Critic Consensus: Supergirl steps away from the fantastical and taps into relevant social anxieties, carried by great performances.
as Kara Danvers/Supergirl
as James Olsen
as Alex Danvers
as Winslow "Winn" Schott
as Cat Grant
as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz
as Maggie Sawyer
as Lena Luthor
as Ben Lockwood
as Peter Lockwood
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This may yet be the bravest episode in the run so far. Jumping between timelines, back tracking through seasons and carrying a narrative line which is both unconventional and contentious.
Aside from one glaringly obvious plothole, 'Man of Steel' was another strong outing that offered something a little bit different to its predecessors and, in doing so, it provided us with some much-needed clarity surrounding Agent Liberty.
I guess since this is one of the last shows clinging desperately to the 22-episode format, they can afford a filler.
Much of what makes the episode compelling are a number of strong performances from guest and recurring actors and in particular from Sam Witwer, who plays Ben.
A good old dose of economic anxiety wrapped up in an introduction to the man behind Agent of Liberty's mask.
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