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Supergirl is an American television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, 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 as the title character. Supergirl is a costumed superhero who is the biological cousin to Superman and one of the last surviving Kryptonians.

SynopsisEdit

Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 13 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them.[1] The Danvers family teaches Kara to be careful with her powers, until she has to reveal them during an unexpected disaster, setting her on her journey of heroism.[2]

CharactersEdit

EpisodesEdit

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "Pilot" Glen Winter Greg Berlanti
Andrew Kreisberg
Ali Adler
October 26, 2015
After 10 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
2 "Stronger Together" Glen Winter Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg Andrew Kreisberg & Ali Adler November 2, 2015
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.
3 "Fight or Flight" Dermott Downs Michael Grassi & Rachel Shukert November 9, 2015
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.
4 "Livewire" Kevin Tancharoen Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Caitlin Parrish November 16, 2015
Kara's Thanksgiving may be ruined when she suspects her foster mother, Dr. Danvers, 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.
5 "How Does She Do It?" Thor Freudenthal Yahlin Chang & Ted Sullivan November 23, 2015
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.
6 "Red Faced" Jesse Warn Michael Grassi & Rachel Shukert November 30, 2015
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.
7 "Human For a Day" Larry Teng Yahlin Chang & Ted Sullivan December 7, 2015
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, a powerful alien escapee.
8 "Hostile Takeover" Karen Gaviola Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Caitlin Parrish December 14, 2015
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.
9 "Blood Bonds" Steve Shill Ted Sullivan & Derek Simon January 4, 2016
With Astra in captivity at the D.E.O. , her husband, Non, captures Hank, leading to a tense standoff between the two sides. Also, Kara continues to refute Cat's allegations that she is Supergirl.
10 "Childish Things" Jamie Babbit Yahlin Chang Anna Musky-Goldwyn & James DeWille January 18, 2016
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.
11 "Strange Visitor From Another Planet" Glen Winter Michael Grassi & Caitlin Parrish January 25, 2016
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, an anti-alien politician. Also, Cat's estranged son, Adam, arrives in National City.
12 "Bizarro" John Showalter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Rachel Shukert February 1, 2016
Kara faces off against her mirror image when Bizarro, a twisted version of Supergirl, sets out to destroy her. Also, Kara grows closer with Cat's son, Adam.
13 "For the Girl Who Has Everything" Dermott Downs Andrew Kreisberg Ted Sullivan & Derek Simon February 8, 2016
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.
14 "Truth, Justice and the American Way" Lexi Alexander Michael Grassi Yahlin Chang & Caitlin Parrish February 22, 2016
Supergirl does battle with the deadly Master Jailer, who is hunting and executing escaped Fort Rozz prisoners. Also, Cat hires a second assistant, Siobhan Smythe, who immediately tries to one-up Kara, and Kara and James disagree over the DEO's methods.
15 "Solitude" Dermott Downs Anna Musky-Goldwyn & James DeWille February 29, 2016
Kara travels to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude in hopes of learning how to defeat Indigo, 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.
16 "Falling" Larry Teng Robert Rovner & Jessica Queller March 14, 2016
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.
17 "Manhunter" Chris Fisher Derek Simon Rachel Shukert & Cindy Lichtman March 21, 2016
J'onn J'onzz reveals the details of meeting Kara and Alex’s father, Dr. Jeremiah Danvers, and assuming Hank Henshaw’s identity. Also, Kara debates trusting someone new with her secret identity and Siobhan plots against Kara.
18 "Worlds Finest" Nick Gomez Greg Berlanti Andrew Kreisberg & Michael Grassi March 28, 2016
Kara gains a new ally when the lightning-fast superhero The Flash 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.
19 "Myriad" Adam Kane Yahlin Chang & Caitlin Parrish April 11, 2016
Kara must find a way to free her friends when Non and Indigo use mind control to turn National City's citizens into their own army.
20 "Better Angels" Larry Teng Andrew Kreisberg & Ali Adler Robert Rovner & Jessica Queller April 18, 2016
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

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "The Adventures of Supergirl" Glen Winter Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg & Ali Adler October 10 2016
When a new threat emerges in National City, Kara/Supergirl teams up with her cousin, Clark Kent/Superman, to stop it. Kara is thrilled to have family in town but it leaves Alex feeling a bit left out. Meanwhile, J'onn and Supergirl are stunned by the pod that came crashing to Earth.
2 "The Last Children of Krypton" Glen Winter Robert Rovner & Caitlin Parrish October 17, 2016
Cadmus attacks National City with a kryptonite powered villain who ends up seriously hurting Supergirl. Superman blames J'onn because the Kryptonite was stolen from the D.E.O.. Meanwhile, Kara’s first day at her new job doesn’t go as planned after she meets her new boss, Snapper Carr.
3 "Welcome to Earth" Rachel Talalay Jessica Queller & Derek Simon October 24, 2016
An attack is made on the President as hot-button, alien vs. human rights issues heat up in National City. Supergirl and the D.E.O. are assigned to protect the President and bring in the responsible party. Alex teams up with Detective Maggie Sawyer to investigate the case while Kara searches for a recently escaped Mon-El, who she fears may be the alien behind the assault.
4 "Survivors" James Marshall Paula Yoo & Eric Carrasco 0ctober 31, 2016
When Kara and Alex investigate the murder of an unregistered alien, the trail leads to an alien fight club run by Roulette, the ringmaster who commands aliens to fight in mortal combat for the entertainment of rich humans. While trying to stop the fighting, Supergirl and Martian Manhunter find themselves up against a surprising opponent. Meanwhile, Hank is thrilled to have found another Martian and tries to get to know M'gann better. Supergirl takes Mon-El under her wing and begins to train him.
5 "Crossfire" Glen Winter Gabriel Llanas & Anna Musky-Goldwyn November 7, 2016
Supergirl must beat a ruthless new gang who has been armed with dangerous new alien technology. When Cadmus sends a video to the D.E.O., the team realizes Cadmus is the one staffing the criminals for a secret mission. Meanwhile, Kara gets Mon-El a job as an intern at CatCo, James makes an important decision and Lena invites Kara to attend one of her fundraisers.
6 "Changing" Larry Teng Greg Berlanti Andrew Kreisberg & Caitlin Parrish November 14, 2016
Guardian debuts to lend a hand after a parasite alien drains Supergirl of her power. Mon-El considers a less than desirable new career which then leads him to contemplate his motives. Alex struggles with a new reality.
7 "The Darkest Place" Glen Winter Robert Rovner & Paula Yoo November 21, 2016
While Guardian tries to clear his name after being accused of a murder committed by another vigilante, Supergirl heads out on a solo mission to rescue Mon-El who has been captured by Cadmus. While fighting to free Mon-El, Supergirl comes face to face with Cyborg Superman.
8 "Medusa" Stefan Pleszczynski Jessica Queller & Derek Simon November 28, 2016
Eliza comes to town to celebrate Thanksgiving with her daughters. Alex decides it's time to come out to her mother; Kara is shocked when Eliza suggests Mon-El has feelings for her, and Winn and James consider telling Kara the truth about the Guardian. Meanwhile, Cadmus unleashes a virus that instantly kills any alien in the vicinity so Kara enlists an unexpected ally - Lena Luthor. The epic superhero crossover kicks off tonight when Barry Allen and Cisco Ramon seek Kara's help with an alien invasion on their Earth.
9 "Supergirl Lives" Kevin Smith Andrew Kreisberg Eric Carrasco & Jess Kardos January 23, 2017
Kara is moved by the story of a missing woman named Izzy and decides to investigate despite Snapper Carr's order to leave it alone. Kara takes Mon-El with her to the last place Izzy was seen and the duo find themselves thrust through a portal to another planet, Slaver's Moon, where the downtrodden are sold as slaves. The leader of the trafficking ring is none other than Roulette. To make matters worse, Slaver's Moon has a red sun, which means Kara and Mon-El are stripped of their powers and stuck on the planet with no way home. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Alex blames herself for Kara’s disappearance, fearing she's become too focused on her new relationship with Maggie and too complacent in watching out for her sister.
10 "We Can Be Heroes" Rebecca Johnson Caitlin Parrish
Katie Rose Rogers
January 30, 2017
After Livewire seemingly breaks out of prison, Supergirl is intent on recapturing her. After training Mon-El, Supergirl takes him with her when she sees Livewire attack the NCPD but things go awry when Mon-El puts Supergirl before the citizens of National City. Meanwhile, James decides to come clean with Kara and M’gann, has a psychic attack and collapses into a coma.
11 "The Martian Chronicles" David McWhirter Gabriel Llanas & Anna Musky-Goldwyn February 6, 2017
Armek, a White Martian, descends on National City intent on taking M'gann back to Mars to face her punishment as a traitor. J'onn and Supergirl determine the best way to keep M'gann safe is to bring her to the D.E.O.. However, when it is revealed that Armek shape-shifted into M'gann and is now loose in the building, the team realize he could be disguised as any one of them.
12 "Luthors" Tawnia McKiernan Robert Rovner & Cindy Lichtman February 13, 2017
After Metallo breaks out of prison and frees Lillian Luthor, the police blame Lena for his escape and arrest her. Despite overwhelming evidence, Kara refuses to believe her friend is guilty and fights to clear Lena's name. Flashbacks reveal how Lena came to be a Luthor. Meanwhile, Alex introduces Maggie to the gang.
13 "Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk" Stefan Pleszczynski Jessica Queller & Sterling Gates February 20, 2017
When Mr. Mxyzptlk, a magical imp, shows up on Earth and declares his love for Kara, she tries to let him down easy, thinking him harmless. However, he decides it's a challenge and starts to wreak havoc on National City. Mon-El has seen beings like Mr. Mxyzptlk on Daxam and knows how dangerous they can be. He and Kara argue over how to get rid of Mr. Mxyzptlk, further straining their relationship. Meanwhile, Alex and Maggie celebrate their first Valentine's Day together.
14 "Homecoming" Larry Teng Caitlin Parrish & Derek Simon February 27, 2017
When Jeremiah Danvers is rescued from Cadmus, Alex and Kara are thrilled to have their father back. The Danvers arrange a family dinner to celebrate but things go awry when a suspicious Mon-El starts to question Jeremiah about his sudden return.
15 "Exodus" Michael Allowitz Paula Yoo & Eric Carrasco March 6, 2017
As Alex searches for Jeremiah and Kara investigates a series of alien kidnappings, the sisters realize they must break the rules to foil a new Cadmus plot. In an effort to get Snapper Carr to run a story that would help her stop Cadmus, Kara agrees to set up an interview between Snapper and Supergirl.
16 "Star-Crossed" John Medlen Katie Rose Rogers & Jess Kardos March 20, 2017
A new villain comes to National City, putting Supergirl on high alert. Meanwhile, Winn's girlfriend, Lyra, gets Winn in trouble with the law. Maggie attempts to help Winn but old loyalties get in the way. The Music Meister attacks Supergirl.
17 "Distant Sun" Kevin Smith Anna Musky-Goldwyn & Gabe Llanas March 27, 2017
A large bounty is put out on Supergirl and aliens from far and near attack National City intent on taking out the woman of steel. Alex and Maggie run into Maggie’s ex-girlfriend, Emily, who is in town for a week. J'onn gets an interesting order from President Marsdin.
18 "Ace Reporter" Armen V. Kevorkian Paula Yoo & Caitlin Parrish April 24, 2017
Lena’s ex-boyfriend, Jack Spheer, comes to National City to unveil his big breakthrough in nano-technology, which has the potential to eradicate all diseases. Lena asks Kara to attend Jack’s conference with her for support. When Kara sees Snapper in attendance she’s inspired to tap back into her reporter skills and questions Jack on his discovery, which ultimately leads to a bigger investigation that puts everyone in danger
19 "Alex"[3] Rob Greenlea[3] Eric Carrasco & Greg Baldwin[3] May 1, 2017[4]
Alex is kidnapped and the kidnapper threatens to kill her unless Supergirl releases a notorious criminal from prison. Supergirl and Maggie have always had different approaches to apprehending criminals but this time they must work together to save Alex. Meanwhile, Rhea has an interesting proposal for Lena.[3]
20 "City of Lost Children"[5] Ben Bray[5] Robert Rovner[5] Gabriel Llanas & Anna Musky-Goldwyn[5] May 8, 2017[4]
When an alien attacks National City, Supergirl and the DEO learn the alien is a Phorian, an otherwise peaceful race with telekinetic powers. Guardian gets a lead on the Phorian's address but instead of finding the culprit, he finds a very scared boy named Marcus. Marcus will only trust James so it is up to Guardian to stop the attacks on the city. Rhea's plan escalates.[5]
21 "Resist"[6] Millicent Shelton Jessica Queller & Derek Simon May 15, 2017[4]
Supergirl grapples with whether or not to obey the President's orders regarding Rhea's latest actions. Meanwhile, Cat Grant returns to National City.[6]
22 TBA TBA TBA TBA May 22, 2017[4]
TBA

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "Girl of Steel"[7] TBA TBA October 9, 2017[8]
2 "Triggers"[7] TBA TBA TBA
3 "Far From the Tree"[7] TBA TBA TBA
4 "The Faithful"[9] TBA TBA TBA
5 "Damage"[10] Kevin Smith[10] Eric Carrasco & Cindy Lichtman[10] TBA
6 "Midvale"[11] TBA TBA TBA
7 "Wake Up"[12] Chad Lowe[13] TBA TBA
8 "Greater Foes"[14] Larry Teng[15] TBA November 27, 2017[16]

Interviews/Season 3Edit

ReferencesEdit


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