[SPOILERS for those not caught up on Supergirl ahead.]
Supergirl joins forces with some old enemies, along with a new ally, in the trailer for The CW TV show’s next episode, ‘Fort Rozz’. The episode’s titular fortress is of course the Kryptonian prison that crash landed on Earth after following young Kara out of the Phantom Zone, and has been a part of the DC TV series’ lore since season 1. Last we saw of it, the now-grownup Kara (Melissa Benoist) had chucked Fort Rozz into outer space and towards the sun, in order to protect her adopted home. However, it turns out that it’s a good thing Supergirl didn’t simply destroy the prison, since there’s someone onboard whose help she and her friends very much need.
The Supergirl 2018 midseason premiere episode, ‘Legion of Super-Heroes’, saw Kara recover from her near-death after being defeated in battle by the World Killer Reign (Odette Annable), and even manage to inject a sizable dose of Kryptonite directly into Reign’s bloodstream. While that wasn’t enough to incapacitate Reign and fully derail her warped quest for “justice”, it will buy Kara some time to go learn more about her mysterious new enemy. As the synopsis for ‘Fort Rozz’ confirms, there’s someone aboard the Kryptonian maximum security prison “who has information on how to defeat Reign once and for all.”
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The CW has now released the full-length trailer for ‘Fort Rozz’, and it includes a monologue that Supergirl delivers to Reign at some point during the episode, imploring her to let go of her anger and work alongside the Girl of Steel instead. Along the way, the trailer shows Kara teaming up with Legion of Super-Heroes member Saturn Girl (Amy Jackson), as well as the supervillains Psi (Yael Grobglas) and Livewire (Brit Morgan), for a dangerous but necessary mission to Fort Rozz itself. You can watch said trailer in the space above.
The prisoner that Kara is looking for is a being named Jindah Kol Rozz, as played by Sarah Douglas on the series. For those unaware, Douglas also portrayed General Zod’s deadly companion Ursa in the movie Superman II, and is but the latest in a long line of actors who have a history with DC Comics adaptations (Superman and Supergirl in particular) to show up on The CW TV series. Jindah only makes a brief appearance in the ‘Fort Rozz’ trailer, but photos from the episode have revealed that she has the same Kryptonian crest worn by Reign on her robes. Based on that alone, she should have some useful knowledge to impart upon Kara in her battle with the World Killer.
Speaking of which, the final scene in ‘Legion of Super-Heroes’ confirmed that there are in fact other World Killers in the Supergirl universe, indicating that Reign may seek them out before her battle with Kara is over. It’s a good thing then that Supergirl has new allies on her side, even if they are the wife of her ex-boyfriend Mon-El (Chris Wood) and two metahumans whom Kara was responsible for putting into prison at some point. Hopefully, now that Kara has expressed a desire to move past her heartache over what happened with Mon-El, the show’s writers won’t unnecessarily play up any lingering tension between her and Saturn Girl.
As for Livewire and Psi working with Supergirl: Leslie Willis aka. Livewire had begun a redemption arc during her last appearance on the TV series (the season 2 episode ‘We Can Be Heroes’), so having her actively join Kara in her fight for justice sounds like a natural progression of her character’s development. It’s less clear at the moment whether Psi also willingly teams up with Kara in ‘Fort Rozz’ or does so out of her own sense of self-interest. That said, every law breaking, super-powered villain has to start somewhere if they want to redeem themselves, right?
Supergirl continues Monday, January 22 with ‘Fort Rozz’ on The CW.
Source: The CW
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