Supergirl is the newest show to join the Arrowverse line-up on The CW and they’ve wasted no time getting involved in the collective DC Comics Television universe. Beyond those DCTV connections, Supergirl has been determined to present itself as a show about people and their working lifestyles first and a superhero drama second, but that line is slowly beginning to blur.
One of the great additions in season two has been the inclusion of the legendary Luthor family, including Lionel (Ian Butcher), Lillian (Brenda Strong), Lena (Katie McGrath) and a younger version of the quintessential sworn enemy of all Kryptonians, Lex Luthor (Aidan Fink). Supergirl’s adoptive sister, Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh), is about to face-off one on one with none other than the matron of evil herself, and director of Cadmus, Lillian Luthor.
A recent interview with EW, Chyler Leigh opened up about the future of her character, how she is dealing with the possible betrayal of her father and where this new path is going to lead her:
“Well, she’s going to some dark places in the wake of learning her father is colluding with Cadmus. It’s hard because when they realize that there’s a deeper issue going on with Jeremiah, you don’t really know where his loyalties lie. When that’s questioned and Alex gets put in a position where she’s questioning it, it becomes this deep, dark intense realizing, her coming to grips with the fact that this isn’t in her control. Basically, Alex goes head-to-head with Lillian Luthor, so it’s a really powerful episode.”
Although Cadmus has been a concern for the cast of Supergirl for some time, the true dramatic importance here relates back to Kara and Alex’s father, Jeremiah Danvers (Dean Cain). The saga of Jeremiah has been unfolding since the pilot episode of the show, when we saw him, along with his wife Eliza (Helen Slater), welcome Kara as an adoptive daughter into their family.
Jeremiah, who was once thought dead, actually became what appeared to be an unwilling prisoner of the anti-alien hate group, Cadmus. Kara and Mon-El got captured by Cadmus and it was Jeremiah that set them free, although he chose to stay behind for unknown reasons. Those reasons became a lot more confusing during a recent episode where Kara discovered Jeremiah and set him free, only to learn that he was working with the organization. It’s entirely possible that Cadmus agreed to leave Kara alone if he helps them to progress their agenda, but firm details will surely be shed in the coming weeks.
Alex is going to have a lot of pain and confusion to work through when she meets with madame Luthor. The conflict is going to take place on the upcoming episode of the show, “Exodus“.
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.
Source: Entertainment Weekly