Fly Like A Girl: Weekly Recaps of “Supergirl” by Nicole Drum

Supergirl is the television adaption of the DC comic book of the same name on the CBS network. With the show debuting to strong numbers on October 26, 2015, the family-friendly show ditches cynicism for heart as it follows the adventures of 24 year-old Kara Zor-El as she becomes a hero. Airing every Monday night at 8pm ET, our staff writer (and huge comic-book fan) Nicole Drum will be recapping the series each week and updating you with the latest episode here in an exclusive series to The Hudsucker titled, “Fly Like A Girl.”

Season One {2015 – Present}

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Oct. 27, 2015 – Pilot: Last night CBS aired the pilot of the latest comic book superhero television adaptation. With shows of similar source material somewhat common in the prime time lineup, CBS’ offering of Supergirl marked the first time in 36 years that a… CONTINUE READING…

Image Credit: CBSNov. 3, 2015 – Stronger Together: Tonight, after a pretty long recap of the pilot episode for an intro, we pick up a week later. Kara, still flying high on her defeat of Vartox, is hard at work. First, DEO is putting her through her paces.  CONTINUE READING…

Image Credit: The CWNov. 10, 2015 – Fight or Flight: So about that interview. It’s a pretty lackluster interview which I think is a weakness of the episode here. The show is definitely improving with its writing and acting, but it’s not quite smooth yet. CONTINUE READING…

Nov. 17, 2015 – Livewire: Our episode opens with some DEO guards escorting an alien. It’s humanoid, but has some freaky features. The guards have the alien in chains, which I’m not sure makes sense because every alien we’ve seen so far is crazy strong and oh look… CONTINUE READING…

Nov. 24, 2015 – How Does She Do It? This week’s episode opens with our girl having a great flight just being happy. We know she’s happy because that’s what she’s monologuing about. She is definitely happy. As she is having her happy flight she sees a drone and goes after it. CONTINUE READING…

Dec. 1, 2015 – Red Faced: Last night’s episode signaled not only a return to the normal week but also the end of my holiday leftovers so it needed to be pretty great and it did not disappoint. You all know the rules by now: spoilers beyond this point (now would be a good time to go get a snack). CONTINUE READING…

Image Credit: The CWDec. 7, 2015 – Human for a Day: This week’s episode opens up with our heroine getting put through all sorts of medical paces. The Alura program in Kara’s special fortress room explains her power loss. The nuts and bolts of it is that she drained all her Kryptonian cells of the energy… CONTINUE READING…

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Dec. 15, 2015 – Hostile Takeover: We pick up from where we were last week: Astra and a pair of Kryptonians show up and face off with Kara. Kara punches them, tries to get away, but quickly finds that Astra has that pesky Kryptonite blade and that she and her cronies are wearing something that protects them from it. CONTINUE READING…

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Jan. 5, 2016 – Blood Bonds: Picking up right where we left off, Kara is fighting her Aunt Astra’s husband, Non. It’s a pretty impressive aerial flight with some fancy dodging of a giant jet, but then they slam down to earth right in front of Lord Tech… CONTINUE READING…

Image Credit: CBSJan. 19, 2016 – Childish Things: We start our episode with Kara getting a flying lesson from Henshaw. As we all now know, Henshaw is really J’onn J’onnz, Martian Manhunter. Anyway, Henshaw is giving Kara a flying lesson and it’s pretty awesome. CONTINUE READING…

Image Credit: CBS Jan. 26, 2016 – Strange Visitor from Another Planet: Last night’s episode can be somewhat divided into two sections: First, there is the J’onn plot section and second, the Cat plot section. The episode flows as a woven tapestry, but it makes more sense to explain what happens based on the… CONTINUE READING…

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Feb. 2, 2016 – Bizarro: Last night’s episode opens up three months into the past. Maxwell Lord enters Lab 52 (a nice nod to the 52 universes in DC Comics). Inside he looks upon the unconscious girl we have seen in the past few episodes. CONTINUE READING…

Image Credit: CBSFeb. 9, 2016 – For The Girl Who Has Everything: Last night’s episode was a riff off of the classic Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything.” It was an ambitious undertaking and ultimately felt as organic to Supergirl as true to the classic Alan Moore material. CONTINUE READING…

Image Credit: CBSFeb. 23, 2016 – Truth, Justice, and the American Way: The episode picks up shortly after the death of Astra. Kara’s grieving for her aunt and she’s having a hard time with it. Her whole personality just seems off, which is either really good acting by Melissa Benoist… CONTINUE READING…

Image Credit: CBSMarch 1, 2016 – Solitude: We open up thirteen years ago in the Phantom Zone. Kara in her off-course space pod is getting a close look at Fort Rozz. Then the buzzer sounds. CONTINUE READING…


Image Credit: CBSMarch 15, 2016 – Falling: Last night’s episode opens with Cat being on The Talk (nice tie-in CBS). Cat looks kind of bored and annoyed as they talk to her about Supergirl and how fabulous she is. CONTINUE READING…


Image Credit: CBSMarch 22, 2016 – Manhunter: Last week we saw Kara was not herself thanks to red Kryptonite, and next week we get a great crossover featuring The Flash and Supergirl. That could make for an off week for the show, but last night’s episode didn’t disappoint. CONTINUE READING…

March 26, 2016 – Worlds Finest: It’s finally time for the Supergirl and Flash crossover event! There will be a lot of spoilers for this episode, so if you haven’t watched yet, now’s a good time to get a snack and come back later. If you just can’t wait, read on! CONTINUE READING…

April 12, 2016 – Myriad: On the last episode of Supergirl, Kara told James how she felt but Non had activated Myriad and James, along with the rest of National City, marched off like a mindless zombie. Things aren’t faring any better this week. CONTINUE READING…

April 19, 2016 – Better Angels: The episode opens up where we left off last week. Kara and a Myriad-controlled (and evil Kryptonian super-suited) Alex are fighting to the death. Alex has some wicked skills with that Kryptonian death sword. CONTINUE READING…

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