spoilers season1 episode12Title: Bizarro

Directed By: John Showalter

Air Date: February 1st 2016 8pm CBS

Written By: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Rachel Shukert

Official Description: Kara faces off against her mirror image when Bizarro (Hope Lauren), a twisted version of Supergirl, sets out to destroy her. Also, Kara grows closer with Cat’s son, Adam (Blake Jenner), on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Feb. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network.

Reoccurring Cast: Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Lucy Lane) | Peter Facinelli (Maxwell Lord) | Blake Jenner (Adam)

Guest Stars: Hope Lauren (Bizarro) | Michael Albala (Doctor) | Carly Nykanen (Employee #1) | Nick Jaine (Employee #2) | Kent Shocknek (Newscaster)

Special Notes: Andrew Kreisberg described the kind of Bizarro we can expect:

Cat coins her Bizarro, which is very appropriate. As she says, I can name Supergirl, I can name her enemies. The biggest thing about it that was a surprise for us as we constructed the character and the arc was how sad Bizzaro is. In a way, we sort of think about her like Frankenstein[’s monster]. She’s a monster, but she has a pure child’s heart. Ironically, in the episode, while everyone else is saying, ‘We have to figure out a way to destroy her,’ Kara is the only one saying, ‘No, no, no, we have to save her.’ That makes the episode so emblematic of what’s so special about Kara. She’s looking to save everybody, even if they’re the bad guy.

Melissa Benoist will play a portion of the Bizarro role as well as Hope Lauren.

[Melissa Benoist] is playing Bizarro for part of it, not all of it. We do our own twist. She’s man-made Bizarro, not from another planet. And I don’t want to give away too-too much, but it’s coming up in a couple episodes … we did do a production element with [Benoist] in terms of how we made it.