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Melissa Benoist Makes Directorial Debut

We are excited for this episode as Melissa Benoist directs sits in the directors chair!! Looks like Lex is continuing his plan to combat Leviathan by using Supergirl and her team to his own benefit. Will Lena fall into his trap to bring her closer? "It is also revealed how Lex came into power", this is a part of history that we desperately need to fill in the Crisis new timeline gaps! Check out the full synopsis for yourself below:

MELISSA BENOIST MAKES HER DIRECTORIAL DEBUT – Lex (guest star Jon Cryer) proceeds to lay an intricate plan to bring Lena (Katie McGrath) closer to him, defeat Leviathan’s latest attack, and pit Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and team against Leviathan.  It is also revealed how Lex came into power after Crisis.  Melissa Benoist directed the episode with story by Lindsay Sturman and teleplay by Katie Rose Rogers & Brooke Pohl (#517). Original airdate 3/29/2020.

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#14 RE: Deus Lex Machina SynopsisCatPat 2020-03-30 17:26
Quoting CatPat:
Based on the countdown clock... do we have a date... April 19 for this episode?


Ah... April 26.
#13 RE: Deus Lex Machina SynopsisCatPat 2020-03-28 05:52
Based on the countdown clock... do we have a date... April 19 for this episode?
#12 RE: Deus Lex Machina SynopsisRobertAnthony 2020-03-13 12:32
Quoting Kiwi:
LOL, the 1 thing I didn't want from Melissa's directorial debut was a Luthor centric episode but old Kiwi's been struck out by a Randy Johnson 100mph fastball.


More like Gerrit Cole...the newest pitcher for my Yankees! That's Berlanti for you.
+1 #11 RE: Deus Lex Machina SynopsisCatPat 2020-03-13 10:45
Quoting Thalolli:
Quoting CatPat:
Finally, some Leviathan action.


I've been thinking about this a lot and I still have a hard time putting my finger on why this season isn't really working for me and among a bunch of reasons I think the "Black Mirror" style threats with Leviathan, Hololenses, Non Nocere, multiple Brainys, personality eating microbots are a big reason. They just don't work for me at all. It just all feels like confusing to silly technobabble rather than an engaging threats that really make you philosophize about the world.

Can't believe I find myself actually nostalgic of the times of alien politics metaphors, because those at least felt like they meant something to Kara even when it was hokey, rather than it just feeling like characters giving out more and more technobabble.

I know people complain about standalone episodes, but I feel myself actually keeping my fingers crossed for a more conventional tale of Supergirl helping somebody.

I really, really hope the next season has a completely different core theme.



I like the stand alone episodes as they drag the arcs out too long. Arcs should be short with stand alone episodes in between.

I think Lex will be front and center for the remainder of S5. I was thinking his plans for using the Toy Man immortality code with non Nocere would backfire, possibly trapping him in cyberspace or something, and put him on the back burner, albeit likely temporarily, in S6. Hopefully they can finish filming S5 before they shut down. Flash just announced it was shutting down, along with Riverdale, due to Coronavirus.
#10 RE: Deus Lex Machina Synopsismuckle9999 2020-03-13 10:15
Quoting Kiwi:
LOL, the 1 thing I didn't want from Melissa's directorial debut was a Luthor centric episode but old Kiwi's been struck out by a Randy Johnson 100mph fastball. Lex's name is mentioned not once, not twice but three times between the title and synopsis so it seems the episode will be dominated by him. I just can't get interested in the Luthors this season, Lex was fine for the 3 episodes he appeared in during Season 4 but that was enough for me.

Would have been nice for Melissa to direct a story centered on Alex and J'onn (those characters that have been with Kara since the very beginning).

Oh well, there's nothing one can do but just say congrats to Melissa on her first directing gig and hope she had a blast doing it.

I agree. I'm sick and tired of the Lex character on the show. Unfortunately it looks like he will be featured in upcoming episodes. But when his time comes and it will....... I hope Lena shoots him again and then turns the gun on herself but survives. They can take it from there.
+2 #9 RE: Deus Lex Machina SynopsisThalolli 2020-03-12 21:59
Quoting CatPat:
Finally, some Leviathan action.


I've been thinking about this a lot and I still have a hard time putting my finger on why this season isn't really working for me and among a bunch of reasons I think the "Black Mirror" style threats with Leviathan, Hololenses, Non Nocere, multiple Brainys, personality eating microbots are a big reason. They just don't work for me at all. It just all feels like confusing to silly technobabble rather than an engaging threats that really make you philosophize about the world.

Can't believe I find myself actually nostalgic of the times of alien politics metaphors, because those at least felt like they meant something to Kara even when it was hokey, rather than it just feeling like characters giving out more and more technobabble.

I know people complain about standalone episodes, but I feel myself actually keeping my fingers crossed for a more conventional tale of Supergirl helping somebody.

I really, really hope the next season has a completely different core theme.
+1 #8 RE: Deus Lex Machina SynopsisKET1 2020-03-12 19:30
IIRC, this one also sees the return of Helen Slater and Olivia Nikkanen as Eliza and young Alex Danvers.
+1 #7 RE: Deus Lex Machina SynopsisThalolli 2020-03-12 17:34
So happy for Melissa's directorial debut. Very curious to see what she comes up with. :-)
+1 #6 RE: Deus Lex Machina SynopsisRomulus 2020-03-12 17:17
Should prove to be quite interesting. Let's hope it lives up to its billing. This is definitely another feather in Melissa's career cap. Next project: Baby-O. ;-)
+2 #5 RE: Deus Lex Machina Synopsiscomic fan 2020-03-12 15:19
I'm really looking forward to this one.Not just because Melissa is directing but the plot sounds very Machiavellian.Which is Lex Luthor in a nutshell.


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