Supergirl Season 1, Episode 14 Synopsis: Truth, Justice And The American Way


After a week off for the Grammy Awards, Supergirl returns with a brand new episode this week and a title that hearkens back to a classic phrase associated with her cousin: “Truth, Justice and the American Way.”

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It was an intriguing time for a break, since the previous episode set events into motion that will only make Kara’s life more complicated. While she was under the sway of the Black Mercy (in another homage to Superman), Supergirl missed out on the death of her aunt Astra. While it was her foster sister Alex who killed her aunt, Kara was led to believe it was the Martian Manhunter who did it, a lie that isn’t likely to hold up for too long.

Plus it’s not like Kara will have the chance to just set her normal duties protecting National City aside while she sorts out everything else. Episode 14 sees the debut of another supervillain straight from the pages of DC Comics, one who’s given the Man of Steel a hard time on more than one occasion.

Here’s the official synopsis of “Truth, Justice and the American way from CBS:

"Supergirl does battle with the deadly Master Jailer (Jeff Branson), who is hunting and executing escaped Fort Rozz prisoners. Also, Cat hires a second assistant, Siobhan Smythe (Italia Ricci), who immediately tries to one-up Kara, and Kara and James disagree over the DEO’s methods."

It’s been the pattern of Supergirl Season 1 to throw curve balls at Kara in her work life on a regular basis, resulting in the fact that she never quite manages to catch a break even in her civilian identity. This week promises more of the same on that front.

The Master Jailer is one of those villains who really shouldn’t work, and was fairly goofy in the Silver Age of comics, but later writers managed to make him a much more credible threat. On TV, it appears he’ll bring a touch of philosophical debate to Supergirl in the same way that the Punisher does to the world of Marvel.

With a slightly shortened season of 20 episodes, Supergirl has almost reached its stretch run already. Don’t miss “Truth, Justice and the American Way” when it airs on Monday, February 22 at 8 pm on CBS.