In Review: Supergirl – Back from the Future – Part One

Winn Schott returns from the future just as Supergirl is pursuing a Toyman copycat.

Synopsis: Winn Schott returns from the future just as Supergirl is pursuing a Toyman copycat.

Review: In the first of a two-part episode. We see the return of Winn Schott, but we also see his doppelganger from an alternate universe.

The Story

The episode begins with Lex and Brainiac springing the alternate universe version of Winn Schott from a prison transport. Lex wants this version of Winn to following in his father’s footsteps and become Toyman. As Toyman makes his first attack on a toy fair where he tries to take out rival toy manufacturer. Our version of Winn shows up from the future wearing his legion of superheroes uniform. He has returned to try and stop his doppelganger from ruining his life. As the story develops we learn that everything has been a calculated plot to allow Lex access to a data cube from Winn’s ship.

The Acting

It was great to see Jeremy Jordan return to the series and he puts in a wonderful performance as both the good Winn and the not so good Winn who becomes Toyman. We also get a fantastic performance from Jesse Rath as a far more cold and calculating version of Brainiac, but all is not as it seems. We get a fantastic scene toward the end of the episode where Brainiac confesses to Winn that he has been working with Lex.

Also putting in a solid performance is Jon Cryer as Lex Luther.


This was a fun episode with a lot of plot development sawn in. I really enjoyed the action set pieces. Specifically, the scene where our heroes have to do battle with a bunch of robotic white tigers.

It was also good to see Winn reunite with Supergirl, Alex and J’onn given that he was such a big part of the show during its first three seasons. Hopefully, we’ll get to see more of him in future episodes because I enjoyed seeing the character development that happened to him offscreen.

‘Supergirl’ is now on a break until 16 February. So we have a bit of a wait for the concluding part of this episode.


Supergirl - Back from the Future - Part One
  • Story
  • Acting
  • CGI & Stunts
  • Incidental Music

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