The CW has released photos for "The Missing Link", the upcoming eighteenth episode of Supergirl's fifth season airing Sunday, May 10th. The episode will see Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) face off once again with Rama Khan (Mitch Pileggi) for the first time since "Crisis on Infinite Earths". This time when Supergirl faces off with Leviathan, however, it's all part of Lex Luthor's (Jon Cryer) plan. Meanwhile Lex will be dealing with some problems of his own. Lena's (Katie McGrath) Project Non Nocere runs into a bit of a complication and from the looks of things that may not be good for the Luthor siblings.
The episode is the second-to-last for Supergirl this season. Production on the series was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic prior to the completion of the Season 5 finale. Like Supergirl's fellow Arrowverse series, The Flash, the show will end up having a slightly shortened season, one that may see things shake out a bit differently than was originally planned for Lex Luthor. As we saw in Sunday night’s episode, Lex has been playing a long game since the events of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” and with the season being shorter than originally expected, the villain may end up victorious for a time instead of defeated.
"The Supergirl folks have talked to me because we couldn't shoot our last episode," Lex Luthor actor Jon Cryer explained. "We had shot some of the last episode, and they're gonna use some of that footage, but they're writing a whole bunch of new stuff around it. Which is interesting because the way my character was thwarted now doesn't happy anymore. So, I was like, 'Oh, did I not get defeated? Wait a minute, I like this!' Supervillains, we relish our chance to actually not be defeated every now and then."
You can check out the official episode synopsis for "The Missing Link" below and read on for photos from the episode.
LENA DISCOVERS THE CONSEQUENCES OF PROJECT NON NOCERE – Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and the team go head to head against Rama Khan (guest star Mitch Pileggi) and Leviathan. Meanwhile, Lena (Katie McGrath) and Lex (guest star Jon Cryer) must join forces when Project Non Nocere fails, leaving the two siblings in serious danger. Avi Youabian directed the episode written by Dana Horgan & J. Holtham.
Supergirl airs on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT, after episodes of Batwoman on The CW. "The Missing Link" will debut on May 10.