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Crime and Punishment Synopsis

Striker's Island is a big place in the world of DC Comics. Much like The Flash has his own meta human prison, all the criminals that Superman has captured have gone to Strikers Island. Especially because Lex Luthor was there, Kara and Lena head to his cell and see if there are any clues. While there, Kara tries to befriend a prisoner there, guest star Willie Garson. Just as you'd expect, a prison riot breaks out and now Kara has to get the situation under control while keeping her identity a secret. Of course that's not all that the episode have to offer, check out the full synopsis below:

WILLIE GARSON GUEST STARS — Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Lena (Katie McGrath) head to Stryker’s Island to search for clues on how to defeat Lex. At the prison, Kara tries to befriend a nosy prisoner, Steve (guest star Willie Garson), who may have insight into what Lex was doing, while Lena studies an array of puzzles Lex left behind in the hopes of discovering his whereabouts. While there, a prison riot breaks out and Kara must find a way to stop the prisoners without revealing her secret identity as Supergirl. Meanwhile, Kelly (guest star Azie Tesfai) encourages James (Mehcad Brooks) to talk to someone for his PTSD, and Alex (Chyler Leigh) faces off against Ben Lockwood (Sam Witwer) after he storms the DEO and acquires some powerful weapons to hunt Supergirl. Antonio Negret directed the episode with story by Rob Wright and teleplay by Lindsay Sturman & Aadrita Mukerji (#418). Original airdate 4/21/2019.

Updated as of April 11th! Here is the new synopsis, check out the differences from above:

WILLIE GARSON GUEST STARS — Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Lena (Katie McGrath) head to Stryker’s Island to search for clues on how to defeat Lex. At the prison, Supergirl tries to befriend a nosy prisoner, Steve (guest star Willie Garson), who may have insight into what Lex was doing, but he and all of the prisoners regard her as a traitor to the country and refuse to talk to her. Lena realizes Lex left behind clues for her and deciphering them could be the key to his whereabouts. Meanwhile, Kelly (guest star Azie Tesfai) encourages James (Mehcad Brooks) to talk to someone about his PTSD, and Alex (Chyler Leigh) faces off against Ben Lockwood (Sam Witwer) after he storms the DEO and acquires some powerful weapons to hunt Supergirl. Antonio Negret directed the episode with story by Rob Wright and teleplay by Lindsay Sturman & Aadrita Mukerji (#418). Original airdate 4/21/2019.

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#18 RE: Crime and Punishment Synopsissuperbill 2019-04-12 08:46
Quoting Brierrose:
The first synopsis sounded better to me. I like scenes where Kara has to use her powers in secret. Being public enemy number one the last place Supergirl should go is a prison. Admins any idea why the significant change. Side note when a news item gets updated is there a way to put it back to the top of the news feed, that would draw people’s attention.


I have to agree with Brierrose. I was looking forward to seeing Kara work some Supergirl magic without anyone catching on. Melissa is always good in those scenes, which sadly are far too rare.
+2 #17 RE: Crime and Punishment SynopsisBrierrose 2019-04-11 19:33
The first synopsis sounded better to me. I like scenes where Kara has to use her powers in secret. Being public enemy number one the last place Supergirl should go is a prison. Admins any idea why the significant change. Side note when a news item gets updated is there a way to put it back to the top of the news feed, that would draw people’s attention.
+1 #16 RE: Crime and Punishment Synopsissuperbill 2019-04-11 17:12
Quoting RobertAnthony:
As for the prison riot, which could also have hints of comedy as Melissa tries to do the dual role without giving it away, it's reminiscent of the 16th episode of the Superman Radio show from 1940 called "The Prison Riot."

Of course Bud Collyer is Kent and Superman. Whether the writers know it or not, they have in a way, given a shoutout to the golden age of radio.


One of the coolest things about this website, for me, is what I can learn from those of you who are far more versed in comic history and lore that I am. This is but one of many examples, but I truly am in awe of the accumulated knowledge and history that some of you bring to this site. Thanks for sharing!
+2 #15 Will be interesting...RobertAnthony 2019-04-11 15:49
To see how this plays in New York on WPIX 11. Stryker’s Island is a variation on the name Riker's Island, home to the city's main jail complex. And it's an infamous prison, known for abuse of prisoners. Riker's now faces the possibility of shutting down in less than 10 years.

As for the prison riot, which could also have hints of comedy as Melissa tries to do the dual role without giving it away, it's reminiscent of the 16th episode of the Superman Radio show from 1940 called "The Prison Riot."

Clark Kent has just been assigned to rent a car and go to San Miguel Penitentiary to pick up Lois Lane, who is doing a story about the prison. San Miguel Penitentiary is also the same prison to which the Yellow Mask's henchmen the Wolfe and Keno were taken. Wolfe and Keno attempt a prison break when all you know what breaks loose...and it's up to Superman to calm things down.

You can listen to it here.


And it finishes here


Of course Bud Collyer is Kent and Superman. Whether the writers know it or not, they have in a way, given a shoutout to the golden age of radio.
#14 RE: Crime and Punishment SynopsisLibertyPrime 2019-04-07 16:32
Quoting KaraD:
I won't be back in time from my Easter diner to watch it live. This is the first time during the season 4 that I will miss an episode live. Why did the CW decide to air it that night? Why? Why? ;)

Easter or not, Sundays just feel wrong for the Girl of Steel. :sigh:
+3 #13 RE: Crime and Punishment SynopsisBrierrose 2019-04-05 09:50
Quoting Kiwi:
Interesting that the synopsis only mentions about Kara and Lena finding information on how to defeat Lex, thought they would be trying to find out about who the other Supergirl was that attacked the White House. Maybe they will be doing that in the episode.
It seems logical to me that they believe the two problems are related. They know Lex is responsible for Lockwood’s rise to prominence so IMO it’s reasonable that they think he’s also responsible for framing Supergirl. They don’t yet have the information to know the imposter is a clone perhaps they’re thinking another bizarro created by Lex and Eve. James can say the imposter really did look like Supergirl. It will take some new information for likely Lena, who best knows the properties of the Harun-El, to figure out Rara is a clone and then the team can figure out how to stop her.
+1 #12 RE: Crime and Punishment SynopsisLibertyPrime 2019-04-05 09:05
Quoting KaraD:
Quoting jacksc01:
Sounds like a good and interesting episode.
1. We get an episode that sounds like it will feature alot of Melissa - that is always good.
2. Hope that Starlord is right and that Lena does find out Kara is SuperGirl - only I hope that Lena accepts that fact and goes on.
3. Can't wait to see Alex kick the butt of Ben Lockwood's followers for having the audacity to come into the DEO to steal weapons. I imagine that Colonel Haley will also not be pleased about Ben's actions. Maybe this is just the straw needed to turn Colonel Haley completely to the side of SuperGirl.


I knew that bringing Lockwood to the DEO last time, so that Alex could be his bodyguard would come back to bite them in the... ;) It seems everybody knows where the DEO is these days. A covert organization that's not so covert.

Even without Alex's ridiculous bodyguard assignment, it only makes sense that as the head of the Bureau/Dept. of Alien Affairs, Lockwood would be fully aware of the DEO, its remit, and its capabilities.

And the DEO still has better security than STAR Labs. ;-)

When it come to SG writers. I got 99 problems, but that glitch ain't one.
+1 #11 RE: Crime and Punishment SynopsisKaraD 2019-04-05 05:47
Quoting jacksc01:
Sounds like a good and interesting episode.
1. We get an episode that sounds like it will feature alot of Melissa - that is always good.
2. Hope that Starlord is right and that Lena does find out Kara is SuperGirl - only I hope that Lena accepts that fact and goes on.
3. Can't wait to see Alex kick the butt of Ben Lockwood's followers for having the audacity to come into the DEO to steal weapons. I imagine that Colonel Haley will also not be pleased about Ben's actions. Maybe this is just the straw needed to turn Colonel Haley completely to the side of SuperGirl.


I knew that bringing Lockwood to the DEO last time, so that Alex could be his bodyguard would come back to bite them in the... ;) It seems everybody knows where the DEO is these days. A covert organization that's not so covert.
+1 #10 RE: Crime and Punishment SynopsisKaraD 2019-04-05 05:43
Quoting LibertyPrime:
Quoting Kiwi:
Interesting that the synopsis only mentions about Kara and Lena finding information on how to defeat Lex, thought they would be trying to find out about who the other Supergirl was that attacked the White House. Maybe they will be doing that in the episode.
Red Daughter clearly figures substantially in Lex's plans, so I suspect trying to uncover his designs goes hand in hand with learning more about the duplicate SG.

The episode sounds like it will have plenty to offer. I just hope I'm back home from Easter celebrations in time to see it live!


I won't be back in time from my Easter diner to watch it live. This is the first time during the season 4 that I will miss an episode live. Why did the CW decide to air it that night? Why? Why? ;)
+2 #9 RE: Crime and Punishment SynopsisLibertyPrime 2019-04-05 05:14
Quoting Kiwi:
Interesting that the synopsis only mentions about Kara and Lena finding information on how to defeat Lex, thought they would be trying to find out about who the other Supergirl was that attacked the White House. Maybe they will be doing that in the episode.
Red Daughter clearly figures substantially in Lex's plans, so I suspect trying to uncover his designs goes hand in hand with learning more about the duplicate SG.

The episode sounds like it will have plenty to offer. I just hope I'm back home from Easter celebrations in time to see it live!


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