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Supergirl only has four episodes until its first season concludes, but the series still has plenty of excitement to deliver to the fans. Tonight’s episode, titled “Manhunter,” will show how J’onn J’onzz took Hank Henshaw’s identity, and next week will see the long-anticipated crossover with The Flash in “Worlds Finest.” For Season 1’s penultimate episode, viewers will be introduced to another alien adversary from the Superman mythology: Maxima.
CBS has posted the official synopsis for “Myriad,” and in the “guest” section of the cast list, WWE diva Eve Torres Gracie is listed as Maxima. No other details were released about Maxima’s involvement, but assuming this isn’t her only appearance on Supergirl, her relationship with the Girl of Steel will undoubtedly be complicated if the comics are any indication. Aside from her wrestling career from 2007 to 2013, in which she learned a think or two about battling strong women, Gracie has built herself an acting resume over the last couple years with appearances in Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power, Matador and Skiptrace.
Maxima has been a big source trouble for the Super-Family over the years. Introduced in 1989, she is a member of royalty from the planet Almerac who originally came to Earth to find a suitable mate. She soon found Superman, but when the Man of Steel turned down her offer to get hitched, she grew angry. Since then, she’s served as both a good and bad guy, and in the latter’s case, she was briefly even a member of the Superman Revenge Squad. She eventually died a heroic death in the pre-New 52 universe, but in the New 52, the revamped Maxima now directs her affection towards Supergirl, and if she returns for Season 2, this is a path we may see her go down on the small screen as well. Her previous TV appearances outside the comics include Superman: The Animated Series and Smallville.
Here’s the complete synopsis for “Myriad” released by CBS.
"Myriad” – Kara must find a way to free her friends when Non (Chris Vance) and Indigo (Laura Vandervoort) use mind control to turn National City’s citizens into their own army, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, April 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Ever since he was introduced in “Hostile Takeover,” Non has demonstrated himself to be ruthless and unwavering in his sinister goals. Following the death of his wife Astra, he has taken over as the show’s main antagonist, and he’s made it clear to Kara that he intends to kill her. As for Indigo, it seemed as if she was destroyed by Winn’s computer virus in “Solitude,” but in the final seconds of that episode, Non reformed her using the Omegahedron, and now they’re working together to harm Earth’s denizens.
New episodes of Supergirl air Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.