Supergirl is a show that thrives on its relationships with the sisterly bond between Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Alex (Chyler Leigh) at its center. Equal to that sisterly bond, however, is between Kara and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath).
Needless to say, it was gutting when Lena learned Kara’s secret identity in the worst possible way from her brother, Lex (Jon Cryer), in the season four finale.
Given the promos and trailers for the series, Lena wants to hurt her (former?) friend as bad as Kara hurt her. Who knows what that means. Many fans fear that this means that the popular character will turn to the villainous side. Series star Benoist called season five the “fight for Lena’s soul”.
Talking with Entertainment Tonight at the Saturn Awards, showrunner Jessica Queller said that the Kara and Lena relationship will be central to the upcoming season.
Queller did say that the relationship (dubbed Supercorp by the fans) probably won’t take the romantic turn they’re hoping, but it is going to be an important one to explore.
“I will just say that this season, Season 5, revolves almost entirely around their relationship. I can’t promise to make all of the fans dreams come true, but if they care about the relationship between Supergirl and Lena they’ll get a lot of it this year.”
I’m sure the fans will be disappointed by that. Honestly, though, I kind of like Kara not being defined by her romances. Season four was a refreshing change of pace on that front as she worked on her other relationships. I’m, personally, totally okay if Kara doesn’t have a serious romance for the rest of the series.
Hopefully, Kara and Lena will be able to work things out between them. We have a feeling that we’re going to need Lena’s brain in “Crisis On Infinite Earths”.
Supergirl season five will debut on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 9/8c on The CW.
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