The midseason finale of Supergirl Season 2 was an intense hour that nearly saw the release of a virus that would kill all non-Kryptonian aliens in National City. Fans have been waiting since the end of November to find out will happen in the aftermath of Cadmus' failure to exterminate alien life. Unfortunately, we're still a couple of weeks away from a new episode, but we have a trailer for the midseason premiere - which just so happens to be directed by Kevin Smith - that's pretty exciting. Check it out the trailer for the "Supergirl Lives" midseason premiere:
The second half of Season 2 clearly won't take its time in getting back into the action. Kevin Smith's episode looks like it will push Kara and Co. into some seriously dangerous territory right off the bat, and it looks like they won't be ready for what they face when they get there. The episode is called "Supergirl Lives," and it certainly appears that she'll have to fight for her life.
The midseason finale will apparently take Kara to a planet with a red sun, which will render her completely powerless. The Girl of Steel will just be a regular girl, and she'll be wounded shortly after she arrives. We don't see Mon-El in the quick glimpse of Kara under the red sun, but it's definitely his voice pointing out the fact that she's bleeding, and his presence doesn't bode well for either of them. Pretty much anybody else would have been more useful to Kara on a planet with a red sun than Mon-El, who will also lose his powers.
Of course, the trailer indicates everybody else will be plenty busy in National City. James will be hitting the streets again as Guardian, and he evidently still wants to bring Winn with him. Alex seems to be helping Winn work up the nerve to fight crime. J'onn is likely busy with the daily operations of running the D.E.O., especially if Supergirl won't be around to help protect the city. Kara and Mon-El may be on their own and entirely vulnerable in the midseason premiere.
Personally, I'm curious about how Kara encounters Roulette again. The trailer points to the two running into each other on the planet under the red sun, and another planet is probably the last place that Kara would have expected to run into Roulette. After all, when they last encountered one another, it was during their battle over Roulette's alien fight club. As far as we know at this point, Roulette isn't an alien herself. If she really is on another planet, she obviously has connections to people with resources that extend much farther than National City.
"Supergirl Lives" will be Kevin Smith's first episode of Supergirl, and the name is a nod to his Superman film that never got off the ground. Smith didn't get to produce Superman Lives for the big screen, but he has already expressed that he was incredibly touched that the Supergirl team decided to name the episode after the movie he never got to make.