Although the first season of Supergirl earned plenty of fans thanks to the show’s well-developed characters and relationships – specifically Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) and her sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) – the series also received some criticism. One of the less well received aspects of Supergirl season 1 was its one-off supervillains with Red Tornado and Toyman among them. Still, certain villains stuck around for longer than a single episode, including Leslie Willis aka Livewire (Brit Morgan), who originally started off as an enemy to Kara’s boss Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart).
However, after Livewire teamed up with Silver Banshee during Supergirl’s crossover with The Flash, it seems Leslie has just as much of a bone to pick with the Girl of Steel as her former boss. It was previously reported that Livewire would return to Supergirl for the show’s sophomore outing, with the midseason trailer offering fans their first glimpse at a more deranged version of the villain. Now, images from the upcoming episode additionally tease Livewire’s return.
The CW debuted new images from the upcoming Supergirl episode, ‘We Can Be Heroes’, which will see Livewire return to terrorize National City for a third time. However, plenty has changed for the Girl of Steel since her last showdown with Livewire, and Supergirl will have plenty of other things to contend with in the episode. Take a look at the images and official synopsis for ‘We Can Be Heroes’ below:
After Livewire (guest star Brit Morgan) seemingly breaks out of prison, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) is intent on recapturing her. After training Mon-El (Chris Wood), Supergirl takes him with her when she sees Livewire attack the NCPD but things go awry when Mon-El puts Supergirl before the citizens of National City. Meanwhile, James (Mehcad Brooks) decides to come clean with Kara and M’Gann (guest star Sharon Leal), has a psychic attack and collapses into a coma.
Since Kara last faced Livewire, she has gained a new ally in Mon-El, but he doesn’t quit take to superheroism as well as she did back in the early episodes of season 1. Instead, it appears ‘We Can Be Heroes’ will continue the throughline established in the midseason premiere, ‘Supergirl Lives’, in which Mon-El only steps up to be the hero in order to keep Kara safe – as he did on Maandaloria. Elsewhere, though Kara isn’t aware of it yet, two of her friends have gone somewhat rogue from Team Supergirl to establish the vigilante known as Guardian, which will no doubt cause some tension when she learns the truth.
That said, while fans may be eager to see how ‘We Can Be Heroes’ continues the storylines Supergirl season 2 has been exploring, viewers may also enjoy the return of Livewire. Certainly, with Supergirl now on The CW since making the jump from CBS, the show may be able to lean in to Livewire’s more campy supervillain elements. Still, whether or not Livewire is more a compelling villain this season remains to be seen when ‘We Can Be Heroes’ airs.
Supergirl continues Monday January 30 with ‘We Can Be Heroes’ at 8pm on The CW.
Source: The CW [via CBR]