Supergirl (2015– )
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Kara investigates a secretive new group whose leader, Thomas Coville, has a mysterious connection to Supergirl. Meanwhile, Samantha feels like she's letting Ruby down.


Jesse Warn


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
Chyler Leigh ... Alex Danvers
Jeremy Jordan ... Winn Schott
Katie McGrath ... Lena Luthor
Odette Annable ... Samantha Arias
Chris Wood ... Mon-El (credit only)
David Harewood ... J'onn J'onzz
Floriana Lima ... Maggie Sawyer
Carl Lumbly ... M'yrnn J'onzz
Chad Lowe ... Thomas Coville
Erica Durance ... Alura Zor-El
Emma Tremblay ... Ruby Arias
Anjali Jay ... Selena
Sofia Vassilieva ... Olivia


Kara investigates a secretive new group whose leader, Thomas Coville, has a mysterious connection to Supergirl. Meanwhile, Samantha feels like she's letting Ruby down.

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30 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Ruby sings "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). See more »


Soccer Mom: Which one's yours?
Samantha Arias: Oh, uh... she's the forward, right there. I swear to god, I don't know how she's so coordinated. I struggle to think and chew at the same time. What about you? Which one's yours?
Soccer Mom: Ruby is special.
Samantha Arias: Yeah, she is. Wait, I don't... I don't think I told you her name.
Soccer Mom: She's chosen. So are you.
Samantha Arias: [she's handed a pamphlet] I'm sorry, who did you say you were?
Soccer Mom: A follower. Please, bring Ruby to our community so that she may learn her path.
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References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »


Pure Imagination
Composed by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Performed by Emma Tremblay
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Blinded By Faith
30 October 2017 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

I think the problem Supergirl has most is the ability to execute fascinating story ideas. If I'm being honest, I actually thought tonight's Supergirl episode did a nice job of presenting something we haven't seen on the Arrowverse, a villain that derives from a worship of our central hero. It's something that I've always been fascinated with, even considering I'm not much of a faithful person anymore. It's something that Batman v Superman also tackled, and I think can be particularly effective with characters like Supergirl and Superman. Beings that are incredibly powerful and are essentially a god and a physical miracle.

In that way, I'm glad to see Supergirl tackle this subject, and for the most part, tackle it well. Albeit at times annoyingly over-the- top, I thought the Thomas Coville's story was intriguing and somebody worthy of his own episode. And for once, everything actually tied into each other tonight, all leading back to faith. I'm usually not a fan of movies or TV shows tackling faith in such a direct way, mostly because it always ends up being far too controversial, but I don't think that's something you can say about tonight's episode.

Alex had her own struggles as she came face to face with her desires to have a child against Maggie's wishes. Well, we'll definitely miss ya Floriana Lima, because this is essentially a goodbye to your character of Maggie Sawyer. As predicted a few weeks back, the show will find some sort of reason to create tension between these two, and I guess not having a child is that reason. It's not something that I think was ultimately deserved, especially because these two have been so good for one another, but it's just something you'll have to accept. Chyler Leigh's performance in those final minutes should put any doubters of her acting talent to sleep.

It's worth mentioning that we had our first scene of the 5 power women of this show in Kara, Alex, Lena, Maggie, and Samantha. The ladder of which is undergoing some serious transitions of her own, coming into her own as a powerful force of nature, with whatever the heck that was at the end powering her. But going back to those 5, credit should be given to the writers for writing such likable and un-clichéd female roles. That's something we just don't see enough of.

Overall, it wasn't the best executed nor the most tightly written, but a faith-based episode usually does a whole lot worse than this. For that, I have to give Supergirl credit.


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