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The Best Episodes of Supergirl

Every episode of Supergirl ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Supergirl!

Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 13 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them. The Danvers teach her to be careful with her powers, until she has to reveal them during an unexpected disaster, setting her on her journey of heroism.

Genres:DramaSci-Fi & FantasyAction & Adventure
Networks:CBSThe CW

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The best episode of "Supergirl" is "Worlds Finest", rated 8.7/10 from 4297 user votes. It was directed by Nick Gomez and written by N/A. "Worlds Finest" aired on 3/28/2016 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Crisis on Earth-X (I)".

  • Worlds Finest
    8.7/10 4,297 votes

    #1 - Worlds Finest

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2016-03-28

    Kara gains a new ally when the lightning-fast superhero The Flash suddenly appears from an alternate universe and helps Kara battle Siobhan, aka Silver Banshee, and Livewire in exchange for her help in finding a way to return him home.

    Director: Nick Gomez

    Writer: N/A

  • Crisis on Earth-X (I)
    8.7/10 3,741 votes

    #2 - Crisis on Earth-X (I)

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-11-27

    Barry and Iris’s wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold, The Ray, Felicity Smoak, Iris West and Alex Danvers to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and White Canary – lead their teams into battle to save the world. The crossover continues on Arrow S06E08 Crisis on Earth-X (II), The Flash S04E08 Crisis on Earth-X (III) and DC's Legends of Tomorrow S03E08 Crisis on Earth-X (IV).

    Director: Larry Teng

    Writer: N/A

  • Falling
    8.6/10 3,463 votes

    #3 - Falling

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2016-03-14

    Kara turns on her friends and the citizens of National City after being exposed to Red Kryptonite makes her malicious and dangerous. Also, Cat appears on THE TALK to discuss Supergirl.

    Director: Larry Teng

    Writer: Robert Rovner, Jessica Queller

  • It's a Super Life
    8.6/10 2,042 votes

    #4 - It's a Super Life

    Season 5 Episode 13 - Aired 2020-02-23

    Mxyzptlk returns with a proposition for Kara – what if she could go back in time and tell Lena her secret before Lex did, would things turn out different? Looking back over key moments throughout the series, Kara must decide if she wants to change history to become friends with Lena again.

    Director: Jesse Warn

    Writer: N/A

  • Reign
    8.5/10 2,156 votes

    #5 - Reign

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-12-04

    Supergirl investigates a mysterious symbol popping up all over National City, tracing its origins back to an ancient prophecy and the mark of the World Killer, Reign. Meanwhile, the tension between Lena and Morgan Edge continues to build, causing James to step in and offer up some protection, and possibly igniting a spark in the process.

    Director: Glen Winter

    Writer: Paula Yoo, Caitlin Parrish

  • Elseworlds (III)
    8.4/10 2,468 votes

    #6 - Elseworlds (III)

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-12-11

    Supergirl, The Flash, Green Arrow and Superman engage in the battle of their lives. The crossover starts on The Flash S05E09 Elseworlds (I) and Arrow S07E09 Elseworlds (II).

    Director: Jesse Warn

    Writer: N/A

  • Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One (I)
    8.4/10 3,488 votes

    #7 - Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One (I)

    Season 5 Episode 9 - Aired 2019-12-08

    The Monitor sends Harbinger to gather the worlds’ greatest heroes - Supergirl, The Flash, Green Arrow, Batwoman, White Canary, The Atom and Superman - in preparation for the impending Crisis. With their worlds in imminent danger, the superheroes suit up for battle while J’onn and Alex recruit Lena to help them find a way to save the people of Earth-38. This crossover continues on Batwoman S1E09, The Flash S6E09, Arrow S8E08, and Legends of Tomorrow S05E01.

    Director: Jesse Warn

    Writer: N/A

  • The House of L
    8.3/10 1,523 votes

    #8 - The House of L

    Season 4 Episode 16 - Aired 2019-03-24

    In the wake of Lex Luthor's return, the show flashes back to what he's been doing for the last two years and how his secret machinations and plans have affected Supergirl and Lena.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Eric Carrasco, Dana Horgan

  • The Adventures of Supergirl
    8.2/10 3,255 votes

    #9 - The Adventures of Supergirl

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-10-10

    When a new threat emerges in National City, Kara/Supergirl teams up with her cousin, Clark Kent/Superman, to stop it. Kara is thrilled to have family in town but it leaves Alex feeling a bit left out. Meanwhile, Hank and Supergirl are stunned by the pod that came crashing to Earth.

    Director: Glen Winter

    Writer: N/A

  • Midvale
    8.2/10 2,212 votes

    #10 - Midvale

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-11-13

    Kara and Alex head home to Midvale for a little R&R. While there, Kara recalls a painful memory of a childhood friend's death and how that traumatic experience brought the Danver sisters closer together.

    Director: Rob J. Greenlea

    Writer: Caitlin Parrish, Jess Kardos

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    8.2/10 1,459 votes

    #11 - O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    Season 4 Episode 15 - Aired 2019-03-17

    Secretly furloughed from prison due to failing health, Lex Luthor visits his sister, Lena, to seek her help finding a cure. Savvy as ever, Lena is suspicious of Lex's motives but when she's faced with a life and death situation, she must decide how she truly feels about her brother. Meanwhile, Supergirl and J'onn face off against Manchester Black. James' sister Kelly comes to town.

    Director: Tawnia McKiernan

    Writer: Derek Simon, Nicki Holcomb

  • The Quest for Peace
    8.2/10 1,358 votes

    #12 - The Quest for Peace

    Season 4 Episode 22 - Aired 2019-05-19

    Lex Luthor descends upon Washington, DC and summons Lena and Lillian Luthor to the White House. Supergirl realizes she has one last chance to stop Lex and turns to the power of the press to help her.

    Director: Jesse Warn

    Writer: N/A

  • Red Dawn
    8.1/10 1,296 votes

    #13 - Red Dawn

    Season 4 Episode 21 - Aired 2019-05-12

    Kara comes face to face with Red Daughter and the two engage in an epic battle. Determined to find a way to extract the Harun-El, Lena turns to an unlikely source for help - Lillian Luthor. Meanwhile, Alex realizes she's missing parts of her memory, and Brainy, Nia and J'onn set out to track down aliens who have been abducted by Lex.

    Director: Alexis Ostrander

    Writer: N/A

  • Human for a Day
    8.0/10 3,161 votes

    #14 - Human for a Day

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-12-07

    Kara and her friends must rely on their inner strength and courage when an earthquake strikes National City. Also, Alex’s mistrust of Hank reaches a breaking point when the earthquake traps them in the DEO with Jemm, a powerful alien escapee.

    Director: Larry Teng

    Writer: Yahlin Chang, Ted Sullivan

  • Manhunter
    8.0/10 2,685 votes

    #15 - Manhunter

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2016-03-21

    J'onn J'onzz reveals the details of meeting Kara and Alex's father, Dr. Jeremiah Danvers, and assuming Hank Henshaw's identity. Also, Kara debates trusting someone new with her secret identity and Siobhan plots against Kara.

    Director: Chris Fisher

    Writer: N/A

  • The Last Children of Krypton
    8.0/10 2,505 votes

    #16 - The Last Children of Krypton

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-10-17

    CADMUS attacks National City with a Kryptonite-powered villain who ends up seriously hurting Supergirl. Superman blames Hank because the Kryptonite was stolen from the DEO. Meanwhile, Kara’s first day at her new job doesn’t go as planned after she meets her new boss, Snapper Carr.

    Director: Glen Winter

    Writer: Robert Rovner, Caitlin Parrish

  • Hostile Takeover
    7.9/10 3,061 votes

    #17 - Hostile Takeover

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-12-14

    Kara goes toe-to-toe with Astra when her aunt challenges Kara’s beliefs about her mother. Also, Cat is threatened with being removed as the CEO of CatCo after a hacker exposes her private and damaging emails.

    Director: Karen Gaviola

    Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Caitlin Parrish

  • Strange Visitor from Another Planet
    7.9/10 2,782 votes

    #18 - Strange Visitor from Another Planet

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2016-01-25

    Kara must help Hank face his painful past when a White Martian, a member of the alien race that wiped out his people, kidnaps Senator Miranda Crane, an anti-alien politician. Also, Cat's estranged son, Adam, arrives in National City.

    Director: Glen Winter

    Writer: Michael Grassi, Caitlin Parrish

  • Medusa (I)
    7.9/10 2,759 votes

    #19 - Medusa (I)

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-11-28

    Eliza comes to town to celebrate Thanksgiving with her daughters. Alex decides it’s time to come out to her mother; Kara is shocked when Eliza suggests Mon-El has feelings for her, and Winn and James consider telling Kara the truth about the Guardian. Meanwhile, Cadmus unleashes a virus that instantly kills any alien in the vicinity so Kara enlists an unexpected ally – Lena Luthor. The epic superhero crossover kicks off tonight when Barry Allen and Cisco Ramon seek Kara's help with an alien invasion on their Earth. The crossover continues on The Flash S03E08 Invasion! (II), Arrow S05E08 Invasion! (III) and DC's Legends of Tomorrow S02E07 Invasion! (IV).

    Director: Stefan Pleszczynski

    Writer: Jessica Queller, Derek Simon

  • Exodus
    7.9/10 2,195 votes

    #20 - Exodus

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2017-03-06

    As Alex searches for Jeremiah and Kara investigates a series of alien kidnappings, the sisters realize they must break the rules to foil a new Cadmus plot. In an effort to get Snapper Carr to run a story that would help her stop Cadmus, Kara agrees to set up an interview between Snapper and Supergirl.

    Director: Michael A. Allowitz

    Writer: Paula Yoo, Eric Carrasco

  • Nevertheless, She Persisted
    7.9/10 2,161 votes

    #21 - Nevertheless, She Persisted

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 2017-05-22

    Supergirl challenges Rhea to battle to save National City. Meanwhile, Superman returns and Cat Grant offers Supergirl some sage advice.

    Director: Glen Winter

    Writer: N/A

  • For The Girl Who Has Everything
    7.8/10 2,807 votes

    #22 - For The Girl Who Has Everything

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2016-02-08

    Kara’s friends must find a way to save her life when a parasitic alien attaches itself to her and traps her in a dream world where her family is alive and her home planet was never destroyed. Also, Alex, Hank and the DEO must fend off a Kryptonian attack while Kara is out of commission.

    Director: Dermott Downs

    Writer: N/A

  • Better Angels
    7.8/10 2,717 votes

    #23 - Better Angels

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2016-04-18

    Supergirl is forced to do battle with an unexpected foe and must risk everything – including her life – to prevent Non and Indigo from destroying every person on the planet.

    Director: Larry Teng

    Writer: N/A

  • Luthors
    7.8/10 2,229 votes

    #24 - Luthors

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2017-02-13

    After Metallo breaks out of prison and frees Lillian Luthor, the police blame Lena for his escape and arrest her. Despite overwhelming evidence, Kara refuses to believe her friend is guilty and fights to clear Lena’s name. Flashbacks reveal how Lena came to be a Luthor.

    Director: Tawnia McKiernan

    Writer: Cindy Lichtman, Robert Rovner

  • Resist
    7.8/10 1,963 votes

    #25 - Resist

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Aired 2017-05-15

    Supergirl grapples with whether or not to obey the President's orders regarding Rhea's latest actions. Meanwhile, Cat Grant returns to National City.

    Director: Millicent Shelton

    Writer: Jessica Queller, Derek Simon