'Supergirl' Season 5 Episode 5 preview teases the entry of deadly new villain Rip Roar even as Kara faces a global threat
Supergirl has her work cut out for her in the upcoming episode five of season five. A new villain is making an appearance and a threat to the world's coastal cities will have Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) working overtime to keep the world safe.
In the last episode, 'In Plain Sight', James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) left the show, and his absence is sure to be felt this episode.
Meanwhile, Supergirl discovered that her new boss, Andrea Rojas (Julie Gonzalo) is at the heart of a criminal conspiracy that her new colleague William Dey (Staz Nair) is investigating undercover.
It also saw the capture of Malefic by Lena Luthor through underhanded trickery, unknown to Team Supergirl.
The promo for the Season 5 episode 5, 'Dangerous Liaisons' shows the air-controlling villain captured by Supergirl last episode in custody, being interrogated at the DEO by Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh).
She is telling Alex of someone who goes by the codename "Rip Roar", who is a masked figured seen with control over a pair of robotic tentacles. The promo also shows Alex declaring that Rip Roar has a dangerous weapon.
The same promo sees Brainiac giving the team a dire warning of flooding on the world's coastal cities, and a wave cresting over the horizon. It’s a global catastrophe that is sure to push Supergirl to her limits.
Now that William and Kara are on the same side, it is possible that we will see them developing a closer relationship as they work to uncover Andrea's criminal connections — is Andrea connected to the Leviathan?
It also remains to be seen exactly how Lena Luthor plans to proceed with her plans, now that she has Malefic in her custody and access to the mind-altering Q-wave frequencies Malefic has control over.
'Dangerous Liaisons', episode 5 of Season 5 of 'Supergirl', airs on November 3 on The CW.