Supergirl - Season 1, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

Hostile Takeover



Critic Consensus: "Hostile Takeover" shows off the show's impressive budget with aplomb, more than making up for any wonky pacing issues.

Episode Info

Kara faces off with Astra after her aunt challenges Kara's beliefs about her mother; and Cat is threatened with being removed as the CEO of CatCo after a hacker exposes her private and damaging emails.


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
Peter Facinelli
as Maxwell Lord
Malina Weissman
as Young Kara
Laura Benanti
as Alura/Astra
Eric Steinberg
as Commander Gor
Tristin Mays
as Paulina
Jeannine Cota
as KNOC Newscaster
Aaron Lustig
as Lawyer #1
René Ashton
as Lawyer #2
Dar Dixon
as Board Member
Casey Strand
as Reporter
Bryan Lugo
as Looter
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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.

July 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Kara's frustration to find out that her mom used her to lure Astra out of hiding was really well done.

July 30, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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.

July 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

July 27, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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."

July 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Overall, the episode served up a microcosm of the series' overall strengths and weaknesses. It was strong in character development, but the pacing reminded me a lot of the pilot.

July 26, 2018 | Full Review…

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