Kara and Mon-El may have come thisclose to kissing before being interrupted by Mr. Mxyzptlk, but the magical imp’s interlude won’t deter the burgeoning couple from taking the next step on Supergirl.
Though Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Mon-El (Chris Wood) got off on the wrong foot — Kryptonians and Daxamites are basically sworn enemies — Supergirl has come to see the good that she, herself, basically brought out in Mon-El. Before Mr. Mxyzptlk’s (Peter Gadiot) inopportune arrival, Kara even expressed that maybe she could be a hero and have a personal life.
“Definitely seeing her sister take such a huge leap and really realizing herself that she can have everything she wants, or at least try, it’s worth taking the risk,” Benoist tells EW. “You can’t just keep yourself guarded to feel like you’re in control, you have to put yourself out there. I do think it’s the kick in the butt for her. Whether or not the timing works out with that, they have real feelings — obviously both of them do — so we’ll see what happens.”
First, the burgeoning couple will have to face Mr. Mxyzptlk, who sees Mon-El as a rival, which spells trouble for all involved. But new love will prevail, with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg teasing initial smooth sailing ahead for Kara and Mon-El. “When they first get together, it’s just about reveling and being together,” Kreisberg says. “Kara is very guarded, she’s always felt distant from people and alone. It’s been hard for her to open herself up, and it took a long time to open herself up to Mon-El, but there’s a comfort being with someone who is also super-powered and someone who is also not from Earth. There’s a lot of synchronicity between them and she takes comfort in that.”
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However, lest viewers forget, Mon-El is still hiding a secret from her — not only are there other intergalactic beings coming after him, but a Dominator spared him when Mon-El and Kara ended up on Slaver’s Moon. What does this mean?! Alas, Kara won’t initially notice anything amiss. “I think she’s totally oblivious,” Benoist says. “I don’t think she has any idea. She’s so focused on how much he’s changed and how he becomes so generous, kind, thoughtful, and selfless that she doesn’t realize or have any thought to the fact that he’s keeping something from her.”
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. Read what’s next for Alex and Maggie during Monday’s episode here.