Tonight, Supergirl and co. face one of the toughest challenges they’ve ever encountered. A Daxamite army looms over National City and Rhea (Teri Hatcher) and her cohorts threaten everything Kara (Melissa Benoist) and her friends care about. On top of all of that, Lynda Carter, Teri Hatcher, and Calista Flockhart return to the show. Before the new episode airs, The CW has released an inside look of “Resist” as well as two sneak peeks.
In the inside look, executive producers Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner break down the team’s predicament and highlight some key moments to look out for. You can check out the inside look of “Resist” below.
In the first sneak peek of “Resist,” Cat Grant (Flockhart) and Winn (Jeremy Jordan) venture into the ruins of Cat Co. to send out a message to the city during its hour of need. Back with a full helping of her usual sass, Cat laments what James (Mehcad Brooks) has done to her former office. For all your Cat Grant needs, watch the sneak peek below.
In the second sneak peek, the DEO is under Daxamite attack and Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Winn fight to escape. Even though Supergirl is only a minute out, there’s no time and Alex must make a mad-dash for safety. You can view the second sneak peek of “Resist” below.
“Resist” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
CAT GRANT RETURNS – Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) grapples with whether or not to obey the President’s (guest star Lynda Carter) orders regarding Rhea’s (guest star Teri Hatcher) latest actions. Meanwhile, Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) returns to National City. Millicent Shelton directed the episode written by Jessica Queller & Derek Simon (#221). Original airdate 5/15/2017.”
Supergirl airs on Monday nights at 8/7c on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 2 for our weekly review.
8 Reasons ‘Supergirl’ Has Lost Its Way (And 2 Ways It Can Find It Again)
When the first trailers for Supergirl arrived, they didn’t sell me on the show. In fact, they turned me off. The Devil Wears Prada vibe combined with the in-your-face “OMG, it’s a female superhero!” message made me doubt the show’s quality and direction. The trailers made me worry the show was going to drown in female stereotypes, tropes, and the misguided conceptions entertainment execs seem to have when it comes to understanding what female audiences want.
It wasn’t until after the fourth episode of season one aired that I gave in and decided to actually give the show a chance. My love for superheroes and my innate nerdiness won out, and I resolved to at least give the Maiden of Might a shot. Since the show was on CBS, I had to boot up my computer and watch the episodes via the CBS website. That day, I binged the first four episodes of season one. Those beginning episodes may not have made me fall in love with the show right then and there, but they were enough to convince me to start watching weekly.
It wasn’t really until episodes six and seven (“Red Faced” and “Human for a Day”) that I started appreciating all that the show was bringing to the superhero TV landscape. And I rode that wave of appreciation until episode thirteen, “For the Girl Who Has Everything.” Still my favorite episode of the series to date, “For the Girl Who Has Everything” made me a true Supergirl fan. To me, it demonstrated the very best of Supergirl and made me love the characters all the more.
From that point on, Supergirl was the show I looked forward to the most, surpassing what was then my current favorite, The Flash. The show spoke to me in a way the other superhero shows did not. I laughed, I cried, I cheered, I exclaimed, I felt the light, I felt the hope. Maybe it was just good timing. Maybe the show gave me something I needed at the time. But whatever it was, the light and hope Supergirl season one exuded affected me in a way only a handful of shows and movies ever have.
When season two came around, I couldn’t wait to dive back into the world with the characters I had grown to appreciate and love. I was even excited for the move to The CW because I saw the possibilities it presented. But as season two has gone on, however, I cannot help but feel that Supergirl has lost its way. Since The CW move, Supergirl has fallen into the trappings of the other CW DCTV shows. The difference is that Supergirl did not originate on The CW like The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow did. It had a life – an entire season – outside the confines of The CW and slowly worked its way toward being the show I most looked forward to every week.
Now, it’s largely thrown away much of what the first season offered and become something else entirely: mediocre, disjointed, and lacking focus. I used to get excited when Supergirl came on. Not anymore. Click Next to discover 8 reasons Supergirl has lost its way and 2 ways it can find it again.