Dark Side of the Moon



Critic Consensus: The brazen emotional tones in "Dark Side of the Moon" pay off dramatically, though they do not benefit the season arc.

Episode Info

Supergirl is stunned to discover that a part of Krypton survived. Meanwhile, Alex is attacked while out with Ruby, and Lena considers how far she will go to keep Reign contained.


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/J'onn J'onzz
Floriana Lima
as Maggie Sawyer
Katie McGrath
as Lena Luthor
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Critic Reviews for Dark Side of the Moon

In a strangely appropriate episode for Memorial Day, Supergirl discovered that several of her fallen comrades... aren't quite as "fallen" as once perceived.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Nothing is ever easy, is it? All Kara needed to do was get some of this black rock, but she discovered that the very thing she needed to save Sam, was also the very thing keeping her mother and fellow Kryptonians alive. Wait, what?

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: 3.7/5 | Full Review…

A huge revelation changes everything Kara knows.

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

A lot of these plots could have been fun given enough room, but all slammed together into a hot mess they left me wanting to punch the brakes.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…

In space, no one can hear you drop your secret identities. And wow, does Kara Danvers, aka Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, love it.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

I appreciate the attempt to incorporate children and Alex's desire for parenthood into the show.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Plenty of other superhero stories have emotion (at its best, Arrow is as much about trauma as violence), but rarely is it so unrestrained, so unapologetic.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

"Dark Side of the Moon" delivered some touching and emotional interactions between Kara and her mother, but doesn't do much for the main story.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

I was actually genuinely interested in the High Council's debate about whether they had a duty to help fix Krypton's intergalactic mistakes or whether they should focus on protecting Argo City's remaining Kryptonians at all costs.

Jul 20, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It was an involved subplot that ultimately had little payoff.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…