impress her, failing. Mon-El inadvertently reveals that another way to remove imps is by getting them to say or spell their names backwards. Later, Winn discovers a device in the DEO's collection that is connected to the fifth dimensional energy that Mxyzptlk draws power from. Mon-El attempts to use it to duel with Mxyzptlk to the death. Mxyzptlk eventually gains the upper hand and tries to kill Mon-El, only for Kara to arrive and agree to marry him. He later arrives at the Fortress of Solitude for his wedding, but Kara states that she will not marry him. Angered, he attacks her, but she stops the battle by locking the fortress down and activating the self-destruct sequence. Mxyzptlk begs for the code to stop the countdown but, after inputting the code, realizes that it spells his name backwards and is defeated. Mon-El and Kara develop romance. Meanwhile, Winn starts dating Lyra Strayd, an alien from Starhaven.
#14: "Homecoming" - February 27, 2017
The DEO receives an alarm regarding a convoy departing from Cadmus. Kara and J'onn investigate and rescue a chained Jeremiah, who claims Cadmus has created a fusion bomb using energy from her heat vision. He persuades J'onn to reinstate him back at the DEO, which makes Mon-El suspicious, causing friction between him and Kara. He persuades Winn to watch Jeremiah, who attempts to access the DEO's database, alerting Winn. After confronting Jeremiah, Kara is hesitant to accept his excuse while Alex believes him. Winn locates the purported bomb; but the DEO find nothing at the location while J'onn realizes he cannot read Jeremiah's mind and that he is working for Cadmus, having become cybernetically enhanced. Jeremiah overpowers J'onn and downloads information from the mainframe before escaping. Kara and Alex confront Jeremiah, Lillian and Henshaw; Kara rushes to save train passengers Cadmus has endangered while Alex goes after the trio. Jeremiah escapes due to Alex's hesitation to shoot him. Winn later determines that Jeremiah downloaded the list of all aliens in the country.
#15: "Exodus" - March 6, 2017
Cadmus begins abducting aliens. Kara asks Snapper to publish an article to warn all the aliens, but he insists on knowing the source. As Supergirl, she confirms it, but refuses to reveal her own source, resulting in Snapper deciding not to publish it. Alex's obsession with Jeremiah leads to J'onn suspending her. Maggie decides to help her find Jeremiah. They capture a Cadmus team and track the site. Kara publishes the warning on a blog. Lena also finds out about the site before Lillian's operatives attempt to kill her, but Kara stops them. Alex is captured at the site, where Jeremiah reveals that Cadmus is planning to deport the aliens to another planet by a large spaceship. With Kara's warning, Lillian decides to deport the aliens she already has. Alex convinces Jeremiah to help her stop the launch. While he engages Cadmus operatives, she enters the ship and frees the aliens, who are locked inside by another gate before the ship starts ascending, programmed to accelerate to light speed once exiting the atmosphere. Kara arrives and manages to stop the ship. Snapper fires Kara from CatCo while Alex is reinstated by J'onn. The Daxamites arrive near the Moon.
#16: "Star-Crossed" - March 20, 2017
Ends with a scene setting up a musical crossover on The Flash Season 3 Episode 17!
The Daxamites demand the humans to relinquish Mon-El, who surrenders. Kara accompanies him and learns that Mon-El is actually the Prince of Daxam. The ship is commanded by his parents, who want him to lead his people and rebuild Daxam. Kara becomes angry with Mon-El for lying to her. She and Mon-El return to Earth. He apologizes several times, but to no avail. She eventually ends the relationship. Mon-El demands his parents to leave him and the Earth. Meanwhile, Winn and Lyra break into an art museum for a tryst. He is later arrested by Maggie, who reveals that a painting is missing. Alex convinces Maggie to give them 24 hours to prove Winn's innocence. They find and capture Lyra, who reveals that her brother, Bastian, owes a large sum to a smuggler named Mandrax. She steals paintings to pay down Bastian's debt. Winn frees Lyra as part of a sting operation. The Guardian and DEO then confront and arrest Mandrax and free Bastian. Winn later forgives Lyra's dishonesty. The DEO has captured a new alien, who quickly hypnotizes Kara and escapes to Earth-1 to fight Barry. Kara wakes up in a hallucination where she is a lounge singer.
#17: "Distant Sun" - March 27, 2017
Kara is attacked by a series of alien bounty hunters. Mon-El suspects his parents are responsible and hope that he will abandon Earth if Kara is dead; his suspicion is confirmed after J'onn telepathically interrogates one of the hunters. Kara suggests she and Mon-El meet with Rhea, his mother, to change her mind. However, Rhea refuses to listen and tries to kill Kara using Kryptonite so Mon-El agrees to leave Earth if she spares Kara's life. Against President Marsdin's orders, J'onn helps Kara rescue Mon-El from his parents' ship, and after a fierce battle, King Lar Gand agrees to let Mon-El stay on Earth. Marsdin is revealed to be an alien. Rhea kills Lar Gand for what she views as his betrayal, and vows to return to Earth to reclaim Mon-El. Meanwhile, after an encounter with an ex-girlfriend of Maggie's, Alex learns Maggie omitted telling her that she cheated on the woman, which prompts a frank discussion, with Alex asking Maggie to trust her with her secrets.
#18: "Ace Reporter" - April 24, 2017
Lena invites Kara to a press conference being held by her former boyfriend, Jack Spheer, who unveils Biomax, new nanobot technology that can heal human ailments. After the conference, Kara is approached and told the human trials of Biomax were faked, but her source is killed by the nanobots before she is told more. Kara and Mon-El crash Lena and Jack's dinner date and take Jack's keycard to his office, discovering a footage showing Jack injecting Biomax into himself. Kara later shows the footage to Lena, who confronts Jack and discovers he is being controlled by his CFO, Beth Breen, and discovers the side effect of the nanobots, loss of free will. Supergirl then turns up to save Lena; but when the former is trapped by the nanobots, Lena is forced to deactivate them, killing Jack in the process. Breen is incarcerated; and Snapper rehires Kara at CatCo for providing the Biomax story. Lena is visited by Rhea. Meanwhile, Winn brings Lyra onto the team with him and Guardian, causing tensions that lead to Lyra leaving the team. James returns her to the team with the condition that she follows his instructions.
#19: "Alex" - May 1, 2017
Alex is abducted by a person who demands the release of Peter Thompson, who is serving a life sentence for several felonies. The kidnapper is identified as Rick Malverne, Thompson's son and also a childhood friend of the Danvers, having deduced Kara's alter ego on his own. Rick is captured and taken to the DEO. Alex sends a location to Winn, who informs Kara, who rushes to the place, which is a ruse, and triggers an alarm, causing water to start filling Alex's cell. While the DEO and Kara refuse to negotiate with Rick, Maggie breaks Thompson out of prison before they are confronted by Kara, who convinces Thompson to reveal Alex's location. Kara and Maggie manage to rescue Alex in time. J'onn decides to wipe Rick's memory. Meanwhile, Rhea gives Lena the schematics of a high-technology device for transporting matter. Lena soon deduces that Rhea is an alien and becomes angry; but Rhea manages to convince her to continue working with her.
#20: "City of Lost Children" - May 8, 2017
James becomes discouraged with being Guardian when he realizes that those he helps are afraid of him. The DEO investigates a Phorian woman who uses her telekinetic powers to cause rampage. James tracks down her son, Marcus, who refuses to speak with anyone but James, who spends time bonding with him. With Rhea's encouragement, Lena completes the matter transporter, which Rhea activates, causing Marcus to nearly destroy the office with his powers. Afterwards, the DEO discovers Rhea and Lena's involvement; and that Marcus's mother's "attack" was unintentional on her part. Marcus leads James and Winn to his mother, who is with a large group of Phorians. Rhea reactivates the transporter, causing the Phorians to lose control. James manages to calm Marcus, who in turn calms the others. Kara, J'onn, and Mon-El attempt to shut down the transporter but are unsuccessful. Mon-El confronts Rhea but hesitates to kill her. The transporter brings a massive fleet of Daxamite ships to conquer Earth and transform it into the "New Daxam". Rhea then teleports herself, Mon-El, and Lena to her ship.
#21: "Resist" - May 15, 2017
The Daxamites launch a full invasion of National City, killing and arresting civilians. They also attack the DEO, but Alex and Winn manage to escape. Mon-El learns that he has to marry Lena in order to unite the people of Earth with Daxam. On Air Force One, Marsdin and Cat contact Rhea and demand their withdrawal, but the Daxamite fleet fires on them. Kara saves Cat, and they discover that Marsdin is an alien, a refugee from the planet Durla. She tasks the DEO with destroying the Daxamite mother ship by a special cannon. Hesitant to do so, Kara turns to Cadmus for a way into the ship. Cat and Winn stage a distraction, inciting a civilian riot against the Daxamites; while Kara, Hank, and Lillian use a Phantom Zone projector to board the ship. Alex and Maggie regain control of the cannon, while the Luthors escape and disable the projector. Having predicted it, Supergirl is able to send Mon-El to safety and goes to confront Rhea, who reveals that she has taken control of Superman and has him attack Kara.
#22: "Nevertheless, She Persisted"
May 22, 2017
It is revealed that Rhea used Silver Kryptonite to manipulate Kal's senses, showing Kara as General Zod. Kara eventually overpowers Kal and takes him to the Fortress, where a recovered Kal finds a way to end the war. Kara challenges Rhea to Dakkam Ur, an ancient rite in which two leaders duel and the loser concedes the war, accepted by Rhea. Lillian helps Lena build a device capable of dispersing lead, which is lethal to Daxamites, including Mon-El. Kara tells the DEO to use the device if she loses. During the duel, Rhea resumes the invasion. J'onn wakes up and joins the battle. M'gann returns with other benevolent White Martians, who engage Daxamites. With no chance against the invasion, Kara launches the device, killing Rhea and forcing the fleet to leave. Before Mon-El can succumb, Kara boards him in a pod and sends him away from the Earth. Cat reassumes her position in CatCo; and Alex asks Maggie to marry her. In deep space, Mon-El's pod is drawn into a wormhole. In flashbacks to the destruction of Krypton, an unknown faction sends another infant to the Earth in order to "reign".
"Supergirl" Season 3 Episodes (2017-2018)
#1: "Girl of Steel" - October 9, 2017
Kara has been dreaming of Mon-El, obsessive with her vigilantism and ignoring downtime with others in her life. Lena and James oppose industrialist Morgan Edge on his plans for the waterfront housing estates. James is running CatCo, with Cat as White House Press Secretary and Snapper on a vacation. Kara quits CatCo, believing she needs to prioritize her vigilantism, pushing away Alex, who is marrying Maggie. Edge hires criminal Bloodsport, who attacks the unveiling of a Supergirl statue by the waterfront with a submarine, forcing Kara to go underwater to stop them. When she passes out, her dream of Mon-El rallies her and she stops the plot. In order to nullify Edge's attempts to buy CatCo and silence it, Lena buys it herself. Kara decides to return to CatCo and joins her friends. Meanwhile, a woman whom Alex helped at the waterfront wakes up after a dream with a disturbing creature.
#2 "Triggers" - October 16, 2017
Kara battles a powerful metahuman bank robber called Psi, who can evoke her victims' deepest fears, forcing the former to struggle with her memories of Krypton's destruction and her guilt over Mon-El. After Winn's psychic dampener fails, Kara overcomes her fear and arrests Psi. Lena decides to run CatCo personally, taking James by surprise and creating friction with Kara, who initially has difficulty separating work and their friendship. Samantha Arias's daughter, Ruby, deliberately puts herself in danger to test whether the former has superpowers; however, she is rescued by Kara. Samantha learns she can not summon her powers without stress. It is revealed that she is Lena's replacement at L-Corp. Alex learns that Maggie does not want children unlike the former. J'onn receives a telepathic summons from M'gann, urging him to come to Mars immediately.
#3 "Far From the Tree" - October 23, 2017
J'onn tells Kara and Alex about M'gann's message, and the latter convinces him to take Kara for help. The duo journey to Mars in his spaceship, encountering M'gann and the "resistance". They reveal to have found J'onn's father, M'yrnn, who was forced to give the government the location of the Staff of Kolar, a psychic weapon that can defeat the resistance. J'onn rescues M'yrnn, who initially believes J'onn is a White Martian in disguise. Eventually, Kara convinces M'yrnn to let J'onn prove his identity. Having acquired the location, the resistance defeats the government operatives and recovers the Staff, which is entrusted to J'onn, who returns to Earth with M'yrnn and Kara. Meanwhile, Eliza throws Alex and Maggie a bridal shower. Alex convinces Maggie to invite her father, who arrives, but still can not tolerate her homosexuality. She tells him that she no longer needs him because she has a family who accepts her. However, she tells Alex that she still does not want children.
#4 "The Faithful" - October 30, 2017
In a flashback to when Kara saved Alex in the plane crash, a grieving passenger named Thomas Coville is inspired by her. In the present, Kara attends an ostensible self-help meeting with Winn and James and discover a "cult" made up of people she has previously saved. Led by Coville, they all worship Supergirl and follow the teachings of the Kryptonian God, Rao. Those who want to join cause disasters just so Supergirl will save them. Coville recognizes Kara in her alter-ego when she confronts him. The group later attempt to blow up a stadium with thousands of people. Kara tries to stop them, but finds they have Kryptonite inside the bomb, which she uses to wound herself and disillusion the cult. After Alex throws away the Kryptonite, Kara burns a deep hole into the ground, which Coville and Alex push the bomb into for a safe detonation. An incarcerated Coville advises Kara to follow Rao to find her path. Meanwhile, Samantha has problems coordinating her job and her daughter. She eventually has a vision of a monstrous creature in her house, telling her she soon will "reign". Alex reveals to Kara that while Maggie does not want children, she does.
#5 "Damage" - November 6, 2017
The 5th episode is written by Eric Carrasco & Cindy Lichtman, and directed by Kevin Smith.
Several children are diagnosed with lead poisoning. Morgan blames Lena's lead device which repelled the Daxamites, causing the parents to turn on Lena. She attempts to give a speech to defend herself, but ends up getting shot at, wounding James. She decides to resign from both Catco and L-Corp. Kara and Sam investigate, discovering that all the children attended a public pool laced with a chemical that has the same symptoms, with the manufacturing company owned by Morgan. Lena confronts Morgan alone and is knocked unconscious. He then traps Lena on a plane with barrels of the chemical, intending to release it into the water supply. Supergirl rescues Lena, secures the barrels and destroys the plane. Morgan covers his tracks, however. Maggie and Alex realize that as much as they love each other, they both must let each other go because they disagree on having children. Alex lets Maggie know how much Maggie has helped Alex on her journey to be happy and to accept herself. Maggie in turns lets Alex know how stronger she grew as a person. They part tearfully, with Maggie bringing everything back to a full circle by saying "See you around, Danvers". Sam discovers that she was shot but not injured.
#6 "Midvale" - November 13, 2017
Kara and Alex arrive at Eliza's home to help overcome their griefs, but they quarrel instead. Ten years prior, while attending Midvale High School, Alex and Kara did not get along, until a mutual friend, Kenny Li, was murdered. A photograph on his laptop revealed their teacher was in a relationship with Alex's best friend. Kara sent the remaining encrypted files to Chloe Sullivan for decryption. After a murder attempt on Alex and Kara's lives, the teacher was arrested, but Alex discovered an alibi for him. Kara decided to cease looking into Kenny's death after a conversation with Noel Neill, an F.B.I. agent who strongly resembles Alura (in reality, a disguised J'onn). Alex went to the sheriff for help, just as Kara learned that the sheriff was involved in drug dealing and was Kenny's killer. Kara saved Alex from being killed by the sheriff. The sisters bonded and Kara decided to not use her powers again, taking Agent Neill's advice to embrace her new home. In the present, after recalling their first adventure together, the sisters reconcile and return to National City.
#7 "Wake Up" - November 20, 2017
Kara, J'onn and Winn investigate a crashed spaceship detected beneath National City. They find Mon-El and occupied stasis tanks aboard. They take him back to the DEO; when he attempts an escape, a suspicious Kara locks him in a cell. Mon-El convinces Winn to take him back to the ship, where the life-support systems are unstable. Kara follows them. Mon-El explains that his pod went through a wormhole, bringing him to the 31st century where L-Corp had developed a cure for Daxamites' allergy to lead centuries before. While seven months had passed for Kara, Mon-El experienced seven years in the future. One of the tanks begins to malfunction; Mon-El cannot break it open, so Kara frees its occupant: Mon-El's wife, Imra Ardeen. J'onn decides to rent an apartment for him and M'yrnn to live together, taking the first step to restore their bond after centuries of separation. After discovering another superhuman ability, Sam visits her foster mother and learns of her Kryptonian origins. She later travels to the "Fortress of Sanctuary", where a holographic female artificial intelligence reveals that, while her daughter is an "unfortunate error," she is destined to become Reign, the Worldkiller. Sam then transforms into Reign, causing her to lose humanity.
#8 "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1" - Nov. 27, 2017
This episode begins the crossover event "Crisis on Earth-X" that will continue on Arrow season 6 episode 8, followed by The Flash season 4 episode 8 and conclude on Legends of Tomorrow season 3 episode 8.
On a parallel world, Earth-X, a Nazi regime rules the planet where a dark hooded archer, Dark Arrow, personally hunts American loyalists and other resistance forces. Kara and Alex travel to Earth-1 to attend Barry Allen's wedding with Iris West, leading Alex to befriend Oliver Queen (Green Arrow), Barry, and their friends, and meet Oliver's vigilante associate and former girlfriend Sara Lance (White Canary), taking the first step to recover from her break up with Maggie. The wedding ceremony is interrupted by Earth-X Nazi invaders, led by Dark Arrow, his Kryptonian-powered wife Overgirl, and his partner Prometheus. After Kara defeats and injures Overgirl during the fight the Nazis retreat, and Alex and Sara capture Prometheus to interrogate. As Dark Arrow, Overgirl, and a yellow-clad speedster regroup and discuss their next move, Dark Arrow and Overgirl are revealed as parallel universe doppelgängers of Oliver and Kara, and the yellow speedster is Barry's nemesis from the 22nd century Eobard Thawne, known as the Reverse-Flash.
#9 "Reign" - December 4, 2017
Samantha wakes up at home with no memory of being in a Kryptonian fortress as well as her alter ego Reign. A mysterious Kryptonian symbol unknown to Kara, appears throughout National City, and Thomas Coville later explain to her that it is a mark of a great evil from Krypton. Mon-El and Imra explain how their ship came from the future, and how the former founded the superhero team, The Legions. As Kara hosts a Christmas get together at her apartment, Sam succumbs to and becomes Reign, who attacks random people around National City, including Edge, sowing distrust on Supergirl. Lena and James begin a relationship after an assassination attempt to the former by Edge. When Kara decides to face Reign, they fight throughout the city, and Reign eventually overpowers Kara and drops her off a building, landing her in emergency medical care. On Christmas Day, Ruby runs downstairs to greet Sam, but Reign starts to take over again.
#10 "Legion of Super-Heroes" - Jan. 15, 2018
Two days after Kara’s defeat by Reign, the DEO and the Legion use the latter's technology to heal Kara from her injuries. This saves her life but she remains in a coma. The Legion’s Coluan member, Brainiac 5, enters her mind to try to wake her. Though Sam continues her life with Ruby after spending Christmas Day with her, Reign takes control over her sporadically without Sam's knowledge, and Ruby remains unaware of her mother's divided personality. Reign continues her rampage throughout National City, leading to a series of confrontations with the DEO and the Legion. Ultimately, Kara emerges from her coma and joins them when Reign seeks to destroy a prison facility. Kara injects Reign with a concentration dose of liquefied kryptonite, forcing the latter to retreat. Prior to Kara's awakening, J’onn, who disguised himself as Kara to cover for her, advises Lena on her new relationship with James; Lena sees that James is not trying to distance himself from her because of her family, but she is afraid to be with him, and they become closer afterward. Kara takes steps to move on from Mon-El after her near-death experience, and develop a friendship with Brainiac 5. As Reign recuperates in her fortress, she learns that there are other Worldkillers like her, and Coville joins her.
#11 "Fort Rozz" - January 22, 2018
Samantha gets ready to go on a trip, leaving Alex to babysit Ruby. The DEO learns that a priestess with knowledge of Reign's true mission is imprisoned in Fort Rozz, which is now drifting near a blue star, which not only strips Kara of her powers but also emits a unique type of radiation fatal to males. Unable to take any of her usual allies, Kara forms a team consisting of herself, Imra, Livewire, and Psi to conduct the search. Reign is informed of their mission and goes to intercept them. Alex helps Ruby confront a girl who cyberbullied her. The team is able to locate the priestess, but Reign kills her after she reveals the existence of two other Worldkillers, Purity and Pestilence, to Kara. Livewire sacrifices herself to save Kara's life, while Psi uses her powers to drive off Reign. Imra's ship begins to drift into the star, but Winn, communicating through the Voyager 2 probe, is able to save the vessel. The team returns to Earth, with Kara repaying Psi's assistance by asking the DEO to give her better accommodations. Mon-El comforts her over Livewire's death, considering it to be redemption for her villainous past. Prompted by a nightmare caused by Psi's influence, Samantha asks Alex for help with her "missing time". A woman named Julia Freeman is struck by a runaway car, and is seemingly killed. However, she effortlessly moves the car off her chest, revealing herself to be a Worldkiller.
#12 "For Good" - January 29, 2018
Lena is poisoned by an unknown hitman; James pursues him, but the hitman is shot down by an unseen sniper. Kara takes Lena to the DEO, where, using her powers and Alex's medical knowledge, they are able to stabilize her. Lena and Kara gatecrash a party held by Morgan Edge, where Lena tells him that she knows he tried to kill her, and that her mother wants revenge. A drone controlled by Lillian attacks Morgan, prompting him to admit he tried to kill Lena, before Supergirl arrives. Lillian appears, wearing Lex's exoskeleton and wounds Supergirl with a kryptonite blade. Kara and Mon-El engage in combat with Lillian until Winn hacks the drone to fire on Lillian and disable the armor. Edge tries to escape, with the recorder containing his confession, but is stopped by Guardian, allowing Lena to retrieve the recorder. Sam fears she has a brain tumor due to her memory losses and has Alex runs tests on her, but the tests come back normal. Winn, J'onn and Mon-El deduce that the Worldkillers are genetically modified to be stronger and more able to blend into the human race than conventional Kryptonians. Suspecting the Worldkillers arrived on Earth around the same time as Superman and have secret identities, Winn discovers four possible women, including Julia Freeman, whom Kara identifies.
#13 "Both Sides Now" - February 5, 2018
Supergirl and the DEO converge on Julia Freeman's home; initially she seems normal, but her alter-ego, Purity, takes over and fights them before being subdued. Sam, on sick leave from L-Corp due to her amnesiac episodes, decides to spend time with Ruby by taking her ice skating. However, Reign takes control over Sam after Purity's capture, and abandons Ruby to deal with the DEO. Ruby calls Lena after finding herself alone. Through Purity, Supergirl suspects that each of the Worldkillers' personality is split, including Reign, therefore in order to stop them they need to reach their benevolent sides. When Purity escapes, despite the heroes' attempt to recapture her, Julia regains control but Reign abducts her to the Fortress of Sanctuary to complete her transformation. When repairing the Legion's ship, Mon-El confides to J'onn that he still loves Kara despite also loving Imra, and he did not marry her on his terms. Imra confesses to Mon-El that she and Brainiac 5 have a secret agenda on their mission. At L-Corp, Reign briefly takes control over Sam in front of Lena.
#14 "Schott Through the Heart" - April 16, 2018
The fourteenth episode was set to air on April 16, 2018, to accomodate the airing of Legends of Tomorrow's third season in the same timeslot until April 9.
Winn's father, the Toyman, dies. Winn, Kara and Alex attend his funeral, where Winn is approached by his estranged mother, whom Winn remains distant towards. The coffin detonates, with Kara saving Winn and his mother from the blast. Winn's mother eventually reveals to Winn that his father had threatened Winn's life if she ever went near him, forcing her to stay away for Winn's safety, though Winn still remains icy towards her, revealing a dark childhood, including when they had been supposedly going to Disneyland (in reality, an abuse shelter), when Winn's father had run them off the road. Flying monkey toys attack the DEO, with Kara and James fending them off. Winn's mother shows knowledge of the toys, helping to sort them out. Mon-El attempts to reconnect with Kara. Eventually, Winn's mother is kidnapped by Toyman's penitentiary officer, who had sent the toys, and is held at an abandoned toy factory. Kara, Mon-El and Winn go to save her, with the officer sealing Kara in a mylar bag, where she begins to suffocate, before she is saved by Mon-El. Both fight a giant toy dinosaur, while Winn frees his mother and incapacitates the officer. James calls up Lena, with it being revealed Lena is keeping a woman in bed in a locked cell.
#15 "In Search of Lost Time" - April 23, 2018
Lena brings Sam out of sedation and tells her that her blood tests are normal, but further analysis shows Sam undergoes a metamorphosis at the cellular level when she becomes Reign. Sam refuses to believe her even when shown images of Reign that correspond with the times of her blackouts. At the DEO, M'yrnn performs a ritual to help preserve his mind, but the psychic bleed affects everyone by bringing out their aggression, except for Mon-El (whose Legion ring protects him). Mon-El trains Supergirl on how to use her cape during combat. M'yrnn's ritual causes chaos around the DEO. J'onn convinces M'yrnn to wear a power-dampening bracelet to stop the psychic bleed after a White Martian and other prisoners escape their cells. Lena pushes Sam to the limit emotionally, threatening to keep Ruby away from her, which causes Sam to turn into Reign. After she regains control and Lena shows her video proof of Reign, Sam asks Lena to keep Ruby away from her until she is cured.
#16 "Of Two Minds" - April 30, 2018
The DEO investigates the rash of dead animals; it spreads to humans, as people develop flu-like symptoms with a large scratch on their wrists. Imra believes this is the work of Pestilence, the third Worldkiller. Winn and Alex become part of the infected; Brainiac 5 creates a cure using a blood transfusion from Mon-El and Imra, though it fails. The DEO discovers the person behind the attacks is Grace Parker, who has fully accepted her powers and role as a Worldkiller. Supergirl, Mon-El, and Imra battle Pestilence until Purity arrives to help her escape. Imra is able, however, to gain a blood sample from Pestilence for Brainiac to manufacture a working cure. Lena still holds Sam at the L-Corp lab to run tests, where she causes Reign to appear for brief moments so she can learn more about her. While in Sam's mind, Reign tells her they are coming for them. After detecting Purity and Pestilence approaching L-Corp, Kara, Mon-El, Imra, and J'onn go to warn Lena where they discover Sam. Purity and Pestilence arrive, freeing Reign, and the three fly off together.
#17 "Trinity" - May 7, 2018
Lena is questioned at the DEO, where she reveals she kept Reign contained using the last of Lex's Kryptonite. At the Fortress of Sanctuary, the Worldkillers work to bring about a total eclipse. Grace is dead, but Sam and Julia are still fighting against the Worldkillers taking control. Kara passes out and sees Sam and Julia in Juru, a Kryptonian valley, while Sam and Julia fight to remember their human lives. Kara asks James to make sure Lena does not possess more Kryptonite; however, James decides to take Lena's word. Brainiac 5 broadcasts Supergirl, Alex and Lena's minds into Juru where they track down Sam and Julia. Sam is reminded of Ruby, which prompts her to retake control of her body on Earth. Sam activates a location beacon for the DEO just as Brainiac pulls Supergirl, Alex and Lena out of Juru. Reign takes back control as the DEO arrive in the Legion ship. A fight culminates in Purity and Pestilence killing each other and Reign absorbing their powers, causing the fortress to collapse. James tells Lena he is Guardian and that Supergirl asked him to confirm there was no more Kryptonite. Lena admits that she made the Kryptonite herself. Reign decides to go after Ruby.
#18 "Shelter from the Storm" - May 14, 2018
Lena and James are attacked by Reign at Lena's place. Lena uses Kryptonite against Reign which forces Reign to retreat. However, Lena learns about Reign's hunt to kill Ruby. Legion's members prepare for return to their time. Lena tells Supergirl and Alex about Lex's mansion where she had arranged for Ruby's stay. Alex visits Ruby to keep her company. Supergirl and J'onn visits Sam's mother to keep her safe from Reign and to set a trap for her when she comes looking for Ruby there. However, Reign kills Sam's mother. Supergirl and J'onn come to know that Reign now has the powers of all three Worldkillers. Reign attacks Alex and Ruby in the mansion, leading the latter to discover her mother's split personality. Mon-El stays behind to help Supergirl. They were able to capture Reign with the help of Kryptonite created by Lena. Later, Alex comforts Ruby following the revelation; Ruby now fears for her mother and herself, knowing that she is Reign's child. Lena tells Kara that Supergirl crossed a line by using her personal relationship with James and will never trust her again, leading to Kara to abashed of her actions and doubting herself of her ethics.
#19 "The Fanatical" - May 21, 2018
Kara and James discuss Lena's mistrust of Supergirl and keeping secret identities. Tonya, a Coville follower, brings Coville's personal journal for James to give to Supergirl. Mon-El and Kara find remnants of a nuclear explosion at the cult's last location. The cult kidnaps Tonya from CatCo, pursued by Guardian. In the ensuing fight, Olivia (the cult's new leader) shoots off James' mask and the cult escapes after the police arrive; the cult later demands Tonya and the journal from James, threatening to reveal Guardian's secret identity. From Coville's journal, Kara realizes the cult is trying to make a new Worldkiller using a Kryptonian rock. Mon-El purposefully gets kidnapped by the cult as Tonya turns herself over to them. As Olivia starts the ritual to transform herself into a Worldkiller, Mon-El sends a signal for Supergirl to locate them. After a brief fight, Supergirl reasons with Olivia enough for her to give up the desire to be a Worldkiller. Winn and Lena find more of the rock, which they use to help Sam, on a meteor; Mon-El and Kara fly J'onn's spaceship to travel there.
#20 "Dark Side of the Moon" - May 28, 2018
Kara and Mon-El reach the meteor and discover there is a city on it. They are attacked by caretaker droids, but use disguises to blend in while traveling through the city towards the rock. Alex is attacked while spending time with Ruby. She initially suspects it is the killer sheriff she and Kara helped capture ten years ago, however a second attempt is made on her life. Kara realizes the meteor is a surviving part of Krypton, Argo City, and discovers her mother is alive. Alura arranges for a meeting of their High Council to discuss the issue of the Harun-El, as it is used to sustain the life and security of the city. Kara manages to convince the members of the High Council to give her a small quantity of it to defeat Reign. Alex and J'onn set a trap for Alex's killer by J'onn posing as Alex, but he targets the real Alex before she captures him. Later Selena, a High Council member, is revealed to be a Dark Priestess. Kara and Mon-El arrive back at L-Corp just as Reign's increasing immunity to Lena's Kryptonite allows her to escape containment.
#21 "Not Kansas" - June 4, 2018
Kara and Mon-El fight Reign as Lena creates an antidote from the Harun-El. Once injected, Reign separates from Sam and disintegrates. Sam reunites with Ruby at the DEO and Kara asks Lena to artificially reproduce the black rock for Argo City. Kara decides to return to Argo City to be with Alura and she invites Mon-El to join her. Winn and James discover a gun from the DEO is being used on the street as they monitor National City's security for Kara. James and J'onn learn the gun manufacturer sold a version of the DEO weapon to the general public and J'onn later mandates that the DEO switch to non-lethal weaponry. Back in Argo, Kara is followed by a woman, who identifies herself as a Dark Priestess and Selena as her High Priestess. M'yrnn and J'onn discuss performing the Reach, a Martian ritual for an elder to pass on all memories to a younger family member. Kara and Mon-El discover that Selena and the other priestesses stole their ship and Coville joins them when they arrive on Earth.
#22 "Make it Reign" - June 11, 2018
Coville, Selena and the other Kryptonians begin a ritual at the Fortress of Sanctuary to summon Reign back to Earth. However, her body will not completely form and Selena determines they require the blood of Pestilence and Purity. Sam undergoes testing at the DEO and M'yrnn and J'onn begin the Reach. Kara uses Alura's hologram crystal to contact Winn and explain Selena's plan to conquer Earth. Winn replicates a portal in the DEO as Mon-El fixes the one on Argo to travel between Argo and National City. The Kryptonians break into the DEO to locate the Worldkillers' blood. Kara, Alura and Mon-El travel back to Earth to join the fight and the Kryptonians leave once they possess the blood. They complete the ritual and Reign kills Coville. Lena determines that as Reign gets stronger, Sam gets weaker. Alura reveals there is a fountain that can strengthen Sam and weaken Reign; Sam travels to Juru to find it. Reign begins traveling to the Earth's core with the sword of Juru to terraform Earth into a new Krypton, which sets off earthquakes.
#23 "Battles Lost and Won" - June 18, 2018
As the earthquakes worsen, Supergirl, Alura, Guardian and the DEO protect National City. Imra and Brainiac 5 return to help stop a tsunami. M'yrnn gives J'onn one final memory before merging with the earth to stop Reign from terraforming it. The heroes defeat the dark priestesses after they located them. Sam finds the fountain in Juru and makes peace with her mother. She drinks from the fountain and defeats Reign using the sword. However, this leads to Sam, Mon-El, and Alura dying, so Supergirl goes back in time and changes the outcome of their fight using the Harun-El. Brainiac 5 decides to stay on present-day Earth because a distant relative (who did not die in the Blight) has started wiping out all other AI and asks Winn to take his place with the Legion. Winn accepts his offer and Mon-El returns to the future with him. J'onn steps down from the DEO and promote Alex as director. Kara decides to stay on Earth instead of returning to Argo with her mother. Sam, completely rid of her Kryptonian side after the fight, returns to her life with Ruby. Lena gives Alura all of the Harun-El and a mathmatical formula to create more, but synthesizes a portion for secret experiments. A duplicate Kara appears in Siberia at the same time Reign is defeated with the Harun-El.
"Supergirl" Season 4 Episodes (2018-19)
#1: "American Alien" - October 14, 2018
Kara has stayed busy in her heroic duties working with the DEO, and as a reporter at CatCo proving she can multitask. Brother and sister Otis & Mercy Graves attack an alien, Dr. Vose, and steal an EMP device from his lab. J'onn believes it to be a hate crime, with the recent rise in anti-alien hatred in the country, although Kara disagrees. The duo plan to attack President Marsdin's summit to mark the anniversary of her amnesty act. Supergirl saves the President and captures Otis, but Mercy escapes. Camera footage of the attack ends up exposing the President's true identity as an alien. Meanwhile Alex and Brainy struggle to communicate with each other at the DEO. The Graves are working with a mysterious masked individual who says he is an "agent of liberty" as he stabs Fiona Byrne, an alien telepath that J'onn had met in a support group for other aliens. The duplicate Kara is seen punching through walls in an underground cavern surrounded by Kasnian soldiers.
#2 "Fallout" - October 21, 2018
In the wake of President Marsdin's outing as an alien, a wave of anti-alien sentiment spreads across the country. Mercy hacks L-Corps' image inducers to disable them, in an effort to force aliens out of hiding. When Brainy is outed, he is rattled by the hatred he faces. J'onn continues to investigate his friend's disappearance and the trail leads him to Agent Liberty, who holds an anti-alien rally. At L-Corp, Mercy and Lena fight, each using an arm piece of Lex's exoskeleton. Mercy is captured by Supergirl and held at the DEO with Otis. Nia convinces James to write an editorial against anti-alien hatred. Mercy and Otis convince an agent, Jensen, to release them. Using Lena's lead dispersion device, the three send Kryptonite into the atmosphere, which hits Supergirl mid-flight, making her pass out and fall to the ground.
#3 "Man of Steel" - October 28, 2018
J'onn catches Supergirl before she crashes to the ground; he brings her to the DEO and the Kryptonite in the atmosphere continues to weaken her. In an effort to keep her safe while a cure is found, Lena outfits Kara in a prototype armor that will help filter the Kryptonite out of her system. In a series of flashbacks, Ben Lockwood, a university professor, and his family suffer a series of personal tragedies that slowly turn him against aliens and lead him into the path of Mercy Graves, who gives him the Agent Liberty armor. Back in the present, Ben prevents Mercy and Otis from killing Jensen by blackmailing the young agent into breaking them into DEO headquarters.
#4 "Ahimsa" - November 4, 2018
With the air still Kryptonite-saturated, Kara is not permitted to leave the DEO and fight as it may damage the suit and kill her. Lena and Brainy devise a method to filter the Kryptonite out of the atmosphere. A second DEO agent turns rogue and breaks two aliens out. Mercy kills him after he brings the aliens to her. J'onn meets Manchester Black, Fiona's fiance. Ben hypnotizes the aliens, using Fiona's telekinetic powers, into committing chaos, to give justification for killing aliens. As they attack a carnival, Supergirl fights until her suit is damaged. J'onn and Manchester join the fight and find Fiona, breaking the hypnosis on the aliens. Mercy and Otis corner Alex and Supergirl where Otis threatens to expose Supergirl to the Kryptonite-filled air. One of the aliens kills Mercy and Otis as the air is completely cleared of Kryptonite. J'onn is only able to ease Fiona's pain before she dies. Later, Ben transfers a parasite into Jensen, and Manchester purchases lethal weaponry. President Baker assigns Colonel Lauren Haley to be Alex's commanding officer at the DEO.
#5 "Parasite Lost" - November 11, 2018
The parasite enables Jensen to absorb an alien's powers through touch, while also killing them. Jensen uses his powers in public and weakens Supergirl enough to escape. Kara and Nia interview a healer alien, Amadei, to counter the anti-alien rhetoric. Amadei is then attacked and left to die without his healing amulet. J'onn and Kara discover the amulet was stolen for the Children of Liberty, to stop Jensen's new powers from killing him. Colonel Haley obtains uranium to use against Jensen and the DEO sets up a containment dome to limit the blast radius. James and Lena meet Ben Lockwood at a media summit, where James asserts that Guardian does not stand for Ben's anti-alien sentiments. Alex convinces Jensen to remove Amadei's amulet, leading to him becoming brain-dead. James believes that if he understands the anti-alien movement, he can get those people to listen, so he contacts Ben Lockwood.
#6 "Call to Action" - November 18, 2018
Masked citizens calling themselves the Children of Liberty patrol the streets, attacking innocent aliens. Supergirl and Manchester Black intervene and chase them off. Anti-alien manifestos entitled "Twilight's Last Gleaming" rain down on them. Manchester Black has Children of Liberty member Petrocelli held captive to torture him for information. Haley reprimands Supergirl for intervening in the attack and refuses to use DEO resources to investigate the manifesto. Lena and Eve are frustrated that their experimental trials with the Harun-El rock are not successful. Kara replaces James on a television show where she ends up debating Ben Lockwood, who gets the best of her. James meets Tom, a Children of Liberty member, and they patrol neighborhoods with a dog that can detect aliens hiding. Then the group starts putting together the clues: the alien-sensing dog allowed the Children of Liberty to identify alien houses, and the special lenses that Manchester discovered in Petrocelli's mask will allow the Children to see the infrared marks. At CatCo, Nia's narcolepsy alarms Kara and James. Brainy removes the infrared marks and defeats a group of Children and Kara saves an alien family from Children.
#7 "Rather the Fallen Angel" - Nov. 25, 2018
Supergirl is lured by Manchester Black to Shelley Island, an alien immigration center and monument site where their powers are dampened, where the Children of Liberty detain her and lock her inside the monument and set it to detonate. James investigates the area, and is almost convinced by the Agents to detonate the monument, but Kara, whose powers are only partially drained, manages to attract his attention with her heat vision. Manchester, realizing the Children were playing him, destroys the power dampeners, allowing her to escape and Manchester and James to fight off the Children. Meanwhile, Lena proceeds with her experiments to enhance humans in an effort to "level the playing field" between humanity and super-beings. She takes on a volunteer that identifies himself as Adam; he lost his brother during a kidney transplant operation and remained grief-stricken and mourning his loss. Shortly after Lena shares her own motivational grief--the loss of her mother when she was 4, which led to her being adopted by the Luthor family--Adam soon dies during the trial, after both bond. James, unaware of the experiments, goes to make up with Lena. Kara, Alex and Brainy are visited by J'onn who is upset about not being able to stop Manchester from killing people.
#8 "Bunker Hill" - December 2, 2018
Nia wakes up suddenly from a dream involving Agent Liberty. Kara and J'onn look through Manchester Black's apartment. Kara and Brainy help Nia with her dreams which lead to the old Lockwood Factory where they confront Ben who was confronted by Manchester Black who threatened to kill his wife. Kara stops Manchester Black from killing Ben's wife and sends Ben and Manchester to prison where the latter is visited by J'onn. Later, President Baker demands Supergirl to reveal her secret identity to the world. She refuses, so Baker fires her from the DEO.
#9 "Elseworlds, Part 3" - December 11, 2018
This episode concludes a crossover event that begins on The Flash season 5 episode 9, and continues on Arrow season 7 episode 9.
Barry Allen and Oliver Queen wake up as wanted criminals hunted by John Deegan as a black suited Superman while Kara is imprisoned at S.T.A.R. Labs, with a rewritten Alex guarding her. After narrowly escaping Deegan, Barry and Oliver locate Cisco Ramon, who works as a mob boss with James as a henchman, and retrieve Superman from Earth-38. Supergirl convinces Alex to release her, and together with Barry retrieves the Book of Destiny. Superman uses the book to return Barry and Oliver to their original forms, but Deegan steals it back. Barry and Kara travel in opposite directions to slow the Earth's rotation in order to impede Deegan, despite Clark saying it will kill them. With help from Lois, Brainy, and J'onn, Superman and Oliver successfully defeat Deegan and restore Earth-1 to normal. On Earth-38, Clark reveals Lois is pregnant, and they are going to be moving to Argo City for a while, leaving Earth in Kara's hands. Clark proposes to Lois and she accepts. On Earth-1, Oliver gets a call from Batwoman, revealing Deegan is in Arkham and has seemingly made friends with the Psycho-Pirate.
#10 "Suspicious Minds" - January 20, 2019
Kara finds a boat where a man named Randall McAllister is killed and dragged aboard by a slightly visible alien. Colonel Haley dismisses Kara from the crime scene because of her continued refusal to reveal her identity. All the D.E.O. agents who know Supergirl's identity, including Alex, agree to resist Haley's interrogations. Kara, Alex and J'onn learn that the attackers were Morai, a trio of aliens with the ability to turn invisible, but Kara can slightly see them, which she describes as a "shimmer." One Morai kills itself to avoid Haley, who, alongside McAllister, tortured them to be weapons. Two more Morai infiltrate the D.E.O., and Brainy marks them with a paintball gun so the agents can see them. Haley re-enables the use of lethal weaponry, killing one of the Morai. Haley and Alex are saved by Supergirl from the last Morai. Haley realizes that Supergirl is Kara, and tries to blackmail her back into the D.E.O. before Alex incapacitates her. J'onn wipes Haley's mind of Supergirl's identity, but Haley remains determined to discover it, going as far as to bring in an alien truth-seeking creature to ferret out the secret. To keep Kara's identity safe, Alex has J'onn wipe everyone's memory of Supergirl's identity including her own.
#11 "Blood Memory" - January 27, 2019
The Supergirl clone falls into a coma. The Russians revive her, but sends purple lightning around the globe; causing illegal tablets to glow purple. People taking the purple drugs temporary transform into unstoppable monsters, catching the D.E.O.'s attention. While chasing these monsters, Kara has a disconnect with Alex due to her no longer remembering her secret identity. Alex feels that something inside her is missing, so she asks J'onn to take a look. J'onn and Brainy agree to place a placebo in Alex's mind to cover the truth. Meanwhile, Nia has ill confidence about her family when she develops the unwanted Dreamer powers that occur to one female in every generation in her family. Nia's sister (who was taught dream interpretation while expecting to gain the powers) discovers Nia has the powers and regretfully renounces her. Kara reveals her identity to Nia to reassure her. While Nia's mother lays dying of a spider bite, Nia uses her powers to talk to her mother about them, who assures her she'll be able to continue the dreamer line.
#12 "Menagerie" - February 17, 2019
After a meteor crash lands, Pamela Ferrer, a thief, and her boyfriend are caught in a car crash. A symbiotic, snake-like alien parasite known as Menagerie inhabits Pamela's body. Meanwhile, Brainy requests Nia to train with him but refuses as she is still grieving her mother, although she decides to invite Brainy to a Valentine's Day party. Alex decides to give advice for Brainy. Ben convinces his son to lead the Children of Liberty. After, the D.E.O. track down Pamela who attacks the Valentine's Day party. Following a confrontation with Kara, Nia and the Children of Liberty, the parasite is (apparently) killed. Pamela is arrested and put in prison where she gets a message from Manchester Black. President Baker realizes crimes are only considered terrorist attacks if they are against humans, not aliens, forcing him to release Ben from prison. It is revealed that the symbiote is still alive.
#13 "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice,
and the American Way?" - March 3, 2019
Manchester breaks out of prison with Hat and Menagerie who together form "The Elite," along with a Morai. Hat is revealed to be an alien whose Bowler hat has fifth-dimension properties. Meanwhile, Brainy trains Nia at the Fortress of Solitude. Supergirl confronts President Baker to convince him to prevent a missile launch carrying a satellite which would destroy any alien ship coming to Earth, but he refuses. Later, Supergirl, Nia, Brainy, Alex, and J'onn stop The Elite, while Supergirl learns that the Claymore satellite has been reprogrammed to destroy The White House. She redirects the satellite so that it fires at a body of water and then destroys it. However, Manchester manages to flee with the Legion ring he stole from Brainy during their confrontation. Ben is offered to be Director of Alien Affairs by the President. At the same time, Alex begins distrusting Baker after Haley confirms that the President took action against protocol; to this end, she offers Lena anything she needs for her research. After being visited by Supergirl following the incident, Baker makes Ben the Director of Alien Affairs but denies his request to deputize the Children of Liberty.
#14 "Stand and Deliver" - March 10, 2019
Ben starts a revolution against aliens, attempting to repeal the Alien Amnesty Act, which gets The Elite's attention and they decide to help the aliens resist against the humans. However the revolution eventually fails when aliens and humans begin to bond. Supergirl, Nia and J'onn defeat the Morai, The Hat and Menagerie. J'onn fails to stop Manchester so he decides to begin a manhunt. At Cat Co, James gets shot by an unknown figure.
#15 "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
March 17, 2019
Four years ago, Lena's brother Lex created a red sky over Metropolis to take down Superman, but was caught and sent to prison. In the present, Lex is released due to a disease, so Lena helps him by working on a cure. Meanwhile, J'onn and Kara continue investigating Manchester, who confronts the two by using the Martian Staff of Kolar, which triggers J'onn's traumatic memories. Lena decides to use the cure on a temporarily dead James. Though his sister Kelly tries to stop her, Alex convinces Kelly to stop. Just before Lena's able to, Manchester causes a power outage across the city, so Kara and J'onn confront him again. J'onn kills Manchester while Kara stops the city from being flooded. The following day, Lena reveals that Lex cut off the backup power, and he also admits that Otis (thought dead) shot James on Lex's orders all so that Lena would have no choice but to test the cure on him. It is also revealed that Eve was working with Lex and Otis this whole time. Otis chloroforms Lena, leaving Eve to look after her. Lex escapes with Otis, but is stopped by Supergirl.
#16 "The House of L" - March 24, 2019
Three years ago, Lex was put on trial for mass murder but before going to prison he is visited by Eve (revealed to be a fangirl of Lex), who is hired by Lex to go undercover to spy on James. Nine months ago, the Kaznians found a stray, amnesiac copy of Supergirl, who was created from Harun-El, and informed Lex about this four months later. Since then, the Kaznians have been training the Supergirl copy while Lex raised and manipulated her for his own uses, teaching her a biased history about her rival, the original Supergirl. It is also revealed that Lex planned for Lena to test the cure in order to save the Supergirl copy from a sudden illness that rendered her comatose due to her being created from Harun-El. Lex gives the cure to the Supergirl copy whom he names Red Daughter. In the present, Lex is revealed to possess metahuman powers, which he uses to escape from Supergirl.
#17 "All About Eve" - March 31, 2019
Supergirl teams up with Alex and Lena to track down Eve. They find her cousin Bitsie, whom they learn was given the cure to eradicate her cancer; persuaded to help, Bitsie reveals the location of Eve's old lab. It is revealed that Eve shot James and used the Kryptonite heart used for Metallo to resurrect Otis. Supergirl finds Black Kryptonite in the vault, with Lena explaining she created it and its been the basis of her medical research. Supergirl reveals her concerns about people like Lex gaining powers and her not being able to stop them. J'onn leaves the planet after seeing a vision of his father. During a press conference at the White House, in which the Alien Amnesty Act is officially repealed, Red Daughter attacks disguised as Supergirl to turn public opinion against the latter. President Baker declares martial law against Supergirl, who is now public enemy number one, though Alex, Lena and Haley all believe she is innocent. While attending the press conference, James is left unable to move out of fear, so he turns to his sister for therapy.
#18 "Crime and Punishment" - April 21, 2019
Red Daughter attacks the White House disguised as Supergirl, but James, Nia, Alex, Lena, Brainy, and Haley are not fooled. Ben demands the use of the DEO's alien weapons to arrest Supergirl. Brainy realizes Ben will come for the alien registry next, so he downloads a copy of it before deleting the original. A reluctant Haley agrees to Ben's request, and borrows Alex's signal watch. Alex lies about how to summon Supergirl. Despite seeing through it, she presses it so that Supergirl does not show up, Ben makes off with the weapons. Baker grants Ben's previous request to deputize the Children of Liberty. James has another PTSD episode but the psychiatrist's anti-PTSD advice has little effect due to his powers surfacing. Supergirl and Lena visit Stryker's island for information and discover Lex's hidden room. Otis, now an advanced Metallo, attacks Supergirl and starts a prison riot before self-destructing in the secret room. Eve secretly works on rebuilding Otis. Steve Lomeli, Lex's cell neighbor, gives her a flash drive on the room. Supergirl is framed for the riot, so Kara decides to stop being Supergirl for a while.
#19 "American Dreamer" - April 28, 2019
With Kara ceasing to operate as Supergirl, Dreamer takes her place as National City's superhero. Ben returns to his duties as Agent Liberty. Now deputized, he and the Children of Liberty begin arresting innocent aliens. His son realizes his best friend is an alien, having kept this a secret because of Ben's policies, which makes him reconsider his parents' anti-alien propaganda. Brainy and Kelly try to discover the source of James's PTSD, discovering that panic attacks make his powers develop faster; his powers are revealed to be identical to Kryptonians. Kara works to clear Supergirl's name, as she and Lena discover Lex's link to Kaznia. An alien whose husband was arrested by the Children of Liberty kills Ben's wife. J'onn completes his mission on Mars.
#20 "Will the Real Miss Tessmacher
Please Stand Up?" - May 5, 2019
James tests his powers in the Fortress of Solitude. Lena and Kara go to Kaznia for information on Lex and discover Red Daughter's existence as well as her role in Lex's plot to invade America. Eve creates clones of herself to throw the duo off and sets off the facility's self destruct. Kara discovers and burns Red Daughter's room and realizes Lex knows that she is Supergirl. She and Lena defeat the Eve clones and escape; having collected evidence of the impending invasion. The D.E.O. tracks down Ben's wife's murderer. Ben orders all aliens at that location to be arrested, but his soldiers are convinced to disobey orders by Brainy. Ben takes the super serum to arrest them himself, but he is subdued by a returning J'onn. Ben is denounced by his son because of his anti-alien rhetoric. Kara meets Baker in his office to warn him about Lex's plot, but he has her black-bagged; revealing he is in on the plot.
#21 "Red Dawn" - May 12, 2019
It is revealed Baker had the CatCo servers wiped, thus terminating Kara's evidence. Kara is brought to a disguised Red Daughter to be executed, but she escapes. Lena interrogates Ben about Lex's plan, but he is unaware of it. However, his hair begins to fall out as he had taken an untested Harun-El. J'onn, Brainy, and Nia infiltrate a government base to save the aliens there, only to be captured. The agents electrocute Brainy; inadvertently causing him to behave like his ancestors while rebooting. He escapes and betrays J'onn and Nia, getting them deported with the other aliens there. Ben finds Otis, who unknowingly reveals that Lex plans to betray Kaznia before getting killed by him. Lena places a baby truth creature around Lillian's arm and is convinced by her to add more Harun-El to James after he becomes traumatized. Red Daughter appears at Alex's home, disguised as Kara, before Supergirl arrives and fights her. During the fight, Alex remembers again that Kara is Supergirl. Red Daughter nearly kills Kara, but Lex apparently kills Red Daughter on television. Baker lies that he killed Supergirl, framing her as the mastermind behind the Kaznia invasion. Haley calls Alex to inform her about the true purpose of the Claymore satellite: it is actually a Lexosuit.
#22 "The Quest for Peace" - May 19, 2019
Lex has framed himself as a hero for stopping the Kaznian invasion he himself initiated. J'onn and Nia are sent to Shelley Island, where enslaved aliens are setting up a Claymore satellite on Lex's orders to destroy Argo, where Superman is. Red Daughter is alive, held captive on the island. Kara recovers her evidence against Lex from Brainy and publicly exposes him. J'onn and Nia escape and overload the satellite, while Brainy returns to his normal-self. Kara, Alex, and James arrive at Shelley Island, and Ben and James remove the Harun-El from each other, costing James an eye. Kara fights Lex in their respective suits. Red Daughter sacrifices herself to save Kara and fuses with her. Using her newfound powers, Kara destroys the Lexosuit and he escapes by teleporting away. Lena ambushes Lex and removes the Harun-El from him, before shooting him. Lex reveals Kara is Supergirl before dying, embittering Lena. Ben and Baker are arrested, and the new president re-initiates the Alien Amnesty Act. Eve tries to escape, but is intercepted by a representative of Leviathan, who refuses to let her go despite Lex's failure. The Monitor releases J'onn's brother on Earth and then finds Lex's corpse.
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