'Supergirl' season 2 episode 2 spoilers: Cadmus sends kryptonite-powered villain to National City


“Supergirl” season 2 premiered on its brand-new home network, The CW with a not too shabby episode that teamed the heroine up with her cousin, Superman (Tyler Hoechlin). Next week, the superhero series will have Clark Kent stick around for a bit while Kara (Melissa Benoist) tries to adapt to her new job while trying to save the day.

Following a successful outing featuring Clark, Kara gets badly injured when Cadmus attacks National City using a kryptonite-powered antagonist. Given that the green gem used was originally stolen from the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), Clark assumes a more protective role as he blames Hank (David Harewood) for the lax security in the facility.

The promo clip for the upcoming episode titled “The Last Children of Krypton,” shows Supergirl in a heated battle with the villain who appears to be sporting kryptonite in his chest. Snippets of Cadmus preparing the living weapon as well as Cat (Calista Flockhart) are also shown.

Benoist has already revealed that folks from the genetic engineering project will be more than aggressive in trying to destroy Kara and now with Superman in the mix, potentially him too. And it appears that the series is wasting no time delving into the narrative with the huge spectacle tipped for the second episode.

“Cadmus are pretty prevalent, right away, and they’re causing a lot of trouble, from the get-go in Season 2,” Benoist said in a conference call with the press (via Collider). “They went from being this villainous outside threat to now being very vocal that they want to mess with her life even more. And they’re really scary! It’s a really ominous threat. You’ll see quite a bit of them, and it’s really interesting.”

Elsewhere in the new installment, Kara also gets to meet her new boss, Snapper Carr (Ian Gomez), for the first time as she embarks on becoming a reporter at CatCo.

“He definitely is a really, really tough critic and a tough boss to work for. I think that makes you a mentor to someone, when you really challenge them that much. So, in a way, he’s a mentor, but maybe reluctantly so,” the “Glee” alum added, giving fans an idea of how their relationship will be moving forward.

“Supergirl” season 2 airs every Monday, 8 p.m. ET on The CW