TV Review: Supergirl S1E7 Human for a Day

Melissa Benoist Supergirl 1Kara and her friends are forced to rely on their inner strength and courage when an earthquake strikes National City, while Alex’s mistrust of Hank reaches its breaking point when the earthquake traps them in the DEO with an alien escapee called Jemm.

CBSSupergirl adds another familiar face in a big payoff episode that runs a story that’s been done over and over, but, it’s done really well here.

Supergirl has lost her powers after last episode which saw her go against the Red Tornado. Unfortunately an earthquake has hit the city and everyone is looking towards Supergirl to save them which she can’t. That has the stereotypical story of people realizing the superhero within them. We’ve seen this story before and here it’s done decently. It’s very cute and there’s some moments that definitely gave me feels.

But really the bigger story is the D.E.O. and and reveal of who Hank Henshaw really is. We’ve been teased that he’s not human and we finally get the reveal.

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Henshaw is in fact the Martian Manhunter! J’onn J’onzz is now on television and the outfit and look is reminiscent of the New 52 version, but it actually looked really good!

This feels like a great payoff and reveal, one that was well worth the teasing and the time it took to reveal it was solid, not too long, not too short.

It may be that reveal that saved the episode from being cheese, but overall, it pumped me up excited to see what comes next.

Overall rating: 9