This past Monday’s episode of Supergirl featured the return of the original Hank Henshaw as Cyborg Superman. Now, a new clip has been released which features the robotic villain heading to National City’s alien bar to take on Mon-El in a battle which doesn’t end up going particularly well for the Daxamite refugee.
When we first met Hank in Supergirl, many fans suspected that he would be revealed as Cyborg Superman when his eyes glowed red in the final few moments of the pilot. However, the big twist was that he was actually Martian Manhunter and that he’d replaced Hank years earlier when the DEO boss tried to murder the Girl of Steel’s adoptive father.
Bringing him back in this new villainous role is an interesting move on the show’s part, and for more on what to expect from “Medusa,” here’s the official synopsis:
Eliza (guest star Helen Slater) comes to town to celebrate Thanksgiving with her daughters. Alex (Chyler Leigh) decides it’s time to come out to her mother; Kara (Melissa Benoist) is shocked when Eliza suggests Mon-El (Chris Wood) has feelings for her, and Winn (Jeremy Jordan) and James (Mehcad Brooks) consider telling Kara the truth about the Guardian. Meanwhile, CADMUS unleashes a virus that instantly kills any alien in the vicinity so Kara enlists an unexpected ally – Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath). The epic superhero crossover kicks off tonight when Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) and Cisco Ramon (guest star Carlos Valdes) seek Kara’s help with an alien invasion on their Earth. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Jessica Queller & Derek Simon.
As you can see, it’s this episode of Supergirl where The CW’s “Invasion!” crossover will kick off, but it clearly won’t be until near the end of it. Unfortunately, that means we won’t get to watch The Flash head into battle to take on Cyborg Superman, but here’s hoping that’s something we might end up seeing in Supergirl a little further down the line.