TV Review: Supergirl S1E17 Manhunter

Melissa Benoist Supergirl 1J’onn J’onzz reveals the details of meeting Kara and Alex’s father, Dr. Jeremiah Danvers, and assuming Hank Henshaw’s identity. Meanwhile, Kara considers confiding her secret to someone new; and Siobhan plots to bring Kara down.

CBSSupergirl bounces around the present and past as we learn the history of Martian Manhunter as well as Supergirl. The episode does a great job of intertwining the two’s history. The show is entertaining filling in some blanks as to the two characters’ history. And the solid about that is that it really frames the two as immigrants trying to assimilate to their new world.

In the present the fallout from the revelation that Hank Henshaw is really J’onn J’onzz is being dealt with and the fact he might be a threat to national security and the objective of the DEO is at the center. The episode really is a bunch of interrogations and the flashbacks. And together it’s all really good with some decent resolution.

There’s also some things dealing with Siobhan who is seeking revenge against Kara for getting her fired. That part of the story is ok, but the bigger is a reveal at the end that deals with her.

The episode overall is pretty decent and very entertaining. It does a great job of diving into the past and giving the characters a more fleshed out background and history. The revelations and small details add wonders to them, but also fills in blanks for us viewers too. The themes explored as well feel relevant and something many of us can relate to.

A solid episode overall that is simple in execution and focus.

Overall rating: 8.3