‘Supergirl’ 2.07 Synopsis Brings In Cyborg Superman

supergirl-cyborg-supermanIt looks like the Supergirl will be facing one of her toughest threats this year.. The CW released the official description today for the seventh episode for the girl of steel’s second camera. Could this “Cyborg Superman” have something to do with Jeremiah Danvers. In the comic books, Hank Henshaw (who on the show is played by David Harewood) is best known for the Cyborg Superman persona.

You can check out the description for “The Darkest Place” below from The CW. This is also the penultimate episode before the mid-season finale which will kick off the big crossover event.

“The Darkest Place”— (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

IT’S SUPERGIRL VS. CYBORG SUPERMAN — While Guardian (Mehcad Brooks) tries to clear his name after being accused of a murder committed by another vigilante, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) heads out on a solo mission to rescue Mon-El (Chris Wood) who has been captured by CADMUS. While fighting to free Mon-El, Supergirl comes face to face with Cyborg Superman. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Robert Rovner & Paula Yoo (#207). Original airdate 11/21/2016.”

Supergirl Season 2 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 reviews.

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  • Tom Buxton

    To be fair, the current comic-book incarnation of Cyborg Superman is none other than Supergirl’s Kryptonian father (or at least an incredibly convincing doppleganger), meaning that the concept of her adoptive father taking on the role in the TV show isn’t at all out of the question…

  • October_1985

    But… will they bring back Tyler Hoechlin to play him?

    • In Brightest Day

      Nope. It’ll be Dean Cain. I called this a while ago.

      Note: I have no actual inside information

      • October_1985

        Yeah, everybody especulates that, but I’t does not make sense. In the comics, Cyborg Superman its supposed to look like Superman, but part cyborg. If they use Dean Cain it wouldn’t be Cyborg Superman, it would be Cyborg Jeremiah Danvers (yeah, I’m aware that Cain was Superman, but that does not count). I suspect they will use the cheap way out and make a Cyborg Superman that has no human part, or such minimum human part that they can do it with any actor in heavy makeup and CGI.

        • In Brightest Day

          It makes narrative sense, too. They’ve been teasing Jeremiah kept alive by Cadmus, and we know they’ve been doing experiments on people, giving them abilities. It could be Tyler Hoechner coming back, but my money is on Cain.

          • SAMURAI36

            If they don’t go the Zor-El route, I can definitely see them going the Cain route.

        • SAMURAI36

          That’s not quite accurate. In the comics, the body of Cyborg Superman was Hank Henshaw, who only barely resembles Kal-El.
          But that’s the pre-52 anyways. In the New 52, CSM is actually Kara’s Kryptonian father, Zor-El.

          • October_1985

            In the reign of the Supermen saga, supposedly the human part of Cyborg Superman resembled Clark, even if it was only the eye and the hair. Even in the new 52 it resembles Superman. My point is that for him to earn the nickname Cyborg Superman it must have a resemblance to Superman (in this case, Tyler Hoechlin), it does not mind who he really is, if it does not resemble Superman they should call it Cyborg whatever.

          • SAMURAI36

            I understand what you’re saying, but resembling someone is not the same as looking identical to someone.

            Besides, in the comics, Hank Henshaw looked nothing like Superman:

            https://wtfdccomics.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/hank-henshaw-origin-3.jpg

            He was merely made to look like Superman during the modification process.
            Also, as I said previously, of course the New 52 version looks more like Superman, because that version is Superman’s uncle.
            But none of this necessarily has to apply to the TV show, as none of the shows follow the comics to the letter. On the show, Hank Henshaw (who Martian Manhunter emulated after his death; another departure from the comics in & of itself) is Black, & you can see from the pic I provided, that the original Hank clearly wasn’t.

  • Derek Wiles

    Super excited but I hope that cyborg superman is a major arc in the show. He deserves more than a 1 off

  • David Phelps

    My gut is telling me it’ll be an actor we haven’t seen up to now, like Hope Lauren, the actress who portrayed Bizarro Supergirl. If it’s Jeremiah Danvers, rescuing him from Cadmus would be pretty difficult because somehow they’d have to make him human again. It could also be David Harewood in a dual role as the original Hank Henshaw.