Supergirl season 4 episode 15 preview: Jon Cryer’s debut

Lex LuthorCurious to learn about Supergirl season 4 episode 15? We don’t know what more we have to say about two words: Lex Luthor. This is the most-iconic villain in Superman history! He may even been one of the biggest villains in the ENTIRE history of comic books. It’s really remarkable that the writers showed as much restraint as they did, waiting until season 4 in order to bring this guy in.

What’s also remarkable is the man behind the role in Jon Cryer. This is someone with an impressive resume in both TV and film, and that includes having a role within the Christopher Reeve Superman films. It’s a bit of an Arrowverse tradition to rope in people with established superhero lore, and it just so happens that Cryer is one of the best of the best. He can play devious, and he can also play dark. He’s best known for comedy these days so he likely looks at playing Lex as a new challenge, one he was eager to take on.

So what sort of challenge is going to await Supergirl with Lex in play? As it turns out, it may not actually have all that much at all to do with Kara; instead, it seems like the top priority with Lex is dealing with his sister Lena. These two will share plenty of time and we’ll see whether or not they can trust each other. (Oh, wait — Lena does really trust anyone. Why do we think that all of a sudden, she’s going to welcome her evil brother with open arms?)

For some more insight, including what Supergirl is actually up to, check out the official season 4 episode 15 synopsis:

JON CRYER GUEST STARS AS ICONIC DC COMICS’ VILLAIN LEX LUTHOR – Secretly furloughed from prison due to failing health, Lex Luthor (guest star Jon Cryer) visits his sister, Lena (Katie McGrath), to seek her help finding a cure. Savvy as ever, Lena is suspicious of Lex’s motives but when she’s faced with a life and death situation, she must decide how she truly feels about her brother. Meanwhile, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and J’onn (David Harewood) face off against Manchester Black (guest star David Ajala). James’ sister Kelly (guest star Azie Tesfai) comes to town. Tawnia Mckiernan directed the episode written by Derek Simon & Nicki Holcomb (#415). Original airdate 3/17/2019.

Will Lex be the big bad through the end of the season?

We wouldn’t be 100% shocked, mostly because this season has adopted a slightly different feel than others we’ve seen as of late. It feels like the primary order of business here is trying to find a way to surprise — it’s not about showing you a continuous villain from start to finish. Agent Liberty has come and gone, and Manchester was certainly far from the guy he is now at the start of the season. Bringing in Lex now ensures that the writers at least dive into some of his mythology; even if he’s not some permanent villain who is around in season 5, he doesn’t need to be. All he needs to do is have an impact.

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