‘Supergirl’ Season 4, Episode 16 “The House of L”: Lex Keeps Pulling the Strings [PREVIEW]

In last week’s episode “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” fans of the CW’s Supergirl were given an “appreciation” of exactly why Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) isn’t just Superman’s arch-nemesis – but potentially the greatest threat to the entire DC multiverse. Side note? The introduction of Lex makes this year’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” increases the fun propsects for the crossover dramatically.

But if you thought Lex’s manipulations last week were something (shootings, killing power on a hospital, and manipulating kin is a pretty impressive scorecard), this week’s episode “The House of L” (points for the wordplay there) shows that “Mankind’s True Savior” has been the puppet master behind the scenes for quite some time.

And it looks like he’s prepping a Kara (Melissa Benoist) “counter-measure” that could shift the balance in the human/meta war…


Supergirl s04e16 “The House of L”: LEX LUTHOR CONTINUES TO WREAK HAVOC — In the wake of Lex Luthor’s (guest star Jon Cryer) return, the show flashes back to what he’s been doing for the last two years and how his secret machinations and plans have affected Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Lena (Katie McGrath). Carl Seaton directed the episode written by Dana Horgan & Eric Carrasco

For an even closer look at this week’s episode of the CW’s Supergirl “The House of L” and how Lex has been pulling strings for longer than anyone’s realized, check out the preview images below – and to see Cryer discuss how he secured the iconic role, make a pit stop here.



In season four, Supergirl is facing a bigger threat than she’s ever faced before — a new wave of anti-alien sentiment is spreading across National City fomented by Agent Liberty (Sam Witwer). As Kara mentors a new reporter at CatCo, Nia Nal (Nicole Maines), and tries to use the power of the press to shine a light on the issues, which threaten to tear the city apart, Supergirl takes to the skies to battle the many villains who rise up in this era of divisiveness. But how does Supergirl battle a movement when she, herself an alien, represents one of the main things people are fearful of?

Supergirl — “The House of L” — Image Number: SPG416a_0292r.jpg — Pictured: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl (center) — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, SUPERGIRL is executive produced by Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Jessica Queller (“Gilmore Girls,” “Felicity”), Robert Rovner (“Crossing Jordan,” “American Dreams”), and Sarah Schechter (“Blindspot,” “The Mysteries of Laura”). Supergirl is based on the characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and appearing in DC Comics, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel Family.

Supergirl — “The House of L” — Image Number: SPG416a_0206r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl, Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor and Andrea Brooks as Eve Tessmacher — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The CW’s Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Chyler Leighas Alex Danvers, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen/Guardian, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5, Sam Witwer as Ben Lockwood/Agent Liberty, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer, and April Parker Jones as Colonel Lauren Haley.

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