"Supergirl": This Week, Kara's Villains Are Hiding "In Plain Sight" [PREVIEW]

On this week's episode of The CW's Supergirl, it's Martian shapechanger-palooza as J'onn's brother Malefic continues to menace National City after last week's episode greatly increased his powers. But perhaps even more worrying is what Lena is working on in her lab, as well as what rival reporter William may be hiding.

Here's what we're getting from the networks:

"Supergirl" season 5, episode 4 "In Plain Sight": SAYING GOODBYE IS HARD TO DO – Kara's (Melissa Benoist) investigation into William Dey's (Staz Nair) "criminal" activities results in the shocking revelation he is not who she thinks.  Meanwhile, the conflict between Malefic and J'onn J'onzz (David Harewood) reaches a boiling point.

Ugh. "Saying goodbye"? One guess who that refers to– James Olson (Mehcad Brooks). And these certainly look like goodbye beers being shared by our superfriends.

Supergirl — "In Plain Sight" — Image Number: SPG504b_0094r.jpg — Pictured: Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen/Guardian (center) — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Supergirl — "In Plain Sight" — Image Number: SPG504b_0247r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen, Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl, Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer and Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen/Guardian — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Supergirl — "In Plain Sight" — Image Number: SPG504b_0174r.jpg — Pictured: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Supergirl — "In Plain Sight" — Image Number: SPG504b_0118r.jpg — Pictured: Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen/Guardian (center) — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Supergirl — "In Plain Sight" — Image Number: SPG504b_0065r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5, Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen/Guardian, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers and Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

As sad as losing Jimmy might be, it looks like Kelly and Alex are only growing closer. That's great, because while this relationship is great, it has gotten so little screentime and development compared to, say, Brainy and Nia, which, frankly, at this point, we could do with a little less of. On to the Alex and Kelly show!

Supergirl — "In Plain Sight" — Image Number: SPG504b_0295r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen and Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Supergirl — "In Plain Sight" — Image Number: SPG504b_0253r.jpg — Pictured: Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Oh, wait, this show is about superheroes, not 'ships. So it looks like a Supergirl and J'onn (with some help from Alex and Brainy) are doing their best tracking either Malefic or this week's minor villain.

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Supergirl — "In Plain Sight" — Image Number: SPG504a_0117r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/JÕonn JÕonzz and Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Supergirl — "In Plain Sight" — Image Number: SPG504b_0000r.jpg — Pictured: — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Supergirl — "In Plain Sight" — Image Number: SPG504b_0434r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5, Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/JÕonn JÕonzz — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

It also looks like whatever peril is in store for this week, it is coming straight for Kelly and Alex. Luckily, Kara is there.

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Supergirl — "In Plain Sight" — Image Number: SPG504a_0358r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers and Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen — Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Supergirl — "In Plain Sight" — Image Number: SPG504a_0325r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers and Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

And finally, we get a really cute photo of Nia (Nicole Maines) with a flower. That smile on her face seems to indicate Brainy has, perhaps, found a happy medium of showing his affections in their new relationship. Good luck, you crazy kids!

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Supergirl — "In Plain Sight" — Image Number: SPG504b_0350r.jpg — Pictured: Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The big plot they're not showing us in these images is what's happening with William. If they turn him into a love interest for Kara, The CW is going to have to buy me a new tv because I will have just broken it by throwing something through mine.

Supergirl "In Plain Sight" airs on the CW at 9pm ET/ 8 CT on Sunday, October 27.

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