Supergirl is currently in its fifth season, which is normally when most television series hit their 100th episode. It’s been a ride over the past five years, everyone. From moving networks, joining the Arrowverse, many crossovers and guest stars, and giving Supergirl the character her highest profile in years, it’s definitely been wild.
The thirteenth episode of the series, which will air on Feb. 23, will serve as the series 100th. As when any television series hits the big 1-0-0, it’s a time to reflect on the show as a whole. Supergirl is going a more traditional version with “It’s A Super Life”. The show is doing its own “It’s A Wonderful Life” thing with Mr. Mxyzptlk, played by Reno 911‘s Thomas Lennon, showing Kara (Melissa Benoist) how things would turn out if she made one crucial change: telling Lena (Katie McGrath) the truth about her identity before Lex (Jon Cryer) told her.
It’s a concept that’s not unfamiliar with the Arrowverse. Arrow did something similar with its 100th episode. Though, admittedly, not to great results. The show’s 100th episode fell during the Invasion! crossover and the whole thing just felt like a weird sort of split focus. The Arrowverse since course corrected with The Flash having its 100th episode before the Elseworlds crossover. Supergirl, meanwhile, had a short first season (20 episodes to the show’s normal 22/23) so the timeline for that was always going to be pushed back.
With the focus solely on Kara and company, it’s going to be real interesting to see how this plays out. Check out the synopsis below.
THOMAS LENNON (“RENO 911”) GUEST STARS IN SUPERGIRL’S 100TH EPISODE – Mxyzptlk (guest star Thomas Lennon) returns with a proposition for Kara (Melissa Benoist) – what if she could go back in time and tell Lena (Katie McGrath) her secret before Lex did, would things turn out different? Looking back over key moments throughout the series, Kara must decide if she wants to change history to become friends with Lena again. Familiar faces return in this special episode. Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Robert Rovner & Jessica Queller and teleplay by Derek Simon & Nicki Holcomb.
Supergirl returns on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 9/8c on The CW with its 100th episode airing on Feb. 23.
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