Supergirl Episode 2×08 Title, Synopsis, Stills & Promos
Guardian on the Defense
In Supergirl Season 2 Episode 7: The Darkest Place, James Olsen is the Guardian and Winn Schott is the man in the van. They’ve been taking down criminals since helping Supergirl take down Parasite. With a sick and twisted view, a murderous vigilante hits the streets of National City. After killing one of Guardian’s captured criminals, a video surfaces pointing to Olsen being the killer. Instead of quitting, he and Winn attempt to trap the rogue vigilante. After a battle ensues between the two of them, the NCPD arrive and they both scatter. In order to find this killer, Winn reveals who is Guardian to Alex, so Detective Maggie Sawyer can back off. They finally figure out the other vigilante is Phillip Karnowsky, better known as Barrage from DC Comics. Karnowsky is targeting criminals who got away due to a technicality. After finding his next target, Guardian and Barrage go for round two. This time, Guardian gets the upper hand and takes him down in front of Sawyer and Alex. With the capture of Karnowsky, the charges against Guardian are dropped and deemed a hero for aiding the police.
The Darkest Vigilante Exists on Earth-CBS
During past episodes of Supergirl, there have been Easter Eggs regarding The Dark Knight’s possible existence on Earth-CBS. In the first season, a play on words for a morning television show called Live With Gordon and Jim was behind Cat Grant. Obviously a play on Commissioner/Detective Jim Gordon’s name. What confirmed the possible existence of Bruce Wayne/Batman was the mention of Gotham during this season’s second episode. Now, Kara has confirmed Superman worked with a vigilante with ‘tons of gadgets and lots of demons’, a mask and voice changer. Sure, their are plenty of heroes who fit the bill, but only one that would probably freak out Kara; The Batman.
Miss Martian Revealed
When Supergirl and Martian Manhunter fought Parasite, J’onn J’onzz was hurt bad enough to need a blood transfusion. Since M’gann is the only other Martian they know, Alex begged her to save his life. Reluctantly, she gave him the blood. What they weren’t aware of is, Miss Martian is actually a White Martian. J’onn started to see hallucinations of his family and White Martians, nearly killing an agent. After Alex tested his blood, they found some abnormality that J’onn recognized. As M’gann leaves the bar, J’onn confronts her and demands she reveal herself. A fight ensues leading to her life being spared, but imprisoned at the DEO. Before J’onn leaves M’gann in her cell, she explains her reluctance to give her blood, because it would turn him into a White Martian. His hand shakes and morphs into a White Martian as he walks away.
Hank Henshaw is Dead, Long Live Cyborg Superman
At the end of episode 7, Mon-El was captured by CADMUS. The reason for his capture was not only to kill him, but to be used as bait for Supergirl. As Kara is on her way to take down Guardian, CADMUS lets her know they have Mon-El. If she tells anyone or doesn’t go to them, they threaten to kill him. To motivate her, the woman’s voice tells Kara, in Greek Mythology, Cadmus was infamous for killing monsters. She arrives at the secret bunker to find Hank Henshaw standing before her. As he starts to talk, she realizes it’s not J’onn J’onzz, but the real Hank Henshaw. They begin to fight, until she realizes he’s not fully human. Her heat vision reveals the cyborg part of his face. After taking her down, he declares Hank Henshaw is dead; he’s Cyborg Superman. They don’t explain how he’s enhanced, but we’ll hopefully find out in a later episode.
Captured in a cell next to Mon-El, she attempts to use her super strength to escape. He explains the cell is made of unbreakable Nth Metal from Thanagar. A reference to both Hawman and Hawkgirl (both Thanagarians) and of the material their weapons are made. Finally, Kara meets the woman in charge of CADMUS, face to face. However, it’s their second meeting, as she previously saw her in Lena Luthor’s office. It’s revealed she’s Lillian Luthor, the mother of Lex and Lena Luthor. Lillian finally reveals part of her reason for her hatred of aliens, as she scoffs at the thought of Supergirl being Lena’s friend. She reveals it’s the exact same story of Superman and Lex Luthor. When Lex thought Superman’s powers might go unchecked, Superman convinced the world Lex was evil. Instead of Lex being the ‘real Superman’, he’s in prison for life. The contempt she has when speaking of what happened to her son, you can see her reason for creating CADMUS.
The Key is Kryptonian DNA
Lillian threatens the life of Mon-El by shooting him in the leg, as she reveals Daxamites have an allergy to lead. In the comics, lead is as deadlly to Daxamites as Kryptonite is to Kryptonians. With her knowledge of Supergirl’s previous battle with Red Tornado, Lillian reveals she wants Supergirl to be human for a moment. To save Mon-El’s life, Kara must solar flare to drain herself of enough energy to be human. The reason for the theatrics was to obtain blood from her. After Jeremiah reveals himself to being alive, he helps them escape, but remains behind. Whether it’s the only reason Kara’s blood was taken, Cyborg Superman uses it to access the Kryptonian database in the Fortress of Solitude. After Kelex acknowledges the presence of Kara Zor-El, Cyborg Superman asks for details about a project called ‘Medusa’. In the comics, Kryptonian DNA, especially from the House of El, can be used to access many different databases, portals and artifacts. Also, CADMUS is infamous for creating clones of both Superman and Supergirl. They’ve created a version of both Kon-El/Connor Kent/Superboy and Powergirl. Let’s hope they kept a little blood for future projects.
Next week is Heroes vs. Aliens week, as we’ll learn just how dangerous Project Medusa is during Supergirl’s Thanksgiving episode. Before the show ends, we’ll kick off the epic week-long superhero crossover when Barry and Cisco pop up on Earth-CBS to recruit an alien of their own. Check out the synopsis, stills, poster, promos and a sneak peak at a couple of scenes below.
Supergirl Season 2 Episode 8: Medusa
A NIGHT OF CONFESSIONS; THE EPIC SUPERHERO CROSSOVER KICKS OFF TONIGHT
Eliza (guest star Helen Slater) comes to town to celebrate Thanksgiving with her daughters. Alex (Chyler Leigh) decides it’s time to come out to her mother; Kara (Melissa Benoist) is shocked when Eliza suggests Mon-El (Chris Wood) has feelings for her, and Winn (Jeremy Jordan) and James (Mehcad Brooks) consider telling Kara the truth about the Guardian. Meanwhile, CADMUS unleashes a virus that instantly kills any alien in the vicinity so Kara enlists an unexpected ally – Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath).
The epic superhero crossover kicks off tonight when Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) and Cisco Ramon (guest star Carlos Valdes) seek Kara’s help with an alien invasion on their Earth.
Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Jessica Queller & Derek Simon.
Synopsis courtesy of The CW
You can watch Supergirl Season 2 Episode 8: Medusa Monday, November 28th 8/7c on The CW. Do you think Mon-El will be Kara’s next love interest? If he is, will he still join the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st century? Are you excited to finally see Supergirl crossing over with the other heroes? After you check out the stills and promos for the crossover event, let us know your thoughts by liking, sharing and/or leaving a comment below.