Lynda Carter made her highly anticipated “Supergirl” debut as President Olivia Marsdin in last night’s Season 2, episode 3 of the CW series.
In the episode, titled “Welcome to Earth,” the President visited National City to sign her alien amnesty act which would allow aliens on Earth to come out of the shadows and live as full citizens. Not all Earth’s inhabitants, however, were in favor of the executive order, and one of those who opposed it was an alien called Scorcher (Nadine Crocker).
Scorcher attempted to kill the President twice, but Supergirl managed to save her in both instances. At the end of the episode — with the help of her foster sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) and National City Science Police detective Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima) — the Girl of Steel successfully took down the flame-wielding alien refugee, who thought that the President’s alien amnesty act was just a trap for aliens to reveal themselves voluntarily to the world.
Despite all the opposition to the President’s alien amnesty act, the episode ended with the executive order already in effect. However, the President’s true motive for signing the act became unclear when it was ultimately revealed that the head of state herself is also an alien.
Although it’s very likely that viewers are going to meet the President again in the future, Carter told USA Today that she still doesn’t know when exactly she is returning to the show.
“Fans better start pressuring them because I have not been (cast) in a subsequent episode,” the original Wonder Woman actress said. “I’m thinking, ‘Well, when are you going to advance this thing?’ Because I’m getting busy!”
It seems, however, that Carter will be making time for her “Supergirl” return, as she revealed in a Facebook Live Q&A hours before the airing of last night’s episode that she’s excited to find out what’s next for her character.
“Honestly, I just can’t wait until they send me new script for which the POTUS is again on the ‘Supergirl’ soundstage,” the 65-year-old actress said. “I can’t wait to see what they have in store for her. I can’t wait to do the next episode.”
Next week’s episode of “Supergirl,” titled “Survivors,” airs on Monday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m. ET on the CW. Check out the synopsis for the episode below:
“When Kara and Alex investigate the murder of an unregistered alien, the trail leads to an alien fight club run by Roulette (Dichen Lachman), the ringmaster who commands aliens to fight in mortal combat for the entertainment of rich humans. While trying to stop the fighting, Supergirl and Martian Manhunter (David Harewood) find themselves up against a surprising opponent. Meanwhile, Hank (Harewood) is thrilled to have found another Martian and tries to get to know M’Gann (Sharon Leal) better. Supergirl takes Mon-El (Chris Wood) under her wing and begins to train him.”