Critic Consensus: A change in format allows Supergirl to deftly balance multiple characters' origin stories.

Episode Info

J'onn J'onzz reveals the details of meeting Kara and Alex's father, Dr. Jeremiah Danvers, and assuming Hank Kenshaw's identity. Meanwhile, Kara considers confiding her secret to someone new; and Siobhan plots to bring Kara down.


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
Laura Benanti
as Alura/Astra
Peter Facinelli
as Maxwell Lord
Dean Cain
as Dr. Jeremiah Danvers
Jenna Dewan
as Lucy Lane
Jay Jackson
as News Anchor
Glenn Morshower
as General Sam Lane
Jordan Mazarati
as Young Alex
Eddie McClintock
as Col James Harper
Briana Venskus
as Agent Vasquez
Italia Ricci
as Siobhan Smythe
Daniel Josev
as DEO Agent #2
Tawny Cypress
as Senator Miranda Crane
Vincent Giovanni
as Police Officer
Maisie Klompus
as Cat's Assistant
Angela Martinez
as Field News Reporter
Zayne Emory
as Rick Malverne
Mackenzie Brooke Smith
as Female Student #1
Jaidan Jiron
as Female Student #2
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Critic Reviews for Manhunter

And so the Silver Banshee is born.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

It wasn't exactly a shocking twist, but I love a good helmet-removal reveal.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The show feels so much freer now that they're dealing less with Monster-of-the-Week and more with ongoing story arcs.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

In general, this episode did a good job of using these moments to inform character decisions in other points in time, including the present.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

All of the flashbacks are well done, and "Manhunter" is an exceptionally well-structured episode.

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

Last week's incredibly fun episode left a few things dangling... Thankfully, "Manhunter" doesn't spread itself too thin trying to address all of these questions in 42 minutes.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Incorporating both exposition to flesh out the past and a set-up for future episodes is no mean feat, and Supergirl executed it wonderfully this week.

Jul 23, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Looking backward while racing forward might be risky if one is actually physically moving in space, but it's a pretty great way to tell a story - if you can pull it off. "Supergirl" can.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

What's more, ["Manhunter"] officially raises Supergirl's profile from a show that hits its mark once every three weeks, to one that achieves consistent greatness in genre storytelling.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Never let it be said Supergirl doesn't embrace change.

Jul 19, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…