One of the best things about Supergirl season two is the storyline of Alex Danvers’ coming out as gay as she fell in love with Detective Maggie Sawyer.
The storyline touched many people and actress Chyler Leigh, who plays Alex, would never have realized the impact it has had on so many. She and Floriana Lima, who plays Maggie, recently attended the GLAAD awards where Supergirl was nominated. Speaking to People on the red carpet, Leigh says she thought the story was “beautifully done.”
“There was no way we would have known the impact that this would have had. We definitely wanted it to be a strong representation, and that’s why we’ve thought so hard about it and wanted it to be beautifully done, so I’m just really happy with the writers of Supergirl, who have really brought this to life.”
Leigh was surprised that the storyline happened, but is grateful that it did, especially on a superhero show where change is sometimes slower to come. But representation matters and Leigh is happy about being able to play one half of the couple, often referred to as Sanvers.
“People are so used to just the cut-and-dried comic book kind of storyline. The great thing about Supergirl is that we’re reaching a lot of social issues [and] we’re doing it in a way that is recognized by people who love the comic book lore and that kind of stuff … For us to be able to take that on in that environment, and like kick people’s a–, and give a peck on the cheek and just say, hey, I’m finding out more about me because of you. It’s a love story, and it’s beautiful.”
You can read more on what both actresses have to say about their onscreen relationship and the impact it has had here.
Supergirl airs on Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.
DCTV’s Arrowverse Episode Roundup: Getting Back What Was Lost
Welcome back to the DCTV Arrowverse episode roundup! This week in The CW’s superhero universe, our heroes dealt with alien royalty, a magician, and the disbanding of two teams (one in a new reality).
You can check out all of my previous DCTV Arrowverse episode roundups here!
On Supergirl, Kara dealt with the king and queen of Daxam, The Flash tangled with a magician from the future claiming to know Savitar’s identity, Arrow took on the aftermath of Prometheus breaking Oliver, and Legends of Tomorrow found themselves stuck in an alternate reality.
The connecting theme this week is trying to get back what you’ve lost.
Each episode roundup recaps the show’s main plot points, with a section for commentary.
Let’s get started! Click through the gallery to read through each episode!
Up next: Supergirl