Supergirl Season 1, Episode 15 Synopsis: Solitude


Get ready for some fan service in this week’s new episode of Supergirl. Not only will Kara travel to an iconic location from the Superman mythos, she’ll also find herself up against a former real world Supergirl in the process.

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That would be Laura Vandervoort, guest starring this week as the supervillain Indigo. Vandervoort suited up as the Girl of Steel in Smallville, where she was a series regular for Season 7 and made several guest appearances in later episodes as well.

She’s not the first former Supergirl to appear on the current CBS series. Helen Slater, the star of the 1984 Supergirl movie, is Eliza Danvers, Kara’s foster mom and Alex Danvers’ biological mother. So far, the producers of Supergirl have managed to work a whole bunch of actors involved in previous incarnations of Supergirl and Superman into this show, and Vandervoort is simply carrying on that tradition.

For more on the specific headache she’ll be causing Kara, we turn to the official synopsis of Season 1, episode 15, “Solitude”:

"Kara travels to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude in hopes of learning how to defeat Indigo (Laura Vandervoort), a dangerous being who can transport via the Internet and who has a connection to Kara’s past. Also, James’s relationship with Lucy reaches a crossroads, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Feb. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network."

The Fortress of Solitude should need no introduction. While it changes its appearance every so often in comics and the movies, it’s always portrayed as a place where Superman can go and escape from the outside world while also reconnecting with his Kryptonian roots. In this case, it might also hold some important information for Kara, who has discovered at least one topic that the Kryptonian AI supplied to her by her real mom won’t tell her about, something called Myriad.

It’s possible that Indigo could be connected to Myriad, or at least have knowledge of what it is. In the comics, she was a mechanical being sent back in time to infiltrate the Outsiders, with powers including force fields, energy blasts, flight and control of robots and other machines. Look for her to be a straight up villain in Supergirl, where it will be interesting to see if she is connected to the Brainiac name like she was in print.

“Solitude” will air at 8 pm on CBS on Monday, February 29. Consider it a Leap Day present!