"Hostile Takeover" is the eighth episode of season one of the superhero action series Supergirl. It was directed by Karen Gaviola with a script written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Caitlin Parrish. It first aired on CBS on Monday, December 14th, 2015 at 8:00 pm.

Synopsis Edit

Cast Edit

Principal Cast Edit

Guest Stars Edit

Co-Stars Edit

Crew Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is production code number 4X7608.
  • This episode had a viewership of 7.275 million people, which is up by .39 from the previous episode.
  • Actor Peter Facinelli is given a "Special Guest Star" credit in this episode.

Allusions Edit

  • Cat Grant makes reference to actor Idris Elba in this episode.
  • Cat Grant calls Winn Schott a Hobbit, which is a fantasy creature featured in the Lord of the Rings series of novels by author J.R.R. Tolkien. The novels have also been adapted into major feature films.
  • A reference is made to Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical in this episode, which apparently Cat Grant is a fan of. The musical is based on the novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. The novel has been adapted into numerous films as well as the British TV series Jekyll.

Quotes Edit

  • Astra: I will die before I allow another world to end before I can save it.


  • J'onn J'onzz: Kryptonians are impervious to my telepathy, which Superman finds hilarious.


  • Cat Grant: Cat Grant: In the last hour alone, the Daily Planet has published my real age, the fact that I have three personal shoppers on call at Barneys, and that I asked out Idris Elba on a date and he said no. His loss.



  • Non: To think that you're the last daughter of the once great house of El.
  • Supergirl': You're gonna wish I died with the rest of them!


  • Non: You remember me, little girl?
  • Supergirl: You're Non. Astra's husband.
  • Non: To think that you're the last daughter of the once great House of El.
  • Supergirl: You're gonna wish I'd died with the rest of them!

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