It has been a long hiatus for the Girl of Steel, at least a week longer than for the other CW series, and lucky for us, ‘Supergirl’ will be the first of the CW superhero shows to return from the Winter Break on January 23rd. As a bonus treat, it returns with the special episode directed by none other than Kevin Smith himself, in the episode the writers wrote and named after the failed ‘Superman’ movie Smith wrote back in the 90’s, ‘Superman Lives.’
The episode is titled ‘Supergirl Lives,’ and the CW has been kind enough to tease us with a trailer, a synopsis, and a whole bunch of promotional images for the upcoming premiere, all of which promise an epic return for the show. Based on it all, it seems as though Kara and Mon-El will be going head-t0-head with Roulette once more, only this time they will be stuck on a planet with a red sun, meaning they will not have their powers to help them. Fortunately, it seems that Alex and a frightened Wynn have come along to help, leaving National City in the hands of Guardian, J’Onn and the D.E.O..
Check out the trailer for yourself below and share your thoughts on the return of ‘Supergirl’ and the promise of what Kevin Smith can bring to the series in the comments section below!
Check out the full synopsis and the full set of promo images below!:
“Supergirl Lives” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)
KEVIN SMITH DIRECTS; ROULETTE RETURNS — Kara (Melissa Benoist) is moved by the story of a missing woman named Izzy (guest star Harley Quinn Smith) and decides to investigate despite Snapper Carr’s (guest star Ian Gomez) order to leave it alone. Kara takes Mon-El (Chris Wood) with her to the last place Izzy was seen and the duo find themselves thrust through a portal to another planet, Slaver’s Moon, where the downtrodden are sold as slaves. The leader of the trafficking ring is none other than Roulette (guest star Dichen Lachman). To make matters worse, Slaver’s Moon has a red sun, which means Kara and Mon-El are stripped of their powers and stuck on the planet with no way home. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Alex (Chyler Leigh) blames herself for Kara’s disappearance, fearing she’s become too focused on her new relationship with Maggie (guest star Floriana Lima) and too complacent in watching out for her sister. Kevin Smith directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Eric Carrasco & Jess Kardos (#209). Original airdate 1/23/2017.
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