Okay Guys this is where the Spoiler line is drawn. if you don’t want to find out that Supergirl is Superman’s cousin I recommend that you depart now and check out the website for the spoiler free list. I’m going off of the episode order that Netflix and IMDB have which is the aired order because of the terror attacks in Paris CBS changed the order of the episodes so that there
Episode 1 – Pilot – WATCH
Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, cousin of Superman, who was 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 Scene where Kara decides to use her powers to save someone she loves is one of my favorite scenes of all TV, it pulls on all of my emotional heart strings. The sibling relationship that Kara and Alex remind me very much of the relationship that I have with my brother, and the way that Cat Grant is able to talk to everyone in the audience that hates the name “Supergirl” and make them see the potential strength is masterful.
Episode 2 – Stronger Together – WATCH
Kara must put doubts aside as she tries to apprehend an escapee from the Kryptonian prison; Cat pressures James for an interview with Supergirl.
This episode sets up a few themes that is played on throughout the season. That Supergirl has growth that needs to take place; that Cat Grant is obsessed with finding out any details about Supergirl, and the Supergirl’s Lex Luthor
Episode 3 – Fight or Flight – SKIP
Supergirl’s powers are put to the test when one of Superman’s most formidable enemies, Reactron, shows up in National City to take her down. In the meantime, Cat makes plans to run an expose on Supergirl.
This episode’s entire purpose seems to be to tell the common viewer that Supergirl is not her cousin. So as long as you are able to keep them separate in your brain then you can skip this one.
Episode 4 – Livewire – WATCH
Kara’s foster mother visits for Thanksgiving, while an accident transforms a volatile CatCo employee into Livewire.
Aside from setting up some characters for the later in the season this episode fills in quite a bit of backstory and motivations. The one issue with the order that it aired was that Lucy Lane was not introduced properly. If you are a completest or are into the whole James Olsen shipping then you may want to watch episode 5 before 4.
Episode 5 – How Does She Do It – SKIP
Kara must protect National City from a series of bombings and babysit Cat’s son, while James is visited by Lucy Lane.
This is the episode that was delayed due to the Terror Attacks in Paris. It introduces Maxwell Lords as Kara’s Lex Luthor. If you care about the Love Triangle that is James Olsen you may want to watch this otherwise feel free to skip this one.
Episode 6 – Red Faced – SKIP
Stress makes Kara go too far during a training exercise against a military cyborg commissioned by General Sam Lane, while Cat’s mother comes to visit and Winn helps Alex investigate her father’s death.
Red Tornado makes an appearance in this episode and the theme seems to be that Kara needs to learn to control / channel her anger issues, while it is interesting character development it doesn’t further the story very much.
Episode 7 – Human for a Day – WATCH
Kara and her friends are forced to rely on their inner strength and courage when an earthquake strikes National City, while Alex’s mistrust of Hank reaches its breaking point when the earthquake traps them in the DEO with an alien escapee called Jemm.
This is one of the most motivational episodes of the entire season.
Episode 8 – Hostile Takeover – SKIP
Supergirl fights against her aunt and learns some heartbreaking news about her mom, while Catco is dealing with a hacker.
This is an entertaining watch, and makes some good points about white male privilege but does not really do much to move the story along with the exception of introducing Cat Grant’s son Adam who ends up being a romantic interest for Kara.
Episode 9 – Blood Bonds – WATCH
A standoff ensues between the DEO and Astra’s forces also Non kidnaps Hank, while Kara tries to refute Cat’s allegations that she’s Supergirl.
Episode 10 – Childish Things – WATCH – Lots of Character Development
Kara does her best to support Winn when he hears that his father Winslow Schott Sr. breaks out of prison. His father looks for Winn for a reason to become like him. Cat offers Lucy a job working at CatCo and Alex asks Hank to use his powers to find out and uncover Maxwell Lord’s plans.
I debated back and forth about putting this one on the watch list, but it contains a lot of character development for the supporting characters that end up being important for later in the series.
Episode 11 – Strange Visitor from another Planet – SKIP
Kara helps Hank face his painful past when a White Martian, who wiped out all of the Green Martians from Mars, kidnaps Senator Miranda Crane who is an anti-alien politician. Adam Foster who is Cat’s estranged son arrives in National City.
This episode’s purpose is to redeem Hank Crenshaw / the Martian Manhunter in the eyes of the audience, if you can find it in your heart to trust him again then you can skip this episode.
Episode 12 – Bizarro – WATCH
Kara must deal with a twisted version of Supergirl, while venturing into a possible romance.
Episode 13 – For the Girl Who has Everything – SKIP
A parasitic alien attaches itself to Kara and traps her in a world where Krypton was never destroyed, leaving Alex, Hank and the DEO to fend off a Kryptonian attack without her.
This Episode could be compared to the Flash’s Runaway Dinosaur where the team around the hero is dealing with things over their head while trying to get the hero back in the game.
Episode 14 – Truth Justice and the American Way – WATCH
Kara battles the Master Jailer while dealing with a second assistant at CatCo and disagreeing with James over the DEO’s methods.
Episode 15 – Solitude – SKIP
Kara travels to the Fortress of Solitude hoping to find information on how to defeat Indigo, a being from her past who can travel through the Internet. In the meantime, James and Lucy reach a crossroads in their relationship.
It’s hard to imagine how an episode that introduces Braniac and the Fortress of Solitude that could make it onto the skip list, but there is not much that happens in this episode aside from Kara, Alex and J’onn/Hank coming to terms about the death of Aastra not much happened.
During the Final 5 episodes the show really hits its stride and you need to watch each of them.
Episode 16 – Falling – WATCH
Red Kryptonite makes Kara malicious and dangerous while Cat appears on The Talk (2010) to discuss Supergirl. The
Episode 17 – Manhunter – WATCH
J’onn J’onzz reveals how he met Jeremiah Danvers and assumed the identity of Hank Henshaw.
Episode 18 – World’s Finest – WATCH
Kara gains a new ally when the Flash arrives from a parallel universe and helps her fight the Silver Banshee and Livewire in exchange for helping him return home.
Episode 19 – Myriad – WATCH
Non and Indigo use mind control to make the citizens of National City their army, so Kara must find a way to save her friends.
If you listened to my recommendation then you skipped Episode 15 and haven’t met indigo yet… she’s Braniac, basically a super computer and evil. If you were confused about the blue villain then you’re up to speed now.
Episode 20 – Better Angels – WATCH
Supergirl is forced to do battle with an unexpected enemy as she risks everything – including her life – to stop Non and Indigo from destroying everyone on Earth.
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