Lex Luthor's master plan began to unfurl on Supergirl last week. After manipulating Lena to for her Harun-El serum to cure his cancer as well as his ongoing manipulation of the Kasnian Supergirl copy, Red Daughter, he took the anti-alien tensions to the next level by not only forcing the repeal of the alien amnesty act, but having Red Daughter impersonate Supergirl for an attack on the White House resulting in the heroine being declared public enemy number one. But if you were hoping to find out what happens next now that Lex appears to have the upper hand, you're going to have to wait a bit longer. There's no new episode of Supergirl tonight.
Supergirl is currently on a short break on The CW. Along with Arrow and The Flash, Supergirl is taking a few weeks off. Instead of a new episode, the network is re-airing the episode "Menagerie". Charmed, which airs immediately after Supergirl on Sunday nights, is also airing a rerun this week, "Manic Pixie Nightmare".
When Supergirl does return on April 21, it will see Kara/Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) team up with Lena (Katie McGrath) in an attempt to figure out how to defeat Lex (Jon Cryer) while the fallout from "Supergirl's" attack on the White House will hit National City and the DEO with Ben Lockwood (Sam Witwer) deputizing his Children of Liberty and hitting up the DEO for powerful weapons to take down the Girl of Steel. However, with Lex somehow managing to be two steps or more ahead of Lena and Supergirl at every turn, it may be very difficult to unravel the villain's plan in time to stop him. After all, Lex has had a lot of help behind the scenes, including that of Eve Tessmacher, whose backstory was explored last week.
"A lot of that backstory gets filled in in the next episode," promised producer Robert Rovner previously. "But at the end of the next episode, Lex Luthor is still on the loose, and so is Eve. Eve is one of those threads that we're on the hunt for."
"You will get the backstory of how Eve and Lex met, and how he has masterminded her as his spy and brilliant helper throughout the time that we have known Eve," promised Jessica Queller, who serves with Rovner as the series' showrunners.
You can check out the synopsis for the April 21 episode of Supergirl, "Crime and Punishment," 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.
Supergirl airs on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, before episodes of Charmed. "Crime and Punishment" will debut on April 21.
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