Zor-El Makes A Visit To Catco When ‘Supergirl’ Returns This August

by Erik Amaya

It’s going to be a while until the next episode of Supergirl airs. But thanks to the following preview, we have some idea of what expect a few months from now. Zor-El (Jason Behr) needs to acclimate to be being a super-powered Kryptonian in disguise on Earth. And, as always, the best place to learn how to do that is the Catco office. But masquerading as Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) “Uncle Archie” may prove challenging for Zor-El as his powers charge and a new threat puts the Superfriends back in action.

Meanwhile, last night’s episode was one of the best in a long time. Besides resolving the Phantom Zone story, it also served each of its characters very well via the nightmare scenarios they experienced. While some of their fears — Alex’s (Chyler Leigh) for example — reaffirmed key things about the characters, others went in unexpected directions. Lena’s (Katie McGrath) guilt about her mother’s death was particularly interesting as it breaks some new ground for her. After a season or so of “betrayal!” being her motivation, it’s nice to see a new layer to her being exposed. Hopefully, it will drive further stories in the final thirteen episode. We also expect Nia’s (Nicole Maines) inability to conquer her fear will lead to something quite soon if not a way to write both her and Brainy (Jesse Rath) out of the show.

Also, we totally get Brainy’s anxiety about balloons.

This is the sort of episode we like to see Supergirl pull off. It reaffirmed hope as a superpower the characters share, but still put them through emotionally resonant struggles that spoke to the core of the characters. We hope the final run of Supergirl continues in this fashion when it returns August 24th.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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