Human for a Day



Critic Consensus: Energy and optimism abound in "Human for a Day," an installment that proves you don't have to be super to act like a hero -- though being able to fly doesn't hurt.

Episode Info

Kara and her friends must find the inner strength and courage to help during a disaster when an earthquake strikes National City, leaving Supergirl powerless. Meanwhile, Alex's mistrust of Hank reaches a breaking point when they end up trapped in the DEO with an alien escapee.


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
Luke MacFarlane
as Agent Donovan
Peter Facinelli
as Maxwell Lord
David Lim
as Agent Tsung
David Lim
as Agent Tsung
Ayo Sorrells
as Agent Reynolds
Ashton Bingham
as Senior Tech
Zuhair Haddad
as Store Owner
Bryan Lugo
as Looter
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Critic Reviews for Human for a Day

I think it speaks well of the show that despite having some really solid special effects and.... fight sequences, the best part of it so far has been stripping their lead of her powers and making her deal with a crisis without them.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

This is a series that, when it hits, is top-to-bottom impressive, and "Human for a Day" exemplifies the very best of not only this show, and not only this creative team, but of superheroes in general.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Instead, this turned out to be an excellent - and more rare than it should be - case of one of the DC shows turning the hardcore fans' knowledge against them, with... J'onn J'onzz, aka the Martian Manhunter.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Still, Cat is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 4.3/5 | Full Review…

Supergirl is an aspirational figure, and tonight's episode captures what makes her such a strong one.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

I would hold up "Human For A Day" as one of the most inspiring pieces of live action superhero storytelling of the year.

Jul 19, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Benoist's earnest optimism and hope for the best can be infectious, so the more Supergirl plays to those strengths, the better.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

[Supergirl] eschews the vogue for dark and tortured leading characters, and yet manages to be way more edgy, relevant and brave than most shows of its kind.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

But as usual, it's what Supergirl does with the much recycled plot line that makes tonight's episode shine.

Jul 26, 2018 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

You don't have to be into comics to appreciate and enjoy Supergirl. Despite this, it bears mentioning just how smart Supergirl has been about incorporating its source material, and just how fun that can be.

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