When Supergirl returns to television for its second season, the Girl of Steel will be joining three other Greg Berlanti produced shows (Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow), on The CW. Despite a generally well-received first season, Supergirl's ratings dwindled on CBS after its strong opening. The CW is hoping that Supergirl will fit better alongside the network's other DC heroes, and has been pulling out all the stops to make sure excitement for the Girl of Steel's sophomore run is as high as possible. By now, almost everyone knows that Melissa Benoist (who plays Kara Danvers aka Supergirl) will be joined this season by Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf), who signed on for a guest stint as Clark Kent aka Superman. But Superman joining the fold is not the only exciting development for Supergirl's second season.
The move to The CW also meant moving production to Vancouver, which is where Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow shoot their episodes. This made possible a massive four-way crossover, that is currently in production, and will feature the Dominators as the main villain. But while the highly anticipated crossover, as well as a musical duo with The Flash, is still a few episodes away, fans will have to wait no time at all to see Superman and Supergirl team up. Tyler Hoechlin's presence as Superman will be felt right away, as he is slated to appear in the first two episodes of the second season. And while we already received the synopsis for the first episode, the second episode's plot has remained a mystery. Until now.
The CW has just released the synopsis for the second episode of Supergirl's sophomore season, titled 'The Last Children of Krypton'. You can read the full synopsis below:
"IAN GOMEZ STARS AS SNAPPER CARR — CADMUS attacks National City with a kryptonite powered villain who ends up seriously hurting Supergirl (Melissa Benoist). Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) blames Hank (David Harewood) because the kryptonite was stolen from the DEO. Meanwhile, Kara’s first day at her new job doesn’t go as planned after she meets her new boss, Snapper Carr (guest star Ian Gomez). Glen Winter directed the episode written by Robert Rovner & Caitlin Parrish (#202). Original airdate 10/17/2016.”
It was revealed over the summer that Cadmus would play a large antagonistic role this season, and from the look of the synopsis, their villainy will be felt very early on in Supergirl's sophomore outing. What is more interesting, though, is the kryptonite powered villain who is sent to attack National City. It was reported this summer that long-time Superman villain, Metallo, would be appearing in Supergirl's second season. John Corben aka Metallo is well known as a cyborg with a kryponite power source, so all signs point to seeing him do battle with the last children of Krypton very early on.
While not quite as exciting as learning that we may see Metallo, it also looks like Kara will have to face a new work dynamic, as she meets her new boss, Snapper Carr (played by Cougar Town's Ian Gomez). It was reported a few months ago that Snapper Carr would be taking over at CatCo as the new Editor-in-Chief. With Supergirl moving its production from Los Angeles to Vancouver, we will be seeing less of Calista Flockhart's Cat Grant, who is only scheduled to appear in a few episodes this season. And with Snapper Carr showing up in the second episode, it looks like Grant may be getting phased out quickly.
The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday October 4th at 8pm on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same timeslot on Wednesday October 5th, Supergirl season 2 on Monday October 10th, and Legends of Tomorrow season 2 on Thursday October 13th.
Source: The CW