Supergirl: Season 2 (2016 - 2017)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

The arrival of the more famous cousin in Supergirl does nothing to detract from the show's lead, who continues to deliver strength, action, and relatability.



Critic Ratings: 20


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1038
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Air date: Oct 10, 2016
Air date: Oct 17, 2016
Air date: Oct 24, 2016
Air date: Oct 31, 2016
Air date: Nov 7, 2016
Air date: Nov 14, 2016
Air date: Nov 21, 2016
Air date: Nov 28, 2016
Air date: Jan 23, 2017
Air date: Jan 30, 2017
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Season 2 finds Supergirl, Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), teaming up with her cousin Superman (Tyler Hoechlin). Kara and James (Mehcad Brooks) decide they're better off as friends, leaving the path for Mon-El (Chris Wood), the mystery alien from the pod that fell in Season 1, open to make a move on the Girl of Steel. Elsewhere, with the help of Maggie (Floriana Lima), Alex (Chyler Lee) accepts her sexuality; at the same time, Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) rethinks her family loyalties. Episode 8 begins a crossover event with the CW sister shows "The Flash", "Arrow" and "DC's Legend's of Tomorrow," in which Supergirl is featured prominently.


Melissa Benoist
as Kara Danvers/Supergirl
Mehcad Brooks
as James Olsen
Chyler Leigh
as Alex Danvers
Calista Flockhart
as Cat Grant
Jeremy Jordan
as Winslow "Winn" Schott
David Harewood
as Hank Henshaw
Floriana Lima
as Det. Maggie Sawyer
Laura Benanti
as Alura/Astra
Peter Facinelli
as Maxwell Lord
Glenn Morshower
as General Sam Lane
Ian Gomez
as Snapper Carr
Jenna Dewan
as Lucy Lane
Sharon Leal
as M'gann M'orzz
Tyler Hoechlin
as Clark Kent/Superman
Briana Venskus
as Agent Vasquez
Italia Ricci
as Siobhan Smythe
Tawny Cypress
as Senator Miranda Crane
Lynda Carter
as Olivia Marsdin
Dean Cain
as Jeremiah Danvers
Brit Morgan
as Livewire
Peter Gadiot
as Mr. Mxyzptlk
Darren Criss
as The Music Meister
Rahul Kohli
as Jack Spheer
Brenda Strong
as Lillian Luthor
Grant Gustin
as Barry Allen
Carlos Valdes
as Cisco Ramon
Jayson Li
as Astronomer
Iris Truong
as Young Girl
Jaeson Lee
as DEO Agent #1
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Critic Reviews for Supergirl Season 2

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (0)

A mixed bag, but most of the returning and new characters are good and/or get some good development. The overall storylines are fun to follow and the finale delivers, mostly.

Feb 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Supergirl improved in many ways in Season 2, but the show hit plenty of bumps in the road this year.

Oct 11, 2016 | Rating: 7.3/10 | Full Review…

Between Benoist and Flockhart's performances and Kreisberg and Jessica Queller's script, its believability leaves much to be desired, but its focus never falters

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 2 built strongly upon the firm foundations of season 1 and delivered a fantastic second season that has set a new standard of excellence for DC shows.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

While the season finale is a high point of the series, it also exemplifies a lot of the problems that arose during Season 2.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

We don't find out much of any info about dude this episode but you can bet your bottom Brainiac that this is one of the first times that Supergirl blatantly yet smoothly set up a storyline for deeper into the season.

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The move away from so much time spent with Linda Danvers, the secret identity of Supergirl, chatting with Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) helped move this series from being a soap opera with a female hero to a much better action series.

Aug 24, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In the end, Supergirl/Kara followed her heart and it paid off for everyone.

Jan 24, 2017 | Full Review…

The effects and fight sequences continue to impress, expanding the boundaries of what can be accomplished for television.

Oct 25, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Alright, so this is a show about Supergirl, but let's make this thing clear from the start: Tyler Hoechlin is the best live-action Man of Steel since the sorely underrated Dean Cain hung up his tights.

Oct 25, 2016 | Full Review…

It's a very strong start to the new season, with lots of new threads to take hold of. Up, up and away!

Oct 24, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

All in all, a promising debut in the new home.

Oct 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Supergirl: Season 2

  • 5d ago
    horrible hateful and stupid oh but you better like it or you hate woman.. pfft wow..
  • Oct 09, 2019
    Worst season of the series. Over the top politics, ridiculous plot where supergirl is supposedly stronger than superman (supergirl has been my favourite superhero since i was 6, but even i know thats bull). The last episode was the most cringy and the hardest to sit through, mostly because it feels like Kat Grants (played by Calista flockhart) charecters needle was stuck in the groove, constantly repeating the line "we're women", like somehow the audience forgot or like this some how reafirms their "feminist" angle.... it doesnt. Too many cringy moments in this season, really hope that its never repeated again. The fact that "critics" have given this season the highest rating of them all, shows how biast and broken they really are.
  • Sep 29, 2019
    This is where it stopped for me.
  • Aug 21, 2019
    The concept of the "Supergirl" show is awesome. It was DESTROYED, especially in season two, by "Resist" Social Justice Warrior activism and "special interest" group dog whistles. The show was literally empty of any story line at all if you take out the blatantly Anti-Trump, xenophobia extremism as the ultimate villain, parody of American politics that wasn't even remotely subtle in its intended meaning. This theme was present from the word go in Season One, but was expanded upon exponentially in season two. It was simply annoying until I realized in Episode 21, which was titled "Resist," after Cat Grant's huge speech about "resisting" the aliens and their fascist-style superiority and wish to "Make this planet great" that the entire show (but especially this season's plot) was a giant middle finger to what the writers imagined as the reality under Republicans and Trump. I'm not a fan of Trump or the Republicans, but such blatant propaganda as the culmination of this season's theme and plot is unwanted and annoying. Can we not have a great superhero without the enormously biased political slant?
  • Aug 04, 2019
    I spoke to soon the show turned on the SJW cannon and no super heroes can survive.
  • Jul 20, 2019
    Very describes the character
  • Jul 09, 2019
    Acatully a decent season compared to the rest. But still has so many issues.
  • May 12, 2019
    What happened? Seriously why?
  • Apr 08, 2019
    Melissa Benoist shines as Superman's plucky little cousin in Supergirl, a family-friendly comic-book adaptation that ditches cynicism for heart.
  • Apr 02, 2019
    Lazy and terrible writing.

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