'Supergirl' Season 5 Episode 17 delayed again, here's when the CW show will return
The upcoming episode 'Deux Lex Machina' is Melissa Benoist's directorial debut and it has been something she's been wanting to do since Season 3
Sorry Super fans, you might have to wait a bit longer to see our superhero spring back into action. Episode 17 has been delayed by a week and will now air on May 3 in its usual time slot. Earlier, the CW show had been expected to air alongside new episodes of 'Batwoman' on Sunday, April 26, as the last of the Arrowverse series to return to air due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, it had to be shuffled again.
This is the latest change in the CW, which has to rejig its schedule quite a bit due to the ever-strengthening grip of the pandemic. Many of the CW shows, including 'The Flash', had to halt production due to COVID-19-related concerns. In the case of 'Supergirl', the production stopped prior to the completion of the series finale.
Fans are disappointed as the upcoming episode 'Deux Lex Machina' is Melissa Benoist's directorial debut and it has been something she's been wanting to do since Season 3.
"I've been wanting to direct since Season 3, but couldn't last year because of scheduling conflicts, so (star) David Harewood did it first," Benoist said last summer. "I just felt really drawn to it for a couple of reasons now, just because you know the show so well, and you get to know the character, and the world, and the tone of the show so well that you can't help but envision certain scenes in a certain way. I want to play with that."
The synopsis for the upcoming episode reads: "Lex proceeds to lay an intricate plan to bring Lena closer to him, defeat Leviathan's latest attack, and pit Supergirl against Leviathan; how Lex came into power after Crisis is revealed."
Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) has been planning something diabolic ever since he returned after 'The Crisis On Infinite Earths'. Though the world hails him a hero, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) does not trust him at all. Lex has been manipulating Kara's former BFF Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) and getting her to support his insidious plans. Meanwhile, the threat of the terror organization of Leviathan continues to loom large. So what will happen next? Will Kara thwart Lex's sinister plans before its too late?
'Supergirl' airs on CW Sundays and will now release on May 3 at 9 pm.