For the Girl Who Has Everything (Supergirl)
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|"For the Girl Who Has Everything"|
|Directed by||Dermott Downs|
|Story by||Andrew Kreisberg|
|Original air date||February 8, 2016|
"For the Girl Who Has Everything" is the thirteenth episode in the first season of the CBS television series Supergirl, which aired on February 8, 2016. The episode's teleplay was written by Ted Sullivan and Derek Simon, from a story by Andrew Kreisberg, and directed by Dermott Downs. The episode is based on the Superman story "For the Man Who Has Everything", which was written by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons for Superman Annual #11 in 1985.
Kara wakes up on Krypton under a medical assistant robot Kelex. Her mother Alura returns and tells her she was experiencing the Argo fever. On Earth, a solar storm prevents Cat from reaching Kara. Winn, James and Alex find her body wrapped in the plant. At the DEO, an attempt to pull the plant off Kara winds up nearly killing her. The plant, known as the Black Mercy, was sent by Non. Astra isn't happy, given the deal she made to leave Kara alone.
Kara realizes this Krypton is not real and wishes to go home, but she sees a statue she made for her father; her memories of Earth begin to fade. She sees Astra and starts blaming her and Non. Alex suggests Hank pose as Kara and he pulls it off, managing to get Cat to give "Kara" the day off while Alex attempts getting answers from the holographic Alura, to no avail. Astra offers Alex her assistance to save Kara. Alex recruits Maxwell to help send her into Kara's consciousness to convince her to reject the hallucination. Non confronts Astra about her disappearance, but Astra tells him that nothing could jeopardize their plans. Winn believes the solar storm is a part of the Kryptonians' plan to disrupt Earth's technology through satellites, prompting Hank to allow Winn access to the DEO computers to reboot them.
Alex tries pulling her out of virtual Krypton, only to be knocked out by Kara. James stops Hank from aborting the mission. Alex is sentenced to the Phantom Zone as she tries to reason with Kara. The virtual world starts to break up as Kara comes to her senses. She finally remembers her life on Earth and they are brought back to reality. The plant is removed and Kara seeks revenge on Non, who is planning to use Lord Technologies satellites to weaken and overwrite transmissions. Kara faces off against Non while Alex confronts Astra. Alex discovers the Kryptonians plan to eliminate humanity with a cure known as Myriad. Hank shows up to save Alex, who impales Astra with a kryptonite blade. Kara gets the better of Non and she sees a dying Astra, who apologizes to her. Hank takes responsibility for Astra's death, claiming her killed her, before the three of them leave as the Kryptonians arrive. Non is reminded that his wife did not die in vain as Myriad will be operational. Hank tells Alex she made the right call killing Astra, but Alex is upset over his lie. Kara explains to Alex, James and Winn that feeling lonely and lost made her envision Krypton, but she ultimately missed being on Earth with her family and friends.
Cliff Wheatley of IGN gave the episode a 7.7/10: "“For the Girl Who Has Everything” isn’t quite the emotional gut-punch that its source material inspires, but it’s a solid episode on its own merits. Surprisingly, the bits dealing with the Black Mercy are the least interesting, but it does inspire a host of other choices that are some of the most compelling the show has offered to date. Plus, there’s some great comedic relief thanks to Cat Grant and J’onn trying (and failing) to impersonate Kara at work. "
Jeff Jensen of Entertainment Weekly noted: "When we left Kara last week, she was at a pretty low point. Pretty much all of her relationships (save the one with her sister) were in varying states of disarray Cat, the mentor she needs, wants to keep things strictly “professional.” Winn is barely talking to her, and things with James are just weird. With this baggage going into tonight, we came into “For the Girl Who Has Everything” ready for a poignant episode to set things right, and Supergirl definitely delivered. "
Stacy Glanzman of TV Fanatic gave the episode 4.8 out of 5 stars.
- "SUPERGIRL: "For the Girl Who Has Everything" REVIEW" from IGN (February 8, 2016)
- "Supergirl: For the Girl Who Has Everything" from Entertainment Weekly (February 8, 2016)
- "Supergirl Season 1 Episode 13 Review: For the Girl Who Has Everything" from TV Fanatic (February 8, 2016)