The biggest thing that we have to remind ourselves entering this episode is to enjoy Lex for however long we’ve got him. We know that DC Comics is protective of this character and with that, they’re probably not going to be so keen as to let the CW series use him forever. Jon Cryer is fantastic in this role — he’s manipulative, evil, and there’s still just the right amount of sadistic humor that it appeals to his sensibilities as an actor. This could be the apex of his arc on the series, given that tonight feels like when all of the craziness is going to come to a head.
In a way, this entire season is somewhat weird and disjointed — we had the Children of Liberty arc early on, then the battle against Manchester Black and the Elite, and now what’s happening with Lex Luthor. What happens on the other side here (if there is something on the other side) is still up in the air. We’re just sure that in some way, it’s going to involve Red Daughter and bring much of what’s been hyped up since the end of last season to a full boil. Like Lex Luthor, we’re not so sure that Red Daughter will be around the remainder of the season — Melissa Benoist has to sleep at some point and playing those two roles could prove to be a little taxing!
The CW is super-excited about the story that they’ve created for Lex, though they actually aren’t revealing all that much about what’s coming. Instead, all you’ve got is the short Supergirl season 4 episode 17 synopsis that CarterMatt has for you below:
SUPERGIRL FACES HER BIGGEST CHALLENGE YET – Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) must deal with the destructive aftermath of Lex’s (guest star Jon Cryer) nefarious plans. Shocked at what Lex has created, Supergirl faces her biggest challenge yet. Ben Bray directed the episode with story by Gabriel Llanas and teleplay by Katie Rose Rogers & Brooke Pohl (#417). Original airdate 3/31/2019.
Here’s something to chew on…
When was the last time that the Arrowverse got an iconic DC Comics villain right as much as they have Lex Luthor? Obviously, there will be people who don’t 100% agree with that assertion, but to us, this may be the best interpretation of an adversary since either the Reverse-Flash on season 1 of The Flash or Deathstroke on Arrow season 2. These interpretations are so iconic that any big-screen counterpart in the future will have a daunting task trying to match them. We’d say that Reign last season had her moments, but we would’ve actually preferred if Samantha Arias had actually tuned evil rather than just having an evil Worldkiller spirit within her that she could not fully control. We get it why the writers didn’t want to go that dark with the story, but we weren’t invested in Reign … even if we were invested in Sam.
After this upcoming episode…
There will be another hiatus that lasts a few weeks. At that point, the final five episodes of the season will air, one right after the next! You can get some more insight right now, including episode reviews and the like, over at the link here.
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