Supergirl’s Lena Luthor and Rhea of Daxam will be growing closer as the superhero show nears the end of its second season on The CW.
Speaking with EW, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed that Rhea and Lena will bond and how Rhea will come to care for Lena.
“What’s interesting about it is Rhea has got her master plan and she obviously does not come in peace. But what’s interesting to us as writers, and what I think Teri and Katie do so beautifully in their story line together, is Lena’s lost her father, she’s lost her brother, now she’s lost Jack. She’s desperate for a mother to come along and help her, protect her, and take care of her; obviously, Lillian is not that person. Then along comes Rhea, who is offering to be this guide, this mentor, and this supporter, and somebody who is truly proud of Lena and truly cares about her. Lena is uniquely vulnerable to what Rhea is offering.”
Having tried and failed to get Mon-El to come back to Daxam with her, Kreisberg discussed how Rhea will connect with Lena on a deeper level. She’ll probably treat her like the daughter she never had, but at the same time, Rhea has a bigger plan in motion.
“By the same token, Rhea has been rejected by her child. So as much as Rhea has her ulterior motives, in Lena, she’s looking at the daughter she never had, because this is somebody who is smart, creative, and looks up to her. While there is the grander plot and scheming going on, you really have a daughter who needs a mother and a mother who needs a child. That’s what makes their pairing together so interesting and nuanced.”
There’s no telling how Lena will react given that she’s been burned by her own mother already. Will this give her more reason to embrace her Luthor family reputation or will we get more of her and Kara’s friendship before that happens?
Supergirl airs on Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.