Supergirl Season 3: Brainiac 5 to Make First Appearance When Series Returns

After getting beaten into unconsciousness, the Girl of Steel looks like she could use some help — and that is exactly what she is going to get when Supergirl returns on January 15th. The mid-season finale showed us Samantha Arias (Odette Annable) fully awaken as Reign, and when she confronts Kara (Melissa Benoist), the battle does not go well for Supergirl. In truth, it's barely even a battle. Kara is left unconscious on the ground as the citizens of National City, her sister, and her friends look on.


And she will remain unconscious when the show returns.

SUPERGIRL: "Legion of Superheroes" (Monday, Jan. 15 at 8/7c)

Struggling to heal from her injuries inflicted by Reign, Supergirl remains in a dreamlike state, unable to be reached. Mon-El recruits one of the Legion members, Brainiac-5 (Defiance's Jesse Rath), to try to bring her back. Meanwhile, Reign continues her rampage on the city so the DEO teams up with the Legion of Superheroes to try to stop her.

With Mon-El (Chris Wood) and Saturn Girl, AKA Imra Ardeen (Amy Jackson), already out of their pods, that leaves three more Legion of Superheroes to be revealed. We've known for some time, however, that Brainiac 5 was one of them when the Jesse Rath casting was announced. The interesting thing will be to see who the other two members are. Will they be Cosmic Boy and Lightning Lad, the other two founding members along with Saturn Girl? Will this tie in at all with the strange caterer's appearance (Jessica Parker Kennedy) in the Crisis on Earth-X crossover during Barry and Iris's wedding? Some have speculated her to be Dawn Allen, while others say she's Barry's granddaughter, XS, from the Legion. It's been confirmed that Kennedy will be back, but not necessarily on which show. We'll just have to wait and see.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.