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
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
Luke MacFarlane
as Agent Donovan
Joan Juliet Buck
as Katherine Grant
Jenna Dewan
as Lucy Lane
Briana Venskus
as Agent Vasquez
Glenn Morshower
as General Sam Lane
Iddo Goldberg
as Dr. T.O. Morrow/Red Tornado
Show More Cast

Red Faced Photos

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.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Jul 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.

Jul 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.

Jul 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.

Jul 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.

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

As I mentioned last week, Supergirl is at its best when it focuses on family dynamics and moments of connection between its characters that don't focus on romance, and this episode definitely showed that off.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Kara's attempt to figure out what, exactly, is bothering her so much is surprisingly compelling and humanizing, thanks largely to Benoist's simple, energetic performance.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

And even if the show didn't feel the need to state it explicitly... Supergirl saving a young soccer team from two petty men fighting each other with their fancy cars would've spoken for itself.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

"Red Faced" overall is a largely inoffensive episode of television, with some truly great character moments, but the tone continues to change course with every scene.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…