Warning: this article contains spoilers for tonight’s episode of Supergirl titled “Alex”.
Guardians of the Galaxy actor Gregg Henry, best known to superhero fans as Peter Quill’s Grandfather was revealed earlier tonight in a small role on the hit CW series.
Tonight’s episode saw Kara faced up against Rick Malverne, a villain from her hometown who already uncovered her true identity and kidnaps Alex in order to compel Kara into breaking his father, Peter Thompson played by Henry, out of prison.
After they first receive a call on Alex’s phone from a mysterious a male voice who demands that if they don’t break a criminal named Peter Thompson out of prison, Alex will die, J’onn, Maggie and Kara head to see Thompson in hopes to find out who the kidnapper might be. But Peter claims that he doesn’t know who it could be and J’onn reads his mind to confirm that Peter is telling them the truth.
Ultimately Maggie breaks Peter out of prison but Kara stops her and lectures Peter on how he can save Alex by convincing Rick to do the right thing.
Henry is also known for his roles in both Super and Slither which were both written and directed by Guardians writer/director James Gunn. He also recently provided his voice for The Belko Experiment (written by Gunn) as well as the latest DC animated film Teen Titans: The Judas Contract in which he played Brother Blood. He has also appeared in other popular shows including Star Trek: Insurrection, 24, and The Killing.
Henry will next be seen reprising his role as Peter Quill’s Grandfather in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 when it hits theaters this Friday, May 5.
Supergirl continues next Monday with “City of Lost Children”. Here’s the official synopsis:
“City of Lost Children” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
“THIS IS US” LONNIE CHAVIS GUEST STARS – When an alien attacks National City, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and the DEO learn the alien is a Phorian, an otherwise peaceful race with telekinetic powers. Guardian (Mehcad Brooks) gets a lead on the Phorian’s address but instead of finding the culprit, he finds a very scared boy named Marcus (guest star Lonnie Chavis). Marcus will only trust James so it is up to Guardian to stop the attacks on the city. Rhea’s (Teri Hatcher) plan escalates. Ben Bray directed the episode with story by Robert Rovner and teleplay by Gabriel Llanas & Anna Musky-Goldwyn (#220). Original airdate 5/8/2017.”