Two supporting characters on Arrow and Supergirl will be the focus of a pair of upcoming episodes, according to new synopses released this week.
On Arrow, we’ll finally learn the full origins of Wild Dog, aka Rene Ramirez. Earlier that same week, Supergirl will feature an episode focusing on everyone’s favorite supervillain family, the Luthors — Lena Luthor especially.
Arrow – 5×13 ‘Spectre of the Gun’
Wild Dog is in the spotlight for the February 15 episode of Arrow, with his backstory taking over the flashbacks that week:
WILD DOG’S HISTORY IS REVEALED — A traumatic attack on City Hall triggers painful memories for Rene (Rick Gonzalez) about his family. Flashbacks reveal how Rene went from simple family man to a hero named Wild Dog.
Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) must deal with the perpetrator behind the attack and realizes the best way to do so is as Mayor Queen instead of the Green Arrow. Tensions run high in the Arrow bunker.
In the comics, Wild Dog was a former athlete and Marine whose girlfriend was murdered in front of him, prompting him to turn vigilante.
The upcoming episode was written by co-showrunner Marc Guggenheim and directed by Kristin Wendell.
Supergirl – 2×12 ‘Luthors’
Weirdly enough, flashbacks will reveal the origins of another character on the February 13 episode of Supergirl, as well. This time it’s Lena Luthor, who returns to the show along with her mother Lillian and bad guy Metallo:
LENA IS ARRESTED – After Metallo (guest star Frederick Schmidt) breaks out of prison and frees Lillian Luthor (guest star Brenda Strong), the police blame Lena (guest star Katie McGrath) for his escape and arrest her. Despite overwhelming evidence, Kara (Melissa Benoist) refuses to believe her friend is guilty and fights to clear Lena’s name. Flashbacks reveal how Lena came to be a Luthor.
Meanwhile, Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Maggie (Floriana Lima) celebrate their first Valentine’s Day together.
Oddly, a new story from Entertainment Weekly describes the episode as “Maggie/Alex-centric,” even though the synopsis lists their story as something of an afterthought.
According to the article, Alex and Maggie have their first real fight when they disagree on whether to celebrate Valentine’s Day. EW also debuted the first photo from the episode:
The episode was written by Robert Rovner and Cindy Lichtman and directed by Tawnia McKiernan.
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8/7c on the CW, and Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW. ‘Luthors’ will air on February 13 with ‘Spectre of the Gun’ arriving two days later on February 15.
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