“Childish Things” was a lot heavier than the typical Supergirl fare. All things considered it was a pretty dark episode. Though that it is to be expected when the main plot dealt with Winn’s criminal and mass murdering father. That’s not to say that there weren’t plenty of lighthearted and moving lines from the episode. Here are the 19 best quotes from “Childish Things”.

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“The world needs Hank Henshaw more than it needs J’onn J’onzz.”
– J’onn to Kara about why he doesn’t want to come out as Martian Manhunter

“Lois. How is she doing? You know, your sister and I have been dear friends for longer than she cares to admit.”
Cat: “Lois. How is she doing? You know, your sister and I have been dear friends for longer than she cares to admit.”
Lucy: “To be honest, Cat, Lois and I don’t talk much. We’ve never been particularly close.”
Cat: “That’s not how she portrays the Lane sisters in her memoir, A Time To Soar.”
Lucy: “I never read it. Seemed like self-promotional claptrap.”
Cat: “I see. So you’re the smart one and she’s the pretty one.”

“Now, look, I’m not immune to the allure of James Olsen wearing a shirt that is unbuttoned one too many. But a woman with brains who gives up everything for love inevitably finds herself staring into an existential abyss that men, babies and cardio bars simply cannot fill.”
– Cat offering Lucy a job

“Nobody has ever said that before.”
– Kara after hearing Lucy call Cat nice

“The day my father set off a toy bomb and killed half a dozen people was the day I stopped being his son.”
– Winn

“Your sister looks like a pretty blonde cheerleader. J’onn J’onzz looks like a monster. I will never be tolerated here on Earth.”
– J’onn about why he can never come out as a Martian

“That genius that lesser people call madness. That’s inside of you too.”
– The Toyman to Winn

“You’d be fine. I mean, yeah, the Supergirl suit sucked. But you, Kara, with everything that you have? Everything that you… That you are? No, you don’t really need me.”
– Winn after Kara tells him she needs him

“I know what it’s like to feel isolated and alone. I relive that feeling in my darkest moments. But when I’m with you, I never feel that way.”
– Kara to Winn

“So, when can we set up the TV interview? He seems like a very sensitive boy. Do you think he can cry on cue?”
– Cat wanting to interview Winn

“Fine. But if I see him talking to Diane Sawyer, he’s fired.”
– Cat learning Winn doesn’t want to be interviewed

“As much as I love watching you millennials deny your feelings, I pay you not to have them.”
– Cat to Kara

“Honestly, she should be paying me by the hour.”
– Cat about Kara

“She’s actually a lovely woman. If anything, it was my narcissism and ill-kempt facial hair that ruined any chances I had with her.”
– J’onn impersonating Lord, talking about Alex

“His genes are like ticking time bombs, just waiting to go off inside of me. Turn me into him.”
– Winn about his father

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“We both lost our worlds and now we’re trying to give back because of it. And you and your father aren’t the only ones that are linked. We are too. And I’m not gonna let anyone mess with that.”
– Kara to Winn

“Kara, I am going to tell you the truth now. I’m in love with you. I have been in love with you for a long time. Since before you were Supergirl.”
– Winn to Kara

“I’m an elite agent with an expertise in analyzing speech patterns and body language. I’m also a human being with eyes.”
– Alex about how she knew Winn liked Kara

“Hmm. Sisters. How sweet. Good night, Supergirl.”
– Max discovering that Kara and Alex are sisters

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8pm on CBS.

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Derek Stauffer

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV

Derek is a Philadelphia based writer and unabashed TV and comic book junkie. The time he doesn’t spend over analyzing all things nerdy he is working on his resume to be the liaison to the Justice League.