‘Supergirl’ Star Nicole Maines Says Nia Would Take Braniac Back If He Just Apologized

When Supergirl returns on The CW, fans are going to be waiting with baited breath for all of her Super Friends too. Nia (Nicole Maines) and Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath) shippers are hopeful Dreamer and Brainy can reunite. The last time we saw them together, things were still awkward and the hiatus has only made that rift more painful. Fortunately, Maines has hope for them too.

Nicole Maines and Jesse Rath
Jesse Rath and Nicole Maines | Diyah Pera/The CW

Maines spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet by phone from her Austin home on April 6. Supergirl returns Sunday, April 26 and airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on The CW.

Nicole Maines thinks Nia and Brainy deserve to be happy on ‘Supergirl’

Maines laments that even when they were together Nia and Brainy were always dealing with a crisis. Supergirl is, after all, a TV drama. 

“It’s hard because we haven’t gotten to see a lot of that relationship in happier times,” Maines said. “Everything they’ve gone through has really been under the umbrella of miscommunication or some impending disaster. We haven’t really gotten to see Brainy and Nia just happy except for a handful of times.”

Nicole Maines thinks they’re the perfect couple if they can get over themselves

Relationships are difficult for humans. When you’re Brainiac-5 and a psychic superhero, it’s even harder. It’s not easy for Supergirl either but that’s another story.

Supergirl: Brainy and Nia
Jesse Rath and Nicole Maines | Dean Buscher/The CW

“I hope they’re able to get back together because I think there’s a lot of potential there to just see them functioning well as a partnership,” Maines said. “He’s the smartest man in the universe and she can see the future. I feel like if they could finally get on the same page, they would be unstoppable. I hope so.”

Brainy will have to come clean to Supergirl and everyone else though

Nia isn’t the only one Brainy has put off. His work with Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) is questionable to Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and anyone involved with the DEO.

It’s just going to be a question of can Nia forgive him and can Brainy come to the Super Friends with what he’s been doing. Can he trust them to trust him? Of course, we know that what he’s been doing has been for the greater good and we know that he’s only working with Lex to save the world because he sees no other option. But to the rest of the friends, he’s just completely done a 180. Then to Nia, everything was fine and then he broke her heart out of nowhere. So it’s all going to be about where the trust lies.

Nicole Maines, interview with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, 4/6/2020

Nicole Maines confirms Nia is waiting for Brainy

The last time you saw Dreamer and Brainiac-5 on screen together in Supergirl, you may have noticed she looked like she was waiting for him to say something more. Maines confirmed that she’s willing to forgive. Brainy need only ask.

Brainiac and Dreamer in Supergirl
L-R: Nicole Maines as Nia and Jesse Rath | Dean Buscher/The CW

She wants the same thing he wants. He was like, ‘I want to be close with her again’ and she wants that too, but she can’t keep bending over backwards for him. As far as she knows, she told him to take off the personality inhibitors. He did and so then his uninhibited 100% Brainy self said, ‘We can’t be together anymore.’ So she thinks uninhibited, he doesn’t want to be with her and that he only was interested in her when he was not fully himself. She wants to be close again but she doesn’t think that he wants that.

Nicole Maines, interview with Showbiz Cheat Sheat, 4/6/2020