Critic Consensus: "Hostile Takeover" shows off the show's impressive budget with aplomb, more than making up for any wonky pacing issues.
as Kara Danvers/Supergirl
as Cat Grant
as Alex Danvers
as James Olsen
as Hank Henshaw
as Winslow "Winn" Schott
as Maxwell Lord
as Lucy Lane
as Young Kara
as Commander Gor
as KNOC Newscaster
as Lawyer #1
as Lawyer #2
as Board Member
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Critic reviews for Hostile Takeover
An intense face-off between Kara and Astra that gave way to one of the season's most emotional scenes? Check.
Kara's frustration to find out that her mom used her to lure Astra out of hiding was really well done.
The work put in by Melissa Benoist to sell the emotional drama, along with Laura Benanti (on double duty as twins Astra and Alura) is admirable and engaging. Unfortunately, it's the machinations of the plot that hold the development back.
What it lacked in asking the "bigger questions," it more than made up for in pacing and action. It's exactly the change needed after the more happenstance progression of Kara's human-for-a-day adventure.
Although Astra has the family connection, there's little else that makes her sudden arrival a jaw-dropping moment. Thankfully, there's plenty happening in "Hostile Takeover."
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