Supergirl ‘Distant Sun’ Synopsis: Kevin Smith & Lynda Carter Return

Lynda Carter filming Supergirl

Later this season, Supergirl fans can expect to see a highly anticipated appearance from Teri Hatcher, as a mysterious new villain set to dominate the latter half of the second season. Of course, aside from Hatcher's considerable acting ability in her own right, the casting was an exciting one for fans of the show, as it perfectly referenced back to Hatcher's time playing Lois Lane in the 1990s show, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Even more interesting, Hatcher's Lois was paired up with Dean Cain's Clark Kent in the series, who has been playing Kara Danvers' (Melissa Benoist) adoptive father since the very beginning of Supergirl.

But earlier this season, Supergirl also paid tribute to one of the DC Comics' most admired and beloved onscreen pioneers when Lynda Carter as the president of the United States on Kara's Earth. The cameo appearance was met with universal excitement and praise for fans instantly, prompting them to quickly begin asking when they would get to see Carter return to the series again.

Luckily, they won't have to wait much longer, with Carter set to return to Supergirl by the end of this month with the 17th episode of the season, titled 'Distant Sun'. Notably, the episode won't just feature a return from Carter in front of the camera either, but will also be the second episode of Supergirl directed Kevin Smith. With just a little less than three weeks to go until the episode's air date, the official synopsis for 'Distant Sun' has been released by The CW online today:

"A large bounty is put out on Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and aliens from far and near attack National City intent on taking out the woman of steel. Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Maggie (Floriana Lima) run into Maggie’s ex-girlfriend, Emily (guest star Hayley Sales), who is in town for a week. Hank (David Harewood) gets an interesting order from President Marsdin (guest star Lynda Carter). Kevin Smith directed the episode written by Gabriel Llanas & Anna Musky-Goldwyn (#217). Original airdate 3/27/2017."

Melissa Benoist and Kevin Smith Supergirl

Supergirl has had more than its fair share of fun coming up with multiple different alien foes or intergalactic conundrums to throw Kara's way. So the possibility of a bounty that leads to multiple different alien bounty hunters coming after her to try and collect, sounds like child's play for Supergirl at this point. But still, it should be interesting to see if any notable comic book villains make an appearance in the episode, or if Lynda Carter's president gets much to actually do in the story itself.

Before Kara Danvers takes on alien bounty hunters and crosses paths with the President again, though, she'll first face off against one of her most unique villains to date in Darren Criss' Music Meister. Set to be the next episode in the season before 'Distant Sun', 'Star-Crossed' will be one of a two-part crossover event with The Flash that sends characters from both shows into a fantasy/illusion in which their lives are turned into full-fledged broadway musicals.

Even for a show like Supergirl, which has had more than a few truly zany moments from time to time, this sounds like something that'll really test the limits of what fans are and are not willing to accept from the DC TV universe. The fact that both Teri Hatcher and Kevin Sorbo will be making their debut in 'Star-Crossed', just makes the next batch of Supergirl episodes that much more exciting.

Next: Supergirl/Flash Musical Crossover Images Include Music Meister

Supergirl continues Monday, March 20 with ‘Star-Crossed’ (the first part of the musical crossover with The Flash) at 8pm on The CW.

Source: The CW

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