Next week on “Supergirl,” it’s a time to celebrate love! Valentine’s Day will arrive, and this on paper seems like an opportunity for everyone on the show to be happy. However, let’s just say that Mr. Mxyzptlk has some other plans. One of the most infamous Superman villains out there will turn up for the first time on the episode entitled “Mr. and Mrs. Mxyzptlk,” and will do his best to cause Kara some chaos. Think of this as one of the weirdest forms of “Fatal Attraction” ever.
For those of you who are hoping to see a little bit of romance that doesn’t involve the potential destruction of National City, rest assured that there will be some of that in here, as well.
Synopsis – “When Mr. Mxyzptlk (guest star Peter Gadiot), a magical imp, shows up on Earth and declares his love for Kara (Melissa Benoist), she tries to let him down easy, thinking him harmless. However, he decides it’s a challenge and starts to wreak havoc on National City. Mon-El (Chris Wood) has seen beings like Mr. Mxyzptlk on Daxam and knows how dangerous they can be. He and Kara argue over how to get rid of Mr. Mxyzptlk, further straining their relationship. Meanwhile, Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Maggie (Floriana Lima) celebrate their first Valentine’s Day together.”
Given what we know about Kara, we could easily see her advocating for something reasonably humane when it comes to Mxyzptlk, such as trying to find a way to boot him without any harm from this dimension. Unfortunately, it’s not altogether a sure thing that this is possible, and as a result of that, Mon-El may advocate for a possible solution that is a tad more ruthless. That doesn’t make him evil; it simply just makes him a guy who wants to get some resolution in whatever way that he possibly can.
Rest assured, romantics — Maggie and Alex’s story will try to make you smile if nothing else does.
Promo – It’s not entirely clear how all of this will end, but we do find it for now to be delightfully silly. This is a comical villain, and the show probably needs some of this at this point in the season.