'The world needs Hank Henshaw more than it needs J'onn J'onzz!' Those are the words that Hank boldly states after taking flight with Kara in the first of two new clips from this Monday's exciting new Supergirl episode Childish Things. In the first of these two clips, Martian Manhunter is taking a minute out of his busy day to teach Kara some proper flight techniques. It's the first time we've seen these two heroes flying side-by-side.
In Childish Things, Kara does her best to support Winn when his father, the supervillain Toyman, breaks out of prison and seeks out his son for unknown reasons. Also, Cat offers Lucy a job at CatCo. And Alex asks Hank to use his powers to help uncover Maxwell Lord's plans. This all-new episode of Supergirl airs Monday, January 18 at 8/7c. Henry Czerny will guest star as Winslow Schott, Sr., aka Toyman!
The second clip has Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Lucy Lane, discussing her sister Lois with Calista Flockhart's Cat Grant. We learn that, while Lois and Cat are good friends, Lucy and her sister don't ever talk much. Cat declares that Lucy is not only the smarter sister, but also the prettier one. It almost looks like Cat is setting up the younger Lane for a job position, but Lucy isn't having it.
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With Toyman coming in this next episode, we're promises to see even more villains as the second half of Supergirl Season 1 plays out. We'll also soon see Silver Banshee, and Supergirl executive producer and writer Andrew Kreisberg confirmed on Kevin Smith's Fat Man on Batman podcast a few weeks ago that they are prepared to bring in one of the biggest baddies of all time. Yes, Bizarro is coming to town.
It isn't known which version of Bizarro will show up on Supergirl. Especially since the show hasn't allowed Superman to be seen outside of dark shadows. There have been a few different versions of Bizarro over the years, and there is even a Bizarro Supergirl. The modern day Bizarro Supergirl was introduced in the pages of the comic book as early as 2010. She is the backwards cousin of Bizarro and lives on Htrae, which is Earth spelled backwards. Bizarro Supergirl's powers are the opposite of Supergirl's, which includes rock vision instead of X-ray vision, and she can freeze Supergirl in stone.
Bizarro has never been portrayed as truly evil. The various incarnations are usually scared and unsure of their surroundings when they set out to cause trouble. It's in their nature to be the antithesis of whatever hero they mirror. With some coaxing, they can be convinced to use their powers for good.
With Supergirl focused primarily on Kara Zor-El, there's a big chance that Bizarro Supergirl will be the one making an appearance as opposed to the traditional Bizarro. The CBS superhero series has been casting for a young boy to play Superman in flashbacks. But it's doubtful that Bizarro will be utilized as part of this story thread. Also leading credence to the fact that we might be getting Bizarro Supergirl is the fact that the show plans to introduce more female superheroes. Whichever version we get, it's sure to be a grand addition to the show and its already health line-up of villains. Check out this latest sneak peek, and prepare yourself for an all-new episode this Monday, January 18.