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Supergirl

Season 1

Many thanks to T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao) for writing up each summary for this season's "Supergirl" Episode Guide.

Episode Guide

This guide does not list airdates for repeat showings.

Episodes

  1. Pilot - Summary
  2. Stronger Together - Summary
  3. Fight or Flight - Summary
  4. How Does She Do It? - Summary
  5. Livewire - Summary
  6. Red Faced - Summary
  7. Human For A Day - Summary
  8. Hostile Takeover - Summary
  9. Blood Bonds - Summary
  10. Childish Things - Summary
  11. Strange Visitor From Another Planet - Summary
  12. Bizarro - Summary
  13. For The Girl Who Has Everything - Summary
  14. Truth, Justice and the American Way - Summary
  15. Solitude - Summary
  16. Falling - Summary
  17. Manhunter - Summary
  18. Worlds Finest - Summary
  19. Myriad - Summary
  20. Better Angels - Summary



Summaries

"Pilot"

After 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, Kara Zor-El, Supermans cousin, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Stronger Together"

When Kara's attempts to help National City don't go according to plan, she must put aside the doubts that she - and the city's media - has about her abilities in order to capture an escapee from the Kryptonian prison, Fort Rozz. Also, Cat pressures James to use his connection to Superman to get her an interview with Supergirl.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Fight or Flight"

Supergirl's powers are tested when Reactron, one of Superman's formidable enemies, arrives in National City and targets the young hero. Also, Cat plans to run an exposé on Supergirl.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"How Does She Do It?"

Kara's two identities are stretched thin when Supergirl must protect National City from a series of bombings and Kara is tasked with babysitting Cat's son, Carter. Also, James is conflicted when his ex-girlfriend Lucy Lane seeks to rekindle their relationship.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Livewire"

Kara's Thanksgiving may be ruined when she suspects her foster mother, Dr. Danvers (Helen Slater), who is coming to town, disapproves of her new role as a superhero. Also, when an accident transforms a volatile CatCo employee into the villainous Livewire, she targets Cat and Supergirl. Brit Morgan guest stars as Leslie Willis/Livewire and Helen Slater guest stars as Dr. Eliza Danvers, Kara's foster mother.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Red Faced"

Personal and professional stress get the better of Kara when she goes too far during a training exercise against Red Tornado, a military cyborg commissioned by Lucy Lane's father, General Sam Lane. Also, Cat's tough exterior is shaken by a visit from her judgmental mother, Katherine, and Alex enlists Winn to look into her father's mysterious death.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Human For A Day"

Kara and her friends must rely on their inner strength and courage when an earthquake strikes National City. Also, Alex's mistrust of Hank reaches a breaking point when the earthquake traps them in the DEO with Jemm (Charles Halford), a powerful alien escapee.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Hostile Takeover"

Kara goes toe-to-toe with Astra when her aunt challenges Kara's beliefs about her mother. Also, Cat is threatened with being removed as the CEO of CatCo after a hacker exposes her private and damaging emails.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Blood Bonds"

With Astra in captivity at the DEO, her husband, Non (Chris Vance), captures Hank, leading to a tense standoff between the two sides. Also, Kara continues to refute Cat's allegations that she is Supergirl.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Childish Things"

Kara does her best to support Winn when his father, the supervillain Toyman, breaks out of prison and seeks out his son for unknown reasons. Also, Cat offers Lucy a job at CatCo and Alex asks Hank to use his powers to help uncover Maxwell Lord's plans.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Strange Visitor From Another Planet"

Kara must help Hank face his painful past when a White Martian, a member of the alien race that wiped out his people, kidnaps Senator Miranda Crane (Tawny Cypress), an anti-alien politician. Also, Cat's estranged son, Adam (Blake Jenner), arrives in National City.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Bizarro"

Kara faces off against her mirror image when Bizarro (Hope Lauren), a twisted version of Supergirl, sets out to destroy her. Also, Kara grows closer with Cat's son, Adam (Blake Jenner).

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"For The Girl Who Has Everything"

Kara's friends must find a way to save her life when a parasitic alien attaches itself to her and traps her in a dream world where her family is alive and her home planet was never destroyed. Also, Alex, Hank and the DEO must fend off a Kryptonian attack while Kara is out of commission.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Truth, Justice and the American Way"

Supergirl does battle with the deadly Master Jailer (Jeff Branson), who is hunting and executing escaped Fort Rozz prisoners. Also, Cat hires a second assistant, Siobhan Smythe (Italia Ricci), who immediately tries to one-up Kara, and Kara and James disagree over the DEO's methods.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Solitude"

Kara travels to Superman's Fortress of Solitude in hopes of learning how to defeat Indigo (Laura Vandervoort), a dangerous being who can transport via the Internet and who has a connection to Kara's past. Also, James's relationship with Lucy reaches a crossroads.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Falling"

Kara turns on her friends and the citizens of National City after being exposed to Red Kryptonite makes her malicious and dangerous. Also, Cat appears on THE TALK to discuss Supergirl.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Manhunter"

J'onn J'onzz reveals the details of meeting Kara and Alex's father, Dr. Jeremiah Danvers (Dean Cain), and assuming Hank Henshaw's identity. Also, Kara debates trusting someone new with her secret identity and Siobhan (Italia Ricci) plots against Kara.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Worlds Finest"

Kara gains a new ally when the lightning-fast superhero The Flash (Grant Gustin) suddenly appears from an alternate universe and helps Kara battle Siobhan, aka Silver Banshee, and Livewire in exchange for her help in finding a way to return him home.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Myriad"

Kara must find a way to free her friends when Non (Chris Vance) and Indigo (Laura Vandervoort) use mind control to turn National City's citizens into their own army.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".


"Better Angels"

Supergirl is forced to do battle with an unexpected foe and must risk everything - including her life - to prevent Non and Indigo from destroying every person on the planet, on the first season finale.

Read our review of this episode in the "Supergirl: Episode Reviews".