Video: Promo for Supergirl 1×15 – “Solitude”

Next week’s episode will feature the long-anticipated introduction of Smallville’s Laura Vandervoort as the evil supercomputer Indigo, AKA Brainiac 8. Now that Laura’s show Bitten is concluding, her schedule has opened up to play the recurring role. Indigo appears to be modeled closely on the version of Brainiac seen on Superman: The Animated Series, where his origin was tweaked to become the Kryptonian planetary-wide supercomputer which withheld the knowledge of the planet’s imminent destruction from its citizens for its own selfish ends.

“Solitude” — Kara travels to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude in hopes of learning how to defeat Indigo (Laura Vandervoort), a dangerous being who can transport via the Internet and who has a connection to Kara’s past. Also, James’s relationship with Lucy reaches a crossroads, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Feb. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

As seen in the promo below, Laura Vandervoort’s character will exist in both a virtual and physical form. Although Laura described herself as “unrecognizable” as Indigo in a CBR interview, I’m glad to see that she’s readily identifiable beneath all the Mystique-inspired blue make-up. Very cool!