Next Monday’s episode of Supergirl is definitely one I have been waiting for since it was announced.
The episode is an updated take on the classic Alan Moore-penned Superman story “For The Man Who Has Everything”, this episode will have Kara in her perfect Kryptonian dream world.
In the real world, however, she’s slowly being killed by the parasitic plant Black Mercy which attached itself to her at the end of the previous episode. How did the plant get into the apartment? My money is on Maxwell Lord, and I have the deepest hopes that Alex beats him up.
One of the cool aspects is that we’ll get to see more of Krypton, which we don’t get to see a lot of in shows. Since Krypton is still a relatively fresh memory for Kara, it will be from the point of view of someone who remembers the planet. Kara’s own life on Earth is kind of going not so good at the moment, and it makes sense that the dream would seem more comforting.
Another great little nod is that we’ll see her cousin, Kal-El (aka Clark Kent, aka Superman). The role will be played by Daniel DiMaggio, and it will show Kal-El in his proper age in relation to Kara.
A photo was released showing two cousins, and look at how cute they are!
Awwwwww! It is nice to get that little nod to character history/continuity.
Of course, this will come at a prince for our feelings. I am already stocked up on tissues for this episode.
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said, ““For Superman, when it happens to him, it’s his wish for something that he never had. But for her, she wants something back that was taken from her. It really is like her stepping into this fantasy of what life would’ve been like if she had never left Krypton and had grown up there, if her parents were still alive, if she had grown into the person and the life that she wanted to lead. Again, because it’s coming at a time where she’s feeling so low about her life on Earth, it becomes that much more potent. … She’s actually getting back everything that was taken away from her and the only way out of it is to reject it. Imagine how horrible that’s going to be.”
I’d rather not imagine it because that will make the pain even worse.
“For the Girl Who Has Everything” will air Monday, February 8th at 8pm ET.
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