Childish Things



Critic Consensus: Darker themes fill "Childish Things" as a sidekick takes center stage to take on his own demons before they take down National City -- a long-overdue win for Jeremy Jordan.

Episode Info

Kara does her best to support Winn and keep him safe when his father, the evil Toyman, breaks out of prison; Cat offers Lucy a job at CatCo; and Alex asks Hank to use his powers to help uncover Maxwell Lord's plans.


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
Jenna Dewan
as Lucy Lane
Henry Czerny
as Winslow Schott Sr./Toyman
David Salsa
as Guard #2
Isaac Keys
as Guard #3
Bruno Amato
as Security Guard
Scott Alan Smith
as Chester Dunholtz
Emma Caulfied
as Agent Cameron Chase
Hope Lauren
as Comatose Woman
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Critic Reviews for Childish Things

I loved seeing Lucy and Jimmy work through this issue in a very mature way, and I'm very excited to see Lucy more often!

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This complicated relationship between Winn and his father gives Jordan a chance to really shine for the first time on Supergirl, giving the role depth beyond the character with unrequited feelings for the lead/the tech wiz.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Supergirl is about a pretty young woman who can fly. But the show also poses arresting questions about the assertion of identity and individuality in a world that is most comfortable with conformity. Fear, rage and hate are its thematic backdrops.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Credit where credit is due: Supergirl excels at thematic writing.

Jul 27, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Remember how I told you there's a good story in this episode, but it's undercut by some really dumb stuff? This is what I meant.

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

This is the best performance I think I've ever seen Jeremy Jordan give in anything, and Henry Czerny was a wonderfully disturbing presence as Toyman. I hope he returns.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Henry Czerny (Revenge, Mission: Impossible) was very good as Toyman, who was scary and homicidal and yet still loved his son - most creepily articulated when he said that no matter what happened, including them both being jailed, they'd be together.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Czerny is actually perfectly cast as Toyman.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The Toyman... is a generally dull but inoffensive Superman villain, and he would have been a dull but inoffensive villain of the week under ordinary circumstances.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

"Supergirl" isn't the most subtle thing on TV... But they've always had a knack for letting Kara Alex (and Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh) feel honest and genuine, and it's nice to see that energy translate elsewhere in the cast.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…