Strange Visitor From Another Planet
Supergirl Season 1



Critic Ratings: 15
Critics Consensus

"Strange Visitor from Another Planet" suffers from tonal inconsistencies, but is never less than watchable thanks to excellent work from its super ensemble.

Episode Info

Hank is confronted by his painful past when a member of the alien race that wiped out his people kidnaps Senator Miranda Crane. Meanwhile, Cat's estranged son arrives in National City.


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
Jenna Dewan
as Lucy Lane
Tawny Cypress
as Senator Miranda Crane
Frank Maharajh
as Police Officer
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Critic Reviews for Strange Visitor From Another Planet

Aliens and strangers both descend upon national city in this week's episode and Supergirl continues to show that it's strongest storytelling elements are the relationships between its characters.

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

Thankfully, an increased focus on a Justice League hero doesn't distract - instead, delivering one of the series' most polished episodes to date.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, while the show ought to be commended for its desire to reflect the darkest human deeds back to a prime-time family audience, it once again plumped for a trite, bland ending.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

We're watching three characters heal, forming their own family out of the rubble of their broken ones. It's sweet and heartfelt and completely lacking in cynicism or mistrust.

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

This episode doubles down on heavy character development, shifting the gaze from Winn Schott to Hank Henshaw and Cat Grant.

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

As we barrel closer to the end of the season, it's clear that family-both blood-related and chosen-is shaping up to be Supergirl's greatest strength.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…

David Harewood's performance was amazing in this, and he totally grounded material that could've been completely "comic-booky" and ridiculous and made it feel real.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Combining some heart-wrenching backstory and a bit of on-the-nose political commentary, "Strange Visitor From Another Planet" was a good, if heavy-handed, bit of television.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

Calista Flockhart's Cat and Benoist in particular are the anchors that the best episodes of this show are built around, and "Strange Visitor" is no different.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Because these visitors impact people as well as events, it's a gripping hour, even when it overplays its hand - which it does, and frequently.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…