It was reported some time ago that “Supergirl” was going to be doing an episode featuring Bizarro-Girl, a character who is rather familiar to DC Comics fans. However, what we only learned a matter of days ago is that this character will be played by Hope Lauren rather than Melissa Benoist herself, something that we initially expected. This may be a better choice in the end, mostly because A) you don’t want to overload your main star with too much work and B) this allows the two characters to have further interactions.
Specifically, you’re going to see the Bizarro-Girl storyline play out in a way that you would not initially expect. For more, take a look at what executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has to say in an Entertainment Weekly interview:
“Cat coins her Bizarro, which is very appropriate … As she says, I can name Supergirl, I can name her enemies. The biggest thing about it that was a surprise for us as we constructed the character and the arc was how sad Bizzaro is. In a way, we sort of think about her like Frankenstein[’s monster]. She’s a monster, but she has a pure child’s heart. Ironically, in the episode, while everyone else is saying, ‘We have to figure out a way to destroy her,’ Kara is the only one saying, ‘No, no, no, we have to save her.’ That makes the episode so emblematic of what’s so special about Kara. She’s looking to save everybody, even if they’re the bad guy.”
Therefore, this is another chance for Kara to be heroic, and also a chance to be reminded that not every villain is pure evil. Bizarro-Girl is just the case of someone who really doesn’t know any other way.
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