Supergirl Season 1, Episode 12 Synopsis: Bizarro


Bizarro has traditionally been a foe for Superman and not Supergirl. Leave it to Maxwell Lord to mess up the natural order of things and make that different on Supergirl.

Thanks to some shape-shifting detective work by the Martian Manhunter, it was revealed a few episodes ago that Lord was working on a clone or copy of Supergirl. Unfortunately, as the comics have shown us more than once over the years, attempts to duplicate Kryptonians usually end up going awry at some point.

On Supergirl, that point arrives in this week’s new episode, “Bizarro.” The faux Supergirl (played by Hope Lauren) hasn’t made any moves yet, but she’s about to, as we discover in the official synopsis from CBS.

"Kara faces off against her mirror image when Bizarro (Hope Lauren), a twisted version of Supergirl, sets out to destroy her. Also, Kara grows closer with Cat’s son, Adam (Blake Jenner), on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Feb. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network."

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This isn’t the first time a fake Supergirl created by science has become a villain. In the animated series Justice League Unlimited, a villainous clone of Supergirl created by Project Cadmus is a major part of that organization’s plans to take down the League. The character was partially based on the hero Power Girl, herself the Supergirl of an alternate Earth, but her origin and evil intentions can’t help but bring to mind the Bizarro Girl we’re about to see on TV.

The other big story thread sees the relationship between Kara and Adam continue to blossom. That’s no surprise, as Blake Jenner’s character was described from the start as a potential love interest for Supergirl, but having him close complicates Kara’s life in a way that the other men who care for her do not. Put simply, James Olsen and Winn Schott both know Kara’s secret, but Adam doesn’t. I’d be shocked if that isn’t something the writers play with going forward — especially with the effort Kara has gone to making sure Cat Grant doesn’t think she’s Supergirl.

As usual, there’s plenty to chew on while waiting for Monday night. Look for a super-powered showdown in “Bizarro,” which airs February 1 at 8 pm on CBS.