"Supergirl" Season 5: If Kara Is Andrea's "Bodyguard", Will Lex End Up Her Long Lost Pal? [PREVIEW]

The CW's Supergirl more than earned the right to take a little time off – especially after last episode, "It's a Super Life". What could've been yet another series doing yet another take on It's a Wonderful Life turned out to be so much more – boosted by Thomas Lennon's take on Mxyzptlk and Kara's (Melissa Benoist) reaction to seeing just how different things would've been if she had told Lena (Katie McGrath) the truth. But what us on the episode was Kara's "tough love" talk with Lena: essentially, I love you… I'm here for you… there's still time to fix things.

But if she continues siding with Lex? Lena can count herself as one of Supergirl's "big bads"…

Which brings us to this Sunday, March 8th episode "The Bodyguard", which feels like a bit of a "breather" episode as Lex (Jon Cryer) needs Kara to be a… Superguard???

"Supergirl" season 5, episode 14 "The Bodyguard": LENA MOVES FORWARD WITH NON NOCERE – Lex (guest star Jon Cryer) tasks Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) with protecting Andrea (Julie Gonzalo) from an anti-tech extremist, but his nefarious purpose goes beyond merely keeping Andrea alive. Meanwhile, Lena (Katie McGrath) moves forward with Non Nocere, with Lex's help. Gregory Smith directed the episode with story by Lindsay Sturman and teleplay by Emilio Ortega Aldrich & Chandler Smidt

Supergirl — "The Bodyguard" — Image Number: SPG514a_0337r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor and Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
Supergirl — "The Bodyguard" — Image Number: SPG514b_0076r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen and Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers — Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
Supergirl — "The Bodyguard" — Image Number: SPG514b_0386r.jpg — Pictured: David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/JÕonn JÕonzz — Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
Supergirl — "The Bodyguard" — Image Number: SPG514b_0127r.jpg — Pictured: Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen (right) — Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
Supergirl — "The Bodyguard" — Image Number: SPG514a_0398r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor and Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5 — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
Supergirl — "The Bodyguard" — Image Number: SPG514b_0304r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Julie Gonzalo as Andrea Rojas/Acrata and Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5 — Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Supergirl — "The Bodyguard" — Image Number: SPG514a_0261r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Sean Hewlett as Franklin, Staz Nair as William Dey, Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl and Julie Gonzalo as Andrea Rojas/Acrata — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Supergirl — "The Bodyguard" — Image Number: SPG514a_0212r.jpg — Pictured: Julie Gonzalo as Andrea Rojas/Acrata — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Supergirl — "The Bodyguard" — Image Number: SPG514a_0367r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor and Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5 — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
Supergirl — "The Bodyguard" — Image Number: SPG514a_0206r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Julie Gonzalo as Andrea Rojas/Acrata and Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Supergirl — "The Bodyguard" — Image Number: SPG514b_0246r.jpg — Pictured: Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5 — Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

In season five, Supergirl faces threats, both new and ancient. National City becomes enthralled with addictive virtual reality technologies created by CatCo's charming-but-secretive new owner, Andrea Rojas (Julie Gonzalo), which enable people to bury their heads in the proverbial sand. As Kara uses the power of the press to try to expose this danger, she must contend with challenges put up by rival reporter William Dey (Staz Nair), renegade Martian Malefic J'onzz (Phil LaMarr), a shadowy organization called Leviathan, and the shocking return of Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) who, in addition to his plot for world domination, seeks to claim the soul of Supergirl's best friend — and his sister — Lena. With humanity choosing to lose itself in technology, can Supergirl save the world yet again?

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Supergirl — "The Bodyguard" — Image Number: SPG514a_0318r.jpg — Pictured: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The CW's Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer, Julie Gonzolo as Andrea Rojas, Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen, Andrea Brooks as Eve Tessmacher, Staz Nair as William Dey, and Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor.

Based on characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Supergirl is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Riverdale), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash), Robert Rovner (Private Practice, Dallas), and Jessica Queller (Gilmore Girls, Gossip Girl, Felicity).

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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