‘Supergirl’ Season 2 Episode 9 Preview: Supergirl Lives

Supergirl star Melissa Benoist
Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl in ‘Supergirl’ season 2 episode 8 (Photo by Bettina Strauss © 2016 The CW Network)

The CW’s Supergirl returns from its long season two winter break with a brand new episode on January 23, 2017 at 8pm ET/PT. Directed by Kevin Smith (Yoga Hosers), episode nine titled “Supergirl Lives” comes from a story by Andrew Kreisberg with the script by Eric Carrasco and Jess Kardos. Super comic book fan Smith is keeping his episode in the family as his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, guest stars as a woman named Izzy.

The season two cast is led by Melissa Benoist as Supergirl and includes Chyler Leigh, Chris Wood, Mehcad Brooks, Jeremy Jordan, and David Harewood.

The Supergirl Lives Plot: ROULETTE RETURNS — Kara (Benoist) is moved by the story of a missing woman named Izzy (guest star Harley Quinn Smith) and decides to investigate despite Snapper Carr’s (guest star Ian Gomez) order to leave it alone. Kara takes Mon-El (Wood) with her to the last place Izzy was seen and the duo find themselves thrust through a portal to another planet, Slaver’s Moon, where the downtrodden are sold as slaves. The leader of the trafficking ring is none other than Roulette (guest star Dichen Lachman). To make matters worse, Slaver’s Moon has a red sun, which means Kara and Mon-El are stripped of their powers and stuck on the planet with no way home. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Alex (Leigh) blames herself for Kara’s disappearance, fearing she’s become too focused on her new relationship with Maggie (guest star Floriana Lima) and too complacent in watching out for her sister.