The series was officially picked up on May 6, 2015, after receiving a series commitment in September 2014, and received a full season order on November 30, 2015. On May 12, 2016, Warner Bros. announced that the series had been renewed for a second season and that it would move from CBS to The CW. It debuted on October 10, 2016. On January 8, 2017, The CW renewed the series for a third season, which began airing on October 9, 2017. On April 2, 2018, The CW renewed the series for a fourth season.
Lena and James are attacked by Reign at Lena's place. Lena uses Kryptonite against Reign which forces Reign to retreat. However, Lena learns about Reign's hunt to kill Ruby. Legion's members prepare for return to their time. Lena tells Supergirl and Alex about Lex's mansion where she had arranged for Ruby's stay. Alex visits Ruby to keep her company. Supergirl and J’onn visits Sam’s mother to keep her safe from Reign and to set a trap for her when she comes looking for Ruby there. However, Reign kills Sam's mother. Supergirl and J'onn come to know that Reign now has the powers of all three Worldkillers. Reign attacks Alex and Ruby in the mansion, leading the latter to discover her mother's split personality. Mon-El stays behind to help Supergirl. They were able to capture Reign with the help of Kryptonite created by Lena. Later, Alex comforts Ruby following the revelation; Ruby now fears for her mother and herself, knowing that she is Reign's child. Lena tells Kara that Supergirl crossed a line by using her personal relationship with James and will never trust her again, leading to Kara to abashed of her actions and doubting herself of her ethics.
Season 3 had a long winter/spring hiatus where The CW aired a 10 episode season of Legends of Tomorrow. The big bad for the season has been Reign, and many of the episodes where spent in discovering a part of Kryptionian history. I did feel the story was dragging a bit and was surprised and pleased that in the previous episode the it looked as if the three WorldKillers were eliminated or at least three of them instead of waiting for the big epic battle that traditionally is the finale episode of the season. But then it makes you wonder what will happen in the next 6 episodes.
I am liking James and Lena's relationship and that you see a lot of intimacy built on trust, there is a real connection there and depth to the relationship you never saw between James and Kara. In fact James was always too old and worldly for Kara. Kara despite her powers is still a naive, little girl, girl and I feel her maturity level is very junior high and some of her scenes are cringe worthy because of that.
Rudy, stupid teens deserve to be killed off, unfortunately that did not happen.
Liked that Mon-El stayed behind, this will be interesting as he has grown up but does that mean he and Kara should become a couple again?
Kara and James discuss Lena's mistrust of Supergirl and keeping secret identities. Tonya, a Coville follower, brings Coville's personal journal for James to give to Supergirl. Mon-El and Kara find remnants of a nuclear explosion at the cult's last location. The cult kidnaps Tonya from CatCo, pursued by Guardian. In the ensuing fight, Olivia (the cult's new leader) shoots off James' mask and the cult escapes after the police arrive; the cult later demands Tonya and the journal from James, threatening to reveal Guardian's secret identity. From Coville's journal, Kara realizes the cult is trying to make a new Worldkiller using a Kryptonian rock. Mon-El purposefully gets kidnapped by the cult as Tonya turns herself over to them. As Olivia starts the ritual to transform herself into a Worldkiller, Mon-El sends a signal for Supergirl to locate them. After a brief fight, Supergirl reasons with Olivia enough for her to give up the desire to be a Worldkiller. Winn and Lena find more of the rock, which they use to help Sam, on a meteor; Mon-El and Kara fly J'onn's spaceship to travel there.
Like they are bringing back the cult of Krypton that Colville started, but his followers are kinda nuts. Again nice to see James and Guardian highlighted this episode but I do think the writers are heavy handed in the way they present their message that people are still judged based on their skin color in this case Gaurdian being presumed to be the bad guy because he is black. However, the scenes between James and Lena are still strong and they make a powerful couple.
Luv'ed that Lena is dissing Supergirl to Kara, it's too funny and I am so glad that makes Kara uncomfortable as Lena does accurately get her for every highhanded decision Supergirl has made and calls her out on her hypocrisy.
Kara and Mon-El reach the meteor and discover there is a city on it. They are attacked by caretaker droids, but use disguises to blend in while traveling through the city towards the rock. Alex is attacked while spending time with Ruby. She initially suspects it is the killer sheriff she and Kara helped capture ten years ago, however a second attempt is made on her life. Kara realizes the meteor is a surviving part of Krypton, Argo City, and discovers her mother is alive. Alura arranges for a meeting of their High Council to discuss the issue of the Harun-El, as it is used to sustain the life and security of the city. Kara manages to convince the members of the High Council to give her a small quantity of it to defeat Reign. Alex and J'onn set a trap for Alex's killer by J'onn posing as Alex, but he targets the real Alex before she captures him. Later Selena, a High Council member, is revealed to be a Dark Priestess. Kara and Mon-El arrive back at L-Corp just as Reign's increasing immunity to Lena's Kryptonite allows her to escape containment.
Wow, Kara's mom is really alive and so is an entire piece of Krypton.
Supergirl gets back to Earth just in time for a "Girl Fight".
Kara and Mon-El fight Reign as Lena creates an antidote from the Harun-El. Once injected, Reign separates from Sam and disintegrates. Sam reunites with Ruby at the DEO and Kara asks Lena to artificially reproduce the black rock for Argo City. Kara decides to return to Argo City to be with Alura and she invites Mon-El to join her. Winn and James discover a gun from the DEO is being used on the street as they monitor National City's security for Kara. James and J'onn learn the gun manufacturer sold a version of the DEO weapon to the general public and J'onn later mandates that the DEO switch to non-lethal weaponry. Back in Argo, Kara is followed by a woman, who identifies herself as a Dark Priestess and Selena as her High Priestess. M'yrnn and J'onn discuss performing the Reach, a Martian ritual for an elder to pass on all memories to a younger family member. Kara and Mon-El discover that Selena and the other priestesses stole their ship and Coville joins them when they arrive on Earth.
While it is always nice to go down memory lane I simply do not understand why Supergirl did not bring several tons of supplies with her to Argo City from Earth, that simply didn't make any sense. That and flying in a space ship and why all of a sudden does Supergirl lose her powers while in Argo City and I assume Mon El retains his? This episode is a set up for the finale as well as a shout out to gun control.
Coville, Selena and the other Kryptonians begin a ritual at the Fortress of Sanctuary to summon Reign back to Earth. However, her body will not completely form and Selena determines they require the blood of Pestilence and Purity. Sam undergoes testing at the DEO and M'yrnn and J'onn begin the Reach. Kara uses Alura's hologram crystal to contact Winn and explain Selena's plan to conquer Earth. Winn replicates a portal in the DEO as Mon-El fixes the one on Argo to travel between Argo and National City. The Kryptonians break into the DEO to locate the Worldkillers' blood. Kara, Alura and Mon-El travel back to Earth to join the fight and the Kryptonians leave once they possess the blood. They complete the ritual and Reign kills Coville. Lena determines that as Reign gets stronger, Sam gets weaker. Alura reveals there is a fountain that can strengthen Sam and weaken Reign; Sam travels to Juru to find it. Reign begins traveling to the Earth's core with the sword of Juru to terraform Earth into a new Krypton, which sets off earthquakes.
Dang it, I wish they hadn't killed Colville, I liked him as a character.
Demos, the Asian dude that Win gave the force field too, also was killed. What is funny is that Demos (spelled Deimos) is the name of one of the moons of Mars.
Nice to see Alura on Earth.
Luv seeing J'onn and his father do the memory transfer.
PS: Close Caption says the high priestess's name is Serena not Selena.
As the earthquakes worsen, Supergirl, Alura, Guardian and the DEO protect National City. Imra and Brainiac 5 return to help stop a tsunami. M'yrnn gives J'onn one final memory before merging with the earth to stop Reign from terraforming it. The heroes defeat the dark priestesses after they located them. Sam finds the fountain in Juru and makes peace with her mother. She drinks from the fountain and defeats Reign using the sword. However, this leads to Sam, Mon-El, and Alura dying, so Supergirl goes back in time and changes the outcome of their fight using the Harun-El. Brainiac 5 decides to stay on present-day Earth because a distant relative (who did not die in the Blight) has started wiping out all other AI and asks Winn to take his place with the Legion. Winn accepts his offer and Mon-El returns to the future with him. J'onn steps down from the DEO and promote Alex as director. Kara decides to stay on Earth instead of returning to Argo with her mother. Sam, completely rid of her Kryptonian side after the fight, returns to her life with Ruby. Lena gives Alura all of the Harun-El and a mathmatical formula to create more, but synthesizes a portion for secret experiments. A duplicate Kara appears in Siberia at the same time Reign is defeated with the Harun-El.
I hate the preachy "I don't kill", how does that work out when Reign ends up killing Mon-El, and it looked like Alura. This is one of the more juvenile PC oriented superhero shows and it can really wear on adult nerves. The let's go back in time to change the outcome of the fight but has side effects is a very old plot device. I was surprised to see the plot twist of sending Win to the future. I hate how they had super fast Martian Alzheimer effect J'onzz dad My'rnn. The speed of it seemed a cop out. Is J'onzz really gone from the show? Also amazing that J'onzz had that much power to appoint Alex as the next Director of this black ops government agency. Like that does not upset the chain of command with in the agency.
Kara has stayed busy in her heroic duties working with the DEO, and as a reporter at CatCo proving she can multitask. Brother and sister Otis & Mercy Graves attack an alien, Dr. Vose, and steal an EMP device from his lab. J'onn believes it to be a hate crime, with the recent rise in anti alien hatred in the country, although Kara disagrees. The duo plan to attack President Marsdin's summit to mark the anniversary of her amnesty act. Supergirl saves the President and captures Otis, but Mercy escapes. Camera footage of the attack ends up exposing the President's true identity as an alien. Meanwhile Alex and Brainy struggle to communicate with each other at the DEO. The Graves are working with a mysterious individual who says he is an "agent of liberty" as he kills a telepath that J'onn had met in a support group for other aliens. The duplicate Kara is seen punching through walls in an underground cavern surrounded by Kasnian soldiers.
New season, new problems. The overall feel was good, an improvement of last season. More purpose to everyone. The new "Big Bad" is the racism against aliens. Gosh, humans are so so so .... but the story does reflect what is happening in real life. The only thing that annoys is Supergirl's being preachy and morally outraged because J'onn won't fight with her. Control freak much?
Episode 1 - "American Alien" - October 14, 2018 Kara has stayed busy in her heroic duties working with the DEO, and as a reporter at CatCo proving she can multitask. Brother and sister Otis & Mercy Graves attack an alien, Dr. Vose, and steal an EMP device from his lab. J'onn believes it to be a hate crime, with the recent rise in anti-alien hatred in the country, although Kara disagrees. The duo plan to attack President Marsdin's summit to mark the anniversary of her amnesty act. Supergirl saves the President and captures Otis, but Mercy escapes. Camera footage of the attack ends up exposing the President's true identity as an alien. Meanwhile Alex and Brainy struggle to communicate with each other at the DEO. The Graves are working with a mysterious masked individual who says he is an "agent of liberty" as he stabs Fiona Byrne, an alien telepath that J'onn had met in a support group for other aliens. The duplicate Kara is seen punching through walls in an underground cavern surrounded by Kasnian soldiers.
Episode 2 - "Fallout" - October 21, 2018 In the wake of President Marsdin's outing as an alien, a wave of anti-alien sentiment spreads across the country. Mercy hacks L-Corps' image inducers to disable them, in an effort to force aliens out of hiding. When Brainy is outed, he is rattled by the hatred he faces. J'onn continues to investigate his friend's disappearance and the trail leads him to Agent Liberty, who holds an anti-alien rally. At L-Corp, Mercy and Lena fight, each using an arm piece of Lex's exoskeleton. Mercy is captured by Supergirl and held at the DEO with Otis. Nia, who reveals herself to be transgender, convinces James to write an editorial against anti-alien hatred. Mercy and Otis convince an agent, Jensen, to release them. Using Lena's lead dispersion device, the three send Kryptonite into the atmosphere, which hits Supergirl mid-flight, making her pass out and fall to the ground.
Episode 3 - "Man of Steel" - October 28, 2018 J'onn catches Supergirl before she crashes to the ground; he brings her to the DEO and the Kryptonite in the atmosphere continues to weaken her. In an effort to keep her safe while a cure is found, Lena outfits Kara in a prototype armor that will help filter the Kryptonite out of her system. In a series of flashbacks, Ben Lockwood, a university professor, and his family suffer a series of personal tragedies that slowly turn him against aliens and lead him into the path of Mercy Graves, who gives him the Agent Liberty armor. Back in the present, Ben prevents Mercy and Otis from killing Jensen by blackmailing the young agent into breaking them into DEO headquarters.
Episode 4 - "Ahimsa" - November 4, 2018 With the air still Kryptonite-saturated, Kara is not permitted to leave the DEO and fight as it may damage the suit and kill her. Lena and Brainy devise a method to filter the Kryptonite out of the atmosphere. A second DEO agent turns rogue and breaks two aliens out. Mercy kills him after he brings the aliens to her. J'onn meets Manchester Black, Fiona's fiance. Ben hypnotizes the aliens, using Fiona's telekinetic powers, into committing chaos, to give justification for killing aliens. As they attack a carnival, Supergirl fights until her suit is damaged. J'onn and Manchester join the fight and find Fiona, breaking the hypnosis on the aliens. Mercy and Otis corner Alex and Supergirl where Otis threatens to expose Supergirl to the Kryptonite-filled air. One of the aliens kills Mercy and Otis as the air is completely cleared of Kryptonite. J'onn is only able to ease Fiona's pain before she dies. Later, Ben transfers a parasite into Jensen, and Manchester purchases lethal weaponry. President Baker assigns Colonel Lauren Haley to be Alex's commanding officer at the DEO. Episode 5 - "Parasite Lost" - November 11, 2018 The parasite enables Jensen to absorb an alien's powers through touch, while also killing them. Jensen uses his powers in public and weakens Supergirl enough to escape. Kara and Nia interview a healer alien, Amadei, to counter the anti-alien rhetoric. Amadei is then attacked and left to die without his healing amulet. J'onn and Kara discover the amulet was stolen for the Children of Liberty, to stop Jensen's new powers from killing him. Colonel Haley obtains uranium to use against Jensen and the DEO sets up a containment dome to limit the blast radius. James and Lena meet Ben Lockwood at a media summit, where James asserts that Guardian does not stand for Ben's anti-alien sentiments. Alex convinces Jensen to remove Amadei's amulet, leading to him becoming brain-dead. James believes that if he understands the anti-alien movement, he can get those people to listen, so he contacts Ben Lockwood.
Episode 6 - "Call to Action" - November 18, 2018 Masked citizens calling themselves the Children of Liberty patrol the streets, attacking innocent aliens. Supergirl and Manchester Black intervene and chase them off. Anti-alien manifestos entitled "Twilight's Last Gleaming" rain down on them. Manchester Black has Children of Liberty member Petrocelli held captive to torture him for information. Haley reprimands Supergirl for intervening in the attack and refuses to use DEO resources to investigate the manifesto. Lena and Eve are frustrated that their experimental trials with the Harun-El rock are not successful. Kara replaces James on a television show where she ends up debating Ben Lockwood, who gets the best of her. James meets Tom, a Children of Liberty member, and they patrol neighborhoods with a dog that can detect aliens hiding. Then the group starts putting together the clues: the alien-sensing dog allowed the Children of Liberty to identify alien houses, and the special lenses that Manchester discovered in Petrocelli's mask will allow the Children to see the infrared marks. At CatCo, Nia's narcolepsy alarms Kara and James. Brainy removes the infrared marks and defeats a group of Children and Kara saves an alien family from Children. Episode 7 - "Rather the Fallen Angel" - November 25, 2018 Supergirl is lured by Manchester Black to Shelley Island, an alien immigration center and monument site where their powers are dampened, where the Children of Liberty detain her and lock her inside the monument and set it to detonate. James investigates the area, and is almost convinced by the Agents to detonate the monument, but Kara, whose powers are only partially drained, manages to attract his attention with her heat vision. Manchester, realizing the Children were playing him, destroys the power dampeners, allowing her to escape and Manchester and James to fight off the Children. Meanwhile, Lena proceeds with her experiments to enhance humans in an effort to "level the playing field" between humanity and super-beings. She takes on a volunteer that identifies himself as Adam; he lost his brother during a kidney transplant operation and remained grief-stricken and mourning his loss. Shortly after Lena shares her own motivational grief--the loss of her mother when she was 4, which led to her being adopted by the Luthor family--Adam soon dies during the trial, after both bond. James, unaware of the experiments, goes to make up with Lena. Kara, Alex and Brainy are visited by J'onn who is upset about not being able to stop Manchester from killing people.
Episode 8 - "Bunker Hill" - December 2, 2018 Nia wakes up suddenly from a dream involving Agent Liberty. Kara and J'onn look through Manchester Black's apartment. Kara and Brainy help Nia with her dreams which lead to the old Lockwood Factory where they confront Ben who was confronted by Manchester Black who threatened to kill his wife. Kara stops Manchester Black from killing Ben's wife and sends Ben and Manchester to prison where the latter is visited by J'onn. Later, President Baker demands Supergirl to reveal her secret identity to the world. She refuses, so Baker fires her from the DEO.
Episode 9 - "Elseworlds, Part 3" - December 11, 2018 Barry Allen and Oliver Queen wake up as wanted criminals hunted by John Deegan as a black suited Superman while Kara is imprisoned at S.T.A.R. Labs, with a rewritten Alex guarding her. After narrowly escaping Deegan, Barry and Oliver locate Cisco Ramon, who works as a mob boss with James as a henchman, and retrieve Superman from Earth-38. Supergirl convinces Alex to release her, and together with Barry retrieves the Book of Destiny. Superman uses the book to return Barry and Oliver to their original forms, but Deegan steals it back. Barry and Kara travel in opposite directions to slow the Earth's rotation in order to impede Deegan, despite Clark saying it will kill them. With help from Lois, Brainy, and J'onn, Superman and Oliver successfully defeat Deegan and restore Earth-1 to normal. On Earth-38, Clark reveals Lois is pregnant, and they are going to be moving to Argo City for a while, leaving Earth in Kara's hands. Clark proposes to Lois and she accepts. On Earth-1, Oliver gets a call from Batwoman, revealing Deegan is in Arkham and has seemingly made friends with the Psycho-Pirate.
This episode concludes a crossover event that begins on The Flash season 5 episode 9, and continues on Arrow season 7 episode 9.
Binge watching this show lets me fast forward thru some parts but still get the gist of the story. The alien illegals is very runs parallel to much that is happening in this country.
[01/07/20 - 12:31 PM] The CW Gives Early Orders to 13 Current Series for Next Season "All American," "Batwoman," "Black Lightning," "Charmed," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "Dynasty," "The Flash," "In The Dark," "Legacies," "Nancy Drew" "Riverdale," "Roswell, New Mexico" and "Supergirl" are all due back. [via press release from The CW]
THE CW GIVES EARLY ORDERS TO 13 CURRENT SERIES FOR NEXT SEASON
Network Gives Early Renewals for the 2020-2021 Season to "All American," "Batwoman," "Black Lightning," "Charmed," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "Dynasty," "The Flash," "In The Dark," "Legacies," "Nancy Drew" "Riverdale," "Roswell, New Mexico" and "Supergirl"
Ahead of Its Midseason Debut, "Katy Keene" Receives Order for 13 Additional Scripts
January 7, 2020 (Burbank, CA) - The CW Network today renewed 13 of its current scripted series for the 2020-2021 season, as well as ordering 13 additional scripts of KATY KEENE, which will make its debut on February 6, 2020, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW Network.
"These early orders for next season give our production teams a head start in plotting out story arcs and a jump on hiring staff, and this also provides us with a strong foundation of established, fan-favorite CW shows to build on for next season," said Pedowitz. "We've been thrilled with the creative direction of all three new series, and even though we are in the very early stages of our new full stack streaming strategy, which allows viewers to catch up on our new shows from the beginning, we're already seeing incredibly positive results from our multiplatform viewership for NANCY DREW and BATWOMAN."
The current series being ordered for the 2020-2021 season include second seasons of BATWOMAN and NANCY DREW, as well as ALL AMERICAN (Season 3), BLACK LIGHTNING (Season 4), CHARMED (Season 3), DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season 6), DYNASTY (Season 4), THE FLASH (Season 7), IN THE DARK (Season 3), LEGACIES (Season 3), RIVERDALE (Season 5), ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (Season 3), and SUPERGIRL (Season 6). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
Additionally, in advance of its series premiere next month, The CW has ordered 13 additional scripts of KATY KEENE, which is based on the Archie Comics characters and stars Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Jonny Beauchamp and Julia Chen.