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The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl' 

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Updated May 15, 2020 10.1k votes 494 voters 4.4k views 107 items

There are so many good episodes of Supergirl, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Crisis on Earth-X: Part 1" the best, or is "Falling" your favorite episode of Supergirl? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Supergirl are, let's rank every Supergirl episode from best to worst.

A DC Comics superhero series, Supergirl premiered on CBS on October 26, 2015, and follows Kara Zor-El as she embraces her powers to become the protector of National City. Supergirl, which is set within the Arrowverse, stars Melissa Benoist as Kara, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow "Winn" Schott Jr., and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant. Beginning with season 2, Supergirl moved to the CW, joining Arrow and The Flash and becoming part of the CW Arrowverse.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Supergirl, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Supergirl episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Alex is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: October 10, 2016

Season 2, Episode 19

Alex is kidnapped and the kidnapper threatens to kill her unless Supergirl releases a notorious criminal from prison. Supergirl and Maggie have always had different approaches to apprehending criminals but this time they must work together to save Alex. Meanwhile, Rhea has an interesting proposal for Lena.

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Far From The Tree is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: October 23, 2017

Season 3, Episode 3

Eliza throws Alex and Maggie a wedding shower, which causes Maggie to reach out to her estranged father. Supergirl joins J’onn on a personal mission.

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Medusa (I) is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: November 28, 2016

Season 2, Episode 8

Eliza comes to town to celebrate Thanksgiving with her daughters. Alex decides it’s time to come out to her mother; Kara is shocked when Eliza suggests Mon-El has feelings for her, and Winn and James consider telling Kara the truth about the Guardian. Meanwhile, Cadmus unleashes a virus that instantly kills any alien in the vicinity so Kara enlists an unexpected ally – Lena Luthor. The epic superhero crossover kicks off tonight when Barry Allen and Cisco Ramon seek Kara's help with an alien invasion on their Earth.

The crossover continues on The Flash S03E08 Invasion! (II), Arrow S05E08 Invasion! (III) and DC's Legends of Tomorrow S02E07 Invasion! (IV).

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Welcome to Earth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: October 24, 2016

Season 2, Episode 3

An attack is made on the President as hot-button, alien vs. human rights issues heat up in National City. Supergirl and the DEO are assigned to protect the President and bring in the responsible party. Alex teams up with Detective Maggie Sawyer to investigate the case while Kara searches for a recently escaped Mon-El, who she fears may be the alien behind the assault.

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Supergirl Lives is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: January 23, 2017

Season 2, Episode 9

Kara and Mon-El are transported to another planet, led by Roulette where the downtrodden are sold as slaves. Even worse, Kara & Mon-El don’t have their powers.

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Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: February 20, 2017

Season 2, Episode 13

When Mr. Mxyzptlk (PETER GADIOT), a magical imp, shows up on Earth and declares his love for Kara, her rejection causes him to wreak havoc on National City.

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Survivors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: October 31, 2016

Season 2, Episode 4

When Kara and Alex investigate the murder of an unregistered alien, the trail leads to an alien fight club run by Roulette, the ringmaster who commands aliens to fight in mortal combat for the entertainment of rich humans. While trying to stop the fighting, Supergirl and Martian Manhunter find themselves up against a surprising opponent. Meanwhile, Hank is thrilled to have found another Martian and tries to get to know M'Gann better. Supergirl takes Mon-El under her wing and begins to train him.

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Changing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: November 14, 2016

Season 2, Episode 6

The Guardian debuts to lend a hand after a parasite alien drains Supergirl of her power. Mon-El considers a less than desirable new career and Alex struggles with a new reality.

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Crossfire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: November 7, 2016

Season 2, Episode 5

Supergirl must beat a ruthless new gang who has been armed with dangerous new alien technology. When Cadmus sends a video to the DEO, the team realizes Cadmus is the one staffing the criminals for a secret mission. Meanwhile, Kara gets Mon-El a job as an intern at CatCo, James makes an important decision and Lena invites Kara to attend one of her fundraisers.

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Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: February 27, 2017

Season 2, Episode 14

When Jeremiah Danvers is rescued from Cadmus, Alex and Kara are thrilled to have their father back. The Danvers arrange a family dinner to celebrate but things go awry when a suspicious Mon-El starts to question Jeremiah about his sudden return.

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The Darkest Place is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: November 21, 2016

Season 2, Episode 7

While Guardian tries to clear his name after being accused of a murder committed by another vigilante, Supergirl heads out on a solo mission to rescue Mon-El who has been captured by Cadmus. While fighting to free Mon-El, Supergirl comes face to face with Cyborg Superman.

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Exodus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: March 6, 2017

Season 2, Episode 15

As Alex searches for Jeremiah, Kara agrees to set up an interview between Snapper Carr and Supergirl to help stop a new Cadmus plot.

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Nevertheless, She Persis... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: May 22, 2017

Season 2, Episode 22

Supergirl challenges Rhea to battle to save National City. Meanwhile, Superman returns and Cat Grant offers Supergirl some sage advice.

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The Martian Chronicles ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: February 6, 2017

Season 2, Episode 11

When a White Martian (TERRELL TILFORD) descends on National City to capture M’gann, Supergirl and Hank hide her in the DEO, but he follows by shapeshifting.

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Star-Crossed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: March 20, 2017

Season 2, Episode 16

A new villain comes to National City, putting Supergirl on high alert. Meanwhile, Winn’s girlfriend, Lyra, gets Winn in trouble with the law. Maggie attempts to help Winn but old loyalties get in the way. The Music Meister attacks Supergirl.

The crossover continues on The Flash S03E17 Duet (II).

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Distant Sun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: March 27, 2017

Season 2, Episode 17

When a large bounty is put out on Supergirl, aliens from near and far attack National City intent on taking out the Woman of Steel. Guest star Lynda Carter returns as the President.

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Luthors is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: January 23, 2017

Season 2, Episode 12

After Metallo breaks out of prison and frees Lillian Luthor, the police blame Lena for his escape and arrest her. Despite overwhelming evidence, Kara refuses to believe her friend is guilty and fights to clear Lena’s name. Flashbacks reveal how Lena came to be a Luthor.

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We Can Be Heroes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: January 30, 2017

Season 2, Episode 10

After Livewire seemingly breaks out of prison, Supergirl is intent on recapturing her. After training Mon-El, Supergirl takes him with her when she sees Livewire attack the NCPD but things go awry when Mon-El puts Supergirl before the citizens of National City. Meanwhile, James decides to come clean with Kara and M’Gann, has a psychic attack and collapses into a coma.

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The Adventures of Superg... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: October 10, 2016

Season 2, Episode 1

In the season two premiere, Kara teams up with her cousin, Superman (TYLER HOECHLIN) to stop a new threat. And Hank is stunned by the pod that crashed last season.

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Resist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: May 15, 2017

Season 2, Episode 21

Supergirl grapples with whether or not to obey the President's orders regarding Rhea's latest actions. Meanwhile, Cat Grant returns to National City.

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World's Finest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: March 28, 2016

Season 1, Episode 18

Supergirl gains a new ally when The Flash (GRANT GUSTIN) crosses over from an alternate universe to help her battle Livewire and Silver Banshee.

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City of Lost Children is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: May 8, 2017

Season 2, Episode 20

When an alien attacks National City, Supergirl and the DEO learn the alien is a Phorian, an otherwise peaceful race with telekinetic powers. Guardian gets a lead on the Phorian's address but instead of finding the culprit, he finds a very scared boy named Marcus. Marcus will only trust James so it is up to Guardian to stop the attacks on the city. Rhea's plan escalates.

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Ace Reporter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: April 24, 2017

Season 2, Episode 18

Lena’s ex-boyfriend, Jack Spheer, comes to National City to unveil his big breakthrough in nano-technology, which has the potential to eradicate all diseases. Lena asks Kara to attend Jack’s conference with her for support. When Kara sees Snapper in attendance she’s inspired to tap back into her reporter skills and questions Jack on his discovery, which ultimately leads to a bigger investigation that puts everyone in danger.

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The Last Children of Kry... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: October 17, 2016

Season 2, Episode 2

Cadmus attacks National City with a kryptonite-powered villain who ends up seriously hurting Supergirl. And Kara meets her new boss, Snapper Carr (IAN GOMEZ).

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Falling is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Supergirl'

Original Airing: March 14, 2016

Season 1, Episode 16

Kara turns on her friends and the citizens of national City after being exposed to Red Kryptonite makes her malicious and dangerous.