‘Supergirl’: 6 Twists Coming Later This Season
Supergirl is only a few weeks away from its season finale, but there’s still plenty of drama left to come. The show’s producers recently teased what fans can expect from the remaining episodes of the season — including what’s next for Hank after the very public unveiling of his identity, a highly anticipated crossover with The Flash, and the biggest battle yet for Kara (Melissa Benoist).
1. Hank confronts life without the DEO
In the March 14th episode “Falling,” Hank (David Harewood) officially let his inner alien out for all to see. With Supergirl only seconds away from killing Alex (Chyler Leigh) in a fit of Red Kryptonite-induced rage, the DEO agent was forced to shapeshift into his true form: the Martian Manhunter, J’onn J’onzz. Now that he’s revealed his identity, he’s left to face the consequences — specifically, losing his job as the head of the DEO. “It will jeopardize his relationship with the DEO,” executive producer Greg Berlanti recently told EW.
Still, that doesn’t mean that he’s done saving lives, as Berlanti teased. “Even though so much of this show is also about coming out and coming into your own, that’s obviously something that’s been weighing heavily on him,” he explained. “The interesting question is: Will he be a better hero after this?”
2. Kara will hold major guilt over outing Hank
Kara won’t be holding up so well in the aftermath of Hank’s reveal either. In the coming episodes, she’ll be grappling with guilt and regret for being the one to force Hank to expose his identity.
“Her decision to come out to the world as Supergirl, that was a very personal and brave thing to do that should be only that person’s decision,” Berlanti said, per EW. “We talked a lot about, on set, how it is applicable to someone coming out as gay or whatever their preference is. It’s not fair to do that for someone else. She doesn’t mean to, but it’s this father figure, and she’s so close with him, so there’s a lot of guilt that comes with that.”
3. Kara and Alex’s relationship will face some tension
As if outing her friend’s alien identity isn’t guilt-inducing enough, Kara will also be left to deal with the repercussions of all the harsh things she said to Alex while under the influence of Red Kryptonite. Though Alex was relatively forgiving in the aftermath, she also acknowledged that there are still things they have to work out — including the fact that she was the one to kill Kara’s Aunt Astra.
4. Siobhan will take a villainous turn
Kara’s co-worker, Siobhan, will soon prove to be more than just annoying. As most already knew by now, the character is set to evolve into the classic DC villain, Super Banshee, in future episodes. We saw the catalyst for the upcoming transformation in “Falling,” when Kara turns bad and essentially gets Siobhan fired. Needless to say, that won’t sit well.
“She loses the most out of this rivalry, and so, because of that, she has such a hatred toward Kara and such a fury, and that is what sort of acts as the catalyst to bring out the curse,” Italia Ricci, who plays Siobhan, told EW of the character.
As for the transformation itself, Ricci describes it as “pretty quick” and says that even after her character turns bad, she still has the capacity to be redeemed.
“I think they do a really good job with telling that story in a way that keeps her honest and doesn’t paint her as a one-dimensional villain,” Ricci explained. “You can see that there is still a good person somewhere in there; it’s just she’s choosing to put her away for now.”
5. The Flash will make an appearance
Before the Silver Banshee can redeem herself though, she first has to embrace her bad side — which she does, with a little help from Supergirl’s former nemesis, Livewire. As we already know, the two will team up in the upcoming Supergirl-The Flash crossover. Luckily, the scarlet speedster (played by Grant Gustin) will be around to help Kara take them down.
6. Kara and Hank will battle Non
The Silver Banshee and Livewire will seem like nothing compared to the show’s main villain, Non. Kara and her uncle will finally face off in the finale and from the sounds of it, he won’t go down without a fight.
Harewood says the battle will take place after Kara rescues his character from a dangerous situation. The two then team up to fight Non and his army. “She comes to rescue him, and thank goodness for that,” the actor teased. “She’s not the only one who rescues me. She goes out of her way to save me, and then we have to go and take on the big bad of the whole show, which is Non and this whole Myriad thing. The finale is great.”
Supergirl airs at 8 p.m. Eastern time on CBS.
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