Supergirl Season 5 Episode 17 Return Date, Promo, Cast, Episodes, Trailer, and News

Supergirl season 5 is here! Here's everything you need to know, including its hiatus return date.

Supergirl Season 5 News

National City’s Girl of Steel is soaring through Supergirl Season 5, and in the process of fighting Big Bad Leviathan. As you may have heard, she’s got a new look—that includes pants—which has got to make everything just a little bit easier (and warmer).

You can read more about Supergirl’s latest costume here.

You can read our review of the latest Supergirl Season 5 episode here.

Supergirl Season 5 has gone on production hiatus, along with most TV show and film productions, in an attempt to stem the spread of COVID-19. You can read more about that here. This has led to a temporary suspension of new episodes airing. You can read more about that here.

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Supergirl Season 5 Return Date

What’s up next? “Deus Lex Machina.” Originally, the episode was scheduled to air on March 29th, but has been pulled from the schedule. A re-run will run in its place.

Here is the official synopsis:

“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.”

Supergirl Season 5 Episode Guide

Click on the blue links below to read our full review of the episodes that have already aired.

Supergirl Season 5 Episode 1: Event Horizon

Kara (Melissa Benoist) is surprised to find that CatCo has a new owner who has brought in a star reporter. New couples emerge and explore their budding relationships while J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood) receives an unexpected visitor.

airdate: 10/6/19

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Read our full review of the episode here.

Supergirl Season 5 Episode 2: Stranger Beside Me

Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), Alex (Chyler Leigh), and Brainiac (Jesse Rath) thwart an alien attack while William (Staz Nair) investigates Kara (Melissa Benoist). J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood) and Kelly (Azie Tesfai) use Obsidian tech to solve a problem.

airdate: 10/13/19

Read our full review of the episode here.

Supergirl Season 5 Episode 3: Blurred Lines

Kara tries to mend her relationship with Lena; J’onn J’onzz goes deep into his memories; Kelly tries to help an old friend.

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Supergirl Season 5 Episode 4: In Plain Sight

Kara’s investigation into William Dey’s “criminal” activities results in the shocking revelation he is not who she thinks; the conflict between Malefic and J’onn J’onzz reaches a boiling point.

airdate: 10/27/19

Read our full review of “In Plain Sight” here.

Supergirl Season 5 Episode 5: Dangerous Liaisons

On the eve of the worldwide launch of Andrea Rojas’s virtual reality contact lenses, Kara and William team up on an investigation that exposes a terrorist plot; Kelly and Alex celebrate an anniversary, but Alex’s safety is in jeopardy.

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Supergirl Season 5 Episode 6: Confidence Women

While a new villain is under arrest at the D.E.O., Supergirl uses him to find information on who is responsible for the recent attacks; Andrea and Lena think back on their tumultuous past.

airdate: 11/10/19

Read our full review of “Confidence Women” here.

Supergirl Season 5 Episode 7: Tremors

Supergirl finally learns the truth about Lena while tangling with Leviathan; J’onn J’onnz makes a discovery about his brother’s whereabouts.

Supergirl Season 5 Episode 8: The Wrath of Rama Khan

Supergirl’s struggle against Leviathan reaches a boiling point as she faces off against Rama Khan; as Lena and Hope work to launch Project Non Nocere, Hope proves to be an invaluable asset to Lena.

airdate: 12/1/19

Read our full review of the “The Wrath of Rama Khan.”

Supergirl Season 5 Episode 9: Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 1

The first part of the epic, five-part Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover!

airdate: 12/8/19

Read our full review of “Crisis On Infinite Earths Part 1” here.

Supergirl Season 5 Episode 10: The Bottle Episode

“The subsequent complications from the Crisis leave Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) to face a chaotic threat.”

airdate: 1/19/20

Read our full review of “The Bottle Episode” here.

Supergirl Season 5 Episode 11: Back From the Future – Part One

As Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) tries to thwart a Toyman copycat, Winn Schott (guest star Jeremy Jordan) returns from the future.

airdate: 1/26/20

Read our full review of “Back to the Future – Part One” here.

Supergirl Season 5 Episode 12: Back From the Future – Part Two

“Supergirl helps Winn face his greatest fear; after Alex sets out to find evidence against Lex, Brainy must decide between helping his friend or continuing to secretly work for Lex.”

airdate: 2/16/20

Supergirl Season 5 Episode 13: It’s a Super Life

“Mxyzptlk returns with a proposition for Kara; Kara must decide if she wants to change history to become friends with Lena again.”

airdate: 2/23/20

Read our full review of “It’s a Super Life.”

Supergirl Season 5 Episode 14: The Bodyguard

“Lex tasks Supergirl with protecting Andrea from an anti-tech extremist; Lena moves forward with Non Nocere, with Lex’s help.”

airdate: 2/30/20

Read our full review of “The Bodyguard.”

Supergirl Season 5 Episode 15: Reality Bytes

“Nia’s roommate is attacked by a man targeting Dreamer; Dreamer refuses to give into the man’s threats and puts herself in the line of fire to stop him; Alex, J’onn and Kelly attempt to rescue a man stuck inside a virtual reality escape room.”

airdate: 3/15/20

Read our full review of “Reality Bytes” here.

Supergirl Season 5 Episode 16: Alex in Wonderland

“Alex uses a pair of obsidian contact lenses to visit a virtual National City where she takes on a whole new persona; Kelly helps William investigate Lex; Kara deals with difficult news.”

airdate: 3/22/20

Read our full review of “Alex in Wonderland” here.

Supergirl Season 5 Episode 17: Deus Lex Machina

“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.”

airdate: TBA

Supergirl Season 5 Cast

Melissa Benoist is back as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, of course, along with series regulars Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, David Harewood as J’onn J’onzz, and Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor. Jesse Rath as Brainy, April Parker Jones as Colonel Haley, and Nicole Maines as Nia are also back, with Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen becoming a series regular in Season 5.

Jon Cryer returned as Lex Luthor, as revealed at SDCC 2019! “The character I played died, which is really sad, because I don’t know if you know anything about comics, but if a character is dead, they’re dead,” Cryer said during the Supergirl panel. He popped back up in Episode 8, “The Wrath of Rama Khan,” and stuck around for the crossover.

Julie Gonzalo (Veronica Mars) joined the Season 5 cast as Andrea Rojas, also known as the hero Acrata, a character first introduced to Superman comics in 2000. She is described as “a polished businesswoman and heir to a Central American tech empire [who is] now making a hostile advance into the world of media. Unapologetic and unafraid to make waves, she also holds a mystical secret.” Rojas becomes the head of CatCo this season.

Staz Nair (Game of Thrones) has been cast as William Dey, “a hardened reporter” who’s “a cynic and a sellout who looks down on Kara’s earnest idealism. Dey’s not interested in making friends, he just wants to get the story — but his ties to the criminal underworld could prove problematic.”

Supergirl added Nick Sagar to its recurring cast (via TVLine). Sagar, who fans may recognize from Shadowhunters, played Rip Roar, “a multi-armed, technologically enhanced villain who goes toe to toe with [Kara].” 

Meghan Rath (Being Human) is set to play a female Brainiac 5.

Jeremy Jordan’s Winn Schott is also returning! The news, arriving via ET and confirmed by Jordan himself, reveals that he is set to reprise the role of Winn in three episodes, which will air in the second half of the season (thus, sometime in 2020).

Unfortunately, another series regular is leaving the show: Mehcad Brooks, Supergirl‘s Jimmy Olsen, exited in the first half of the season.

Andrea Brooks was promoted from recurring player to series regular for her role as Eve Teschmacher, which was revealed via TV Line.

Supergirl Season 5 also revealed two intriguing cast additions for recurring roles, as reported by Deadline.

Cara Buono (Stranger ThingsPerson of InterestMad Men) will play Gamemnae, a villain from the pages of DC Comics’ JLA depicted as a 3,000+ year-old exiled Atlantean who wields her formidable magic powers with the goal of revenge and conquest. The report describes of Buono’s TV version as “an ancient alien, who with others of her kind, have been safeguarding the Earth from the follies of humanity throughout the ages.” However, “[her] aim is to use technology to subjugate humans.” She is described as “cunning, witty, ruthless, and always ten steps ahead of her adversaries. Gamemnae’s agenda puts her into conflict with her would-be allies and on a collision course with Supergirl.”

Mitch Pileggi (The X-FilesSons of AnarchySupernatural) will play as Rama Khan, who, in the pages of DC Comics, like Gamemnae, is an ancient Atlantean with elemental control who finds himself ensnared in her malevolent machinations. Indeed, as the report describes Pileggi’s onscreen version of Rama Khan, as “an ancient alien who is able to control the four ancient elements — fire, water, earth, and air. Arrogant and willful, Rama Khan has been entrusted to use his powers to protect the Earth from mankind for millions of years but now his agenda puts him at odds with Supergirl as well as Lena Luthor.”

We chatted with Melissa Benoist and executive producer Jessica Queller at SDCC about what we can expect from the Kara/Lena relationship moving forward. Here’s what they told us!

Supergirl Season 5 Villain

Supergirl is facing off against the powerful, secret organization known as Leviathan in Season 5. In the Season 4 finale, they were revealed to be controlling Lex Luthor. Furthermore, Eve Teschmacher (Andrea Brooks) was approached by an old lady who told her: “Leviathan is everywhere. Leviathan is everyone. And Leviathan is coming.” 

We chatted with executive producers Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner at Comic-Con about what we can expect from the Leviathan storyline. Find out more about that here.

Supergirl Season 5 Trailer

The Supergirl season 5 trailer arrived at SDCC 2019! Watch it below: