“Strange Visitor from Another Planet” was the Supergirl episode for speeches. Whether it was long monologues from J’onn about his history, Cat to her son or Cat about herself, Supergirl was riddled with impassioned lectures. A gigantic, bigoted and homicidial alien might have been on the loose but there was a lot of talking in this episode of Supergirl. Here are the 19 best quotes from “Strange Visitor from Another Planet.” 

“It won’t be easy. Nothing worthwhile ever is. But life is short. And when all is said and done, there is nothing more important than family. All my love, Mom.”

– Kara finishing Cat’s letter to Adam

“Miranda Crane is in town. She is a lightning rod for bigots, hippies and aliens, and yes, that is the order in which I detest them.”

– Cat Grant


“You better get us a quote that will offend virtually everyone. That’s all.”

– Cat to James when you volunteers to cover Miranda Crane’s press conference

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“Because, Kiera, while bigots will always take the gold on the medal podium of my contempt, they make excellent click-bait. Also, the more they talk, the more they sabotage themselves. It’s a magical implosion happening right before our very eyes.”

– Cat to Kara about why she covers bigots


“You’re all the same. Disgusting insects who’ve come crawling from your own diseased, backwater planets, looking to suck our resources for yourselves.”

-The fake Crane to Kara about aliens

“It’s nothing like me. That creature and its kind slaughtered the Green Martians. The White Martians came from beneath the planet’s surface, bringing fire from the planet’s guts. And they burned us all.”

– J’onn talking about the White Martians


“What do you want me to say?”

Cat: “What do you want me to say?”

Adam: “I guess I came to hear you say you’re sorry.”

Cat: “I am sorry. I’m sorry. I wanted to be there. But you have to understand that I wouldn’t have been a good mom. I wasn’t ready.”

Adam: “I get it. It’s about you. It’s always been about you. Thanks for dinner, Cat.”


“They say Supergirl’s not the only alien inside the DEO. You’ve got a mole, Henshaw.”

– The fake Crane to J’onn

“My wife and daughters burned. I escaped. I survived. To my great shame. I will hear my family’s screams until the day I die.”

– J’onn to Alex


“If you’re not gonna be here to handle my calls, Kiera, then I suggest you just keep walking and throw yourself off the balcony.”

– Cat to Kara

“And sometimes being a hero means making sacrifices.”

Kara: “I know you think your mom is this heartless, narcissistic monster…”

Adam: “Your words.” 

Kara: “Some days, I do too. But when you get past that, there’s this inspiring person in there. A hero.”

Adam: “You talk about her like she’s Supergirl.”

Kara: “Well, in some ways, she is. And sometimes being a hero means making sacrifices. Deep down, she always knew there was something big she needed to do. And if she could go back and do it all over again, I don’t think she would change a single thing. Except leaving you.”


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“I never got to put a picture that you’d drawn on the fridge. I never got to tell you stories. And I never got to teach you how not to be afraid of the world. And I never got to tell you how amazing I think you are. I never got to be your mom. But I am your biggest fan, Adam. And I’m so, so sad that I didn’t get to see you grow up.”

– Cat to Adam


“You don’t know me. I am 317 years old. I can wear any face I choose. I speak languages your mouth can’t even form. You know nothing about me.”

– J’onn to Alex


“The thing you’re protecting, it’s the last remnant of an infestation my people eradicated. It’s an insect. But you? You’re not even an insect. You’re what worms eat.”

– The fake Crane to Alex about J’onn

“Kara, I’m tired of being the last. Tired of having lived. You, of all people, know how heavy it is to survive.”

J’onn: “Kara, I’m tired of being the last. Tired of having lived. You, of all people, know how heavy it is to survive.”

Kara: “I do. I ask myself every day why my mother didn’t crawl into that pod with me. Now I know she felt guilty. She felt responsible for what happened on Krypton. Dying must have seemed honorable. But dying is a lot easier than getting back up when the world’s ended. You have to get up. You have to go on.”

J’onn: “My road is done. I’ll help Alex and then join my people. Wherever they are.”

“J’onn, listen to me. I lost everything. Everyone. It makes a hole in your heart. But you can’t fall into it. You have to fill it. You have to fight. Do not throw away who you are. If you do, that thing wins. The Last Son of Mars dies, even if you’re still standing.”

– Kara convincing J’onn to kill the White Martian

“My daughters were named K’hym and Tanya. It’s not the same, but… Any man would be proud to call you his daughters.”

– J’onn to Kara and Alex


“It’s Kiera to your mom. And Kara to literally everyone else on the planet. And beyond.” 

– Kara explaining her name to Adam

“You need boundaries.”

Alex: “You need boundaries.”

Kara: “I can’t help it. When someone needs help, I’ll help them.’

Alex: “I get that. As Supergirl. But Kara, you don’t need to save everyone all the time.”


Supergirl season 1 airs Mondays at 8pm on CBS.

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Derek Stauffer

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV

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