‘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.
Season 01, Episode 01 – “Pilot” 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. 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.
eason 01, Episode 02 – “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.
Season 01, Episode 03 – “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.
Release Note: This was originally intended to air 5th, but CBS moved it up a week and tentatively delayed e4 til next week. As the show has maintained a sort of continuity so far, we decided to label this e05 to preserve any amount of continuity in the episodes. ‘How Does She Do It’ will be released as e04 when they do decide to air it.
Season 01, Episode 05 – “Livewire” 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.
Season 01, Episode 04 – “Livewire” 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.
Season 01, Episode 06 – “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.
Season 01, Episode 07 – “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, a powerful alien escapee.
Season 01, Episode 08 – “Hostile Takeover” Kara faces off with Astra after her aunt challenges Kara’s beliefs about her mother; and Cat is threatened with being removed as the CEO of CatCo after a hacker exposes her private and damaging emails.
Season 01, Episode 09 – “Blood Bonds” Supergirl finds herself in a tense standoff with Non as she tries to rescue Hank from his clutches; and Kara is confronted by Cat about being National City’s very own caped crusader.
Season 01, Episode 10 – “Childish Things” Kara does her best to support Winn and keep him safe when his father, the evil Toyman, breaks out of prison; Cat offers Lucy a job at CatCo; and Alex asks Hank to use his powers to help uncover Maxwell Lord’s plans
Season 01, Episode 11 – “Strange Visitor From Another Planet” Hank is confronted by his painful past when a member of the alien race that wiped out his people kidnaps Senator Miranda Crane. Meanwhile, Cat’s estranged son arrives in National City.
Season 01, Episode 12 – “Bizarro” A twisted version of Supergirl, one who’s the mirror image of the Kryptonian hero, sets out to destroy her National City counterpart. Meanwhile, Kara grows closer to Cat’s son Adam.
Season 01, Episode 13 – “For the Girl Who Has Everything” A parasitic alien traps Kara in a dream world where her family is alive and her home planet was never destroyed. As her friends try to save her, it’s unclear whether the native Kryptonian wants to be awoken. Meanwhile, with Supergirl out of commission, Alex, Hank and the DEO must fend off an attack on their own.
Season 01, Episode 14 – “Truth, Justice and the American Way” Supergirl battles the deadly Master Jailer, who is hunting and executing Fort Rozz escapees; at the same time, a second assistant hired by Cat tries to one-up Kara at every turn; James and Kara find themselves in a disagreement over the DEO’s methods
Season 01, Episode 15 – “Solitude” Supergirl does battle with a living supercomputer named Indigo who has a connection to Kara’s past. In order to defeat this dangerous being, a trip to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude proves necessary. Meanwhile, James and Lucy reach a crossroads in their relationship.
Season 01, Episode 16 – “Falling” Kara has a major personality change after being exposed to Red Kryptonite. As her friends and the citizens of National City face a malicious and dangerous Supergirl, Cat appears as a guest on “The Talk.”
Season 01, Episode 17 – “Manhunter” J’onn J’onzz reveals the details of meeting Kara and Alex’s father, Dr. Jeremiah Danvers, and assuming Hank Kenshaw’s identity. Meanwhile, Kara considers confiding her secret to someone new; and Siobhan plots to bring Kara down.
Season 01, Episode 18 – “Worlds Finest” The Flash arrives in National City from an alternate universe. He teams up with Supergirl to battle the villains Livewire and Silver Banshee, in exchange for Supergirl’s help finding him a way to return home.
Season 02, Episode 01 – “The Adventures of Supergirl” In the Season 2 premiere, Supergirl’s famous cousin arrives on the scene to help her deal with a new threat to the citizens of National City. While having Clark Kent around is a thrill for Kara, their family reunion leaves Alex feeling a bit left out. Meanwhile, Cat Grant encourages her young protégé to make a bold decision in both her personal and professional lives; and Hank and Supergirl are stunned by the alien pod that crashed to Earth
Season 02, Episode 02 – “The Last Children of Krypton” Supergirl ends up seriously injured during an attack on National City by a kryptonite-powered villain; and Superman puts the blame for his cousin getting hurt on Hank, because the kryptonite was stolen from the DEO. Meanwhile, Kara’s first day at her new job doesn’t go as planned after she meets her new boss, Snapper Carr.
Season 02, Episode 03 – “Welcome to Earth” Kara fears the recently escaped Mon-El is behind an attack on the president, who Supergirl and the DEO have been assigned to protect; at the same time, the hot-button issue of aliens vs. human rights divides National City.
Season 02, Episode 04 – “Survivors” Thrilled to have found another Martian, Hank is determined to get to know M’Gann better; Kara and Alex take notice of an alien fight club run by Roulette while investigating an unregistered alien’s murder; and Supergirl starts training Mon-El, whom she has taken under her wing.
Season 02, Episode 05 – “Crossfire” Supergirl faces a new challenge from a ruthless gang who are armed and dangerous with cutting-edge alien technology; at the same time, Kara gets Mon-El an internship at CatCo; James comes to an important decision; and Lena puts Kara’s name on the guest list for one of her fund-raisers.