What's so Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?
Supergirl Season 4

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Critic Ratings: 7
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Episode Info

Manchester Black breaks out of prison with the help of his new team, The Elite, who are set on punishing the anti-alien forces. Supergirl pulls double duty as she tries to apprehend Manchester Black and his team as well as deal with a shocking new development with Ben Lockwood.

Cast

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
Hugo Raymundo
as Guard #1
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Critic Reviews for What's so Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?

Thematically meaty and aesthetically goofy. It's an episode that features gloriously campy villains reveling in their fashion choices, but also raises genuinely challenging questions about political polarization.

Mar 4, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Poor Supergirl, feeling isolated and surrounded by extremists on all sides. But it makes for excellent television as she struggles to find a non-ideological resolution to this week's crisis.

Mar 4, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Supergirl needs to change up her game a little bit because she's become quite predictable.

Mar 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

What's so funny about truth, justice, and the American way is that truth and justice aren't the American way. They're ideals that some help push for, and a hell of a lot more hide behind.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

The episode made good on its promise to introduce the Elite, with Manchester joining forces with Menagerie, the Hat and a nameless Morae.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

But even in victory, Team Supergirl faced a few setbacks: Not only was Brainy's Legion Ring stolen, but the president chewed the Girl of Steel out for destroying his satellite.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Without a substantive story in its own right, it feels like Supergirl might buckle under the weight of all these allusions.

Mar 4, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…