Supergirl - Season 1, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

Red Faced



Critic Consensus: Despite slight heavy-handedness, "Red Faced" successfully humanizes the eponymous heroine without losing sight of her super qualities.

Episode Info

Stress and anger get the better of Kara when she goes too far during a training exercise with Red Tornado, a military cyborg commissioned by Lucy Lane's father, General Sam Lane. Elsewhere, Cat's tough exterior is shaken by a visit from her judgmental mother, Katherine; at the same time, Alex enlists Winn to investigate her father's mysterious death.


Melissa Benoist
as Kara Danvers/Supergirl
Chyler Leigh
as Alex Danvers
Mehcad Brooks
as James Olsen
David Harewood
as Hank Henshaw
Jeremy Jordan
as Winslow "Winn" Schott
Malina Weissman
as Young Kara
Peter Facinelli
as Maxwell Lord
Luke MacFarlane
as Agent Donovan
Joan Juliet Buck
as Katherine Grant
Briana Venskus
as Agent Vasquez
Glenn Morshower
as General Sam Lane
Iddo Goldberg
as Dr. T.O. Morrow/Red Tornado
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Critic reviews for Red Faced

"Red Faced" provides a nuanced look at Kara's emotional state, suggesting that these elements of her personality will be among her key tools down the road.

July 26, 2018 | Full Review…

In the end that's the biggest plot problem with tonight's entire episode. It's lazy.

July 26, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

It was a wonderful exploration of anger, and the ways in which men and women are taught to deal with it.

July 26, 2018 | Full Review…

"Red Faced" is a great episode that really digs its claws into Kara's character and forces her to confront emotions that have been bubbling under the surface.

July 25, 2018 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

When the Supergirl haters come out to play this week, they'll throw words like "preachy" around...and this time they might not be wrong.

July 24, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

While punching the car's engine block through the chassis and straight across the garage, [Kara] vents about how she'll never have a normal life... It's a nice scene, and a good setup for what's to come.

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

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