'It comes to dire circumstances," Leigh says

By Natalie Abrams
April 13, 2017 at 04:18 PM EDT
Credit: Robert Falconer/The CW

Sanvers fans, get ready: The oft-teased episode 19 of Supergirl is nearly here and it'll be a big one for Maggie and Alex.

As previously reported, the upcoming episode features Alex (Chyler Leigh) in serious trouble, and it's up to Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Maggie (Floriana Lima) to team up and save her, putting the Sanvers relationship to the test.

"Episode 19 is a very big episode for the both of them just because it comes to dire circumstances, where it's a situation of a rescue," Leigh told EW on our SiriusXM radio show Superhero Insider. "It causes Kara and Maggie to have to rely on each other to figure out what happened to Alex… You have to see how they work together, and you have to see how they're both fighting for the person that they love, that they care about, and how that can take a toll if you have differing opinions, different ways that you kill aliens. It's this really great example of how deep all of the relationships are, but it really does put Maggie and Alex to the test in a very great way, but it's rather dire."

Listen to the full Supergirl-centric episode of Superhero Insider below to hear more from Leigh, who also discusses Lima's casting, getting her hands dirty doing action scenes, and much, much more: <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/317549663&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" class="" allowfullscreen="" resize="0" replace_attributes="1" name=""></iframe>

Supergirl returns Monday, April 24 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. Tune in to SiriusXM's Ch. 105 on Thursdays at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET for more on The CW's super series on Superhero Insider, hosted by Kyle Anderson and this reporter.

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