We Can Be Heroes



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Episode Info

Supergirl sets out to recapture Livewire, who has seemingly escaped from prison, but her efforts hit a road block when Mon-El puts Supergirl's safety before the citizens of National City. Meanwhile, James decides to be truthful with Kara; and M'Gann falls into a coma following a psychic attack.


Melissa Benoist
as Kara Danvers/Supergirl
Mehcad Brooks
as James Olsen
Chyler Leigh
as Alex Danvers
Jeremy Jordan
as Winslow "Winn" Schott
Calista Flockhart
as Cat Grant
David Harewood
as Hank Henshaw
Floriana Lima
as Maggie Sawyer
Brit Morgan
as Livewire
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Critic Reviews for We Can Be Heroes

I thought every time this B story relied on visuals, things worked out well. But at times, J'onn (and actor David Harewood) are reduced to narration, and it feels kind of campy. Overall, though, I enjoyed this storyline.

Aug 28, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

With drama this potent, dynamics this fun and questions this increasingly complex, I hope they take all the time they need.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Can't we just explore Alex and Maggie's relationship more, especially since it feels more organic and much better developed?

Jul 27, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Emotions, feelings, the inevitable prejudices and soft spots that come from the development of strong, complicated characters...

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

I really wish I could go back in time, go into the Supergirl writers' room, and tell them to not go the Guardian route with James. It's kind of wrecking everything...

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

There are no shortage of threats, that's for sure.

Jul 23, 2018 | Rating: 3.8/5 | Full Review…

Supergirl has been doing a pretty good job at tackling prejudice this season, and with J'onn, we're exploring a situation where someone is finding it hard to move past these ingrained biases.

Jul 23, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

While I don't have high hopes that the Guardian storyline can ever fully be salvaged, "We Can Be Heroes" at least takes a big step in the right direction.

Jul 23, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

One of the chief strengths Supergirl has as a show is its willingness to not only let its main characters have flaws, but to call them out on it.

Jul 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In many ways, 'We Can Be Heroes' is an excellent testament to how far Supergirl has evolved since season 1.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…