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‘Supergirl’ 4×01 Season Premiere recap: “American Alien”

Supergirl recap: Season 4, Episode 1, “American Alien” Aired October 14, 2018.

Welcome back Superfans! I hope you enjoyed your Summer. If you were going through Supergirl withdrawal, consider yourself cured! The Supergirl we knew and loved in seasons 1 and 2 is back. Let’s dive in to the season 4 premiere!

Supergirl goes international!

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Our favorite superhero is back in action! The Kara we meet in Season 4, is completely different than the one in Season 3. She has accepted herself as both an alien and human. Kara is at peace with who she is. The girl of steel is happy.

Superman is off world in Argo, so Supergirl has taken up the mantle as international hero. The world, according to Kara, seems to be accepting her. Throughout the episode we learn this may not be the case.

This episode takes a long hard look at prejudice in its most basic form. Do they look different from me? Unfortunately this problem is all too real in our society and has been since it began. This is a very bold start to the season.

Director Danvers

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Last season Jo’nn Jo’nzz left the DEO and declared Alex Danvers the Director of the DEO. To no one’s surprise Alex is absolutely killing it. The stunt team has really upped their game this year!

We open on Director Danvers sparring with the new recruits. As you could imagine, she is kicking their butts. That is our girl! Brainy walks into the lesson to inform Alex the President is on her way. He however, failed to mention it was now.

Our wonderful President, a.k.a., Lynda Carter, a.k.a Olivia Marsden is back! She is hosting an alien summit to celebrate the two year anniversary of the Alien Equal Registration Act. The DEO will be providing security for the event.

Cadmus Rejects

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Last night we welcomed three new baddies to our midst and caught up with an old one. Here is how things went down.

  • Mercy and Otis Graves used to work for Cadmus. They are now part of an anti-alien extremist group, hell bent on killing any visible alien.
  • Supergirl visits Lillian Luthor in prison to get information on them. Even Lillian claims they are the worst of the worst.
  • We find out they are taking orders from a new villain.

Kara and the DEO are able to capture one of them when the incite an attack on the summit. We come to find out what these villains were really after in the moments after the attack.



The attack on the Summit fulfilled its purpose. The President was shot at. Events unfolded rapidly after that.

  1. A secret service agent jumped in front of the President to save her.
  2. The President moved the secret agent out of the way to save her.
  3. The President did indeed get shot. Since she was an alien she transformed for a few seconds to heal.
  4. This transformation was caught on tape.

The hate group posted this image on social media. The whole world now knows The President has been lying to them.

This season came back with something to say. You know what? We are listening! I can’t wait to see how this season unfolds. See you next week!

Supergirl airs Sundays at 8/7c on The CW. 

(Featured Image courtesy of  Greek Tyrant.)


Brittney Santiago

I am an actor and a writer. I spend my free time reading, writing, watching television, and hanging out with friends. My love of all things supernatural came from my first time watching ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and has expanded into a wide range of shows. I love all things ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Legends of Tomorrow', 'Supergirl', and ‘Legacies', to name a few. Traveling, cons, and beaches are three of my favorite things!

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