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"Strange Visitor from Another Planet" suffers from tonal inconsistencies, but is never less than watchable thanks to excellent work from its super ensemble.
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.
Thankfully, an increased focus on a Justice League hero doesn't distract - instead, delivering one of the series' most polished episodes to date.
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.
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.
This episode doubles down on heavy character development, shifting the gaze from Winn Schott to Hank Henshaw and Cat Grant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.