Supergirl (2015–2021)
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A disciple of Coville's escapes from what's left of his cult and gives Kara and James a journal that could help save Sam; Guardian is found out.


Mairzee Almas


Jerry Siegel (based on characters created by), Joe Shuster (based on characters created by) | 8 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Benoist ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl
Mehcad Brooks ... James Olsen / Guardian
Chyler Leigh ... Alex Danvers
Jeremy Jordan ... Winn Schott
Katie McGrath ... Lena Luthor
Odette Annable ... Samantha Arias / Reign
Chris Wood ... Mon-El
David Harewood ... J'onn J'onzz
Carl Lumbly ... M'yrnn J'onzz
Chad Lowe ... Thomas Coville
Emma Tremblay ... Ruby Arias
Sofia Vassilieva ... Olivia
Nesta Cooper ... Tanya
Andrea Brooks ... Eve Teschmacher
Nickolas Baric ... Acolyte #2


When Tanya, a disciple of Coville's, escapes from what's left of his cult, she gives Kara and James a journal that could hold the key to saving Sam. Someone learns Guardian's identity and threatens to expose James if he doesn't do what they ask. James contemplates what it means to be a black vigilante without a mask in America. Written by camillaheggoy91

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At the beginning of the episode, Lena mentions the ability to infuse DNA into plants by coating the surface of metal particles and infiltrating the interior. This technology actually exists; it is called a gene gun. See more »


[first lines]
Lena Luthor: It's a biolistic delivery system. It's usually used for overwriting genes in crops, but... Reign's cells are closer to plant cells than you'd think.
Supergirl: Part of how Kryptonians process sunlight. How does it work?
Lena Luthor: You take particles of heavy metal, coat them in DNA, deliver the payload, and then overwrite Reign's DNA with Sam's.
[a needle injects something into Reign]
Lena Luthor: Plasmid inserted.
[the test fails]
Lena Luthor: I thought this would work. I just need the right vectors with the right metal. I just need ...
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supergirl is for all

I love this show, it has it all and lots of action, some violence for those who crave it and all around decent family flow and turbulent friehdships.

Welcome to your life, in front of you w/supergirl, with an extra kick of super strength and lots of other heroes.

Its sad when people have to add politics into the discussion and on top of that insult the average viewer with said rant.

What people don't realize is Hollywood has the RIGHT to script what they think sells, applies to millions of peoples views ,and if all is done right they make more.

Its not just lib'tards' as someone here mentioned, what about " republitards "?

I used that word, ONLY to make a point..pointing fingers, using profanity , filthy wording doesn't cut it anymore,,our word is, ever changing progressive and it seems some people aren't ready.

Thats just too bad , bc the rest of us really like the show, the great acting, the incredible acting and oh my, if it dares to showcase scripts where , a few outcasts() of society are given a voice at the expense of old fashioned thinking, far to often, then not doing a show of this topic, would be foolish and anti-social.

Everyone, most of us, love the superman philosophy of do no wrong, help those in need and do what we can to make the world better.

Those who can't stand those ideals, may be in the wrong place , but this viewer loves the show, and hopes those who take so easily to ugly little words like its falling rain dropping in a bucket are prob. having a worst day for it.

As supergirl, we all adapt with what is in front of us, and weakly we see epsidoes that reflect that inner struggle we all meet so life doesn't get the better of us.

Its nice seeing a show, Supergirl here, where the protagonist does the best she can to help even characters that would do her and the world we all live in, terrible things.

Often as the script goes, Supergirl and the heroes around her, are able to put aside outdated prejudices and care for others even if the thought of a 'liberal' saving them is tantamount to heresy.

Supergirl , and her fantastic pals deal with issues similarly, everyweek, and it would do us all well to do our best to mimic those behaviors.

ITs easy to be someones friend, but when experiences we have with others are not in parallel it easier to give up; Supergirl wouldn't, never would I.

I hope those angry souls give it another thought, as the liberal in me they perceive today, is the conservative someone else may view of them tomorrow with no less rancor .

Can't we all just get along- Supergirl is a fantasy character, but the writers do a great job of taking what her character brings to the show and , showing us all its not all that hard to be the better people, we can.

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21 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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British Columbia, Canada

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