Fight or Flight



Critic Consensus: Slight emotional turbulence makes for a bumpy ride, but "Fight or Flight" maintains the show's engaging, exciting altitude.

Episode Info

One of Superman's enemies is gunning for Supergirl, whose powers are tested when the formidable Reactron arrives in National City; at the same time, Cat makes plans to run an exposé on the young hero.


Melissa Benoist
as Kara Danvers/Supergirl
Calista Flockhart
as Cat Grant
Chyler Leigh
as Alex Danvers
Mehcad Brooks
as James Olsen
David Harewood
as Hank Henshaw
Jeremy Jordan
as Winslow "Winn" Schott
Peter Facinelli
as Maxwell Lord
Jenna Dewan
as Lucy Lane
Chris Browning
as Ben Krull/Reactron
Briana Venskus
as Agent Vasquez
Pilar Holland
as Female Newscaster
Nischelle Turner
as Morning Talk Show Host
Nerlyn Jean
as Waitress
Joshua Triplett
as Passenger
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Critic Reviews for Fight or Flight

I'm excited to see how Lucy's involvement in the show develops, and what impact her relationship with Kara will have on Kara's arc.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…

It was the first episode of the series that felt fully rounded, and while the dialogue still needs some tuning up and needs to be a little less on the nose, it's shown an improvement since last week's awkward fumbling.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

So far, I am really enjoying watching Kara struggle and grow into her new superhero role, and I like all of the support she has surrounding her.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

In shining the spotlight on Kara Zor-El for a change, the writers have found a way to show sides to Superman that his own stories rarely allow. Apparently, that really was a job for Supergirl.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

In the third [episode], we got a chance to deal with the emotional puzzle of being Supergirl. And it was great.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Speaking of chemistry, Melissa Benoist and Mehcad Brooks are just so incredibly lovely together it's almost too much to watch.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

To see the show smooth out some of its rough edges is certainly promising for the future, and by leaning more on showing us Kara's concerns (rather than telling us about them), we get some really unique story lines and character development.

Jul 26, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The fight scenes are still fun. Very good-looking for TV. A little strange and floaty, but still very good.

Jul 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Benoist is playing this character like a person, not like a comic book character, and it's lovely to watch.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…

t's a good episode that takes a few too many missteps with James... but it also goes to great lengths to endear us to Winn - a character that's been underserved thus far - and give Supergirl some real solid internal drama to wrestle with.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…