‘Supergirl’ (Season 1): Supergirl vs. Supergirl

Supergirl vs Indigo

The CBS drama Supergirl included a very interesting guest star last night: Laura Vandervoort.

As anyone who watched the long-running WB series ‘Smallville’ knows all too well, Vandervoort turned heads on that series – that focused on a young Clark Kent before he took on the mantle of Superman – as Kara Zor-El, Clark’s beautiful cousin who soon enough became Supergirl.

In last night’s episode, though, Vandervoort was playing very much against type, appearing as Indigo, (aka Brainiac 8), a former prisoner on Fort Rozz, who was hell-bent on taking down National City; and, of course, Indigo was working with Supergirl’s evil Uncle Non, who is also hell-bent on eradicating planet Earth – can you see a theme developing here?

But before I digress into all the evil people intent on ruining life on the planet (at least in the world of Supergirl), let’s talk about Supergirl vs. Supergirl. Okay, so it was actually Indigo vs. Supergirl; but for TV viewers it was the former.

Since the series debuted on CBS last fall, we have not only seen actor Dean Cain, who appeared as Clark Kent/Superman in the ABC drama Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman but also actress Helen Slater, who appeared as the original Supergirl from the 1984 box office film of the same name. Cain and Slater, of course, played the adoptive parents of this new version of Supergirl aka Kara.

And now viewers got to see Vandervoort – albeit in a very different role – going up against Supergirl. What did you think of the Indigo vs. Supergirl fight? How do you think it held up to other take-downs by this new version of Supergirl?

More importantly, do you think we will see Indigo make a return performance? Sure, [SPOILER ALERT: if you haven’t watched last night’s episode TREAD LIGHTLY!!] she was in pieces in Non’s super-secret fortress, but in the world of Supergirl anything is possible, right? There could easily be another Supergirl vs. Supergirl…er, I mean Indigo vs. Supergirl smack down in the near future.

What did you think of last night’s episode? Were you happy to see another former Supergirl make an appearance on the show? What other actors from the former incarnations of the DC world of Superman would you like to see on the show? Please share your comments below.

Oh, and before I forget let’s briefly focus on some of the other developments in the show. Siobhan and Winn? Did anyone else see that coming? Or was I the only one completely floored by that pairing? And, how about Lucy breaking up with James? Okay, that one made some sense, but I can’t see James and Kara just immediately starting a relationship out of the ashes, can you? And, how about Alex coming clean with her sister about having to kill Astra, Kara’s less-than-scrupulous aunt? Bravo! And better yet Kara, for the most part, forgiving her sister and including Hank (aka the Martian Manhunter known as J’onn J’onzz) in their “family” moment. I would love to hear your thoughts on those moments too. And, one more thing, how great was it to see the Fortress of Solitude being included in the episode. How many of you think we will see that imposing structure again soon?

The next episode of the debut season of ‘Supergirl’ is expected to air on CBS on Monday, March 14 at 8/7c.