Parasite Set To Return In ‘Supergirl’ Season 2

Supergirl Parasite ReturningSupergirl has faced many villains from the DC Universe in her first two seasons, one of them was recently Rudy Jones a.k.a. Parasite who appeared in the first half of Season 2. While the character supposedly died during his battle with Kara and Mon-El, it appears that we haven’t seen the last of him. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the Superman villain is set to return for the thirteenth episode of the ongoing season.

It remains to be seen how the character will re-appear as he was obliterated after being overcharged by plutonium. Could this version of Parasite somehow the ability to recreate himself? Only time will tell as he, along with several other villains like Livewire, Metallo and more, are set to return in the second half of the season. Check out the new extended trailer that was released today along with the official description for Kevin Smith’s episode which will air on January 23.

“Supergirl Lives” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)
KEVIN SMITH DIRECTS; ROULETTE RETURNS — Kara (Melissa Benoist) is moved by the story of a missing woman named Izzy (guest star Harley Quinn Smith) and decides to investigate despite Snapper Carr’s (guest star Ian Gomez) order to leave it alone. Kara takes Mon-El (Chris Wood) with her to the last place Izzy was seen and the duo find themselves thrust through a portal to another planet, Slaver’s Moon, where the downtrodden are sold as slaves. The leader of the trafficking ring is none other than Roulette (guest star Dichen Lachman). To make matters worse, Slaver’s Moon has a red sun, which means Kara and Mon-El are stripped of their powers and stuck on the planet with no way home. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Alex (Chyler Leigh) blames herself for Kara’s disappearance, fearing she’s become too focused on her new relationship with Maggie (guest star Floriana Lima) and too complacent in watching out for her sister. Kevin Smith directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Eric Carrasco & Jess Kardos (#209). Original airdate 1/23/2017.”

Supergirl Season 2 returns with new episodes on Monday, January 23 at 8/7c on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 3 for our weekly reviews.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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  • David Phelps

    I wonder what kind of hand waving they’re going to use to explain how a guy who blew up! last time is back again? TV logic at its best, no doubt, like curing J’onn in a matter of hours.

    • SAMURAI36

      Not sure what you’re talking about. For one thing, there have been nearly a dozen “Parasites” in DC history. Beyond that, it’s really not difficult to imagine how a character named “Parasite” could return.

      As for Martian Manhunter, I’m pretty sure they explained that the cure came from Miss Martian. Again, with characters that shapeshift, it shouldn’t be that difficult to surmise how this issue would be correct over the course of a couple of episodes.

      • David Phelps

        The Parasite has been re-imagined various times but he was always just one guy. In any event, He. Blew. Up. That means he’s gone. Which means they have to explain how he came back from being blown up. It looks like in this series the alien organism is the actual “Parasite” and it takes over different hosts.

        J’onn was cured using the Medusa virus. The cure was developed by Eliza Danvers. M’gann had nothing to do with it.

        • SAMURAI36

          The Parasite has been re-imagined various times but he was always just one guy. In any event, He. Blew. Up. That means he’s gone.

          That’s not correct. There have been 5 Parasites thru out DC history: I.C. Harris, Rudy Jones, Ray Jensen, and the Allston Twins. Each one got their powers in a different way, and each of their powers manifested differently as well.

          Which means they have to explain how he came back from being blown up. It looks like in this series the alien organism is the actual “Parasite” and it takes over different hosts.

          Precisely, it’s a different host each time.

          J’onn was cured using the Medusa virus. The cure was developed by Eliza Danvers. M’gann had nothing to do with it.

          You’re right, I stand corrected.

          • David Phelps

            Ray Jones was exposed to chemical waste. Same with Rudy Jones. The 2009 re-imagining of Rudy had him swallow chemicals. Josh Allen had a different origin but each of them was just one person. The “different host each time” notion is pure speculation at this point, although it would explain the return of the Parasite in this instance. Thus, you can’t say it’s “precisely” anything because neither of us knows. We’re both guessing.