‘Supergirl’: Watch Kelly Suit Up as Guardian in Sneak Peek

Ever since James Olsen left National City in Supergirl Season 5, fans have been anxiously waiting for his sister, Kelly Olsen, to pick up where he left off as a vigilante. James fought alongside the Super Friends as the hero Guardian for a few seasons but recently left to pursue small-town journalism. Now, in Supergirl Season 6, Kelly is ready to become Guardian and help those in need who are often overlooked.

'Supergirl' actor Azie Tesfai wears a balck lace top and her hair down on the red carpet.
Azie Tesfai | Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic

Kelly becomes the new Guardian in ‘Supergirl’ Season 6 episode

The upcoming episode of Supergirl Season 6, “Blind Spots,” is an important one for Kelly Olsen. The synopsis reads, “Kelly is horrified when the Ormfell building implodes, injuring many in the community, including Joey. However, her horror quickly turns to frustration when she realizes that the hospital is overwhelmed, people are getting sicker, and no one is coming to help – including Supergirl, who is busy fighting Nyxly. Knowing that she can make a difference, Kelly embraces her power and fully steps into her role as Guardian. Joined by Supergirl, Alex, Diggle, and team, Guardian leads the way to restoring justice to the fallen community.”

The next episode of Supergirl continues the show’s tradition of highlighting current social issues in the real world. This time, Supergirl focuses on racial inequality and, as the episode title suggests, blind spots, or unconscious biases. And it sounds like Supergirl herself will not be immune to blind spots, which forces Kelly to take a stand and step into her role as Guardian.

Showcase TV posted a clip of the Sept. 21 episode of Supergirl on their Twitter account, which you can view below. The sneak peek shows Kelly finally in action as Guardian and fighting alongside the Super Friends. It looks like Kelly will play an essential role in saving the day and protecting the neighborhood.

Azie Tesfai, who plays Kelly Olsen, wrote ‘Blind Spots’

“Blind Spots” was co-written by Supergirl star Azie Tesfai and J. Holtham. This marks the first time an Arrowverse star has penned an episode of one of the shows. David Ramsey, another Arrowverse star, directed the episode.

Azie Tesfai discussed Kelly Olsen taking on the mantle of Guardian and the upcoming Supergirl episode with TheWrap. She said, “I think this is the most transparent and vulnerable I’ve felt through Kelly. So much of what she’s going through is my personal experience. And so much of what she says are [in] my heart and things that I’ve been through.”

There’s no doubt that “Blind Spots” will be one of the most emotional and important episodes of Supergirl. And it sounds like Tesfai was the perfect person to write the episode since she knows Kelly the best.

What’s in store for the rest of ‘Supergirl’ Season 6?

Supergirl Season 6 has revolved around Nyxly and her need for revenge after being trapped in the Phantom Zone. Nyxly plans to collect all seven totems that come together to form the AllStone. This power would enable her to wield control over everything in the universe. In the most recent episode of Supergirl, Mxy sacrificed himself to save the Super Friends from Nyxly’s reign of terror. But, unfortunately, his sacrifice pushed Nyxly one step closer to achieving her goal.

The remainder of Supergirl Season 6 will see Kara and the team trying to stop Nyxly while also wrapping up individual character storylines. Lena is discovering more about her past, Nia is trying to make sense of her powers, and Kelly is navigating her new role as a superhero.

As for the series finale of Supergirl, the final hour is shaping up to be an epic spectacle. Numerous guest stars will be reprising their roles, like Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott, and Chris Wood as Mon-El. And Chyler Leigh, who plays Alex, warned fans that tissue boxes would be needed when viewing the Supergirl Season 6 finale.

Supergirl airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.

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