The DC TV season is continuing to go strong and this week it was the Girl of Steel's turn to return from her hiatus as Supergirl kicked off her second season, but this time on The CW, with several new faces popping up in the season premiere. If you are a DC Comics fan, then several of these names or nods that we heard off, should sound quite familiar to you. But for those that perhaps aren't comic book readers or as knowledgeable of some of the Supergirl mythology. Make sure to read the full review from us of the season two premiere by clicking here.
This episode didn't shy away when it came to Easter Eggs and/or nods because there were plenty of them to go around. With that said, let's breakdown several of them that were spotted or heard in tonight's episode, but be aware of some possible spoilers.
1: Superman (Clark Kent/Kal-El)
This one is, obviously, the biggest Easter Egg/comic character in the premiere as Kara's cousin, the Last Son of Krypton and Metropolis' Man of Steel finally made his debut in the flesh and not as a CGI figure in the past season. Instead of having to get text messages, the two Kryptonians were spotted saving the day together a few times and having several good heart-to-heart talks. We get a touch of his friendship with Jimmy Olsen, who is known as "Superman's pal" in the comics. There are several nods to the bigger Superman mythology in this episode, so let's keep going.
2: Lois Lane
While we have heard references to Daily Planet's star-reporter, she gets mentioned several times in the premiere and even calls Clark at one point, despite us not hearing her voice since no actress has been cast for the part. In the comics, Lois Lane is one of the key characters in the Superman mythology as not just the true love of Clark's life and his journalistic partner, she is also the daughter of General Sam Lane, who was in Season 1.
3: Cat & Clark’s Daily Planet History
It has been established several times on this show that Cat Grant has a background with the Daily Planet where she worked as a gossip columnist before she became the CEO of her own company. However, when Clark visits the office, we discover that Cat has a weakness for Clark (and who can blame her, look at the man!). In the comics, Cat would flirt with the mild-mannered reporter quite a lot and has acted a bit as a rival to Lois in different incarnations.
4: Lex Luthor
With the debut of his little sister, Lena, it was only a matter of time till we got references to her naughty big brother, Lex Luthor, Superman's greatest nemesis. In the show's continuity, Lex has recently been locked up and is serving time in jail for crime. However, being the mastermind that he is, despite being in prison, Lex still managed to have a presence, which takes us to our next point...
5: John Corben
John Corben made his debut in the premiere as an international terrorist, hired by Lena's brother, Lex, to go after Lena due to her decision of wanting to re-brand LuthorCorp into LCorp, as a way to be less associated with the black sheep in the Luthor family. Towards the end of the episode, after he got injured, we see him being experimented on and the beginning of his transformation into his comic book counterpart, Metallo, who will be seen in next week's episode.
6: Project Cadmus
It was only touched upon in the first season, but in this premiere, Project Cadmus, is active and up to no good, with Brenda Strong acting as the evil Doctor that was being cast a few months ago and seemingly one of the big bads of the season. In the comic books, Cadmus is an genetic engineering project that is best known for the creation of Conner Kent a.k.a. Superboy, a clone made out of Superman and Lex's DNA.
7: Miss Eve Tessmacher
Remember that poor new assistant that Cat was giving a, let's call it "hard time"? Well that was Miss Tessmacher, who originated from the classic Superman films as Lex Luthor's second hand and (sometimes) girlfriend. Although it's very unlikely that this version of the character that we saw tonight, has ever had any connections with Lex.
8: "We're Moving Back To Gotham"
While this name-drop was revealed before the episode had aired, it was still pretty dope as the father to the son that Superman saved, utters the name Gotham as in Gotham City, the home of Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman. Even though their Gotham is definitely not the one that we are seeing on FOX (given that it's a different time period and most likely different Earth in the Multiverse), at least it's clear that Gotham City exists on Kara's Earth.
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. What were some of your favorite Easter Eggs or nods in this episode? Sound off in the comments below.