Jeremiah Danvers has been missing for a really long time on Supergirl. Earlier this season, Kara discovered that he was still alive and being held at Cadmus. But his reappearance isn’t necessarily going to be a joyous a reunion for the Danver sisters.
Melissa Benoist says that her character and Chyler Leigh’s Alex will butt heads and be in conflict at first.
“Immediately, it’s just a joyous occasion that I think blinds them to a threat there because he was gone for so long that they don’t know what happened to him while he was with Cadmus, so there’s conflict. One of them is adamant that he’s innocent, and that he wouldn’t do anything to hurt anyone. The other is more suspicious, so there’s some butting heads.”
Of course, it’s Alex who will prove to be the more suspicious sister and although she knows he’s alive, she hasn’t seen him in a very, very long time. Chyler Leigh says that it’s actually Mon-El who sparks the suspicions about Jeremiah’s return.
“They haven’t seen Jeremiah in over a decade, so Alex almost goes back to seeing daddy again. They’ve wanted to find him, so the prospect of it actually happening and then him coming is this crazy, emotional, amazing ride.
Mon-El is more suspicious about Jeremiah coming back, and that pushes Kara into going, ‘OK, he raises some questions,’ Kara says, ‘Maybe we need to vet this out a little more before diving straight in,’ but Alex is like no holds barred, she’s like, ‘No, dad’s back, this is it, family is family, ride or die.’ It does divide them a bit because Alex believes so wholeheartedly that he’s completely innocent and just wants to be a part of things.”
But it looks like the Danver sisters will eventually be on the same page regarding Jeremiah and they’ll even get to the point where they’ll introduce him to their partners. For Alex, it’ll prove a little harder because, not having seen her father in over a decade, suddenly coming out to him might not come so easy for her.
“It’s one of these moments where you see Alex, one by one, having to cross this road and see how people react. She hasn’t seen him in over a decade and, ‘Guess what? I’m gay!’ It’s great. His reaction is so wonderful. It’s a great, sweet, endearing moment: ‘OK, I’m being accepted for where I am.’”
However, just because Jeremiah is free from Cadmus, that doesn’t mean that Cadmus is still not a threat. So the happy times might not last for very long. Benoist says Lillian Luthor is still at large and a “constant dark cloud.”
“There’s continuing attempts to just rid the planet of aliens — mass exodus of anyone that’s different on Earth, they want them out. Their threat is really ominous, and also, I think, quite relevant to things that are happening in the world, which I’m proud of this show for. Lillian Luthor is a constant dark cloud over National City for everyone at the DEO.”