Supergirl season 1, episode 5, “Livewire,” airs tonight, as an ex-employee targets Cat Grant.

Note: Tonight’s episode, “Livewire,” was originally meant to air on November 23. However, after the terrorist attacks in Paris, CBS removed Supergirl season 1, episode 4, “How Does She Do It?,” from the schedule due to content related to terrorism. There’s currently no word on when “How Does She Do It?” will air.


Superman’s enemy Reactron came to National City to target Supergirl after it was revealed that she is Superman’s cousin. During one fight with Reactron, Kara was nearly killed and Superman came to her rescue. It turns out that James called him for help, out of fear of losing Kara, but Kara felt hurt by his lack of confidence in her.

Recognizing that he used Superman as a safety net whenever things got hard, James didn’t call in the Man of Steel when Reacton crashed a CatCo party. Instead, he played distraction until Kara could arrive to save the day.

At the end of the episode, James’ ex-girlfriend, Lucy Lane — sister of Lois Lane — arrived in town in the hope of rekindling her and James’ romance.

Read our recap for Supergirl season 1, episode 3, “Fight or Flight,” here.

Related: Supergirl news roundup: Glasses, casting and a cyborg

‘Supergirl’ season 1, episode 5, ‘Livewire,’ synopsis

If that promo has whet your appetite, be sure to check out the synopsis for the fifth episode of the season:

“’Livewire’ – Kara’s Thanksgiving may be ruined when she suspects her foster mother, Dr. Danvers (Helen Slater), who is coming to town, disapproves of her new role as a superhero. Also, when an accident transforms a volatile CatCo employee into the villainous Livewire, she targets Cat and Supergirl, on Supergirl, Monday, Nov. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Brit Morgan guest stars as Leslie Willis/Livewire and Helen Slater guest stars as Dr. Eliza Danvers, Kara’s foster mother.”

We also have promotional stills for the episode:

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